Attorneys for former IRS official Lois Lerner are reportedly working hard to seal her deposition regarding the Tea Party targeting scandal on the grounds that public disclosure “could spur an enraged public to retaliate,” according to the Washington Times.
The newspaper reported last week that Lerner and former subordinate Holly Paz have already experienced harassment and threats. They gave taped depositions in a class-action lawsuit by Tea Party groups, the newspaper said. Now they want those depositions “sealed in perpetuity.”
But a story about this in the Western Journal contained a startling revelation about the argument of the attorneys representing Lerner and Paz.
Pointing to a remark allegedly made by a Tea Party activist who reportedly said IRS agents involved in the scandal had acted like “criminal thugs,” Lerner’s attorneys argued