According to House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, an IRS agent stopped by his home on the same day that Twitterfile journalist Matt Taibi testified about the government’s weaponization.
According to a Wall Street editorial, Jordan has met with IRS Commissioner Daniel Warfel in hopes of finding out the truth as to why federal agents showed up at Taibi’s New Jersey home on March 9 and left the note. I sent a letter to the Ministry of Finance on Monday. Journal citing letters.
The memo reportedly instructed Taibbi to call the IRS in four days.
When he did so, the agent told him that both his 2018 and 2021 tax returns were rejected due to identity theft concerns.
Taibbi has been heavily involved in investigating and reporting Twitter files. This is a pile of internal documents from the social media giant aimed at exposing unwarranted bias in the company’s past content his moderation and previous contacts with the social media giant and government officials. It is based on.
The journalist spoke to a congressman before a special subcommittee on federal weaponization and testified about what he had learned from the Twitter files, the same day he told the panel about the IRS agent’s visit. bottom.
According to the journal, Taibbi submitted documents to the committee stating that his return for 2018 was electronically approved, and that the IRS had had problems with him or his accountant for the past 4¹/² years. was not
His 2021 return was initially denied, he said, and was denied again despite reapplying and then reapplying by an accountant with an IRS-provided PIN number.
In both cases, Mr. Taibi said it was not a financial issue and that the IRS actually owed him a “significant” amount, the paper said.
Taibbi made it clear in a tweet Monday night that he was not interested in commenting on the letter.
“For those who are asking, I do not want to comment on the IRS issue while a response to Chairman @Jim_Jordan’s letter is pending,” Taibbi wrote. I felt the committee should be made aware of the situation.”
The revelations about the IRS visit came after subcommittee Taibi and a Democrat butted heads during his hour-long testimony, along with fellow Twitter Files journalist Michael Shellenberger. .
Taibi, a longtime Rolling Stone magazine reporter, responded to a jab from Virgin Islands Rep. rice field.