WAS JARRETT INFORMED AT THAT TIME? IF NOT, WHEN WAS SHE TOLD?
White House press secretary Jay Carney revealed during Monday's briefing that in addition to White House counsel Kathy Ruemmler, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough "and other members of the senior staff" were made aware of the Treasury inspector general's report on the IRS before its release and the president was not.Ruemmler did not receive a draft of the report but was informed of its contents on April 24, and she informed McDonough and other staff—whom Carney declined to identify.
IT WOULD MAKE SENSE FOR THEM TO HAVE TOLD HER.
BUT... THEN IT WOULD HAVE MADE SENSE FOR HER TO TELL HER BOSS AND FRIEND THE PRESIDENT.
PERHAPS SHE WAS TOLD, AND THEY'RE TRYING TO KEEP THAT A SECRET BECAUSE IF SHE KNEW IT WOULD MAKE IT VERY VERY HARD TO BELIEVE THAT OBAMA DIDN'T.
AND ANOTHER THING:
THIS MEANS PFEIFFER LIED ON SUNDAY OR WAS DELIBERATELY KEPT IN THE DARK, AND SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SENT OUT WITHOUT BEING FULLY BRIEFED.
WHICH WAS THEIR M.O. ON BENGHAZI: SEND OUT THE CLOWNS:
"But what I'm saying to you is that was just PR," Schieffer said. "That was just a PR plan to send out somebody who didn't know anything about what had happened. Why did you do that? Why didn't the secretary of state come and tell us what they knew and if he knew nothing say, 'We don't know yet?' Why didn't the White House Chief of Staff come out? I mean I would, and I mean this as no disrespect to you, why are you here today? Why isn't the White House Chief of Staff here to tell us what happened?"