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Boehner: ‘Inconceivable’ Obama Didn’t Know About IRS Targeting


​Speaker John Boehner has serious doubts about Jay Carney’s claims that the president had no knowledge of the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups before he heard about it through news reports.

“It’s pretty inconceivable to me that the president wouldn’t know,” Boehner told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren yesterday. Boehner pointed out that he interacts with his office’s senior staff regularly enough that it would be hard to imagine an issue like this wouldn’t come up

The speaker admitted it was possible that White House staff “attempted to insulate the president from this news,” but was still skeptical given the investigation’s scope and the people involved.


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