Operation Choke Point is a mafia-style intimidation tactic used by the Department of Justice to threaten and bully financial institutions and payment processors under the color of law. The hammer of the threat of investigations and red-tape compliance is used as a means by which to harass banks and others into discontinuing to provide services to merchants that the federal government deems to be undesirable for reasons that they cannot support in court or through other legal actions.
There is no due process involved, just old-fashioned abuse of power through Justice Department coercion and intimidation.
The one half of Congress which still has legitimacy, the House of Representatives, just passed an amendment on Thursday to reign in the Department of Justice in their misapplication of power and another of their rogue, politically-abusive programs.
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