When hundreds of conservative political groups were targeted by the IRS, preventing their formation during the 2012 election, the opposition to the election of President Obama was blunted. Lois Lerner was at point in this dubious effort. Her punishment: a “well earned” retirement with full benefits after decades of loyal public service. Lois can now fade into the sunset at the taxpayer’s expense.
But not so fast. Lerner is back to argue that the closed-door testimony she gave should not be made public because she could be exposed to grave bodily harm if it were.
So how is it that a woman who famously told us that she did nothing wrong – after, of course, pleading the 5th. Maybe folk in her department were a bit zealous but, as President Obama stated, there wasn’t a “smidgen” of corruption. So how do we square Mrs. Lerner to the threat of grave bodily harm? We can’t because, most likely, both positions are false.
It is far beyond time that taxpayers have light shed on what happened behind the IRS Curtain, the deeds that were done, the finger pointed to the guilty, and maybe, just maybe, some justice dispensed.