IRS SCANDAL UPDATE: Senior Treasury Dept Officials Knew of IRS Targeting in Spring 2012, Documents Suggest. “New documents are raising questions about when senior Treasury Department officials, including deputy treasury secretary Neal Wolin and even former treasury secretary Timothy Geithner, learned about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of tea-party groups. They suggest top brass at the Treasury Department may have been aware of the scandal in spring of 2012, a year before it became public.” One can only presume that they knew, and didn’t mind.