White House

Jay Carney Still in Hot Seat, Still Avoiding Questions on Press Assault

Admits White House knew about IRS scandal


White House Press Secretary Jay Carney started a new week much as he ended the last one—under assault from all sides of the White House press corps Monday, as a reporters seized on new scandal revelations and demanded more information.

Time and again, Carney refused to address news that the Justice Department seized phone and email records of Fox News reporter James Rosen as part of a leak investigation. "I cannot comment on a specific ongoing investigation," he said, in one form or another, nearly a dozen times.