(TargetLiberty.org) – House Republicans are going to be probing into whether Bank of America had “voluntarily” handed over to the FBI a list of all of their customers that had made purchases on or around the days of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. This included a list of all those who had purchased firearms using their bank-issued credit and debit cards.
The House Judiciary Committee, its Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, and the Subcommittee on the Administrative State, Regulatory Reform, and Antitrust are “conducting oversight” on how the FBI received information about American citizens.
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, the chair of the full committee and the Weaponization subcommittee, and Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., the chair of the Subcommittee on the Administrative State, Regulatory Reform, and Antitrust, sent a letter to Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan in which they are requesting more information about how the bank cooperated with the intelligence agency. In the letter, they specify that they need his cooperation to investigate the records that were provided that contained customer data. The letter has a deadline for the data to be submitted on June 8.
The investigation is the result of an FBI whistleblower recently testifying that Bank of America had handed over data about American citizens who had made purchases using their debit or credit card between Jan. 5 and Jan. 7, 2021, without being instructed to do so by the FBI. The committee further noted that they had been told that all those who had purchased firearms regardless of when the firearms were purchased had been pushed to “the top of the list regardless of when or where the purchase was made.”
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