We all know what bureaucrats do with sensitive financial info.
No one has forgotten about the weaponization of The IRS under Lois Lerner, and The Obama Administration. Now The FBI is being used for obtaining the bank info of protestors who visited D.C. on January 6th.
According to sources, Judicial Watch has filed the lawsuit, and more than one financial institution handed data over to the feds.
We already know that one of those institutions was Bank of America, but we need to ask ourselves a different question: why were they so ready to give out customer data?
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I thought a bank was supposed to take care of its customers?
Only time will tell where this goes, but two things are for certain: The FBI has overstepped its boundaries, and these banks do NOT care about their customers.
Check out these reports:
"Judicial Watch is suing the Department of Justice (DOJ) for records of communications between the FBI and major banks that gave officials data on financial transactions on Jan. 5 and 6 by suspects linked to the Jan. 6 incursion on Capitol Hill."https://t.co/rsubSjTztG
— Infowars Army GFW (@ArmyIWGFW) July 8, 2021
‼️We want the details on what looks to be an UNPRECEDENTED ABUSE of the financial privacy of COUNTLESS AMERICANS BY BIG BANKS & THE FBI,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “THE FBI’s STONEWALLING & NON-DENIAL OF OUR REQUESTS SPEAKS VOLUMES” https://t.co/H7WaaXx1XF
— CalGalRed4Life (@CalGalRed4Life) July 9, 2021
Just The News gave us some details on the lawsuit:
“We want the details on what looks to be an unprecedented abuse of the financial privacy of countless innocent Americans by big banks and the FBI,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. “The FBI’s stonewalling and non-denial denial of our request speak volumes.”
The watchdog is asking for all records of communication between the FBI and financial institutions, including Bank of America, Citibank, Chase Manhattan Bank, Discover, and American Express, among others. However, no time frame was given for the FBI and DOJ to respond to the request.
I saw a claim that Judicial Watch has sued to get the records showing the FBi requested the bank records of everyone in the D.C. area on January 6. 🤬
— Jay Flanagan (@jay_flanagan) July 8, 2021
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) February 7, 2021
Fox News featured an earlier report from Tucker Carlson detailing Bank of America’s collusion with The FBI:
“Tucker Carlson Tonight” has exclusively obtained evidence that Bank of America, the second-largest bank in the country with more than 60 million customers, is actively but secretly engaged in the hunt for extremists in cooperation with the government. Bank of America is, without the knowledge or the consent of its customers, sharing private information with federal law enforcement agencies. Bank of America effectively is acting as an intelligence agency, but they’re not telling you about it.
In the days after the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, Bank of America went through its own customers’ financial and transaction records. These were the private records of Americans who had committed no crime; people who, as far as we know, had absolutely nothing to do with what happened at the Capitol. But at the request of federal investigators, Bank of America searched its databases looking for people who fit a specific profile.
Here’s what that profile was: “1. Customers confirmed as transacting, either through bank account debit card or credit card purchases in Washington, D.C. between 1/5 and 1/6. 2. Purchases made for Hotel/Airbnb RSVPs in DC, VA, and MD after 1/6. 3. Any purchase of weapons or at a weapons-related merchant between 1/7 and their upcoming suspected stay in D.C. area around Inauguration Day. 4. Airline related purchases since 1/6.”
The first thing you should notice about that profile is that it’s remarkably broad. Any purchases of anything in Washington, D.C.; any overnight stay anywhere in an area spanning three jurisdictions and hundreds of miles; any purchase not just of legal firearms, but anything bought from a “weapons-related merchant,” T-shirts included; and any airline-related purchases — not just flights to Washington, but flights to anywhere, from Omaha to Thailand. That is an absurdly wide net.