Bank Of America Stops Handling WikiLeaks Payments

Bank of America says it will no longer process transactions for the website WikiLeaks, following similar actions by several other financial institutions.

The bank said in a statement that it believes that site "may be engaged in activities that are, among other things, inconsistent with our internal policies for processing payments."

It joins financial institutions including MasterCard and PayPal that have stopped handling payments for the site.

Reached by phone, Bank of America spokesman Scott Silvestri declined further comment to The Associated Press.

WikiLeaks responded with a Twitter message urging its supporters to stop doing business with the bank.

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  • by MB Location: Martin County on Dec 19, 2010 at 01:07 PM
    Snake Oil Co Location: Washington Yea little Tea Party Person; they also use to burn people to death saying they were Witches! Small minded tea party; all talk no action! What a joke ya all are!
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Dec 19, 2010 at 11:35 AM
    Wonder which bank will go down the tube when WikiLeaks pulls it's money for retaliation against the "man".
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 19, 2010 at 07:20 AM
    MB, there ain't no "we the people" in your communist doctrination of America. We the People are tea party united against this marxist take over and told you that on Nov 2nd. Get it? Now, go watch spongebob on that marithon today...Just so you know, endangering lives in Afganistan by telling the enemy how we conduct the war, is treason. The used to shoot em, your people praise them...
  • by MB Location: Martin County on Dec 19, 2010 at 05:07 AM
    TO Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington: You must live in a Happy Little Fairy Land to think that! And look again buddy or Lady; the Company is not being destroyed; it will continue! It's about time "WE THE PEOPLE" get to see all the hidden lies and are told the TRUTH! It's just another form of freedom of the press! You just stay in your little Washington World!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 18, 2010 at 02:01 PM
    Barlow, the the wikileaks has more on Obama than you want people to find out. Banks? I wouldn't worry about that too much, I would be concerned about what they have on Obama and his cabinet....Hillary is even in the mix of info and his dealings with Obama and its not good.
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Dec 18, 2010 at 11:06 AM
    Who would have thought it????
  • by jack on Dec 18, 2010 at 10:48 AM
    whimps since when do you stop doing business with somebody because somemakes an unproven allegation me thinks BOA has been bought off with some stimulas money
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 18, 2010 at 08:46 AM
    I am so glad this cowards company is being destroyed. I know those progressives hate it as they cannot get money to him like before. Sad, that progressives think him a hero for helping our enemy kill our kids, however, this ain't over yet. We just told you on Nov 2nd, what we thought of your party, next, 2012, we will let you know what we thank of Oblamabush.
  • by MB Location: Martin County on Dec 18, 2010 at 08:31 AM
    Why? May be because the American Public just might find out more lies on the Banks from WiliLeaks? I say keep Leaking WiliLeaks! We need to start finding out the TRUTH!! We are sick and tired of all the LIES!
  • by really?! Location: NC on Dec 18, 2010 at 08:25 AM
    That's exactly what I'm going to do. I'm going to go down to BoA, withdrawl EVERYTHING, liquidate ALL my assets, and close my account because some terrorist supported website tweeted that I should. Yep. That's what I'm going to do. Right... LOL!!
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