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Inquiry into IRS disclosed to White House in April

Officials say Obama wasn’t told

WASHINGTON — White House officials were first notified April 16 about an investigation into Internal Revenue Service scrutiny of conservative groups and discussed its potential findings with the Treasury Department but never told President Obama, the White House said Monday.

The IRS inspector general informed the White House counsel’s office about the agency’s nearly finished audit along with other reviews nearly a month before its release, the White House said.

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