Monday, May 20, 2013

Evidence emerges that Obama administration official knew of IRS targeting during 2012 campaign

Evidence emerges that Obama administration official knew of IRS targeting during 2012 campaign

There were new questions Saturday night concerning if anyone in the White House was aware of the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups.

Inspector General Russell George said he informed a deputy at the Treasury Department in June of 2012 about the probe into the IRS.

The Treasury Department confirmed the timeline but said they did not know the details of the investigation until last week.

It’s the first evidence that someone within the Obama administration knew about the practice during the presidential campaign.