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      Shelby demands Special Prosecutor to investigate IRS scandal

      Alabama U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R.) aggressively questioned U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew at a hearing on the Financial Stability Oversight Council's annual report to Congress. And Shelby stressed the need to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the growing IRS scandal.{} Shelby's comments were made after the recent news that the IRS claims to have lost Lois Lerner's emails from 2009 through mid-2011, the timeframe during which inappropriate targeting of conservative groups occurred. In an exchange with Lew, Shelby said.{} "The integrity of the IRS is what's important. And the American people think that's in question now. How do you restore it? I believe you get to the bottom of this. I don't believe Treasury, the Inspector General, and others can do this. We need outside, special prosecutors to do it. Because it's important, not only to this Administration but to the functioning of government, period."