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We will continue our coverage of the situation in Oklahoma but first in the White House once again shifting its story about the IRS scandal.
Offering yet another version of who knew what and went.
At first the White House claim to know almost nothing about the IRS targeting conservatives.
Until the first news reports came out now we are learning the chain of notification.
Reached all the way to the door of the Oval Office president Obama's White House lawyer and his chief of staff were among those who knew early on about the report.
But the president maintains that he himself knew nothing about it until the report was released.
Well today lawmakers are promising to get to the bottom of things with another hearing before the Senate Finance Committee.
Jonah Goldberg is editor at large for national review online he is also a Fox News contributor.
So now we know Joan of the Denis McDonough of the president's right hand man his chief of staff the gatekeeper to the Oval Office.
Knew about the IRS scandal facility and Catherine -- -- -- president's White House counsel.
But we -- to believe that the president knew nothing about it was never told.
-- our -- very clear that I did not -- that question with you before and -- -- the first time I'm -- -- you're.
I look at it this is by by Politico which is not exactly a right wing publication.
This is the fifth version.
Fifth different version the White -- put forward.
On this IRS story and now their basic defense.
Is that Barack Obama is blameless because his staff keeps them completely in the dark on some really important matters it's not a great defense.
But as you point out in one of your columns this is the president who bragged that he knows more about policy than his policy advisors.
This is still this is the odd sort of catch 22 isn't the right word but dilemma -- the Obama administration faces.
Is that their best defense the best way for them to get out of all of this is to claim incompetence.
Can claim error.
Once solace in the fact that the governor is just too big to manage and that they're crazy to make it -- even bigger.
But they can't do that without undermining almost the entire rationale for Obama's presidency which was this idea that.
We can do anything with government -- we all just try our hardest.
Right -- and if we -- -- government and any problem it it will all be fixed including obamacare.
Right and and and that this is sort of that marginal utility of government has -- as it has come to -- -- On a lot of these things in the idea that somehow.
Simply because president -- -- is outraged.
That somehow is is a not only necessary but sufficient.
Answer to all the problems that are raised by these scandals in these controversies is sort of ridiculous idea that somehow we're gonna give these the same people control over our health care.
Is bizarre I was listening to the hearings that are going on in the car right over here.
And these guys they're shifting their stories to -- out as well Steve Miller just admitted.
That they're acting commissioner of the IRS that it was his idea to plant this question.
With slowest learner at this in this press conference -- on Friday.
He acted as if he had no idea how that that was happening at all these are -- bunch of people.
Who you know who deny that there was any political bias in anything.
But only political bias can explain why this thing went on for as long as it did yeah -- just for viewers.
-- who don't follow all the ins and outs of this thing what he's referring to there is -- lowest Lerner who was the head of the IRS office that grants.
Movement -- -- tax exempt status to some of these.
And the one who came up with the idea of focusing in on Tea Party groups she planted a question with a friendly lawyer and an American Bar Association conference to supposedly.
Get this issue out in the open that's how the world found out that it was happening the president though we know Joan.
-- he's outraged and the IRS says there is no political ideology involved.
There is just simply really bad customer service which is sort of like saying Hannibal Lecter provided really work.
It's -- it really is not -- and does not exactly cover the scope of this well it's.
It's nice to see something of a humorous side in all of this but.
-- There are other she's yet to drop I have a feeling -- -- we're at the bottom list by a long stretch and a Jenna Goldberg from the national review thank you.
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