GOP senator: No evidence Obama used IRS to target political enemies

The comments are a departure from earlier accusations from some Republicans that Obama was directly responsible for the IRS's targeting of conservative groups.

That shift has come after it became public that the IRS also targeted some liberal organizations for additional scrutiny, a fact that has dampened GOP enthusiasm somewhat for directly blaming the White House.

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