White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough (R) waits for US President Barack Obama to make a statement in the East Room of the White House May 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama spoke about the recent scandal where the Internal Revenue Service is accused of targeting conservative organizations and announced that Acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller had resigned.
The White House on Monday once again added to the list of people who knew about the IRS investigation into its targeting of conservative groups—saying White House chief of staff Denis McDonough had been informed about a month ago
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 the White Officials has 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.
Top White House staff, including Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, knew that a potentially damaging inspector general’s report on the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of tea party groups was looming but decided not to inform President Barack ObamaMore quotes »
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