(CBS News) WASHINGTON - There were new questions Saturday night concerning if anyone in the White House was aware of the IRS' targeting of conservative groups.
Inspector General Russell George
said he informed a deputy at the Treasury Department in June of 2012
about the probe into the IRS.
The Treasury Department confirmed the timeline but said they did not know the details of the investigation until last week.
It's the first evidence that someone within the Obama administration knew about the practice during the presidential campaign.
It is unknown whether anyone in the White House was told of the federal investigation.
Republican Congressman Aaron Schock serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees the IRS.
don't have any reason to believe at this point that it was anybody
outside the IRS directing them to do this," said Schock. "Obviously
there's been claims that the White House might have been involved and
other groups. I don't have any reason to believe that." (Continues)