Nightly News   |  June 03, 2013

Tough week ahead for IRS

With reports of big bonuses having been paid to IRS officials linked to the targeting controversy and millions spent on conferences for IRS employees, the agency is expected to face even more scrutiny. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports.

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>> reporter: the irs told congress today what a lot of americans might have been thinking already -- that taxpayers no longer trust the agency after a series of disclosures about irs spending and the targeting of conservative political groups . kelly o'donnell covering on capitol hill for us tonight. kelly , good evening.

>> reporter: good evening brian. he's barely two weeks on the job. a job lawmakers sympathize won't be easy or popular. congress has been unable to find out who ordered the targeting of conservatives for special scrutiny before the last presidential election. some of the groups will be here tomorrow telling their stories for the first time. more heat for the irs . lawmakers heard about big bonuses paid to some irs officials linked to the controversy. tomorrow another report will shine a light on the irs for spending on travel and conferences some call excessive. $50 million over the last couple of years for about 200 conferences for irs employees. brian?

>> kelly o'donnell on capitol hill this evening. thanks.