Obama Senior Advisor: IRS Scandal 'Just Allegations' 'Without Details' WOLF BLITZER, CNN HOST: So when the president says he only heard about the IRS scandal when he heard about it from the news media, the White House council never told him about the I.G.'s report?DAN PFEIFFER, SENIOR ADVISOR TO PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, Wolf, we -- as I said, there are dozens and dozens of inspector general reports happening at any same time, we didn't have any details of what actually happened, or that they had actually found wrongdoing here. It wasn't until we actually saw the report and heard from the IRS that we knew what had happened.And at that point, the president took swift, decisive action, instructed Secretary Lew to make sure that he worked to implement all of the inspector general's recommendations, that those who were responsible were held accountable. And you saw the beginning of that process last night. And that we make sure this never happens again. And so that's -- as soon as we had the actual facts and information, not a bunch of hearsay and leaks to the press but the actual report, the president took decisive action.BLITZER: Because I'm surprised that you would think that with an issue as sensitive as this, the president would have been told by someone that the inspector general has got a really damning report coming out, Mr. President, you should know about this. He shouldn't have to hear about it from the news media.PFEIFFER: Well, Wolf, I mean, when -- it's just allegations at this point without details, that's not an unusual thing at all.