Lois Lerner: Public Can Never Know What I Did

Embattled ex-IRS executive Lois Lerner was in federal court last week, asking a judge to seal her forthcoming deposition due to the inflammatory nature of her testimony.

Lerner told the judge that if her actions at the IRS were to become public knowledge, she could face death threats from angry Americans – particularly those on the conservative side of the spectrum.

Lerner is well-known for her role in the IRS’s partisan targeting of Tea Party groups; under the Obama administration, the IRS singled out nonprofit groups with conservative, Tea Party-ish style names for extra scrutiny. Many of their cases lingered in limbo for years while the IRS pretended to review their applications. Ultimately, there came to be no denying that there was a systematic, political effort inside the IRS to make life as difficult as possible for groups seen as threats to Obama’s agenda.

Lerner and Holly Paz are scheduled to testify in a class action lawsuit against the IRS, which is being brought by 428 groups who were affected by the targeting scandal. But before the pair commit their testimony to record, they want assurances that what they say will never be read by the public.

“Mss. Lerner and Paz have demonstrated that the public dissemination of their deposition testimony would expose them and their families to harassment and a credible risk of violence and physical harm,” their lawyer said in documents to the court.

Reportedly, the women have submitted evidence to the judge that shows they’ve already received threats couched in “graphic, profane, and disturbing language.”

No matter what the judge decides, the request itself has put the IRS scandal back in the headlines, and it comes at a time when Republicans want the Justice Department to re-open the case against Lerner. They say she deliberately obstructed the congressional investigation into the targeting and may have even contributed to it with her snide emails about Republicans.

If Lerner is so terrified about her actions coming to public light, that says it all. If she could reduce her perceived role in all this, she would shout her testimony from the highest mountain. Instead, she has wrapped herself in every layer of secrecy she can find. Either she’s protecting a certain someone higher on the food chain or she’s covering her own behind.

Knowing the Obama administration, we’re guessing it’s a little of both.

 

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The stupidity of liberals, ability to ignore their ignorance

 

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This is why the deranged left's demand for Trump's taxes release is so funny. IF they could have found any tiny thing wrong with the tax return the corrupt, lefty attack dog known as the IRS would have found a way to get it out, and the lefty owned media would have harped on it day and night.

This has to be a non (fake) news story cause we know Democrats and especially Obama's folks can't do anything wrong or illegal.  This is just a non-story and nothing to see here.  

The very sad thing is this woman is drawing a very healthy retirement check each month for doing what she did to enemies of the Obama administration.  The hypocrisy of it all is if this was someone in the Trump administration, or even past George Bush administration, the media would be screaming and clambering for them to go to jail and lose their retirement or pension.  As it is this story will quietly retire just like Lois Learner will.

GBRK

"As it is this story will quietly retire just like Lois Learner will."

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She might not be allowed to just slip away. This is bigger than
Watergate IMO, and these laws of Federal public protection 
carry very serious felony penalties. When they crack one, they'll
all fall, hopefully.

I'm in total agreement that this dwarfs Watergate but unlike, as you appear, I am not optimistic, even with a Republican administration, that she will face any punishment for her actions but I also am in total agreement that she, and many others, higher than her, should face penalties and even jail for what they did and allowed to happen under their watch.

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