Federal government reportedly carrying out pervasive financial surveillance in open defiance of citizens’ due process rights.

The IRS and NSA are accused of ignoring due process and unconstitutionally using artificial intelligence to monitor millions of Americans’ private transactions, bank accounts and related financial information.

GovExec.com has more on how House GOP members are trying to find out more about the IRS’ financial surveillance of citizens:

House Republicans increased their scrutiny of the IRS’ plans to deploy artificial intelligence to aid its enforcement efforts Wednesday, penning letters to both Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Attorney General Merrick Garland calling for more information on the agency’s use of the emerging technology. 

Pointing to a Feb. 21 tweet from conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe — which alleges an employee of the agency’s Criminal Investigation Unit claimed that the IRS uses AI networks controlled by the “Department of Justice and the inspector general” to access U.S. citizens’ bank accounts — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Rep. Harriet Hageman, R-Wyo., cited their oversight roles to request information about the use of AI in revenue enforcement. 

Jordan and Hageman, both members of the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, said because of the claims made by a man identified as Alex Mena, they are requesting information about the IRS’ AI usage dating back to Jan. 1, 2021. 

BREAKING: IRS official Alex Mena who works in “Criminal Investigations” says @IRSNews, ‘has no problem going after the small people, putting people in prison, and destroying people’s lives.’

Mena ‘doubts the constitutionality’ of his employer, the IRS, using AI to access… pic.twitter.com/KexsoTlMbz

— James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) February 21, 2024

RELATED — Watch: IRS Official Admits IRS ‘Has No Problem Going After Small People, Putting People in Prison & Destroying People’s Lives’


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