Judiciary Committee: IRS Agent Used Fake Name to Trick His Way Into Citizen's Residence


After the Red Wave failed to appear as we hoped in November 2022, I wrote that all was not lost: at least we’d won the House, and that would have consequences. That has certainly been the case as the Judiciary Committee and the Oversight Committee have been working overtime to investigate this administration, its weaponization of government, President Biden’s Burisma dealings as well as his son those of his son Hunter, and more.


True, they don’t have prosecutorial power and are unable to do much more than investigate. Still, they have slowly been uncovering the corruption and rot at the core of the Biden administration. Hopefully, enough Americans are paying attention.

On Friday, Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) revealed that an Internal Revenue Service agent used an alias to try to trick a taxpayer into letting him into her home. In a letter to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel, Jordan asked simply, “Why is the IRS using fake names to harass Americans?”

The Committee also released a press release, writing:

[We have] new information that an IRS agent visited an Ohio taxpayer on April 25, 2023, using a fake alias and deceptive tactics to secure entry into the taxpayer’s home. The letter raises serious concerns of the IRS abusing the civil liberties of American taxpayers and requests documents and communications related to the deceptive field visit. The House Judiciary Committee and the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government continue to examine how to best protect Americans’ fundamental freedoms.

They reminded Werful of the IRS’ stunningly partisan behavior in sending agents to the home of journalist Matt Taibbi—while he was testifying in front of Congress. It was an obvious and obscene example of government intimidation:


On March 27, 2023, the Committee previously wrote to you and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen about an IRS agent visiting—unannounced and unprompted—the home of journalist Matt Taibbi. Incredibly, at the time of the visit, Mr. Taibbi was testifying before the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government about how the federal government pressured, coerced, and even directed technology companies to take certain actions related to digital content. The Committee is continuing to investigate the IRS’s reasons for visiting Mr. Taibbi’s home and whether the visit was conducted in an attempt to intimidate a witness before Congress.

But now the Committee is accusing the agency of tricking another U.S. citizen with these third-world-style tactics. Here is a summary of what occurred: In April 2023, an IRS agent visited an Ohio resident’s home, lied about his real identity, talked his way into the house, then suddenly alleged the homeowner owed the IRS a “substantial amount.” However, the incredulous taxpayer had never received such a notice from the agency.

Turns out the agent was lying about the amount due on the estate—he was actually there to discuss delinquent tax filings. When the homeowner called her attorney, he asked the agent to leave, and the agent responded, “I am an IRS agent, I can be at and go into anyone’s house at any time I want to be.” He also threatened to freeze all her assets and put a lien on her house if she didn’t pay up in a week’s time.


Sounds kind of like a Mafia operation, doesn’t it?

IRS agents using aliases showing up unannounced at your residence and threatening you over apparently minor tax issues? It’s not something I would have ever thought we’d see in the country.

Jim Jordan doesn’t like it either, writing:

This behavior from an IRS agent to an American taxpayer—providing an alias, using deception to secure entry into the taxpayer’s home, and then filing an Inspector General complaint against a police officer examining that matter—is highly concerning. As the Committee continues to examine how to best protect Americans’ fundamental freedoms and to assist the Committee in its oversight, we ask that you please provide the following documents and information [a detailed list of documents follows].

RedState has been reporting on the many House investigations and will continue to do so. Many commenters, however, express frustration that committees are powerless to hold people accountable; only the partisan, corrupt Department of Justice can do that, and they clearly have no interest in doing so unless the subject is a conservative. I see a lot of reaction similar to this:

Despite opinions like the one expressed above, I still think these investigations and reports are worthwhile. Are they everything we want? No. But as the saying goes, sunlight is the best disinfectant. Keep shining a bright light on the filth that constantly flows from this administration, keep their feet held to the fire, and let the American people see what’s going on behind the scenes. Then, just possibly, voters will kick these clowns out of office in ’24.


See also:

Details on IRS Effort Against Matt Taibbi ‘Raise More Questions Than They Answer’

IRS Chief: I Didn’t Retaliate Against Hunter Biden Probe Whistleblowers—It Was the DOJ

NEW: Second IRS Hunter Biden Whistleblower Comes Forward, Gets Threatened With Criminal Prosecution


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