Trump supporters have announced they are boycotting the Bank of America after Fox News host Tucker Carlson reported on Thursday that the bank had turned over information on hundreds of accounts to federal authorities investigating the 6 January Capitol riots.
“Bank of America is, without the knowledge or the consent of its customers, sharing private information with federal law enforcement agencies,” Mr Carlson said on his show. “Bank of America effectively is acting as an intelligence agency, but they're not telling you about it.”
The bank reportedly turned over 211 accounts, after searching for people who made transactions in Washington that day, or purchased lodging, weapons, or airlines tickets in the days surrounding the attack on the Capitol.
“We don’t comment on our communications with law enforcement,” the bank told British newspaper The Daily Mail. “All banks have responsibilities under federal law to cooperate with law enforcement inquiries in full compliance with the law.”