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Obama: Not 'even a smidgen of corruption' in IRS scandal; Blames Fox News & Conservative groups

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Published on Feb 2, 2014

In the pre-game Superbowl interview, Obama said that there was "not even a smidgen of corruption" behind the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups.

"There were some boneheaded decisions," he said. "Not even mass corruption. Not even a smidgen of corruption."

Obama blamed O'Reilly and Fox News for the IRS controversy.

"These kind of things keep on surfacing because you and your TV station will promote them," he said to Bill O'Reilly of such ideas.

Obama then went on to blame the individuals who applied for tax exempt status saying that they only think only think the law is confusing - meaning he thinks Conservatives are idiots.

"What happened here is you have a 501c4 law that people think is confusing," he said. "The folks did not know how to implement it."

Obama was asked why former IRS Commission Doug Shulman visited the White House so many times. He said Shulman was there to discuss ObamaCare and the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.

"I do not recall meeting him in any of these routine meetings," he said

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