Agent Admits IRS Spies With AI, Targets ‘Small People’

Feb 23, 2024 | Political News

Just as millions of Americans are facing tax season, an apparent IRS agent was caught on video admitting that the agency deliberately targets “the small people.”

According to a post on X by investigative journalist James O’Keefe, agent Alex Mena, a member of Criminal Investigations, says his fellow agents are “a**holes, all of them.”

When asked by an O’Keefe Media citizen journalist about the IRS’s use of artificial intelligence, Mena responded that the agency uses the technology to investigate people by accessing banking information.

“They can see the amount in your bank account, yes,” Mena said on the recording. The reporter then asked whether the action was Constitutionally permitted, to which Mena responded with a laugh, “I doubt it.”

Mena added that the AI is not directly in the control of the IRS, but is rather operated by the Department of Justice and the Inspector General.