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Biden uses IRS in intimidating investigative journalist at home

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While Joe Biden, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other members of the Biden administration are talking about freedom of expression, freedom of press, human rights and free and fair election, they are doing just the opposite with their own people thus proving, America is now under a cruel autocracy or fascist rule while the country has already turned into a Banana Republic.

According to media reports, the Internal Revenue Service has dispatched one of its enforcers to pay a call on one of the “Twitter Files” journalists, Matt Taibbi. Through series of posts, Matt Taibbi has exposed how US federal agents had directly intervened and used several staffs of Twitter is suppressing all contents related to Hunter Biden’s laptop news. They has also buried the explosive report of The New York Post, which had provided detailed information on Hunter’s criminal activities and corruption.

Prior to 2020 presidential election, left-leaning members of the federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other law enforcement agencies made such naked attempts as they thought, Joe Biden would miserably get defeated in the election once crimes and corruption of his son’s and other members of his family get exposed.

Twitter owner Elon Musk has selected a handful of reporters to be given access to internal company files and they’ve all been writing about how the government influenced the social media company to censor certain ideas the Biden administration opposes.

Matt Taibbi has been writing about those issues on his Substack page.

Now Off the Press reports that the IRS was at his door while he was testifying before the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government recently.

The agent arrived unannounced at Taibbi’s New Jersey home.

The report said, “Taibbi has been personally involved with revealing the ‘Twitter Files’, or installments of behind-the-scenes documents new Twitter CEO Elon Musk provided to show how the social media platform previously censored content and users, among other things”.

“What an amazing coincidence”, Michael Shellenberger, who was also involved with Musk and Twitter and also testified that same day, said on social media.

Musk wondered, “That’s very odd”.

And Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, pointed out, “This absolutely stinks to high heaven. The IRS has a troubling history of targeting the political enemies of Democrats”.

Representative Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, the chairman of the committee, immediately sent letters to the IRS and Treasury Department asking them for an explanation.

The Wall Street Journal said the IRS agent eventually left a note telling Matt Taibbi to call the federal bureaucracy that essentially trashed its own reputation by working with Democrats and even foreign sources to assemble the now-debunked “Russia collusion” conspiracy theory against President Trump in 2016.

One prominent agent at the bureau even promised his co-workers, back then, that he would not allow Donald Trump to become president.

Matt Taibbi said later he was told the agency had issues with some of his tax returns.

The Washington Examiner reported Taibbi’s testimony to Congress concerned the IRS coordination with the government to censor content.

Jim Jordan warned the IRS that it appeared to be an attempt to intimidate a witness before Congress.

“In light of the hostile reaction to Mr. Taibbi’s reporting among left-wing activists, and the IRS’s history as a tool of government abuse, the IRS’s action could be interpreted as an attempt to intimidate a witness before Congress”, Jim Jordan’s letter said.

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An internationally acclaimed multi-award-winning anti-militancy journalist, writer, research-scholar, counterterrorism specialist and editor of Blitz.. He regularly writes for local and international newspapers on diversified topics, including politics and counterterrorism. Follow him on Twitter @Salah_Shoaib


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