IRS

Obama Knew About IRS Targeting, Says Boehner

Seems likely

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in an interview aired late Wednesday that it's "inconceivable" someone didn't inform President Obama about the IRS's targeting of conservative groups.

"It's pretty inconceivable to me that the president wouldn't know," Boehner said in an interview with Fox News Channel's Greta van Susteren. "I'm just putting myself in his shoes. I deal with my senior staff every day. And if the White House had known about this, which now it appears they've known about it for about a year, it's hard to imagine it wouldn't have come up in some conversation."

Boehner acknowledged that the White House aides who knew might have deliberately not told Obama but again said that was "inconceivable." He also accused the administration of "an arrogance of power."

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