Lois Lerner is back in the news.
Lerner was the focal point of an investigation regarding the IRS effort to slow down tax-exempt approvals for conservative organizations.
The Department of Justice refused to bring charges against Lerner (see video) but she is facing a class action lawsuit regarding her role in the IRS scandal.
According to The Washington Times, Lerner and Holly Paz – another person involved in the IRS targeting controversy – want to keep their depositions secret because of death threats.
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.”
In addition, Republicans in the House of Representatives want the Trump administration to reopen the criminal investigation.
The depositions from Lerner and Paz must be made public so that Americans can see to what degree the IRS was playing political favorites.
Claims of physical violence is just an excuse to hide important information from the public.