Amongst the record-breaking number of executive actions taken by President Joe Biden was one related to a little-known, frightening Obama-era program called Operation Choke Point. The program, dubbed so under former Attorney General Eric Holder, uses the power of the federal government to target legal yet leftist-disfavored businesses. These include gun sellers, pawnshops, and short-term money lenders.
The Trump administration did its best to end this blatantly unconstitutional program that sought to discriminate against legal industries. In 2017, the Justice Department declared the program “formally over.” At the end of Trump’s term, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency established the Fair Access rule to solidify its culmination.
A recent Tucker Carlson report should remind American citizens just how far down the rabbit hole of tyranny and surveillance their government has gone. It should also remind Americans how Big Tech and Big Banking work “hand in glove” toward the destruction of freedom.
(And if you think this is bad, imagine how much worse a cashless society would be.)
Bank of America gives unknowing customers’ information to the authorities
According to Carlson’s report on FOX News, Bank of America searched through customer transactions to target people who may have been involved in the “riot” at the Capitol. BOA then handed over information to federal authorities at the request of those authorities.
The bank said it identified 211 customers who “fit the profile.” Some deciding factors used to identify these people were making purchases in the D.C. area or buying airline tickets or other accommodations in the days surrounding the event.
Carlson reports that at least one person who BOA identified was “taken in for questioning” but was later found to have no links to the event. Carlson justly accused BOA of spying on its customers and sharing their private information. Indeed, BOA gave the information to law enforcement and federal authorities without the knowledge of those concerned.
HSBC has issued a warning to customers as retailers step up coronavirus safety measures amid a further 1,243 deaths.
The lender – which also owns First Direct and Marks & Spencer bank – said customers who break the law could forfeit their bank account.
Speaking to The Mirror, a spokesman said face masks are mandatory in all branches as per government guidelines.
Those who refuse to comply will be refused service and could have their bank accounts withdrawn.
Jackie Uhi, head of branch network, HSBC UK said: “Our branch colleagues are key workers, continuing to go to work in our branches every day so that customers who need them can access essential financial services.
Top Contributors, federal election data for Joe Biden, 2020 cycle
totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
- Bloomberg LP [Michael Bloomberg] $56,796,137
- Future Forward USA [largely Dustin Moskowitz] $29,917,229
- Priorities USA/Priorities USA Action [Hillary backers] $25,841,199
- Asana [Moskowitz & Rosenstein] $21,937,902
- Sixteen Thirty Fund [dark money] $19,874,655
- Democracy PAC [George Soros] $19,000,000
- Senate Majority PAC [Democratic billionaires] $12,371,874
- American Bridge 21st Century [largely Soros] $10,260,573
- Paloma Partners [Donald Sussman] $9,016,248
- Euclidean Capital [James Simons] $7,006,805