Chase Withdrew Services to Conservative Business One Day After Slate Reporter’s Query

Chase bank in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on July 7, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

by Peter Svab

after a journalist with the left-leaning online magazine Slate inquired about the business and linked it to “a hate group,” a leaked email shows.

On Jan. 31, Slate reporter April Glaser sent an email to several Chase representatives asking whether Chase was aware that an online store—1776.shop—linked to the right-wing group Proud Boys was using Chase as a payment processor, according to an email obtained by independent journalist and commentator Tim Pool.

“Is the usage of Chase Paymentech in support of such groups against Chase’s policy? On a deadline,” reads the email, which Chase confirmed as authentic, according to Pool in a June 7 video. Read the rest HERE.

 

“Debanking” We Don’t do Business With Any of Those Types of People

From James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, the Conservative undercover video champions:

Can your bank ban you for your political views?

It sounds like something from a George Orwell novel or an authoritarian regime. But in America, can someone restrict the flow of money of their political enemies?

In our Twitter investigation, Veritas has showed you “Deplatforming.” It’s the way big tech removes political commentators from their platforms to thwart political speech.

In our latest investigation, Project Veritas journalists uncover “Debanking.”

Could major U.S. banks like Chase be barring conservative and rightwing organizations from making business transactions because of their political views?