The Democrats have not exactly been ecstatic about the “Twitter Files” and the damming revelations that came out of them, so now they’re threatening to ARREST the journalists who took part in exposing what their party did to the American people,
Independent Journalist Matt Taibbi was the victim of this when Virgin Islands Democrat Rep. Stacey Plaskett menacingly suggested he could go to prison for years for writing about the Twitter Files on his Substack. Plaskett threatened Taibbi with up to five years behind bars, falsely claiming that he lied under oath in his congressional testimony.
In a letter Plaskett claimed that Taibbi “intentionally” provided false information during his testimony while laying out very clearly where such actions could land him. “Under the federal perjury statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1621, providing false information is punishable by up to five years imprisonment,” Plaskett said.
The Democrats have grown increasingly hostile towards journalists who don’t carry water for them. Anyone who DARES to expose what’s actually happening in the Democrat corrupted federal government is public enemy number one!
Press freedom organizations slammed the threat as a “disturbing intimidation tactic.”
“It’s disturbing that a member of Congress would attempt to threaten a journalist with imprisonment for summarizing his reporting during a congressional hearing,” said Seth Stern, the director of advocacy with the Freedom of the Press Foundation, “It seems apparent that she had no good faith basis to threaten a perjury prosecution and that the threat is an intimidation tactic.”
“Whatever one may think of Taibbi or his reporting on the Twitter files, baselessly threatening to imprison journalists is reprehensible,” noted Stern.
For Taibbi, he’s no stranger to this. In fact, it’s not even the first time he’s bumped heads with Rep. Plaskett.
Back in March she tried to diminish his credibility by referring to him as a “so-called journalist.”
Plaskett also accused Taibbi of misleading the public and members of Congress with reporting that was “rife with numerous other false and misleading claims.”
Other House Dems have made similar claims attacking Taibbi. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tweeted that the entire oversight hearing about DHS influence into social media “was based on these errors,” citing MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan. The lawmaker called the hearing a waste of “tons of public time and dollars.”
Of course that’s laughable because the theatrical J6 committee wasting more than $100 million in taxpayer money didn’t seem to be a “waste” by her standards.
And this anti-journalist stance spreads far beyond just the House Dems. You may recall that the federal government demanded a complete list of every journalist who had access to the Twitter files – leading many to speculate the Biden regime had something up its sleeve to SILENCE these reporters.
And then let’s not forget the weaponized IRS who deployed an agent to the home of Matt Taibbi RIGHT BEFORE he was set to testify hoping to intimidate him into keeping his mouth shut!