While one of the journalists behind the Twitter Files was testifying about his finding in front of Congress, he was also being harassed by government goons who showed up to his house unannounced.
Matt Taibbi was in DC in early March to testify about the evidence he found of the government's abuse of its relationship with Twitter and big tech to censor speech and control what Americans saw on their social media feeds. Meanwhile, the IRS had sent their folks out to Taibbi's home to make an unscheduled visit.
TOTALLY NOT AN INTIMIDATION TACTIC!
The Wall Street Journal reported that Taibbi was visited because his previous tax returns from 2018 and 2021 had been rejected.
But they decided that an in-person visit was warranted instead of an electronic communication like you would normally expect.
It's "not clear" why.
Ted Cruz chimed in to remind us that this is just par for the course for the IRS. Sure, it's gross targeting of the president's political enemies, but it's not the first time a Democrat has weaponized the IRS for this purpose.
Lois Lerner, on the behalf of Barrack Obama, used the IRS to target conservative groups during the last Democrat regime. Biden probably just got the idea from his predecessor.
House Judiciary Committee chair Jim Jordan is demanding the IRS explain itself.
Jordan sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel and the Department of Treasury on Monday in hopes of getting to the bottom of why the federal agent appeared at Taibbi's New Jersey home on March 9 and left a note, according to an editorial in The Wall Street Journal that cited the letter.
The note reportedly instructed Taibbi to call the IRS four days later.