White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said Sunday the question of whether any laws were broken in the Internal Revenue Scandal is "irrelevant" to the fact that the agency's actions were wrong and unjustifiable.

"I can’t speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant," Pfefiffer said on ABC News's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos." "The activity was outrageous and inexcusable, and it was stopped and it needs to be fixed to ensure it never happens again."

Stephanopoulos replied: "You don’t really mean the law is irrelevant, do you?"

Pfeiffer responded: "What I mean is, whether it’s legal or illegal is not important to the fact that the conduct doesn’t matter. The Department of Justice has said that they’re looking into the legality of this. The president is not going to wait for that. We have to make sure it does not happen again, regardless of how that turns out."