Under the alleged direction of Barack Obama, the IRS began targeting the Tea Party and many similar groups and individuals. I make that claim because then director of the IRS was by far the frequent visitor to the White House than any other Cabinet member. However, former IRS supervisor Lois Lerner and her deputy Holly Paz were made to be the scapegoats of the targeting scandal.
The Tea Party filed a lawsuit which was eventually settled, but during the court hearings, Lerner and Paz were forced to testify. They now claim that every time they are brought to the public’s attention that they receive death threats. They two ladies have filed a motion with the court to have their testimony permanently sealed to prevent further threats against them and their families.
(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.” …
One has to wonder how much Obama or his backers paid Lerner for her to take the fall for the IRS targeting scandal. If I were her, I would fear Obama and the people that have long been behind his sudden rise to power more than I would fear harassment and threats from the general public. After all, Obama’s people successfully silenced Bill Clinton on the birther issue in 2008.