Barack Obama kan ikke forstå hvordan republikanerne kan fortsette å terpe på Benghazi. Men han lovet å komme til bunns i meldinger om at skatteetaten har gått etter konservative mål og sjekket dem ekstra grundig.

The president took a strikingly different tone about the other controversy that is riveting attention in the nation’s capital: the revelation that Internal Revenue Service employees targeted conservative groups for audits.

Mr. Obama said he learned about those allegations from news media reports on Friday. He repeatedly called the charges “outrageous,” if true, and said that anyone found to be guilty of such actions should be held accountable.

“I’ve got no patience for it,” he said. “I will not tolerate it.”

The president’s blunt condemnation of the I.R.S. appeared designed to head off fallout from the scandal, as Republicans — and some Democrats — called for hearings and investigations into the matter.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/us/politics/obama-addresses-benghazi-and-irs-controversies.html?hp&_r=0

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