Below is from FNC Chad Pergram:
Urgent: Grassley knew about Lerner threat to audit him for two months
Off-cam with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who for the most part is keeping mum about the revelation yesterday that the IRS’s Lois Lerner threatened to audit him after she mistakenly received his invite for an event.
Grassley is walking around with a card of printed talking points about what he can say and not say about the issue.
One point is: “I can’t talk about the organization in the email because of taxpayer confidentiality.”
* That’s a reference to the still-unnamed organization which invited Grassley to speak and offered to fly him and his wife.
Grassley rejected the invitation.
He says he initially found out about Lerner’s intent from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and learned of this two months ago.