Monday, April 17, 2017

Lois Lerner demands secrecy, blames death threats over IRS tea party targeting

Former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner told a federal court this week that she faces the possibility of death threats if her role in the tax agency’s tea party-targeting becomes public, and asked a judge to forever seal her upcoming deposition in a class-action lawsuit brought by hundreds of groups that were targeted.

Mr. Lerner and Holly Paz, another figure from the IRS tea party targeting, told the judge they’ve already faced “harassment and death threats” before, and said they fear another media firestorm if their version of events from the tea party targeting were to become public.

The two women said they are willing to testify, but said they could be putting “their lives in serious jeopardy.”

“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,” they said in documents submitted by their lawyer to Judge Michael R. Barrett.

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

She should be worried about killary and Obama....

Anonymous said...

Whats that Ms Lerner???

Sorry "honey" - WE CANNOT HEAR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hope she DEMANDS ob and hc to come to her aid. Then she would be TERRORIZED!!!!

Anonymous said...

Every detail of everything that she said, did, ordered or wrote belongs to the U.S. people. Withholding it is a punishable crime. She knew it going in.

Anonymous said...

Nothing should be sealed. This information is public information since these acts were committed when they were public servants. Will she / they give up all tax funded retirement and benefits being paid to them before testimony? Depends if she / they say anything that would justify the actions asked for which I doubt. She / they want their criminal acts sealed so no other actions can be taken against them.

Anonymous said...

Just remember her getting up there and pleading the Fifth. she broke the law that is clear, she needs to go to jail, then we will see how safe she feels

Anonymous said...

Obama's college applications are "forever sealed" and we have to wonder why. I'll wager $5.00 that if revealed it would show he listed his place of birth in another country to gain the "foreign student" advantage in Ivy League colleges he attended.

Anonymous said...

Lock her up.This is pure B.S.

Anonymous said...

Politians allowed her to illegally plead the fifth. When she made an opening statement pleading her case she no longer had the right to plead the fifth. When you use the fifth as a defense the only statement you are allowed to say is that under the advisement of legal counsel you plead the fifth. Any other statement violates and null and voids your fifth plea.

Anonymous said...

5:10,right on!

Anonymous said...

I hop the AG digs deep into what she did!!! She needs to testify in an opening court and if she takes the 5th then she goes to jail until she testifies. We also take that pension away!! I as a tax payer does not beleave she's above the law!!! Government employees should be above the law!!! Trump needs to make them accountable!!!!