Via Politico:

Discussions between the White House and the Treasury Department on the investigation into the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups focused on the possibility of public remarks from agency officials, White House press secretary Jay Carney confirmed Tuesday.

There was “discussion about the possibility of a speech” by Lois Lerner, who oversaw the IRS’s work on tax-exempt groups, Carney said, and conservation about testimony by the acting commissioner of the agency and “what he would say” if asked about the issue.

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