‘Twitter Files’ Reporter Rips ‘Reprehensible’ Dem ‘And Your Sleazy Red-Baiting Pals’

Matt Taibbi and Rep. Ted Lieu

At a glance

  • “Twitter Files” journalist Matt Taibbi engaged in a viral sparring match with Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., over the latest installment of Twitter revelations that implicates Democratic lawmakers.
  • Taibbi reported on Thursday that top Democrats including California Rep. Adam Schiff, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal falsely claimed in 2018 that Russian actors on Twitter were elevating the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo, referring to the Devin Nunes report about flaws in the Trump-Russia investigation, despite being told directly by Twitter executives that it found no evidence that Russian bots were behind it.
  • Lieu accused Taibbi of reciting “Kremlin talking points,” which Taibbi called “reprehensible,” adding that Lieu “and your sleazy red-baiting pals in congress should be ashamed.”

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