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-- over the weekend the White House launched a full out media blitz fighting back against controversy from multiple scandals that have been.
Hitting the White House -- senior advisor there Dan -- areas on off five of the Sunday shows.
He had defended the Obama administration.
Senior White House foreign affairs correspondent Wendell Goler is live at the white house with the latest on all of this went up.
It see if -- ever really seem to focus on the IRS.
And the targeting of Tea Party groups in much of these appearances over the course of the weekend.
What we did what they did you -- he also defended the decision of White House counsel Catherine roller not to tell the president when she learned about it last month.
That an inspector general's report will probably show the IRS -- Improperly targeted conservative groups applying for tax exempt status not -- -- Republicans.
Would have been even more outraged if mr.
Obama had known about the investigation.
And ask for information.
Here's the cardinal rule when you you'll situations like this is you never in -- could -- -- it in independent association.
Never give the appearance of an -- -- in in an investigation so at the -- department said they didn't tell anyone in the White House.
-- called the Tea Party targeting outrageous and inexcusable.
He said the president will wait for -- Justice Department investigation before taking action.
To make sure it never happens again Byron might be a damned if you do damned if you don't situation as as he portrayed it -- how are Republicans responding Tavis this morning -- -- Well the range of outrage on the Republican side as you can imagine senate majority leader Mitch McConnell.
Blames what he calls a culture of intimidation throughout the administration is Kentucky colleague Rand Paul.
Says he can't believe one rogue agent started it because he says it seems to widespread.
Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan says there will be an investigation probably more than once -- -- what we have now is only an inspector general's audit.
But -- is a measurement of behavior and what actually it -- -- an investigation they didn't look at emails that he look at intense they didn't look at who knew it was in the chain of information.
So none of that information has been acquired yet.
That's what the -- is doing now that's what our congressional overseers are doing now -- well.
Ryan noted the targeting was going on during last year's presidential race in which of course he was involved as a Republican vice presidential candidate.
He wants to know who knew what when and how high up in government at it Dodd did -- go.
Martha -- you know that he has a specific interest in that tab based on his background Wendell thank you so much of the theater -- --
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