A Washington watchdog that has been fighting for the public’s right to know the who, what, when, where and why of the IRS campaign to badger and bully tea-party and other conservative groups about the time they wanted to oppose Barack Obama’s re-election bid in 2012 is going back into court to try to unseal whatever explanation may or may not have come from Lois Lerner, who headed the tax-exempt division of the IRS then.
Judicial Watch confirmed Monday it has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in another case in which the depositions of Lerner and her aide, Holly Paz, were targeted.
“Both played key roles in the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups opposed to Obama policies in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election,” Judicial Watch explained.
The organization submitted its request in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division, where a case already was underway by the NorCal Tea Party Patriots.
That’s a class-action lawsuit demanding that the public be given access to the depositions from Lerner and Paz, who both answered a number of still-unknown questions about how the program began, who ordered it to happen, and why. (Read more from “Now Lois Lerner’s Secret Comments Targeted” HERE)