The timeline for when senior White House officials knew about the IRS scandal seems to be shifting.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday that the president’s counsel was told on April 24 about the preliminary findings of an IRS audit that showed tax officials unfairly targeted Tea Party groups applying for tax-exempt status.
Carney had previously said that White House counsel did not have any details about the IRS probe and was given a generic heads up that one was being conducted.
Senior legal counsel Kathryn Ruemmler was told about the audit on April 24, Carney said Monday. She then told Denis McDonough, Obama’s chief of staff and other senior officials about the investigation.