FBI and Trea­sury must inves­ti­gate Act­Blue over anti-Israel fundrais­ing, Issa says

FBI and Treasury must investigate ActBlue over anti-Israel fundraising, Issa says

EXCLUSIVE — Rep. Dar­rell Issa (R‑CA) is demand­ing the FBI and Trea­sury Depart­ment inves­ti­gate Act­Blue over the top Demo­c­ra­t­ic soft­ware pre­vi­ous­ly allow­ing an anti-Israel group accused of hav­ing Pales­tin­ian ter­ror ties to fundraise on its plat­form.
Act­Blue informed the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er in Sep­tem­ber that, due to vio­lat­ing its poli­cies, the char­i­ty plat­form boot­ed off the Pales­tin­ian Cam­paign for the Aca­d­e­m­ic and Cul­tur­al Boy­cott of Israel, or PACBI, a found­ing mem­ber of the Boy­cott, Divest­ment, and Sanc­tions Nation­al Com­mit­tee that received mon­ey through Act­Blue since at least 2021. Now, Issa is request­ing sig­nif­i­cant infor­ma­tion from both Trea­sury’s Ter­ror­ism and Finan­cial Intel­li­gence Under­sec­re­tary Bri­an E. Nel­son and FBI Direc­tor Christo­pher Wray while also ask­ing the top offi­cials to review whether Act­Blue or PACBI vio­lat­ed fed­er­al law, accord­ing to a Thurs­day let­ter.
“The unde­ni­able and con­tin­ued col­lab­o­ra­tion between these two enti­ties rais­es seri­ous con­cerns of the enabling of ter­ror-relat­ed activ­i­ty and may also con­sti­tute mon­ey laun­der­ing crimes as well as vio­la­tions of inter­na­tion­al law,” Issa, who sits on the House Judi­cia­ry and For­eign Affairs Com­mit­tees, wrote to Nel­son and Wray, not­ing that “no part” of report­ing from the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er has been “con­tra­dict­ed or denied by Act­Blue.”
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