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

Epoch Times: Chase Bank denied services to the business of a conservative man one day 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.

Slate spokeswoman Katie Rayford confirmed in a statement that Glaser reached out to “banks providing financial services for 1776.shop.”

”We stand by her reporting on this newsworthy topic,” she said.

On Feb. 1, Enrique Tarrio, the owner of the store, was notified that Chase decided to stop processing payments for his store. He then received a letter from Chase dated Feb. 4, which said his account would be shut down April 1.

A Chase spokeswoman said the email from Glaser and the subsequent termination of Tarrio’s account were completely unrelated and the timing was a coincidence.

“He has gotten an email from us and we have repeatedly talked to him with very clear reasons why. He knows why,” the spokeswoman, Patricia Wexler, said in an email. “If he agrees in writing that I can share that email with you, I’m happy to do so. But as it stands I’m not able to share it.”

In a previous email she said: “We have never, and would never, shut down any account due to political affiliation. If an account is shut down, there is a reason that has nothing to do with politics.”

The Epoch Times wasn’t able to reach Tarrio for a comment, but Project Veritas published on April 16 recordings in which Tarrio speaks to multiple Chase representatives, who struggle to explain to him why his account was closed.

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10 Comments on Chase Bank Withdrew Services to Conservative Business One Day After Slate Reporter’s Query

  1. Chase and Slate memo to all who do not agree. We will silence and drive out fascists until they agree with our ideology. we will send out our black shirt’s to help you change your thought’s and opinions.What did Churchhill say?

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  2. This is exactly why the left does not want the public to own AR15s etc.

    Civil war is on the horizon

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  3. ”We stand by her reporting on this newsworthy topic,” she said. This was not “reporting” by Glaser, she sent an email to Chase specifically to attack a company whose politics she disagreed with. Fuck you Chase and Slate.

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  4. Jewish journalist and banker conspire to keep down Hispanic small businessman: a headline you won’t see in the New York Times.

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  5. …it’s coming…

    “15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

    16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

    17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”

    -Revelation 13:15-18

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  6. A shame there is no legal solution to this, no action that can be taken to present this from happening and growing in the number and type of incidents taking place.

    Think of the power this sort of thing represents when we end up going cashless, with all financial transaction going through banks and requiring banking services to conduct them, in the coming years.

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  7. Do your banking with your local Savings and Loan.
    They are financially and culturally tied to your area
    and you can hurt the PC bigshot banks badly if a lot
    of us deplorables do so. When you withdraw your money,
    give them a copy of this article so they know where the monetary fist in their face came from.

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  8. So if you happen to be a conservative we will put you out of business by not allowing you to do business through our bank. How can I get this question to Chase Bank which is my bank; which I am a super conservative.

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