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FBI Breaking News: FBI Director Says IRS Tax Exemption Probe a Top Priority

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FBI Director Robert Mueller has revealed that more than a dozen FBI agents are assigned to the criminal investigation into the Internal Revenue Service's added scrutiny of conservative political groups seeking tax-exempt status. "It's a high-priority investigation and it needs to be handled with care, but it also needs to be pushed aggressively because it's a very important case," Mueller told the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing. FBI director Robert Mueller said that the nation's top law enforcement bureau uses drones to conduct surveillance on U.S. soil, though only on a "very, very minimal basis."Mueller, the FBI director since 2001 who is set to retire this year, acknowledged that his agency uses drones in its investigative and law enforcement practices, and is further working to establish better guidelines for the use of drones. Digging is resuming off a dirt road in Oakland Township by FBI agents looking for the body of missing Teamster Jimmy Hoffa. Overnight, officers guarded the site on Buell Road, where backhoes excavated for most of the day.

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