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Progressive journalist and Twitter Files figure Matt Taibbi on Wednesday appeared to pinpoint the timeline of the Internal Revenue Service’s launch of its investigation on him, further fueling suspicion that the probe was politically-motivated,
The IRS’s started its investigation of Taibbi as he was preparing to testify before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Government Weaponization. In the hearing earlier this year, Taibbi – whose profile was raised via his coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protests a decade ago – notably sparred with Ranking Member Stacey Plaskett, D-Virgin Islands, over the legitimacy of aspects of his Twitter Files role.
In an interview Wednsday on “America Reports, Taibbi confirmed the timeline referenced in a recent letter from Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, to IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel, wherein the agency opened an examination into the journalist’s 2018 tax return on Christmas Eve 2022, which notably fell on a Saturday.
Ironically, the IRS sent an agent out to Taibbi’s home on January 27, 2023 – the very same day he testified before Congress about the Twitter Files.
But ultimately, instead of catching Taibbi avoiding his taxes, the IRS probe concluded that the federal government owed him a substantial tax refund.
“I don’t think there’s really a whole lot of doubt that this was somehow politically motivated,” Taibbi said, “At least it has the appearance of that. And I think they need to answer some questions about why they made this decision.”
“It’s hard not to see this as some kind of retaliation or an attempt to intimidate. Maybe not me, but future reporters who would look at this kind of material,” he warned.
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— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 24, 2023
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