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Today’s blacklisted American: Wells Fargo blacklists Republican candidates for Congress

Wells Fargo bans Republicans
Wells Fargo: Republicans blackballed from having bank accounts.

They’re coming for you next: In the past week Wells Fargo has unilaterally shut down the bank accounts of two past Republican candidates for Congress, in one case stranding the individual on a trip with no cash.

In both cases the action was taken without warning in a manner that denied the individuals access to a large amount of their own cash. And though Wells Fargo gave no explanation for its action, both individuals strongly suspect it had to do with their political positions.

First conservative activist Lauren Witzke discovered that her Wells Fargo bank accounts had suddenly been shut.

In a post on Telegram, Witzke, who ran as the Republican candidate for the Senate in Delaware in the 2020 elections, revealed that Wells Fargo had completely shut down her bank account, removing all of her money from the system, leaving her with a “zero balance” instead. In a call with the bank, Witzke was informed that the action taken was a purely “business decision,” and that they have the right to close her account down at any time. “Had I not been surrounded by friends in Florida, I would be completely stranded,” she wrote, as she would be stuck out of state with absolutely no money at all.

The lack of explanation from Wells Fargo as to why they closed down Witzke’s bank account opens questions as to why the decision was taken to begin with, and if it had anything to do with her Christian conservative politics. Witzke is a current presenter with TruNews, a Christian broadcast network, and has stood up for America First policies, including joining with fellow conservative activists Nick Fuentes, Laura Loomer, and Michelle Malkin, to push for a greater crackdown on Big Tech in Florida. She had been removed from Twitter after calling out a transgender activist for saying that little girls are “kinky.”

Wells Fargo claimed that the closure was not for political reasons, but would give no other explanation. Since such action by a bank to close an active account with real money in it is incredibly unusual, Witzke’s suspicions about the bank’s political motivations seem entirely reasonable.

Those suspicions were further confirmed by another almost identical story later the same day, where Wells Fargo shuttered one bank account of another former Republican congressional candidate who is now a political journalist.

Former U.S. House candidate and current American Greatness contributor Pete D’Abrosca found out on Tuesday that Wells Fargo had cancelled his savings account “with no explanation.” … D’Abrosca first reported the news on Twitter, writing “@WellsFargo just closed my accounts with no explanation. I’m sure it has *nothing* to do with my political opinions.”

Speaking to National File about the situation, D’Abrosca stated, “Clearly there’s been some kind of conspiracy within Wells Fargo to ban prominent right wingers from using their banking services. … They’ve always had a garbage product and I feel like my money will be safer and put to better use in a local credit union or regional bank,” D’Abrosca added.

The conservative commentator told National File that Wells Fargo had refused to cut him a check in person containing the balance of his account, telling him that a check was already in the mail. When D’Abrosca asked if they could cancel the check and write him a new one, the bank refused, citing the fact that his account was already closed.

“I have three accounts with Wells Fargo, a personal checking, a business checking, and a savings account,” D’Abrosca noted. “The personal savings account is the only account that they banned, so I have two other accounts, I can use my debit card right now. It seems like somebody’s just messing with us. It’s almost as if there’s some cheap diversity moron, or maybe somebody on a rung lower, who has the power and has a list and who is like, ‘Delete, delete, delete.’”

At a minimum these account closures appear as D’Abrosca suggests to be harassment and an effort by some out-of-control individuals within Wells Fargo to damage these conservatives, simply because they are conservative. Just as likely however these decisions are being made by higher management at Wells Fargo, for the same reasons but with the corporation’s official stamp of approval.

Both of these stories however demonstrate that D’Abrosca’s main point about Wells Fargo is valid, that it offers “a garbage product” that all banking customers, whether they are Republicans or Democrats, should avoid. Remember, this is also the same bank that in 2016 paid $185 million in fines for creating two million unauthorized customer accounts, forcing it to fire more than 5,000 employees.

Many employees had quit under the immense pressure to engage in unethical sales practices, and some were even fired for reporting misconduct through the company’s ethics hotline. Senior leadership was aware of these aggressive sales practices as far back as 2004, with incidents as far back as 2002 identified.

Apparently, none of this has really changed at Wells Fargo. It now is simply focused at unethically hurting Republicans and conservatives for political reasons, rather than defrauding customers in general.

Take your business elsewhere. Your money will be more secure, and you will not be helping a corrupt bank play unethical partisan political games.

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20 comments

  • Jay

    I am surprised anyone is still using Wells Fargo considering their poor history, scandals, and the $3 Billion dollar fine for making fake accounts.

  • Max

    They’re also targeting anyone with money in their bank account, charging the money with a crime until the owner proves it’s innocence.

    “the FBI’s recent Private Vaults store raid is one of the most profound “illegal search and seizure as I’ve ever seen.” Prosecutors are attempting to “extort people into exposing their identities in order to investigate them. It’s unprecedented, and I think it’s very dangerous,” Isaacs concluded.”
    https://news.bitcoin.com/fbi-seizes-800-beverly-hills-safety-deposit-boxes-with-86m-attorneys-claim-feds-raid-unconstitutional/

    The corporations targeted for “Black Listed” just jumped to a new level, any business that’s not part of the seclusive club called “sustainable development” is being targeted. (if you aren’t woke, you will soon be broke)

    “Big money is turning its back on companies that aren’t conforming to one simple idea…
    Sustainability.
    In fact, within a year, 77% of institutional investors will stop buying into companies that aren’t, in some way, sustainable”

    https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/The-Great-Reset-BlackRock-Is-Fueling-A-120-Trillion-Transformation-On-Wall-St.html

    And that’s just Wall Street, they’re also buying the house next-door to you and turning it into a rental.
    ““Blackrock is buying every single family house they can find, paying 20-50% above asking price and outbidding normal home buyers. Why are corporations, pension funds and property investment groups buying entire neighborhoods out from under the middle class?”
    Because they can.
    “So who is Blackrock? Only the world’s largest asset manager and the leading proponent of The Great Reset. They’re looking to redistribute — get this — $120Trillion dollars. The entire wealth of the worlds middle class and poor combined several times over.”
    How?
    “Home equity is the main financial element that middle class families use to build wealth, and BlackRock, a Federal Reserve funded financial institution, is buying up all the houses to make sure that young families can’t build wealth.
    “That’s right! FEDERAL RESERVE FUNDED FINANCIAL INSTITUTE. Let that sink in for a minute. Got it? They’re using your tax dollars to screw over the lower and middle class, and its permanent. This is a fundamental reorganization of society”
    https://noqreport.com/2021/06/11/yes-blackrocks-home-buying-spree-should-concern-you/

    What is Black rock?
    Who are our new masters? Same as our old masters.

    “that common statistic trotted out by “progressives” or “liberals”, where 1% of the people on Earth have 50% of wealth, you know you are again being conned. That statistic sounds bad, but even it is heavily spun. The truth is much much worse. The truth is that the top 100 families, which comprise only a few thousand people, own above 90% of everything, and they control the rest. That means that .0001% own above 90%. Which is around 20,000 times worse than the statistic the “liberal” press is trying to sell you.”

    An abbreviated list of what is owned by the elite of the most elite.
    https://johnbwellsnews.com/did-blackrock-vanguard-buy-the-entire-world/
    “Blackrock’s top holdings are—in this order—Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, Facebook, Johnson&Johnson, ExxonMobil, Berkshire Hathaway, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Pfizer, Chevron, UnitedHealth, Proctor & Gamble, A.T.T, Verizon, Citigroup, VISA, Intel, Home Depot, Cisco, Comcast, DOW, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Boeing, Merck, Oracle, Disney, Philip Morris, MasterCard, McDonald’s, GE, Walmart, 3M, IBM, Honeywell, TI, Invidia, Amgen, Union Pacific, Bristol Myers, Abbott, Lockheed Martin, Goldman Sachs, Adobe, Morgan Stanley, and about 4800 more major holdings!
    Blackrock owns 53 billion of Apple, 45 billion of Microsoft, 40 billion of Google, 36 billion of Amazon, 24 billion of Facebook, 25 billion of JPMorganChase, 23 billion of Johnson & Johnson, 20 billion each of ExxonMobil, Berkshire Hathaway, and Bank of America, and so on, for a total of about 2.1 trillion.
    Now you know why Apple and Microsoft have never really competed with one another. They are owned by the same people, so competition would be illogical. Two platforms were promoted from the beginning, to give the illusion of competition.”

    The dark age has been well planned. A normal flu season pandemic overblown by the media moving the entire world like a chess piece into position for checkmate.
    They weren’t subtle about their intentions.
    “Who is it that wants to kill off 90% of human population?”
    The Georgia guide stones. The sustainable development 10 Commandments…
    https://www.wnd.com/2014/05/mystery-in-bible-belt-divine-or-devils-handiwork/

    The latest in the worst case scenario.
    https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/most-who-took-covid-vax-will-be-dead-by-the-year-2025-we-now-know-the-following-facts

    How is the depopulation effort going so far?
    https://www.openvaers.com/covid-data
    5,888 deaths… (Just the ones reported in USA)

  • wayne

    Jay–
    well, bottom line is– if you have a banking charter, it’s a license to steal.
    (and.. the federal reserve is paying interest on bank-reserves)

  • Alton

    The first Defense for ANY conservative:
    – if you must have a major bank’$ products,
    then:
    – also have a set of accounts at a regional bank,
    – a third set at a local bank,
    – and what is probably the best option, a local Credit Union, also the cheapest.

    My Wells Fargo accounts, Bank of America, Morgan Chase were closed as each showed the first blush of hate…..

  • James Street

    A 15 minute video of Canadian Pastor Artur Pawlowski on Steve Bannon’s War Room. He’s the pastor that grew up in communist Poland and has gone to jail for not shutting down his soup kitchen and church in Canada. I’m more impressed with this guy every time I hear him.

    Pastor Artur Pawlowski on the Global Communist Takeover of 2020
    Published June 15, 2021
    15 minutes
    https://rumble.com/vilj2p-pastor-artur-pawlowski-on-the-global-communist-takeover-of-2020.html

    A couple quotations from the video:

    “America is the power house. I mean if you (America) go down the whole western civilization goes down. So I think you are a walking target right now for the communists. If you go down there is no more.”
    – Artur Pawlowski at 13:20

    “They are conditioning us and they have been doing it for the last 40, 50 years. Wearing a mask is a symbol. Do you know what that symbolizes? I studied history, I teach history. It symbolizes and it says this to you, ‘You have no identity therefore I don’t care about your name you’re just social insurance number and that’s it. Pay your taxes good slave and just obey us.’ Also it says you have not voice. We don’t care what you have to say. That’s what the mask symbolizes us.”
    – Artur Pawlowski at 14:25

  • Jeff Wright

    They are hard to get away from. They bought Wachovia, which bought Southtrust.

  • One idea that just occurred to me is that Connected Money is betting the farm on there being hyper-inflation, and they want to put any money in a SOLID, tangible asset.
    That way, they will be able to charge rent high enough to cover the gap between the money they owe and the money they owe others.
    Also, this will mean that they will get a lot of low-interest loans off the books. They can then aggressively sell new loans that will lock borrowers into poverty for a long time. You know, like they did in the 70s.

  • rrpjr

    So they stole the money? The bank closed the account and KEPT the money? How is that not illegal?

  • Lake

    Wells Fargo used to be a solid Midwestern bank. About 20 years ago Norwest Bank took it over, took the name and moved its headquarters to San Francisco. Then they immediately started losing their Midwestern values. About 7 years ago I wanted a home equity line of credit from WF and specified the amount to the loan officer. He changed the amount slightly so that the interest rate would be higher. I cancelled the transaction closed all of my accounts at WF and never looked back. Wells Fargo, never again.

  • wayne

    Linda–
    For mind-blowing numbers, drill down into the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet.
    https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/bst_fedsbalancesheet.htm

    Banks are doing what they have done before (and in fact, what they always do)–they create debt & then securitize it and now their largest customer is the Federal Reserve.

  • Ted Hughes

    Listen up, banks operate off a national charter or a state version. Wells Fargo is a national controlled bank. WF is confident they can discriminate against Republican’s because Washington is under corrupt Democrat control. Wells Fargo feels cocky they can get away with this. Open your bank accounts in a safe Red state operated under a state charter. Best states now are Alabama, Texas or Florida for Republicans to bank. They won’t allow these games.

  • Jason

    We have to bake the gay cakes, but Wells Fargo is free to pick and choose customers. Doesn’t seem like equal protection under the law to me.

  • GWB

    Wells Fargo gave no explanation for its action
    That would seem to be a violation of several contracts, laws, regulations.

    removing all of her money from the system
    THAT is called “theft“.

    When D’Abrosca asked if they could cancel the check
    The mistake he made was asking if they could. He should have simply demanded they cancel that check and stroke him a new one, in person. Don’t give them the option.

    If it’s official company policy to restrict their product to non-Republicans, that seems to be an in-kind contribution to Democrats, well in excess of FEC limitations. I’m betting the right kind of hungry lawyer could make that case.

  • Cotour

    THE UNRAVELING

    First, all of this 2020 election controversy will IMO NOT result in D.J.T. being reinstalled as president upon the establishing of evidence of mass corruption and fraud in the many states that are now under the microscope. That is the job of the people in the coming midterm election and the next presidential election.

    It may however result in resignations of political offices however where corruption and fraud is clearly demonstrated in the election.

    As the Arizona audit completes and winds down we next have the issues related to fraud and corruption that went down in Georgia. Which will more than likely be the next to institute a similar highly organized and scrupulous audit as has been executed in Arizona.

    From: JUST THE NEWS:

    “Georgia audit documents expose significant election failures in state’s largest county”
    “A private fraud expert hired by Cheeley, the forensic accountant David Sawyer, specifically flagged scores of batches of absentee ballots that appeared missing from the documents and more than two dozen batches of absentee ballots that appear to have been double or triple-counted in Fulton County.”

    Read the article:

    https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/georgia-audit-documents-show-unsecured-missing-ballot-batches-ballots

    The unraveling has begun, and it will be effected by Lawyers, in Courts and in front of Judges. Slowly, methodically and steadily finding the incontrovertible evidence of fraud and corruption in the 2020 presidential election. It is coming, one way or another. IT IS COMING.

    POLITCS, THE DIRTIEST, FILTHIEST MOST CORRUPT GAME THAT HUMAN BEINGS PLAY. Bet on it.

  • Sigh, you seldom, if ever, hear the phrase, safe as money in the bank, any more.

    I’m planning to close out my WF accounts. I’ve two auto pays therein I’d rather not get glitched in my bank changes, my electric bill and med insurance payments.

    The electric will be fairly easy but I expect to spend a while going through computer generated, “If you wish to ____ press or say one or if you ___ press or say two….” before I get to a person who will put me on hold before passing me to another person, and then at least a third person, getting my insurance payment assuredly transferred.

    I’ve a reasonable sized portfolio with Wells F’s. investment people. I’m considering transferring that to my existing Etrade account. However I wonder if anyone can suggest any other relatively safe harbor brokerage?

  • Jason Brand

    James O’Neill: Vanguard, Fidelity, Price, or Schwab.

  • GWB

    James ONeil
    However I wonder if anyone can suggest any other relatively safe harbor brokerage?

    Your closet? Preferably in lead and powder? Or distillation products?

  • ROBERT ERWIN NABORNEY

    James Oneill, My dad went with Vanguard for thirty years (until he passed away) and I’ve been a Vanguard customer for another thirty (there was a ten year overlap). Both seven figure accounts. That should speak for itself. I get my IBM pension through Fidelity. Never had a problem.

  • Cotour

    FIRST THEY CALL YOU CRAZY

    “The tide is turning against the woke-liberal blob that misrules us” Tide turning against the woke-liberal Blob that misrules us (nypost.com)

    * “Late-night comics are usually reliable parroters of the message of the day. So it says something that last week, Bill Maher launched an impassioned critique of “woke” culture, while this week, Jon Stewart went on Stephen Colbert’s show to say in no uncertain terms that it looks like the Wuhan coronavirus came from … the Wuhan lab.”

    * “Progressaphobia” The need for the Left to never recognize the real progress made in America regarding women’s, gay and minority rights.

    * Opposing critical race theory and revealing BLM and ANTIFA for what they are.

    * Recognizing the need and validity of the Arizona audit, and what will come from it in other states regarding raw election fraud and corruption.

    * Where Covid 19 came from and who is Fauc-sponsible for it.

    * The efficacy of Hydroxychlooquine and Ivermectin in treating Covid 19 and how those in need died. Because of politics and profits.

    * The blatant abuse of power by the DOJ and the FBI in the political interests of one particular political party and their un and anti American agenda.

    * The flooding of the border by that same now Leftist political party in their long term political power interests and needs.

    These issues and more are right now being forced to be recognized and normalized by the Left supporting “politically correct” Liberal media. Why is that? Because they can no longer deny and sit on the truth as both they and more importantly the public understand it. The truth in the end will be revealed.

    And there has been but one outspoken prominent American politician that dared tell the truth from the jump. First they call you crazy, and that is out of fear and desperation. COMING IT IS. This is our system, this is our process.

    https://th.bing.com/th/id/OIP.RV6Vo_EEoEpgyVJORZFwmwHaDZ?w=334&h=160&c=7&o=5&dpr=1.25&pid=1.7

  • wayne

    Metallica, Megadeth, and The Who –
    “Eminence of Holy Wars and Creeping Death”
    https://youtu.be/APOGz3EBzKE
    4:13

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