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Obama Must Have Known of IRS Political Targeting, Says Boehner

"How could - how can your chief of staff - your general counsel know, and you not know?"

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It's "inconceivable" that President Obama was unaware that the Internal Revenue Service was targeting conservative groups, House Speaker John Boehner said today.

"It would be inconceivable in my operation that my staff would know it and I wouldn't," the Ohio Republican told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America."

"It just doesn't pass the straight-face test.  How could – how can your chief of staff – your general counsel know, and you not know?"

Obama has said that he first found out about the outcome of an inspector general audit when the report was released publicly, but his aides say they were informed that a report was forthcoming weeks earlier.