Matt Taibbi (L), Michael Shellenberger (R)
Barack Obama’s Joe Biden’s America.
An IRS agent confirmed up on the residence of ‘Twitter Recordsdata’ journalist Matt Taibbi on the identical day he testified earlier than Jim Jordan’s Committee on Weaponization of the Federal Authorities.
On March 9, Matt Taibbi dropped a Twitter Recordsdata forward of his testimony to Congress: THE CENSORSHIP-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
Journalists Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger appeared earlier than Congress later that day.
The FTC had already been harassing Elon Musk and demanding he “establish all journalists” granted entry to the Twitter information.
ROLL THE TAPE. pic.twitter.com/JUVSuD0n61
— Home Republicans (@HouseGOP) March 9, 2023
The weaponized IRS additionally confirmed as much as Matt Taibbi’s residence on March 9 in an effort to intimidate him.
Taibbi informed Jim Jordan that an IRS agent confirmed up unannounced to his Jersey residence and left a observe for him to name the tax company.
Why did the IRS simply present as much as Matt Taibbi’s residence?
No letter. No cellphone name to his tax preparer.
The IRS agent simply confirmed as much as the journalist’s residence unannounced!
The Wall Road Journal reported:
Democrats are denouncing the Home GOP investigation into the weaponization of presidency, however perhaps that’s as a result of Republicans are getting someplace. That features new proof that the Inside Income Service could also be focusing on a journalist who testified earlier than the weaponization committee.
Home Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan despatched a letter Monday to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen looking for an evidence for why journalist Matt Taibbi acquired an unannounced residence go to from an IRS agent. We’ve seen the letter, and each the circumstances and timing of the IRS concentrate on this journalist elevate critical questions.
Now Mr. Taibbi has informed Mr. Jordan’s committee that an IRS agent confirmed up at his private residence in New Jersey on March 9. That occurs to be the identical day Mr. Taibbi testified earlier than the Choose Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Authorities about what he realized about Twitter. The taxman left a observe instructing Mr. Taibbi to name the IRS 4 days later. Mr. Taibbi was informed in a name with the agent that each his 2018 and 2021 tax returns had been rejected owing to considerations over id theft.
Mr. Taibbi has supplied the committee with documentation displaying his 2018 return had been electronically accepted, and he says the IRS by no means notified him or his accountants of an issue after he filed that 2018 return greater than four-and-a-half years in the past.
He says the IRS initially rejected his 2021 return, which he later refiled, and it was rejected once more—despite the fact that Mr. Taibbi says his accountants refiled it with an IRS-provided pin quantity. Mr. Taibbi notes that in neither case was the problem “financial,” and that the IRS owes him a “appreciable” sum.
Whereas @mtaibbi & I had been testifying earlier than Congress on the weaponization of the federal authorities, an IRS agent confirmed up at his home. What a tremendous coincidence https://t.co/gRGSIa3HRr
— Michael Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) March 28, 2023