In sworn testimony this morning (Friday, June 20th) IRS Commissioner John Koskinen stated that Obama was told about Lerner’s emails in April. This would be 6 weeks before Congress was told.
“The IRS knew in February, or maybe even in March, and Treasury and the White House knew at least in April — but Congress and the American people didn’t find out until June.”
Congress received a letter from the White House on Wednesday informing them they knew about the emails in April, having been informed by the Treasury Department. IRS head, Koskinen, stated he had seen the letter as well.
“He said his “understanding” is that someone in the IRS general counsel’s office informed someone in the Treasury Department’s general counsel office “that there was an issue and the IRS was investigating.”
This is worse than Watergate, indeed.