- House Republicans on Thursday announced the launch of an investigation into Bank of America following whistleblower testimony claiming the financial institution voluntarily shared the private financial data of its customers with the FBI without any legal process.
House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan and Kentucky GOP Rep. Thomas Massie wrote to Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, informing him of the investigation and asking that he provide them with documents related to the bank’s alleged activities in connection with the whistleblower’s claims.
- The lawmakers pointed to the testimony of retired FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst George Hill, who said that the bank “with no directive from the FBI, data-mined its customer base. And they data-mined a date range of 5 to 7 January [of 2021] any BOA customer who used a BOA product.” Hill further indicated that the bank had looked into its customers who purchased firearms and those who made transactions in Washington, D.C., during the date range.
- Hill also indicated that the firearm purchase information had neither a date range nor geographic limit. His former supervisor has corroborated his testimony.
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