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.
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