House Committee Releases Shocking Report

In a shocking revelation, Rep. Jim Jordan has uncovered documents that suggest federal law enforcement officials were targeting law-abiding Americans in the wake of the Capitol incident on January 6th. According to Jordan, these agencies were using financial institutions to identify potential extremists by flagging seemingly innocent purchases and search terms associated with former President Donald Trump.

This disturbing news comes from a letter sent by Jordan to Noah Bishoff, the former director of the Treasury Department’s Office of Stakeholder Integration and Engagement. The letter details how these agencies were urging financial institutions to comb through customer transactions for potentially dangerous keywords like “TRUMP” and “MAGA,” or even innocuous items like “religious texts” and “bus tickets.” It seems that even purchasing a Bible could have landed you on the government’s watchlist.

But it gets worse. According to Jordan’s letter, Key Bank was actively encouraging financial institutions to search for any transactions related to the purchasing of “small arms” or “sporting goods.” That’s right, folks. If you have ever bought a hunting rifle or a fishing pole, you may have been flagged as a potential active shooter or domestic terrorist. Talk about Big Brother watching your every move.

This level of intrusive surveillance is even more alarming considering that it was supposedly sparked by the events of January 6th. But sources familiar with the investigation have revealed that the government’s interest in monitoring private purchases went far beyond that. In fact, there were no specific time frames or limitations for banks to search for customer transactions, meaning that federal agents likely expanded their investigation well beyond the January 6th incident.

It’s not just the government’s overreach that is concerning, but also the invasion of American’s privacy and civil liberties. Jordan’s letter raises serious doubts about FinCEN’s respect for fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Americans should not have to worry about being surveilled and targeted simply for exercising their Second Amendment rights or their support for President Trump.

It’s clear that the government’s excessive surveillance and data collection is a violation of our constitutional rights. The use of private financial information without legal process or proper protocols to safeguard privacy is unacceptable. And let’s not forget the role that financial institutions played in all of this. The fact that they willingly cooperated and even went so far as to distribute these lists to other banks raises serious ethical concerns.

 

Now, Jordan is calling for Bishoff to testify and shed light on the extent of the government’s mass accumulation of private information and their disregard for Americans’ rights. It’s time for FinCEN to be held accountable for their actions and for the private sector to reevaluate their involvement in law enforcement matters.

At the end of the day, this is just another example of the government’s overreach and abuse of power. It’s a disturbing reminder that our privacy and rights are constantly under attack, and it’s up to us to speak out and demand that our leaders protect them. We cannot allow our country to become a surveillance state where we are all presumed guilty until proven innocent. It’s time for our government to remember that we are a nation of laws and that our rights are worth fighting for.

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