CUSTOMERS OF BASS PRO-SHOPS AND BIBLE BUYERS TARGETED BY FEDS
"Congressman Jim Jordan has uncovered a completely insane and broadly dangerous targeting of millions of Americans for buying a fishing rod and reel or purchasing a bible. I hope the federal officials involved are held to account by Congress, " says Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate.
WASHINGTON (TND) - The federal government warned banks that persons of interest in the January 6 Capitol riots may spend money on bibles or at Bass Pro Shop, according to a letter from the House Committee and Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.
In the letter, Rep. Jim Jordan, R- Ohio., detailed findings by the committee that the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued documents to financial institutions warning of transactions typical of suspected Jan 6 participants. These included transactions titled "Trump" and "MAGA."
Also included were warnings for purchases of "religious texts" and small firearms from sporting good stores like Dick's, Cabela's and Bass Pro Shop.
Rep. Jordan went on to demand former FinCEN Director of the Office of Stakeholder Integration and Engagement Noah Bishoff appear for an interview with the committee to learn more about FinCEN's actions.
Federal investigators asked U.S. banks to scour customer transactions for key terms like 'MAGA' and 'Trump' to identify 'extremism' in the aftermath of January 6, shocking details uncovered by Republicans reveal.
According to bombshell documents obtained by the House's 'weaponization' committee led by Chairman Jim Jordan, the federal government has been 'watching' Americans who frequent outdoor stores that sell guns - or who are religious.
Treasury Department officials suggested that banks review transactions at sporting and recreational supplies stores like Cabela's, Dick's Sporting Goods and Bass Pro Shops in order 'to detect customers whose transactions may reflect 'potential active shooters.''
Jim Jordan: This is financial surveillance at its worst