While Matt Taibbi Was Testifying Before Weaponization of Government Committee, the IRS Knocked on His Door

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hile Twitter Files journalist Matt Taibbi was in Washington, D.C. on March 9 testifying before the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, his home in New Jersey had a curious visitor — an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agent. Now, the House Judiciary Committee chair, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), is demanding that the IRS explain why.

According to the Wall Street Journal, whose editors have seen the document, Jordan sent a letter Monday to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen asking why Taibbi was the target of the unannounced and unusual home visit.

During that hearing, Taibbi was grilled by Democrats who attempted to get him to reveal his sources, in total ignorance of the First Amendment. The same week, FTC Chair Lina Khan demanded that Twitter produce a list of all journalists who’d been given access to the Twitter Files as part of their investigation into Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, a move Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Jordan pushed back on.




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