Unidentified Treasury Department senior officials knew about the Inspector General report on the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups in June 2012, five months before the election, according to a report in the New York Times (of all places).
Hmmmm... in June 2012:
Timothy Geithner was the Treasury Secretary.
Mark Patterson (former staffer for Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle) was his Chief of Staff.
Neil Wolin, the Deputy Secretary, was an Obama White House staffer before joining the Treasury Department.
In other words:
Sure, they didn't tell anyone at the White House about this bombshell IG report coming down.