(NewsReady.com) – Matt Taibbi has been at the center of the Twitter files reporting because Elon Musk chose him as one of the journalists to give the documents to. The reporter was even invited to Capitol Hill to speak to House Republicans’ Weaponization Committee. The day he was on the Hill, a congressman claimed the journalist received an unwanted guest.
On March 27, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) send letters to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel to ask about IRS agents allegedly visiting Taibbi’s home on March 9. According to the congressman, the reported visit happened on the same day the journalist gave testimony before the Weaponization Committee about allegations that the “federal government pressured, coerced, and even directed” Big Tech to take action against Americans’ digital content.
Jordan alleges that while Taibbi was testifying, an IRS agent was at his home. He said they left a note on the journalist’s door telling him to call the agency.
The congressman said Taibbi claims he did call the IRS back and learned the agent stopped by his home to inform him that his 2018 and 2021 electronic tax filings were rejected due to identity fraud concerns. Further, Taibbi reportedly told Jordan that his accountant said the IRS accepted the 2018 return and has never notified him that it was rejected over the last several years, until he was on Capitol Hill.
#NEWS: @Jim_Jordan Raises Alarm on IRS Weaponization Against American Journalist pic.twitter.com/y6sJPO95G2
— Weaponization Committee (@Weaponization) March 28, 2023
Jordan informed Yellen and Werfel the visit by the IRS could be interpreted as an intimidation tactic by President Joe Biden’s administration in an effort to silence the journalist. The committee chairman then asked the IRS to hand over all communications any agency in the executive branch has had about Taibbi in addition to all documents related to the house visit the journalist claims happened. And finally, he requested all documents and communications Revenue Officer James Nelson had relating to Taibbi.
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