Agence France-PresseMay 16, 2013 18:45
US President Barack Obama said Thursday he had not known about abuses by tax officials who targeted conservative groups until a report into the affair was leaked to the press last week.
"I promise you this. The minute I found out about it, then my focus has been about making sure we get the thing fixed," Obama told reporters.
The president spoke just a day after sacking acting Internal Revenue Service chief Steven Miller over reports that some agents had singled out groups affiliated with the ultra-conservative Tea Party and other right-wing causes.