Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Judge: Lois Lerner’s tea party-targeting testimony can stay secret — for now

Critics seek transparency in IRS probe

By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Thursday, May 18, 2017 

Lois G. Lerner and Holly Paz, two key figures in the IRS‘ tea party-targeting, can keep testimony about their role in the targeting secret, at least for now, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

The two women had said they feared death threats and other harassment if their depositions in a class action lawsuit against the IRS became public.

U.S. District Judge Michael R. Barrett had originally ordered their depositions be sealed, but on Thursday he removed that prohibition and instead said the testimony should be deemed “confidential,” keeping it secret until he can see what the women had to say and what effect releasing it to the public would have........To Read More......

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