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(Activist Post) Continuing the chilling display of corruption and authoritarianism put out by the Biden administration, Rep. Stacey Plaskett, the Democratic delegate representing the Virgin Islands in the US Congress, has waged a war on independent journalist Matt Taibbi by accusing him of perjury and hinting at a potential five-year imprisonment sentence. This blatant attempt to silence a journalist shines a spotlight on the increasing threat to free press in the United States.
Previously, during a House Judiciary Select Subcommittee hearing on the Federal Government’s Weaponization, Plaskett had dismissed Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger as “so-called journalists” and sought to discredit their testimony on government pressure influencing speech restrictions on Twitter. In a letter obtained by investigative journalist Lee Fang, Plaskett cites alleged errors in Taibbi’s work to bolster her claim of perjury and reminds him that giving false testimony to Congress carries a penalty of up to five years in prison.
The basis for Plaskett’s perjury accusation lies in…Congresswoman Threatens Matt Taibbi with Years in Prison Over Reporting on Twitter Files – Activist Post