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An update in just a moment what the Obama administration knew about the IRS scandal.
And when it seems to be changing by the day chief White House correspondent Ed Henry has more on that evolving story.
New problems today for President Obama in the IRS scandal has spokesman Jay Carney seemed to change the White House is account.
In two key ways on April 24 as I said the white the White House counsel Kathy -- Moore was informed that the inspector general for tax administration was completing a report about -- IRS employees.
He improperly scrutinizing.
What are known as 501 C four organizations.
By using words such as Tea Party and patriot.
Significant Carney is now saying -- got at least some details about the probe.
Given that yesterday senior advisor Dan -- seem to suggest otherwise about what the White House was told.
That the details of what happened at the results of the investigation.
But the independent investigation was -- -- secondly Carney revealed today a wider group of senior White House officials including chief of staff Denis McDonough.
Were informed by -- of the probe but did not tell the president.
After that initial notification in April the White House counsel informed of the chief of staff and other members of the senior staff.
At no time did anyone on the White House staff intervene with the IRS inspector general -- one week ago today in an.
Off camera briefing Carney only mention rob Miller had been informed and downplayed it by saying she was told quote.
Only about the fact that the IG was finishing a review about matters involving the office in Cincinnati when you're asked about this briefing last week.
About White House officials being aware you just mentioned counsel's office.
You never mentioned that chief of staff and others were.
Well I I think I said it White House counsel -- I think after that I didn't know until Friday but I didn't you know I'm I'm getting this information to you now Republicans believe White House aides may have deliberately insulated the president.
Somebody has to be responsible bill for running the government.
And that's what people expect.
They don't expect continued.
His second term of excuses.
Ended Democrat well versed in scandal management said -- bush should have at least notified the president.
I think she's in the wrong job if she doesn't see her position.
Giving the president a heads up even before they're a final conclusions just -- a crisis management media political bases.
-- White House aides tonight are strongly defending rubble or by noting there were a lot of detail she was not told.
Before this IG report was finished they also believe inside the White House it would have been worse to inform the president could potentially have a situation where it looked like they were tampering.
With an independent investigation threat.
-- obviously were watching the breaking news out of Oklahoma and I've seen a few emails that the White House's.
Put out and monitor in the presence monitoring the situation.
They are they say they're working very closely with FEMA obviously talking to folks on the ground but also Lisa Monaco one of the president's top advisors -- she was a critical part.
Of keeping the president -- during the Boston bombing.
She is now briefing the president this evening on the latest development we had also been told -- Homeland Security secretary -- a -- tad how has spoken to the governor of Oklahoma as well but to reach out and make clear that all federal resources will be there to help.
No indication yet tonight that the president will come out and speak what we're hearing from -- they want -- sorted out.
I'll let the local officials on the ground figure out.
How deep how bad the situation is before the president gets ahead of it but it seem very likely will hear from him tomorrow.
-- NN reliable in north lawn Ed thank you.
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