Failed MAGA Candidate Shocked Feds Received Location Data From Her Bank
There’s a lot of digital data out there on most Americans, and under certain circumstances, such as when one is connected to a massive act of terrorism, law enforcement can access masses of it. Is that a surprise?
To DeAnna Lorraine, a MAGA activist who, after failing at her run for U.S. House of Representatives, turned to hosting a show on Alex Jones InfoWars network, it seems it was, in fact, a surprise.
Payments Source reported back in January that when MAGA attacked, banking and financial institutions acted. PayPal, Venmo, and others cut off transactions for certain customers, including a right-wing crowdfunding site that was supporting the event, ‘Stop the Steal’ organizer Ali Alexander, and others. Some stores online selling Trump merch were shut down.
Also, financial institutions handed over transaction location data to the feds, as required by law, when ordered to do so.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson, it seems, learned of this last week, and was unhappy. He characterized this, and Bank Of America’s role in it in particular, as “the second-largest bank in the country with more than 60 million customers…actively but secretly engaged in the hunt for extremists in cooperation with the government.”
BOA reportedly passed information on to law enforcement regarding actions of just over 200 clients whose financial activity suggested involvement with the ‘Stop the Steal’ protest and/or subsequent riots and mass attack on the Capitol. Carlson’s complaint is, in part, that he doesn’t feel ‘extremist’ has been sufficiently defined for Bank of America to be helping seek out such folks — but BOA by all reports merely turned over specific data connected to the attack on America.
Carlson didn’t keep all the outrage for himself. DeAnna Lorraine, along with other MAGA viewers, picked it up and held onto some for themselves. On her Telegram channel, Lorraine complained, “Wow. I guess I was one of these 211 people Bank of America gave info to the feds on. Horrifying!”
However, the feds didn’t need the help of any bank to place Lorraine at the event — she’s boasted about her presence openly, on video. The day after the attack, she was expressing frustration at fellow MAGAs blaming antifa for the attack.
“I was on the ground,” she declared, insisting that “American Patriots” should take credit for the attack, because, “it’s a good thing, it’s not a bad thing,” and announcing that we “need more of what happened [January 6th], not less.”
Lorraine has not shared whether federal agents have questioned her about her level of involvement in the rally and attack.