The idea that Americans can no longer trust financial institutions to protect their data is beginning to take hold in the aftermath of the chaotic events in Washington D.C. that have been used by the one-party state to target its political enemies.
(Article by Chris Donaldson republished from TrendingPolitics.com)
Following the January 6th protest for election integrity that resulted in the brief occupation of the U.S. capitol by Trump supporters and provocateurs, Democrats and their media partners seized the opportunity to redefine dissent as domestic terrorism and are enlisting corporations in their battle.
On Thursday’s edition of his Fox News show, host Tucker Carlson delivered a bombshell report on how one of the nation’s largest banks offered customer data to security state agencies that are targeting attendees at the rally.
According to Carlson:
“The idea that Americans can no longer trust financial institutions to protect their data is beginning to take hold in the aftermath of the chaotic events in Washington D.C. that have been used by the one-party state to target its political enemies.
Following the January 6th protest for election integrity that resulted in the brief occupation of the U.S. capitol by Trump supporters and provocateurs, Democrats and their media partners media seized the opportunity to redefine dissent as domestic terrorism and are enlisting corporations in the battle.”
Tucker Carlson reveals that Bank of America was flagging the purchasing history of its customers and sending it to the federal government in order to find out if they were involved in the Capitol riot.
The feds later interrogated a customer who was cleared of wrongdoing. pic.twitter.com/QtwNv8EaWQ
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 5, 2021
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.
Bank of America identified a total of 211 customers who met these “thresholds of interest.” At that point, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” has learned, Bank of America turned over the results of its internal scan to federal authorities, apparently without notifying the customers who were being spied upon. Federal investigators then interviewed at least one of these unsuspecting people. That person, we’ve learned, hadn’t done anything wrong and was cleared.
Imagine if you were that person. The FBI hauls you in for questioning in a terror investigation, not because you’ve done anything suspicious, but because you bought plane tickets and visited your country’s capital. Now they’re sweating you because your bank, which you trust with your most private information, has ratted you out without your knowledge. Because Bank of America did that, you are being treated like a member of Al Qaeda.
Carlson went on to suggest that what BOA did may not be lawful:
“It’s not even clear that what Bank of America did is even legal. We spoke to a number of lawyers about this, and some of them told us that what Bank of America did might, in fact, not be legal and could, in fact, be challenged in court. One knowledgeable attorney pointed us to 12 U.S.C. 3403. That’s a federal law that allows banks to tip off the feds to any information that “may be relevant to a possible violation of any statute or regulation.”
Now, the Justice Department instructs federal agents to remind banks of that law and, of course, they do so with maximum aggression. But the question is, what legally constitutes information that may be relevant to a possible crime? Does buying a muffin in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 5 make you a potential domestic extremist?
According to Bank of America, yes. Yes, it does.”
Things are spiraling out of control now and gaining momentum with the one-party state in the process of permanently transforming America into something dark and alien and the same corporations that proudly supported Black Lives Matter despite riots, burning, and looting that somehow is NOT domestic terrorism are eager and willing to help.
The question is if Bank Of America is doing this, what other banks and corporations are also giving customer information to America’s secret police.