Yeah, not kidding. The hubris of this woman is astounding.
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’s tea party targeting, told the judge they’ve already faced “harassment and death threats” before, when the press was intently covering the tea party scandal.
“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.
Both Ms. Lerner and Ms. Paz are among IRS figures who’ve been ordered to be deposed in the class action lawsuit. Ms. Paz already gave one deposition in the case in 2015.
The women want that past deposition, and their future testimony, to remain hidden from the public and only available to the lawyers involved in the case. They asked that the seal be permanent…
The class action lawsuit involves 428 groups who were snared by the IRS’s targeting procedures. That case, which is being heard in a federal court in Ohio, is in the discovery phase, and Ms. Lerner and Ms. Paz are supposed to give testimony.