President Obama had a very weak reaction to the IRS scandal as he allegedly fired the acting commissioner. Only problem, the acting commissioner was only serving a temporary term anyway and was set to step down as soon as the Senate nominated and confirmed a new commissioner.
"So wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. Did ‑‑ were you really fired, or was your term up?" Glenn asked.
President Obama announced Wednesday during an unscheduled presser that he had requested — and received — the resignation of Steven Miller, acting Internal Revenue Service commissioner.
Miller took over as acting commissioner on Nov. 9, 2012, two years into the IRS’ political targeting, after his predecessor, Doug Shulman, vacated the position.
Miller will leave the IRS in June, not immediately, as per the terms of his assignment.
“It is with regret that I will be departing from the IRS as my acting assignment ends in early June,”* Miller wrote. “This has been an incredibly difficult time for the IRS given the events of the past few days, and there is a strong and immediate need to restore public trust in the nation’s tax agency.”
During a press conference Thursday afternoon, President Obama denied having any knowledge of the scandal prior to reading about the leak.
“I can assure you that I certainly did not know anything about the IG report before the IG report had been leaked,” he said.
All of this certainly raises the question of what exactly the President does know, because it doesn't seem to be a lot. Glenn hammered the "I don't know" excuse that keeps being repeated by the President and other White House officials in response to the AP, IRS, and Benghazi scandals.