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Obama's Former Chief of Staff: Questions Had Been Raised About IRS

11:43 AM, May 21, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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President Barack Obama's former chief of staff, Jack Lew, the current treasury secretary, said today at a Capitol Hill hearing that he was aware "questions had been raised" about the IRS when he was at the White House:

"I was not aware of this audit until I met with the inspector general on March 15, 2013," Lew says.

A senator follows-up, "Had you heard of anything at the White House regarding -- "

"I was not aware of any specific facts," Lew says. "You know, I know that questions had been raised. The fact is, this audit was a publicly posted audit in October 2012. So the fact that an audit was going on was a matter of public record. I had no specific knowledge."

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