(HorizonPost.com) – The IRS quietly visited the home of Twitter files journalist Matt Taibbi while he was testifying in Congress. Taibbi was giving evidence to lawmakers about the weaponization of federal agencies by Democrats to silence opponents when the oddly timed visit took place. Government agents left a note on his door asking that he contact them, and when he did, he was questioned on a tax return from 2018. There are no discrepancies on the journalist’s tax returns and he has not missed any payments.
Mr. Taibbi was heavily involved in the Twitter files exposé which revealed the extent of FBI collusion with the social media platform. He published documents that showed federal agents asking Twitter employees to censor stories that would have a negative impact on Joe Biden’s Presidential campaign – particularly the Hunter Biden laptop scandal.
In a Twitter exchange posted more recently, his fellow journalist Michael Shellenberger, who also testified in Congress, sarcastically said what an amazing coincidence it was that the IRS should show up on the day of an investigation into government intimidation. Twitter owner Elon Musk replied, “That’s very odd.”
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jim Jordan (R-OH) has now written to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen demanding to know why the visit took place, and why on that particular day. He asked that all communications regarding Mr. Taibbi be forwarded to him.
The journalist was subjected to a grilling on Capitol Hill on March 9th. He was referred to as a “so-called journalist” by Democratic Rep. Stacey Plaskett and faced similar hostile questioning from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She loudly doubted his objectivity and suggested that he had only broken the Twitter files story at the behest of Elon Musk and for financial gain.
Taibbi published the report about the Hunter Biden scandal but also said that Twitter had been asked to censor stories containing information that could induce “vaccine hesitancy” among readers.
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