Bank of America Allegedly Informed FBI on Jan. 6

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Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are investigating Bank of America for potentially “voluntarily” giving the FBI confidential information on people who made purchases near January 6, 2021 — specifically those who bought firearms using a Bank of America card.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), chairman of the Subcommittee on the Administrative State, Regulatory Reform, and Antitrust, sent a letter to Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan demanding information on the company’s communications with the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) pertaining to the events that transpired at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, according to a Judiciary Committee press release.

A report released late last month by the Judiciary Committee and Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government highlighted a whistleblower testimony claiming Bank of America “voluntarily and without any legal process” provided the FBI with a list of individuals with a Bank of America credit or debit card who made transactions in Washington, D.C. between January 5 and January 7, 2021.

Jordan and Massie also said the committee heard testimony that people who bought a firearm using a Bank of America card were elevated to the top of the list regardless of when or where they made the purchase.

“We require your cooperation in investigating these facts,” the congressmen wrote in the letter to the bank.

Jordan and Massie said retired FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst George Hill testified that Bank of America “with no directive from the FBI, data-mined its customer base” and sent a “huge list” of confidential customer information to the agency.

“This testimony is alarming,” they wrote. “According to veteran FBI employees, [Bank of America] provided, without any legal process, private financial information of Americans to the most powerful law-enforcement entry in the country.”

The congressmen directed Bank of America to turn over all communications from January 1, 2021, to the present relating to the provision of financial records to the FBI, along with all communications relating to any internal database of firearm purchases made by Bank of America customers.

In a statement to Fox News, Bank of America said it “follows all applicable laws and regulatory requirements to receive, evaluate, process, safeguard, and narrowly respond to law enforcement requests.”

The Dallas Express reached out to the FBI but the agency declined to comment.

As previously reported by The Dallas Express, the FBI performed unjustified data searches on hundreds of American citizens who were present at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and people who participated in the nationwide protests that followed the murder of George Floyd, as revealed in a declassified Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court opinion.

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