Tuesday, May 21, 2013

White House IRS Timeline Shifts Again

The White House explanation of what it knew about the IRS story ahead of the first press reports on the controversy shifted once again Tuesday.
Just a day after telling reporters that chief of staff Denis McDonough had learned of the situation about a month ago, press secretary Jay Carney revealed that White House officials had consulted with the IRS on how to initially present to the public the story that the agency had targeted conservative tax-exempt groups for extra scrutiny.
There was “discussion about the possibility of a speech” by Lois Lerner, who oversaw the IRS’s work on tax-exempt groups, Carney said, and conversation about testimony by the acting commissioner of the agency and “what he would say” if asked about the issue.
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Via: Politico.com

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