The Obama administration has said it is satisfied with the responsiveness of the people the IRS is sending to Congress, specifically in the matter of the IRS scandal which currently under investigation.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, in an exchange on Wednesday that the White House is satisfied with the IRS’s response.
CBS News’ Major Garrett asked Carney, “Is this White House satisfied with the responsiveness of the people [the IRS] sends up to testify about matters of Congressional interest?”
“Well that’s a broad question, but the answer is ‘yes,’” Carney replied. ”And if it’s specific to this matter [the IRS scandal], the answer is ‘yes.’”
So wait, the White House is satisfied with the responsiveness of people from the IRS that have been called to testify before Congress, even when one of the top officials, Lois Lerner, attempted the use of the Fifth Amendment when there wasn’t a criminal investigation going on, but rather a hearing on information that had been released by the IRS.
While Carney would not speak about Lerner’s testimony, or lack of one, last week, he seems to be giving her flying colors this week. In his words her appearance was “satisfactory.”
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