Feds Exposed For Using Secret Portal Flagging MAGA & Trump Purchases; House Committee Report Reveals

by Jessica
Jim Jordan

According to a report by Daily Caller published on Thursday, March 7, 2024, federal law enforcement agencies have been using a “secret portal” to direct financial institutions to monitor and flag customer transactions that involve keywords such as “MAGA” and “Trump.”

This was revealed according to a report by the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.

The report, based on documents obtained by the committee, highlights the apparent targeting of conservative viewpoints by law enforcement.

The documents reveal that a web portal run by the Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC), a public-private partnership overseen by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI, was utilized to share guidance on identifying “extremists” with over 650 member companies.

This guidance included instructions to search for customer transactions containing keywords like “MAGA” and “Trump,” as well as purchases related to items such as “religious texts.”

The report indicates that financial institutions were treated by law enforcement as vehicles to identify suspected “domestic violent extremists.”

The committee’s report notes that “lawful transactions” were treated as suspicious and shared with financial institutions through covert channels.

These materials exhibited a clear bias against conservative viewpoints, as expressed in the report.

One intelligence product titled “Domestic Violent Extremists Likely Emboldened in Aftermath of Capitol Breach” specifically alerted financial institutions to monitor Americans who expressed opposition to firearm regulations, open borders, COVID-19 lockdowns, vaccine mandates, and the “deep state.”

The report further reveals emails sent by FBI officials directly to Bank of America, requesting specific searches.

One email, dated January 15, 2021, requested information on any customer who made transactions in Washington, D.C. between January 5-6 and had a “historical purchase” of a firearm or had purchased a hotel or Airbnb within that timeframe.

The report highlights that this request appears to have been made without legal process or individualized criminal nexus, thus raising concerns about privacy and due process.

Federal law enforcement officials also organized virtual meetings with institutions such as U.S. Bank, Paypal, Wells Fargo, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, and more, as part of investigations into the events of January 6.

During a hearing on the report, House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan expressed concern over the lack of legal process and notification to customers regarding the acquisition of their information by the federal government.

He emphasized that the government should not be colluding with banks to target Americans engaging in legal and constitutional behaviour.

The report sheds light on the alarming practices employed by federal law enforcement agencies to collect information on American citizens without proper oversight.

These revelations highlight the need for further investigation and potential reforms to safeguard privacy and due process rights.

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