Janet Yellen Dodges Questions On Whether Biden Treasury Dept Urged Banks To Search Private Transactions

Janet Yellen Dodges Questions On Whether Biden Treasury Dept Urged Banks To Search Private Transactions


Asked whether the Treasury Department urged financial institutions to examine legal purchases for signs of extremism, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen dodged the question, Fox News reported.

In January, the House Judiciary Committee asserted that federal investigators, as part of an investigation into the events of January 6, 2021, urged banks to search and filter legal purchases with terms like “MAGA,” “Trump,” “Dick’s Sporting Goods,” “Cabela’s,”  and “Bass Pro Shops” while warning that the sale of “religious texts” could indicate “extremism.”

House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan stated in a letter that after Jan. 6, the Treasury Department’s Office of Stakeholder Integration and Engagement in the Strategic Operations of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), sent banks outlines “typologies” of “various persons of interest” as well as “suggested

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