President Joe Biden’s IRS may have targeted Twitter Files journalist Matt Taibbi, as news has just emerged that an IRS agent visited Taibbi’s home under suspicious circumstances on the same day he was scheduled to testify before Congress.
Taibbi, a longtime reporter for Rolling Stone, was one of the journalists that Twitter CEO Elon Musk enlisted in his efforts to expose the malfeasance that occurred at Twitter under previous leadership. The infamous “Twitter Files” included revelations that federal government agencies were colluding with Twitter to target and censor Americans. These revelations came in the form of lengthy tweet threads from several journalists, who shared images of internal documents and conversations that were provided by Musk.
American Greatness reports: “Making good on his promises to increase transparency at Twitter, Musk has been giving internal documents and other evidence to several journalists, including Taibbi, for the purpose of exposing political bias, censorship, and other forms of corruption under the previous Twitter leadership.”
Taibbi testified before Congress about the Twitter Files on March 9, coincidentally the same day that an IRS agent showed up at his home.
The IRS sent an agent to Matt Taibbi’s house the day he testified before the @Weaponization Committee.
Was it one of Joe Biden’s new 87,000 agents?
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) March 28, 2023
According to a report from the New York Post, House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel about the matter.
In the letter, Jordan demanded an explanation for the suspicious timing of the IRS agent’s visit to Taibbi’s New Jersey home — as evidence suggests the incident may have not been an accident or coincidence.
While the agent did not enter Taibbi’s home that day, they did leave a note for the journalist that instructed him to call the IRS four days later. Taibbi followed the instructions and was informed during the call that his 2018 and 2021 tax returns had been rejected because of identity theft concerns.
The journalist then contacted Jordan and the House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government about the incident, and provided them with proof that there had not been an issue with his 2018 tax returns until that day. Taibbi pointed out that his tax returns that year had been electronically accepted by the IRS, noting that he had never been informed of these supposed problems at any time in the last four years before the suspicious visit.
Taibbi stated in a tweet that he does not plan to comment on the issue, deferring to the letter sent to the IRS by Jordan and noting that he is waiting for a response from the agency.
“For those asking, I don’t want to comment on the IRS issue pending an answer to chairman @Jim_Jordan’s letter,” he tweeted. “I’m not worried for myself, but I did feel the Committee should be aware of the situation.”
For those asking, I don’t want to comment on the IRS issue pending an answer to chairman @Jim_Jordan’s letter. I’m not worried for myself, but I did feel the Committee should be aware of the situation.
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) March 28, 2023