President Obama is accused of knowing about the latest IRS scandals! It was reported that Obama’s lead lawyer had idea of the IRS scandal long before Obama told media that he had just learned about it in the news.
Not so long after the story broke to the media about how the IRS had been targeting conservative groups, Obama said he was not aware of the situation prior to the story hitting the airwaves. This means that prior to May 10, which was the day that IRS official Lois Lerner had formally apologized on behalf of the IRS, Obama was not aware that anything improper had taken place.
A White House official had admitted to the Wall Street Journal that the head of the Office of the White House Counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler, knew about the incidents as early as April 22. It was presumed that an audit of the IRS would have shown that the organization was seeking out conservative groups who applied for 501(c)(4) status. The IRS was singling out contenders by marking their names with words such as “Tea Party” or “Patriot.”
Many question that if Obama’s lead lawyers were aware of the IRS circumstances weeks prior to it becoming public knowledge, then how come Obama claims he had no clue or if he should have been told?
According to John Podesta, former White House chief of staff (under President Clinton) “The worst thing is if [the White House does] anything that is perceived to be interfering with an independent investigation,” Podesta said. “That gets you in such trouble your head spins.”
Washington D.C. attorney, Lannt Davis, who served Presidnet Clinton as well as George W. Bush respectfully disagrees with that idea stating “I respectfully suggest Ms. Ruemmler is in the wrong job and that she should resign.”
This IRS situation has caused for upcoming hearings to investigate this matter, starting with the first one beginning Wednesday.