WASHINGTON, D.C. – After the Tea Party Wave of 2010 swept the nation and threatened to derail the Left’s radical agenda and the reelection of President Obama, top officials at the IRS illegally and directly suppressed the formation of local Tea Party organizations across the country to silence their voices using the long arm of government.
Now, the main culprits behind the sordid campaign to silence conservative opposition, former IRS Director Lois Lerner and her comrade deputy Holly Paz, want to permanently hide information related to the operation from the view of the American public.
From the Washington Times:
“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.
“Whenever Mss. Lerner and Paz have been in the media spotlight, they have faced death threats and harassment,” attorneys for the two women argued.
Ms. Lerner and Ms. Paz gave taped depositions in a class-action lawsuit brought by tea party groups demanding answers and compensation for having been subjected to illegal targeting for their political beliefs.
The government settled the class-action lawsuit in Ohio and another tea party challenge in the District of Columbia in two agreements last month, admitting to the illegal behavior. The Ohio settlement also called for the government to pay $3.5 million to the tea party groups, according to one of the plaintiffs.”
So these two law-breaking Big Government Shills illegally used the all powerful IRS to stifle political opposition and now they expect to be afforded the courtesy of keeping their testimony private? How privileged and elitist do these people think they are? It’s bad enough that Lerner was allowed to serve an extra four months at her post just so she could reach a higher payout threshold on her taxpayer funded retirement package.
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As Lerner looks down her nose at the hardworking American people she so easily dismissed in her role targeting Tea Party groups with the IRS, those American people deserve to know exactly what went on during her despicable abuse of power doing the dirty work for Barack Obama.
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