Lerner wants her testimony sealed in IRS case

Washington TimesFormer 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 public has a right to know what happened, whether and how these defendants abused their public office. If people do not like what they hear, well, death threats are obviously out of bounds but it's understandable that people would be angry. Lerner, Paz, and anyone else involved should have to face a public with full knowledge of what happened.

And by the way... if you were a defendant in a case like this, with extensive media attention, and you were concerned that the public would be angry with you even though you did nothing wrong, wouldn't you want them to get the whole story?

Lerner and her colleagues apparently feel that their own testimony would make the public angrier. Why is that?

This entry was published Sun Apr 16 10:31:04 CDT 2017 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2017-04-16 10:31:04.0. [Tweet]

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