This is rich! Lois Lerner wants her testimony in an upcoming class-action case to remain sealed. The former IRS official is accused of targeting hundreds of groups due to their conservative beliefs. This is all happening at the same time Republicans just filed charges against Lerner (see below)
The Washington Times reported:
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.
HOUSE REPUBLICANS To File Charges Against The IRS’s Lois Lerner
Who can forget when Lois Lerner sat smugly before the House panel and plead the 5th…She sat there as cool as a cucumber and didn’t answer about the IRS targeting of conservatives.
Well, now it’s time for her to finally be held accountable…Truly accountable and NOT pleading the 5th.
REMEMBER WHEN WE GOT A PEAK AT HER E-MAILS? YIKES!
It’s official! Lois Lerner is the bitter b*tch we all knew she was when she took the 5th before Congress. Who’s not surprised that she targeted conservatives while she was at the IRS.
Remember Lois Lerner? How could you forget. She’s the former head of the IRS’ Exempted Organizations division who was caught using the agency to target Americans based on their political views.
Well we now have snippets from some of her email conversations, and it becomes crystal clear that she targeted conservatives because, well, she really hates conservatives. Clearly the type of person who should be placed in a position of governmental power.
From The Hill:
Lois Lerner, the central figure in the IRS targeting controversy, called Abraham Lincoln the country’s worst president in an email disclosed in a bipartisan Senate report, according to USA Today.
“Look my view is that Lincoln was our worst president not our best,” Lerner wrote in an email dated March 6, 2014.
Lerner, the former IRS director of Exempted Organizations, joked in one email that the 16th president should have just let the South secede, rather than fighting the Civil War.
“He should [have] let the south go,” Lerner wrote in response to a friend who disparaged Texas as a “pathetic” state. “We really do seem to have [two] different mind sets.”
And what is your “mind set” Ms. Lerner? That government officials should target American citizens if they hold political views you don’t like?
The report also highlighted emails written by Lerner calling conservatives “crazies” and “a–holes.”
Yes ladies and gentlemen, this is your government. Corrupt beyond belief, shady, unethical, dangerous and vengeful.
So why is Lois Lerner not sitting in a jail cell for this clear abuse of power? Because oligarchy.
Via: Zero Hedge