Document Draft Shows IRS Targeted Conservative Groups

The White House says it had no idea the IRS was targeting Tea Party groups.
2:43 | 05/13/13

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Transcript for Document Draft Shows IRS Targeted Conservative Groups
Now to the white house, under fire on several fronts. The latest headache, revelations that the irs has been targeted con serb active groups, like the tea party, for extra scrutiny. Jon, you dug up information overnight that the targeting began earlier than we thought. Reporter: That's right. I've obtained a soon to be released investigative report that shows the irs started targeting tea party groups more than three years ago. Among the criteria, target groups that are critical of the way the country is being run. Despite publicly saying otherwise, the new report obtained by abc news, says the irs began targeting sconservative groups since 2010. Irs recently acknowledged targeting groups with tea party or patriot in their names. This morning, the new report goes further the's draft of that document prepared by the irs's internal watchdog says they recall tracking groups whose goals are educating on the constitution or bill of rights and groups that criticize how the country is being run. On friday, the white house said it had no idea that the white house was targeted tea party groups. If this took place, there's no question, it's inappropriate and action needs to be taken. Reporter: The irs has apologized, blaming it on low-level employees. How stupid do they think we are? The bottom line is, the used key words to go after conservatives. Reporter: The irs is not the only headache for the white house. They continue to take heat on the report that was issued on the attack in benghazi. It is a coverup to the exe tent that there was willful removal of information that was obvious. Reporter: The president will have a chance to respond to this later this morning. He'll have a joint press conference with david cameron, the british prime minister. The white house facing the questions about the ix rs, benghazi. Trying to get the health care program up and running. Do they have a plan to get back on offense? Reporter: The big thing is to respond and move on. They believe they can weather this stuff. They need to quickly respond and get on to the agenda. I sense no overarchinan to move on except to keep talking about the agenda.

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