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Lois Lerner Trying to Prevent Her IRS Testimony from Becoming Public

Many questions remain surrounding the agency's targeting of conservative groups, and Lerner wants the answers to stay hidden.

By NTK Staff | 11.20.2017 @1:19pm
Lois Lerner Trying to Prevent Her IRS Testimony from Becoming Public

According to a report from The Washington Times, former IRS chief Lois Lerner is trying prevent the publication of her depositions surrounding the 2013 IRS targeting scandal because the revelations from the documents could instigate threats against her and her family.

Lerner reportedly sent a letter to a federal judge, arguing that the release of the depositions “could spur an enraged public to retaliate:”

Former IRS executive Lois G. Lerner told a federal court last week that members of her family, including “young children,” face death threats and a real risk of physical harm if her explanation of the tea party targeting scandal becomes public.

Ms. Lerner and Holly Paz, her deputy at the IRS, filed documents in court Thursday saying tapes and transcripts of depositions they gave in a court case this year must remain sealed in perpetuity, or else they could spur an enraged public to retaliate.

In 2013, it was revealed that the IRS had specifically identified conservative advocacy groups for extra scrutiny regarding their tax-empt status. During the course of the investigation, a mysterious sequence of events, including a hard drive crash and server failure, prevented investigators from obtaining Lerner’s emails from the relevant period.

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