Lois Lerner is already reviled by the American people and we only suspect the extent of her abuse of power against us. She claims if we really knew, violence would…
By Rick Wells
Lois Lerner is the personification of elitism, corruption and arrogance. Naturally she’s a Democrat and it’s equally natural that she abused her position of trust with the IRS in the pursuit of political objectives, one being the election of Democrats, including Hussein Obama.
She arrogantly refused to testify before Congress and destroyed evidence, in addition to her crimes committed in the misconduct of her position, and has yet to be held accountable for anything. The US taxpayers picked up the tab for lawsuits brought because of her malfeasance.
She’s just collecting her retirement and living large and she and her partner in crime, Holly Paz, want to keep it that way. Lerner told a federal court last week that members of her family, including “young children,” were having death threats made against them and they risked physical harm if her statements about her crimes against innocent Americans became public knowledge.
That’s probably something she should have considered before she harassed them and abused the power she was granted. Officer Darren Wilson and his family were put in greater peril for an instance of him innocently defending himself but that didn’t slow down the beneficiary of Lerner’s actions, Hussein Obama and his attack poodle Eric Holder one bit.
Lerner and Paz, who was her deputy at the IRS, filed court documents Thursday seeking to have the tapes and transcripts of their court depositions, confessing the extent of much of their criminal offenses, sealed permanently, stating a fear of retaliation as their basis for the request.
Their attorneys argued, “Whenever Mss. Lerner and Paz have been in the media spotlight, they have faced death threats and harassment.” The depositions were taken in a class-action lawsuit by tea party groups who had been targeted by the corrupt duo.
Their crimes have already cost the American taxpayers $3.5 million in one of two settlements to injured TEA Party groups in civil cases settled last month in which Lerner and Paz admitted to their illegal acts.
Contradicting her claims and those of the Obama regime during the period of the stymied Congressional hearings, the government admitted that she not only didn’t stop the targeting as she claimed, but that Lerner made a conscious effort to conceal it as it continued.
The judge has been largely on the side of keeping the evidence of the actual wrongdoing out of the public recordto his point in the trials. The defense attorneys jumped on the use of the term “criminal thugs” in arguing for protecting the criminal elites from the consequences of their actions, saying that the use of the term by one of the TEA Party officials, Mark Meckler, somehow endangered them.
As cover for seeking any excuse to prevent the American people from learning this aspect of the Obama legacy, the lawyers argued, “These words matter. They have created a fertile environment where threats and harassment against Mss. Lerner and Paz have flourished.” Imagine people taking exception to government thugs abusing their power, the two could never have anticipated that reaction.
Meckler mocked the thugs argument, saying, “Four years of harassing innocent American citizens for their political beliefs, and she’s scared of a guy in a cowboy hat talking to a bunch of little old ladies at a TEA party event?”
Meckler noted that if there’s no criminal actions revealed in the depositions they welcome their release. He said, “The reality is because she knows she is guilty as the day is long and she doesn’t want people to know what she actually did.” He added, “It’s hard to have any sympathy for the women. And frankly, I don’t believe she’s genuinely scared.”
Unlike situations in which the government wrongdoing takes place in the Justice Department, FBI or State Department, the Trump administration supports making the documents public, which probably guarantees the judge will side with the defendants and complete the cover up by sealing them.
Why would we expect anything different? The taxpayers, not Lerner or Paz, paid the settlement for their criminal wrongdoing. The Justice Department refused to prosecute and now they want the public forbidden from knowing the truth, basically completing the cover up in every phase and guaranteeing no accountability.
The same double standard continues for the criminal elite.