In a breaking story from Fox News, it was revealed that federal investigators asked banks for private customer transactions using “MAGA” and “Trump” for their investigation on January 6th.
Documents also showed that purchases from Dick’s Sporting Goods, Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops, and more were also searched by federal investigators.
Many of these banks handed over information without the proper procedures.
'Alarming' surveillance: Feds asked banks to search private transactions for terms like ‘MAGA,’ ‘Trump’
One bank allegedly handed over information to FBI 'voluntarily and without any legal process'https://t.co/RzDaPDIp4K
— Steve Gruber (@stevegrubershow) January 17, 2024
Read more from Fox News here:
House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan said the documents obtained by the committee indicate that after Jan. 6, 2021, the Treasury Department’s Office of Stakeholder Integration and Engagement in the Strategic Operations of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, distributed materials to financial institutions that outlined “typologies” of “various persons of interest” and provided the banks with “suggested search terms and Merchant Category Codes for identifying transactions on behalf of federal law enforcement.”
The materials included a document recommending the use of generic terms like “Trump” and “MAGA” to “search Zelle payment messages” as well as a “prior FinCEN analysis” of “Lone Actor/Homegrown Violent Extremism Indicators.”
“According to this analysis, FinCEN warned financial institutions of ‘extremism’ indicators that include ‘transportation charges, such as bus tickets, rental cars, or plane tickets, for travel areas with no apparent purpose,’ or ‘the purchase of books (including religious texts) and subscriptions to other media containing extremist views,’” Jordan detailed in a letter to the former director of FinCEN, Noah Bishoff, a career employee.
“In other words, FinCEN used large financial institutions to comb through the private transactions of their customers for suspicious charges on the basis of protected political and religious expression,” Jordan wrote.
Jordan and the committee are requesting Bishoff appear for a transcribed interview on the matter, saying he may “possess information necessary for our oversight.”
This is a massive breach of privacy and shows the extent to which our government will go to prosecute innocent people.
JUST WOW. This is profiling on another level.
While Feds are combing through your bank statements looking for anything MAGA or TRUMP, now it’s suspect to go to sporting good stores – but only the “redneckest” ones 🙄 if you buy your fishing lures at Walmart, you’re no threat https://t.co/vvs8Fb6O7t
— 🇺🇸 From the Desk of Kat 🇺🇸 (@KATillacgrills) January 17, 2024
…apparently, if you shopped at Bass Pro, Cabellas or Dick's Sporting Goods your name is on the list…BOA is the most compliant bank…
— Joe Biden Showered With His Own Daughter (@realGregKarnes) January 17, 2024
If you need more proof.
Just Sunday, NBC reported that there was a group of people who were preparing to remove President Trump from office if he wins the 2024 election.
A circle of appointees independent of Trump’s political operation steered him away from ideas that would have pushed the limits of presidential power in his last term, according to books they’ve written and testimony given to Congress. Most were gone by the end. In a new term, many former officials worry that Trump would instead surround himself with loyalists unwilling to say no.
Trump has raised fresh questions about his intentions if he regains power by putting forward a legal theory that a president would be free to do nearly anything with impunity — including assassinate political rivals — so long as Congress can’t muster the votes to impeach him and throw him out of office.
Now, bracing for Trump’s potential return, a loose-knit network of public interest groups and lawmakers is quietly devising plans to try to foil any efforts to expand presidential power, which could include pressuring the military to cater to his political needs.
Those taking part in the effort told NBC News they are studying Trump’s past actions and 2024 policy positions so that they will be ready if he wins in November. That involves preparing to take legal action and send letters to Trump appointees spelling out consequences they’d face if they undermine constitutional norms.
“We’re already starting to put together a team to think through the most damaging types of things that he [Trump] might do so that we’re ready to bring lawsuits if we have to,” said Mary McCord, executive director of the Institution for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at Georgetown Law.
Meanwhile, have you seen this?
Weiss Reports: 1,200 Banks Have “Imminent Risk Of Failure” [99% Accurate]
Earlier today I brought you this report:
Yeah, you think that's a bad sign?
We've been warning you!
In fact, we recently told you about a major warning published by Weiss Reports that not many of you saw, so I wanted to bring it to your attention again.
You're going to want to pay very close attention to this!
But first I want to show you four stories that have broken after we originally brought you this warning from Weiss Reports.
First was this:
And finally this:
You starting to get a "meta narrative" here?
Starting to see the big picture?
Weiss Ratings saw it a few months ago, and now I want to give you that report once again, which I think is more relevant now than even when it was first released.
They seem to have nailed it.
Did you think the Banking Crisis was over?
I sure hope it is, but honestly folks I have to keep sounding the alarm because I don't think it is.
So while I'd love to bring you "hopium" and positivity, I'd even more prefer to bring you TRUTH.
Because I don't want anyone to say "why didn't you warn us?"
This is me warning you.
It's also Weiss Ratings.
Somehow they fly under the radar, but they should get MUCH more attention than they do.
Unlike the big financial firms who have one ratings agency under one part of their company and then a brokerage house under the other part of their company (a HUGE conflict of interest), Weiss is an independent ratings agency.
Founded in 1971, the company has a stellar track record.
Almost unbelievably so.
How did they far in the 2008 crash?
From their website:
Ok, so a company that was 99.8% accurate in warning about 464 of 465 failed banks is probably someone we should listen to right now.
So what are they saying right now?
It's 2008 times 3 as Weiss is now warning that 1,200 banks are at immediate risk of failure:
Weiss Ratings, who rates banks, and has been accurate over 95%, predicts over 1,200 banks are in imminent risk of failure. Might be a good idea to go to Weiss Ratings and check your bank.
— SueDinNY (@SueDinNY) May 16, 2023
Here's more from their June 5 article:
I have an urgent message and an equally urgent, today-only recommendation. But first the facts …
Based on year-end 2022 data, our Bank Safety Ratings showed there were close to 4,250 banks and credit unions at present or future risk of failure.
That was both shocking and controversial.
Now, there are 5,274.
That’s bound to be even more shocking and controversial.
So, let me take this opportunity to provide full disclosure of our methodology and philosophy.
First and foremost, we’re not here to protect the banks or make mealy-mouthed excuses for bad management and government meddling. That’s their “job.”
Our job is to help protect the customer and the investor. That’s why we never have accepted — and never will accept — payment from the institutions for our ratings.
The data comes from the FDIC. They’re the ones who collect quarterly reports from the banks and then provide the data to research or ratings firms like ours.
Then our computer models crunch the data and generate the ratings. No bias. No second-guessing or cherry-picking. It is what it is.
But built into our models is our view of what’s important, what’s safe and what’s not safe. So, at the end of the day, our rating is an expression of our opinion.
Other analysts are free to have their opinions, and if they differ from ours, we can have a reasoned debate about who’s on target or who’s not.
Then, let history be the judge.
Opinions are also tied to goals. So, let me say it again: Our goal is to protect the bank customer and investor.
And with rare exception, they tell us the last thing they want is to get caught up in a bank failure.
Dallas Brown from Weiss was on Glenn Beck's show this week and I have to show you this interview:
You may have noticed Glenn brought up gold.
Gold has been the ONE currency to have stood the test of time.
Literally "God's Money" it has never gone to zero and by all accounts never will.
And the Central Banks know it.
I always say: watch what they DO, not what they SAY.
There's a phrase on Wall Street called "talking your book".
It's a pretty evil thing...
Basically what it means is while you are telling the world one thing, you are secretly doing the exact opposite behind the scenes.
Because if you can make the entire market panic (retirees, workers contributing to 401ks, people trying to get ahead with investments), then you can swoop in while they're panicking and buy on the cheap!
Vice-versa, if you can create euphoria, you can get the public to buy in at exactly the wrong time....all while you cash out.
It's what Wall Street has been doing forever.
And history is repeating itself right now with Gold and Silver -- in my opinion.
For the last year, central banks across the globe have been buying up as much gold (and often silver) as they can acquire without raising alarm bells.
Now, we see why.
The recent bank runs and ongoing collapse of the U.S. banking system was anticipated by the "elites" and the central bankers who run things behind the scenes. They saw it coming and knew the best way to protect their assets was through physical precious metals.
So...the only question is, are you going to do what they TELL YOU or do what they DO themselves?
It's why Jim Cramer is wrong almost EVERY time on CNBC.
His job is not to give you great Financial Advice.
I sure hope you didn't think that.
No, his job is to "talk the books" for Wall Street and get the narrative out that they want!
Even if it's wrong -- like it is over and over and over.
So, what can you do?
You can do what the Central Banks are doing...get some Gold and Silver.
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Central bankers aren't slowing down. In fact, nations like China and even U.S. states like Tennessee are quickly but quietly buying up gold to back their own treasuries. When the writing on the wall is this clear, it's understandable why these governments are moving quickly to get ahead of any potential economic catastrophes in store.
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Don't wait too long, according to Weiss we have more bank failures right around the corner.
You know what has NEVER "failed"?
Gold. Precious metals. Indestructible.
There's a reason they call it "God's money".
Watch this for more: