House republicans have opened an investigation into Bank of America for “voluntarily” turning over customer financial information from customers in the Washington D.C. area in the days on and around the January 6 Capitol protests in 2021. The House Judiciary Committee is also investigating whether the financial institution provided a list of customers who purchased firearms with the bank’s credit cards.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, as well as Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), demanded more information regarding the bank’s cooperation with the FBI in a letter to Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan.
“We require your cooperation in investigating these facts,” Jordan and Massie wrote in the letter. They then provided a deadline of June 8 for all information relating to the disclosure of customer information.
The probe comes a little over a week after an FBI whistleblower testified that Bank of America “date-mined its customer base” by