A whistleblower has alleged that Bank of America provided the FBI with a list of customers who made transactions in or around Washington D.C. between January 5th and 7th, 2021.
The whistleblower claimed that the bank had “no directive from the FBI” to compile the list and that it also prioritized customers who had purchased firearms using their debit or credit card.
The Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government is investigating the allegations, and Democrats on the Judiciary Committee have questioned the credibility of the whistleblower’s testimony.
Bank of America has not commented on the matter, and the FBI has stated that it follows the law and the facts and will never open an investigation based solely on First Amendment-protected activity. Takeaways: Bank of America is accused of providing customer data to the FBI without a directive from the agency.
The data reportedly included information about customers who purchased firearms. The allegations are part of a broader investigation into civil liberties abuses by executive branch agencies. The credibility of the whistleblower’s testimony has been questioned by Democrats on the Judiciary Committee.
The FBI has stated that it follows the law and the facts and will not open an investigation based solely on First Amendment-protected activity.