That’s a strange coincidence.
According to a report from The Daily Wire, IRS agents visited the New Jersey home of Twitter Files journalist Matt Taibbi the same day he was testifying on the Hill about the dangers of the weaponization of government; they even left him a creepy note.
From The Daily Wire:
Several installments of the Twitter Files, a set of internal documents Twitter CEO Elon Musk provided to Taibbi and other handpicked reporters, indicate that the platform had multiple ways of silencing conservatives, such as shadow bans and outright suspensions. IRS agents appeared at Taibbi’s residence in New Jersey on March 9, the same day he testified before the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.
The agent left a note instructing him to call the agency four days later; Taibbi was informed during the call that his 2018 and 2021 tax returns were rejected over identity theft concerns.
House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent a letter on Monday, which was seen by the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal, to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel demanding information about the home visit.
Taibbi provided the House Judiciary Committee with documents proving his IRS return from 2018 had been electronically accepted; the agency and his accountants had not told him about any concerns with the filing over the past five years. The return from 2021 was rejected, refiled, and then rejected for a second time. Taibbi said the issue with the return was not “monetary.”
Watch the clip below:
???? MUST WATCH: IRS SHOWS UP AT HOME OF TWITTER FILES JOURNALIST ON THE DAY HE TESTIFIED TO CONGRESS pic.twitter.com/2LPZMCzbbl
— Weaponization Committee (@Weaponization) March 28, 2023
House Judiciary Chair and Chair of the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government Jim Jordan shared a Wall Street Journal piece from the editorial board conceding that the GOP may be getting somewhere in its investigation of the federal government.
The very day Matt Taibbi testified before the @Weaponization Committee, the IRS showed up at his house.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) March 28, 2023