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Default Lois Lerner wants IRS testimony sealed forever, fearing death threats

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Let's be honest: Lerner doesn't want sh*t sealed because of death threats; she wants it sealed because it'll show what a colossal liar and shady c*nt she is.

Lois Lerner wants IRS testimony sealed forever, fearing death threats | Fox News

Former IRS official Lois Lerner and her deputy are asking a federal court to keep their testimonies in the Tea Party targeting case private forever, over fear of death threats and potential harm to their families if the documents go public.

Lerner and her deputy Holly Paz filed a motion last Thursday to keep the materials—including tapes and transcripts of their depositions—sealed due to threats they have received in the past.

Court documents, reviewed by Fox News, said the “public dissemination of their deposition testimony would expose them and their families to harassment and a credible risk of violence and physical harm.”

“Whenever Mss. Lerner and Paz have been in the media spotlight, they have faced death threats and harassment,” the documents stated. “Returning Mss. Lerner and Paz to the media spotlight places them at risk, regardless of what they actually said in those depositions.”

The documents also stated that: “Public exposure will put innocent bystanders, namely Mss. Lerner’s and Paz’s family members (including young children), at risk, too.”

Lerner and Paz pointed to comments from Tea Party leader Mark Meckler that the lawsuit would “treat the IRS like the criminal thugs they are.” The court filing argued that his comments have created a “fertile environment where threats” against them have “flourished.”

Lerner and Paz argued that publicity would “renew the threats and harassment,” and said they have presented “compelling reasons” to “override” unsealing the deposition transcripts and summary judgment materials quoting them.

The request was first reported by The Washington Times.

The Justice Department told Fox News on Monday that the testimonies of both Lerner and Paz remain sealed.

Lerner and Paz’s attempt to keep them sealed comes after the Trump administration, after years of litigation, settled lawsuits with the Tea Party and other conservative groups who said they were unfairly targeted by the IRS under the Obama administration.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions last month announced the Justice Department had entered into settlements with the Tea Party groups whose tax-exempt status was significantly delayed by the IRS dating back to 2013, “based solely on their viewpoint or ideology.”

The settlements involved payments to the plaintiffs and an apology from the IRS.

“The IRS’s use of these criteria as a basis for heightened scrutiny was wrong and should never have occurred,” Sessions said in a statement at the time. “It is improper for the IRS to single out groups for different treatment based on their names or ideological positions.”

The scandal drew heavy attention in 2013, when the IRS admitted it applied extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for nonprofit status.

Lerner, who was then head of the Exempt Organizations unit responsible, became the public face of the scandal, though other IRS officials were involved as well.
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Administration of transparency....

Let's be honest: Lerner doesn't want sh*t sealed because of death threats; she wants it sealed because it'll show what a colossal liar and shady c*nt she is.

Lois Lerner wants IRS testimony sealed forever, fearing death threats | Fox News

Former IRS official Lois Lerner and her deputy are asking a federal court to keep their testimonies in the Tea Party targeting case private forever, over fear of death threats and potential harm to their families if the documents go public.

Lerner and her deputy Holly Paz filed a motion last Thursday to keep the materials—including tapes and transcripts of their depositions—sealed due to threats they have received in the past.

Court documents, reviewed by Fox News, said the “public dissemination of their deposition testimony would expose them and their families to harassment and a credible risk of violence and physical harm.”

“Whenever Mss. Lerner and Paz have been in the media spotlight, they have faced death threats and harassment,” the documents stated. “Returning Mss. Lerner and Paz to the media spotlight places them at risk, regardless of what they actually said in those depositions.”

The documents also stated that: “Public exposure will put innocent bystanders, namely Mss. Lerner’s and Paz’s family members (including young children), at risk, too.”

Lerner and Paz pointed to comments from Tea Party leader Mark Meckler that the lawsuit would “treat the IRS like the criminal thugs they are.” The court filing argued that his comments have created a “fertile environment where threats” against them have “flourished.”

Lerner and Paz argued that publicity would “renew the threats and harassment,” and said they have presented “compelling reasons” to “override” unsealing the deposition transcripts and summary judgment materials quoting them.

The request was first reported by The Washington Times.

The Justice Department told Fox News on Monday that the testimonies of both Lerner and Paz remain sealed.

Lerner and Paz’s attempt to keep them sealed comes after the Trump administration, after years of litigation, settled lawsuits with the Tea Party and other conservative groups who said they were unfairly targeted by the IRS under the Obama administration.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions last month announced the Justice Department had entered into settlements with the Tea Party groups whose tax-exempt status was significantly delayed by the IRS dating back to 2013, “based solely on their viewpoint or ideology.”

The settlements involved payments to the plaintiffs and an apology from the IRS.

“The IRS’s use of these criteria as a basis for heightened scrutiny was wrong and should never have occurred,” Sessions said in a statement at the time. “It is improper for the IRS to single out groups for different treatment based on their names or ideological positions.”

The scandal drew heavy attention in 2013, when the IRS admitted it applied extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for nonprofit status.

Lerner, who was then head of the Exempt Organizations unit responsible, became the public face of the scandal, though other IRS officials were involved as well.
If her actions were criminal, the government has a great way of keeping these people safe in government secured housing.
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Former IRS director Lois Lerner told a federal court last week that she and her family could face death threats and physical violence if her testimony of why tea party groups were targeted under her watch becomes public.

Lerner and her former deputy at the IRS, Holly Paz, filed court documents Thursday, saying their depositions given in a court case this year should remain sealed from the public forever, according to The Washington Times.

“Whenever Mss. Lerner and Paz have been in the media spotlight, they have faced death threats and harassment,” their attorneys said.

As previously reported by The Western Journal, the IRS settled two lawsuits in October alleging the agency illegally targeted conservative groups under the Obama administration.

One of the settlements stipulated the IRS issue a formal apology for illegally singling out conservative and tea party groups due to their political beliefs dating back to 2010.

The other settlement, a class-action lawsuit brought by the NorCal Tea Party with 428 members, includes a $3.5 million settlement, according to one of the plaintiffs.

Lerner reportedly claimed that she and her family, including “young children,” have been subjected to death threats since the targeting scandal broke in 2013.

“The voluminous record of harassment and physical threats to Mss. Lerner and Paz and their families during the pendency of this litigation provides a compelling reason to seal the materials,” their attorneys said.

Their attorneys pointed to statements made by Mark Meckler, a tea party activist whose organization helped drive the class-action lawsuit. Meckler once called IRS agents involved in the targeting scandal “criminal thugs.”

“These words matter. They have created a fertile environment where threats and harassment against Mss. Lerner and Paz have flourished,” their attorneys said.

Lerner and Paz previously argued in May for their testimony about how IRS employees managed tax-exempt applications from tea-party groups, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.

“This documentation, as the court will see, makes very personal references and contains graphic, profane and disturbing language that would lead to unnecessary intrusion and embarrassment if made public,” their attorneys said.

“Public dissemination of their deposition testimony would put their lives in serious jeopardy,” they continued.

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However, Meckler accused Lerner and Paz of deliberate deceit.

“Four years of harassing innocent American citizens for their political beliefs, and she’s scared of a guy in a cowboy hat talking to a bunch of little old ladies at a tea party event?” he said.

Meckler said Lerner is trying to hide her disposition from the public, “because she knows she is guilty as the day is long and she doesn’t want people to know what she actually did.”

“It’s hard to have any sympathy for the women. And frankly, I don’t believe she’s genuinely scared,” Meckler said.
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Several here have claimed the allegations are nothing but right wing noise. If so, why the secrecy? And why did the government send settlements to the conservative groups so targeted.

Cash settlements do not change any election out comes. And are therefore worthless in repair to the damage done to our election system. But, we have more important things to worry about than something which factually DID happen to our elections,,,;. Like the Russian-Trump connection.
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Lois had numerous opportunities to tell the truth instead of using the 5th amendment to decline. She could've been safe behind bars serving out a short sentence. I hope that her life isn't in danger, but her pension should be.
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she never targeted the teapparty just people who think they are better than regular tax paying Americans
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she never targeted the teapparty just people who think they are better than regular tax paying Americans
Ooookkkkaaaayyy......

You are aware of the subject she testified about, yes?
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Lol, she admitted it but Salty thinks she's lying. hahahahaha
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You are aware of the subject she testified about, yes?
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Lol, she admitted it but Salty thinks she's lying. hahahahaha
it was a way to identify non taxable from taxable claimers of the same category. so many cheaters were trying to claim exempt status for political sites saying they were a charity/civic assistance. the irs rule allows that only if a certain percent of the activity is in fact civic minded or charity.
we've been over this before, and the result of the red herring which was Lerner's hearing is that in fact the irs doesn't have the staff or back log time to do the proper job catching these criminals.
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