The House Judiciary Committee and the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, both chaired by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), are finally exposing the DOJ and FBI abuses of power —and it sounds like it’s worse than many first envisioned.
The Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government had a hearing Thursday and released an initial report containing allegations made by the whistleblowers.
One allegation in particular, one we’ve heard before, shows how little the Bureau cared for the rights of private citizens in the wake of January 6th, 2021.
“Just like FBI whistleblowers [Garret] O’Boyle and [Stephen] Friend, retired FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst George Hill provided the Committee with detailed allegations of FBI civil liberties abuses,” read the report.
“Specifically, he testified that following the events at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, Bank of America (BoA) gave the FBI’s Washington Field Office a list of individuals who had made transactions in the D.C., Maryland, Virginia area with a BoA credit or debit card between January 5 and January 7, 2021. He also testified that individuals who had previously purchased a firearm with a BoA product were elevated to the top of the list provided by BoA,” it also read.
Bank of America is the country’s second-largest bank —and they scanned through private customer records for the FBI, without a subpoena, to flag the following:
Were they in DC between January 5 and January 6?
Hotel-related purchases in DC, Virginia, or Maryland after January 6.
Airline-related purchases since January 6.
North Carolina Rep. Daniel Bishop blasted the move during Thursday’s hearing, calling it “victimization at scale.”
“The Bank of America turned over the credit card transactions, whether for an aircraft or lodging or the purchase of a cup of coffee for everyone who decided to be in the Washington area, [and] the Northern Virginia area,” said Bishop.
“There are victims all over the place. All of the people suffered when the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security got involved in censorship, with social media platforms, millions and millions of tweets and narratives being taken down, that is victimization at scale. It must be resolved.”
“And the fact that those who profess to be most concerned about victimization of people by law enforcement in this country, join in the victimization of you. I think that’s the takeaway, at least for me, from this hearing,” Bishop said.