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Whistleblower says Bank of America handed over private customer info to the FBI to flag gun...

• by JD Heyes

The most recent case in point: In February, a whistleblower testified in a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee that a significant financial institution had engaged in inappropriate data mining of its customers' bank information to assist the FBI in their investigations into the January 6 riots, Breitbart News reported this week.

Based on a transcript of his testimony reviewed by Breitbart News, George Hill, a retired FBI National Security Intelligence Supervisor who was stationed in the Boston Field Office in 2021, stated that Bank of America had supplied the FBI with a list of all customers who had made transactions in or around Washington D.C. between January 5 and 7, 2021.

So much for the Fourth Amendment's guarantee of citizens' privacy.

Bank of America had "no directive from the FBI' to compile the list," said Hill, adding that the bank gave priority to individuals who had purchased a firearm using any Bank of America product, such as a debit or credit card, by placing them at the top of the list.