Chase sends letter to General Flynn’s wife telling her they’re cancelling her card because she’s a ‘reputational risk’ to the bank – then backtracks and claims it was an ‘error’
- On August 20, the bank sent a letter to Flynn’s wife Lori telling her they were cancelling her credit card
- ‘After careful consideration, we decided to close you credit cards on September 18, 2021, because continuing the relationship creates possible reputational risk to our company,’ it said
- The bank says it was a mistake and that it has written to the Flynns to tell them
- They won’t say how the ‘mistake’ came about
- Flynn, on Telegram, said the bank had gone ‘full blown woke’ and said ‘your loss’
- Canceling people’s credit cards because of their political beliefs is almost unheard of
- Deutsche Bank canceled its accounts with Trump when his finances were called into question after he won the 2016 presidency
- But it carried on doing business with Jeffrey Epstein even after he was convicted of soliciting child prostitution
- Flynn has been banned by Twitter for supporting QAnon theories
- In June, he said a military coup was needed to take back control of the country
Chase bank last week sent a letter to General Michael Flynn’s wife informing her they were canceling her credit card because she posed a ‘reputational risk’ to the company, only to backtrack days later and claim it was an ‘error’.
Dated August 20, it was on a letterhead, with the suffix of the Flynn it was addressed to starred out, but said: ‘After careful consideration, we decided to close you credit cards on September 18, 2021, because continuing the relationship creates possible reputational risk to our company.’
Flynn shared it on Telegram, the chosen app now of conservatives and others who are suspicious of Silicon Valley, and said ‘Chase Bank has gone full blown woke!
‘They need to deal with their own reputation instead of persecuting my family and I. I guess my America First political views don’t align withy ours. Your loss.’
The bank said on Tuesday that it was his wife, Lori, who had the account and that the letter was sent in error.
Chase sent this letter to General Michael Flynn’s wife Lori on August 20, telling her the bank was closing her credit cards
General Flynn with his wife Lori in December 2018 before he was sentenced for lying to the FBI. He was later pardoned by Trump. The bank now says it was a mistake but they won’t say how it came about
A Chase spokesman would not comment on what caused the ‘mistake’, but said: ‘We’ve contacted our customer to let her know that we made an error and we apologized for any inconvenience this caused.’
Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI as part of its Russia investigation but Trump pardoned him on his way out of office.
He was banned from Twitter in January this year after promoting QAnon conspiracy theories.
He is not banned from Facebook, but he has not posted anything there since April.
Trump remains banned from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Before 2020, it was largely unheard of for a bank or financial organization to deny someone an account because they did not like their political beliefs.
One of the only possible explanations, aside from disagreeing with beliefs, was that they suspected the person’s account was being used in an unsavory or possibly criminal way.
Deutsche Bank, for example, ended its decades-long relationship with Trump when his finances were called into question after he became President.
Flynn said the bank had gone ‘full blown woke’ in a message to fans on Telegram
The bank now says it was a mistake but they won’t say how it came about. Flynn says he and his family are being persecute for being conservative
Flynn stoked controversy in June by claiming that a military coup was needed in America like in Myanmar
But the late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was able to use his accounts with the same bank after he was convicted of soliciting child prostitutes. Deutsche Bank was fined for it after his death.
Since 2018, banks have been limiting the ways people can buy guns, with PayPal and Apple Pay not allowing purchases of firearms.
Restricting or canceling people’s personal credit cards is unheard of.
In January this year, Trump was canceled by a handful of banks for the Capitol riot but most of them were to do with business accounts.
Signature Bank, where he held personal accounts, took a stand against him when he challenged the election results.
Flynn stoked controversy in June by claiming that a military coup was needed in America.
He was speaking at the For God & Country Patriot Roundup rally in Dallas when someone asked: ‘I want to know why what happened in Myanmar can’t happen here?’
He said: ‘No reason. It should happen here.’
Trump was canceled by scores of financial institutions after the January riot, including banks like Signature, where he’d held personal accounts