Sounds like they have a communication problem.
So, the White House is notified that the IRS has committed the same behavior that was included in the articles of impeachment drafted against Nixon and nobody thought it was important enough to give Obama a heads up. And I'm supposed to believe that?
Carney said later in the press conference that although the White House was notified weeks ago about the IRS investigaton, neither he nor the president were notified individually.
Notice the phrasing. They were not notified “individually”. Implies:
They could have been notified as a group (i.e. someone comes into a meeting that Carney, Obama and others are in and notifies them)
They could have also been notified separately
The spin requires careful phrasing and this is 100% spin. Bet on it.
Oooo...how bout Carney said “...the White House was notified...”
Maybe someone stood outside and spoke to the building itself. That would also satisfy “truth” (i.e. the White House was notified) without actually being “true” - our interpretation of the message Carney is trying to convey (that the people IN the White House were notified)
I love dissecting spin.
The building was notified. Duh!
I wonder how much longer Carney will last. He looks like he’s about to have a nervous breakdown everytime he has to get out there and lie on BO’s orders.