I expect that they would be more focused on the enemy in the White House than on the scandals, and would be playing them down.
Even more importantly, Mitt would be focused on his agenda he would want to implement, and would force everyone to shut up about the scandals. After all, he'd need Democrat support for his agenda, and wouldn't want to antagonize them.
And so the scandal most likely to make your typical voter think that the government is out of control (the weaponizing of the IRS) would get swept under the rug. The scandal most likely to make your typical reporter think that the government is out of control (the secret search warrant against the AP) would get swept under the rug.
This is not to say that either of these crises will lead to needed change. However, there is a world of difference between fighting tactical battles and fighting strategic ones, even if you don't win.
All is proceeding as I have foreseen.