The United States is quickly becoming a banana republic. …
Aside from the multiple, fake tribunals, President Trump is facing, Democrats are now threatening journalists with prison time—we are no longer a free nation.
Matt Taibbi made headlines for his seismic work on the Twitter files and was mysteriously visited by IRS agents in response. …
Now the Democrat establishment has gone one step further than that injustice by threatening Matt Taibbi with jail time…
According to sources, Democrat Stacey Plaskett sent Taibbi a letter threatening to jail him for an alleged clerical error, a tiny clerical error—just one letter.
We will get into those details below. …Read on and you’ll get the full picture of just how insane this is:
"I learned yesterday Virgin Islands Delegate and Ranking Member of the House…Stacey Plaskett is threatening me with prison, over her incredibly vicious and mistaken claim that I lied to Congress.
The threatened penalty is five years"https://t.co/3iqm7ai5Uo
— Geoffrey M. Young (@GeoffYoung4KY) April 21, 2023
The New York Post provided some background context:
In his testimony, Taibbi said executives at Twitter took orders from nonprofits such as the Election Integrity Partnership (EIP) and government agencies such as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) about which tweets should be censored.
But Hasan accused Taibbi of conflating the CISA with a private nonprofit — the Center for Internet Security — to falsely argue the government agency had colluded with Twitter.
Taibbi admitted to mistaking one for the other in a tweet but has not said anything about his congressional testimony.
Well we have a member of US congress threatening journalist Matt Taibbi with 5 year prison term for error of citing CISA vs CIS.
— Susan (@seswope) April 21, 2023
JUST IN: House Democrats threaten Twitter Files journalist Matt Taibbi with 5 years in prison.
Challenge the Washington elite ruling class and they will make sure to destroy you.https://t.co/PuT17myWo4
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) April 20, 2023
Fox News confirmed:
Del. Stacey Plaskett, D-V.I., the ranking member of the House Judiciary Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, sent a letter to Taibbi regarding a comment he told lawmakers, which she alleged included an error that was previously propped up by MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan in a tense interview exchange regarding the name of one of the federal agencies swept up in the Twitter Files.
The error was a specific reference to CISA, the government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, when he meant to refer to CIS, the Center for Internet Security, which is a private organization. Taibbi later addressed and corrected the error in his reporting.