Even as he was appearing before Congress to discuss his findings of the weaponization of the federal government, Joe Biden’s corrupt IRS raided journalist Matt Taibbi’s home. And some Republicans want to know why.
House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel just what the hell the IRS’s stormtroopers thought they were doing raiding the home of a journalist at the same time he was testifying about the corruption he and Elon Musk found with the Twitter files.
Taibbi told the media that the reason the IRS had appeared at his door was because his 2018 and 2021 tax returns had been rejected due to identity theft concerns.
Per the New York Post:
The journalist told Jordan’s committee about the IRS agent’s visit that occurred the same day he spoke to House members before the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government to testify on what he learned from the Twitter Files.
Taibbi gave the committee documents that indicate his 2018 return had been electronically accepted and the IRS never told him or his accountants there was an issue with it over the last 4¹/₂ years, according to the Journal.
His 2021 return was at first rejected, and then rejected again after he refiled, despite his accountants refiling with an IRS-provided PIN number, he said.
This was nothing but an intimidation tactic.
Even if all the IRS was doing was trying actually help Taibbi with his filings, the timing is clearly a warning to him about the power and reach of the federal government.