Could banks be searching for words like MAGA and Trump in your transactions? 

January 19 – Information recently revealed from the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government in the US House Judiciary Committee has brought to light some rather alarming information about what, exactly, the government has been digging into since January 6, 2021.

The press release from the committee said, “the federal government flagged terms like ‘MAGA’ and ‘TRUMP’ for financial institutions if Americans used those phrases when completing transactions. Individuals who shopped at stores like Cabela’s or Dick’s Sporting Goods, or purchased religious texts like a bible may also have had their transactions flagged.”

Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “It’s troubling. I think a couple years ago, there were some hints of this. This wasn’t a court order, it wasn’t a warrant, but these federal agents, quote unquote, suggested that banks do a search for transactions that might have included hunting stores, even terms like Biden and Antifa, Trump, MAGA were in these searches.”

Many of the banks apparently complied and voluntarily turned over the transaction records to the government. 

Barkdoll said, “That in and of itself is likely now going to lead to some more investigation.”

Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM suggested, “Walk away from these banks.”

Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM pointed out, “I heard yesterday from somebody who kind of accused conservatives of being anti government. No, they’re not anti-government. They’re worried that the government overreach into people’s lives is real based on your political position, your ideological position. This is proof of it. New York Post, give them a shout out for talking about this in 2021 in the summer, I think Judicial Watch was also warning people about this. There were hints of it and why did it take this long for us to get this information? This was warrantless. Guess what Bank of America is saying. The old trope of we were just doing what we were asked by the government. Really? We all, we need to stand up and say wait if you don’t have a warrant, you cannot do this.” 

Ryan asked, “Where are the intellectually honest Democrats as well? Where are you as you look at this happening to your friends and your neighbors and your business associates? And you still line up again with Joe Biden, and you line up with this party and you line up with this nonsense. The two don’t work together, intellectually honest Democrats. That goes for the Republicans as well. There’s a whole bunch of rat RINOs out there as well. The whole thing is filthy and to believe the government. I’ve got the foil hat on. You see the waste. You see people getting pinched all the time for wasting your money and wasting your time and laughing at it. And what’s happening on the southern border, what’s happening in this country. Of course, there’s going to be a hint of doubt, because the press isn’t certainly doing their job.”

Barkdoll suggested, “If you’re on the board or an officer of one of these banks, I would hope they’re calling for emergency meetings this morning to say you need to tighten this up. You could just be voluntarily surrendering all of this customer data without a court order or a search warrant. To the extent that there were hints of this a couple years ago, where were the media investigations? I mean, these media outlets have all these resources to run this stuff down. This should have been a bigger story when they learned of it a couple years ago, but apparently none of the media outlets did anything to further pursue this either.”

Jansen added, “Again, New York Post I did see at least one story back in the summer of 2021. Where are they today? Because I do a search and I’m not seeing the big names other than Fox News pop up readily on my feed.”

Ryan asked, “What did they do with the New York Post? They get throttled back and they get taken off of social media. They take down Donald Trump on social media. It’s collusion between the media, between the far extreme left of the Democrat Party, between this administration and what are you left with? You’re left with being pushed off the cliff, my intellectually honest Democrat here that continues to support this. Where are you?”

Barkdoll said, “I think that New York Post situation is worth mentioning again, because the New York Post was de-platformed on Twitter when they reported the hunter laptop story. Twitter said this was fake news. So they de-platformed them and of course later it came out that all of that reporting was true, it was accurate from square one.”

“Truth delayed is truth denied,” Jansen insisted. “Wake up journalists. Where are you?” 

“They’re not going to wake up,” Ryan predicted. “Because they’ve gone through the meat grinder that is the PhDs that source PhDs that source PhDs that hide behind their tenure, and then woke up and DEI yourself to death. It’s amazing.”

Jansen said, “We have real journalists that have left the New York Times, that have left NPR, real journalists who some of them are now independent, find them. They’re far more honest and will give you real news compared to the old standby.”