Obama’s White House Counsel Was Told of IRS Audit Findings Weeks Ago … And Obama Never Knew, Really?
How could Barack Obama not have know, is this administration that incompetent … or that corrupt?
As reported at the WSJ, the Barack Obama White House counsel was told weeks ago by the Treasury Department that an IRS audit would show that Internal Revenue employees targeted conservative and Tea Party groups. This further provides more speculation and disbelief in the comment that President Obama made in that he only learned about the IRS audit when the media reported it. That is pretty much almost impossible to believe. How could legal advisors to the president not provide crisis control and give Obama a heads up as to the audit? The investigation was not at the beginning, it was at its conclusion.
LIAR, LIAR – The Castaways
The White House’s chief lawyer learned weeks ago that an audit of the Internal Revenue Service likely would show that agency employees inappropriately targeted conservative groups, a senior White House official said Sunday.
That disclosure has prompted a debate over whether the president should have been notified at that time.
In the week of April 22, the Office of the White House Counsel and its head, Kathryn Ruemmler, were told by Treasury Department attorneys that an inspector general’s report was nearing completion, the White House official said. In that conversation, Ms. Ruemmler learned that “a small number of line IRS employees had improperly scrutinized certain…organizations by using words like ‘tea party’ and ‘patriot,’ ” the official said.
President Barack Obama said last week he learned about the controversy at the same time as the public, on May 10, when an IRS official revealed it to a conference of lawyers. The president’s statement drew criticism, focusing attention on his management style and whether he has kept himself sufficiently informed about the agencies under his authority.
As American Power opines, Hey, I guess there’s something to be said for incompetence. “We’re not dishonest, just bloody stupid.” But as American Power, I also believe that Obama was in the loop and this is just their latest way to hide from the truth. If it was the truth that Obama found out when the American public did, how frightening is that? However, no one really believe that. Honestly, there is no way a little birdy did not tell him long before this. Let alone, it is also hard to believe that so many government entities could have targeted conservative groups and their not have been executive coordination.