Opinions, Context & Ideas from the TPM Editors TPM Editor's Blog
First, apparently more people inside the White House knew of the pending IG report than Carney indicated last week. After White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler was notified of the pending report in April, Carney said today, she told Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and other members of the senior staff. That's new and goes beyond what Carney said last Monday.
Second, Carney said that there were subsequent communications between the White House and Treasury to "understand the anticipated timing of the release of the report and the potential findings" by the inspector general. That's also new.
Neither revelation constitues a bombshell. But it's new -- and different.