You want to make sure no one reads your deposition because the public may become enraged?
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.
Lerner was a public official. She made decisions to target applications from Tea Party and other Conservative groups, trying to bury them in the bureaucracy, mostly with excessive demands that were outside regulatory scope.
But, Obama said there was no scandal. One of two things is true: Obama isn’t telling the truth, or it’s plausible deniability and therefore blameless. Lerner obviously was a liar.