Fox News’ Tucker Carlson reported that Bank of America searched through customer transactions to target people who may have been involved in the Capitol riot and handed information over to federal authorities.
At the request of federal investigators, the bank identified 211 customers who fit the profile after making purchases in the D.C. area or spending money on flights or accommodation in the days around the Capital riot.
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
.@TuckerCarlson says he has evidence that Bank of America is sharing “transaction records” with the federal government in an attempt to find Capitol rioters, including ANY purchases made with a debit or credit card in DC. pic.twitter.com/o3aeB8ydU3
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 5, 2021
He also accused the bank of treating its customers ‘like a member of Al Qaeda’ for handing over the information.
Carlson later accused the left of ‘creating extremists like they did in Iraq’ as he hit out at federal attempts to identify domestic terrorists from the Capitol riot, stating that it was ‘dramatically elevating the chance that something really awful is going to happen’.
WTF country are we living in? https://t.co/JsdvdE9kYg
— Reaganette (@Ezinger44) February 5, 2021
Completely unacceptable. Why are now China, except it’s the corporate oligarchy running things https://t.co/w3mcYGXQO4
— ScottAllanCole (@scottallancole) February 5, 2021
Is this true .@BankofAmerica ? I will immediately pull all my funds if it is.
This is not acceptable. https://t.co/yvkZTAa1AM
— “The Biderfly Effect” – Chaos starts with Dem (@Vertigo1776) February 5, 2021
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) February 5, 2021
The more I think about this, the more disturbing it is. https://t.co/CLMoQlB6zK
— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) February 5, 2021
@TuckerCarlson breaks the story that @BankofAmerica searched through customer data after Capitol riot without the consent or knowledge of its customers. As a customer, I am greatly disturbed by this and want answers from #bankofamerica
— Felicia (@FTCali) February 5, 2021
The Daily Mail notes,
It is not known at what other points Bank of America, or other U.S. banks, may have been asked to hand over information on customers.
Later in the show, Carlson again targeted federal authorities definition of ‘domestic terrorism’ as he accused them of not explaining what it is.
‘We’re starting to believe they are not defining it for a reason,’ he claimed.
He compared the events of January 6 to 9/11 and said that the pro-Trump mob ‘wasn’t terrorism, it was a riot’
‘So I wonder that’s the pretext upon which they are justifying 9/11 level surveillance suspension of civil liberties effectively martial law in the Capitol? It’s that?’ the host asked.
Following his monologue Tucker spoke to conservative commentator Saagar Enjet who stated: ‘I’m deeply troubled by the people who ruined Iraq and Afghanistan now trying to bring their methods to the United States.’
‘They are creating extremists like they did in Iraq,’ Carlson agreed.
‘Making it a dead certainty that somebody is going to be driven into total lunacy and do something terrible. I mean, they are making people crazy. And dramatically elevating the chance that something really awful is going to happen. I’m upset about it.’
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