The IRS continues to raise eyebrows after Substack journalist, Matt Taibbi, reported receiving an unannounced visit from an IRS agent at his New Jersey residence. Taibbi testified before the newly Republican-created Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government about what he learned about Twitter on the same day of the visit. The IRS has not offered an immediate response to inquiries made by Fox News Digital, including the frequency of agent visits to homes and whether Taibbi's involvement in "Twitter Files" had any relevance to the visit.
The "Twitter Files" include revealing details on Twitter's ban of former President Trump and censorship of opinions in relation to COVID-19. The Wall Street Journal criticized the IRS and its practice of sending agents to make unannounced visits to taxpayers' homes. Members of Congress, including Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Jim Jordan, have also raised concerns about the IRS targeting political enemies of the Democrats. While Taibbi refrained from speaking further on the issue, he criticized House Democrats as "comically inept" during a Capitol Hill hearing while IRS agents made their unannounced visit to his home.