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GOP seeks to oust head of probe into IRS audits of conservative groups

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WASHINGTON — The head of a criminal probe into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups and tea party supporters personally donated a total of $6,750 to President Barack Obama’s election campaign and the Democratic National Committee, spurring Republicans to call for her removal.

Republicans said Thursday that political contributions by Barbara Bosserman, a prosecutor in the Justice Department’s civil rights division, raised questions about her objectivity and the integrity of the investigation into the IRS.

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