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.
Press secretary Jay Carney said again that no one had told President Barack Obama ahead of the first news reports: not his top aide McDonough, nor his chief counsel Kathy Ruemmler, nor anyone from the Treasury Department.
Monday’s revelation amounts to the fifth iteration of the Obama administration’s account of events, after initially saying that the White House had first learned of the controversy from the press.
Various folks that I follow on Twitter have asked important questions over the past few days such as this one:
I want to know the names of the folks who get to decide what Obama doesn’t need to know. What are their credentials? Who elected them?
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) May 20, 2013
If Obama Doesn’t Know What Going On, Who’s Running This Administration? bit.ly/19VEQFr
— Duane Lester (@Bodhi1) May 20, 2013
And my observations regarding the multi-scandals now enveloping our supposed brilliant and awesome President?
— GayPatriot (@GayPatriot) May 20, 2013