RUSH: Obama Virtually Admits White House Knew What The IRS Was Doing

RUSH: The question came from Bloomberg, chief White House correspondent Julianna Goldman.  She said, “Can you assure the American people, Mr. President, that nobody in the White House knew about the agency’s actions before your counsel’s office found out on April 22nd?  And when they did find out, do you think that you should have learned about it before you learned about it from news reports, as you said last Friday?” 

So as far as the press is concerned, Obama didn’t know about this IRS thing ’til last Friday.  That’s how detached he is.  That’s how rogue the employees were.  He didn’t know about that, and he didn’t know about Benghazi.  He didn’t know about any of that any sooner than any of you did.  Here’s how he answered that question.

OBAMA:  I can assure you that I certainly did not know anything about the IG report before the IG report had been leaked through the press.  In terms of the White House and reporting, I think that you’ve gotten that information from Mr. Carney and others.  I promise you this.

RUSH:  Yeah.

OBAMA:  The minute I found out about it, then my main focus is making sure that we get the thing fixed.

RUSH: Yeah, right. Well, I’m gonna tell you what. I think what you just heard is a virtual admission that the White House must have known what the IRS was doing. Now, you’re probably saying, “How do you figure that, Rush?” Well, let me ‘splain it to you. Obama did not answer the question. He was asked whether anyone in the White House knew about what the IRS was doing. What did he say? He answered by assuring that he personally did not know anything about the IG report. He’s talking about the IG report. He didn’t know anything about that.

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