Democrat Attorney General Merrick Garland’s memo targeting concerned parents who turned out at school board meetings to denounce classroom materials they felt was racist and overly sexualized directed the FBI to treat those parents as a threat to the domestic security of the United States of America.
At the time there was a movement of parents who were displaying their frustration with the classroom instruction of students from an ideology called “Critical Race Theory” and “Culturally Responsive Teaching”, both known as CRT. Garland released his power on the parents after never lifting a finger to investigate the many violent and deadly social justice riots in the United States, showing an obvious and pre-planned bias against certain groups in his memo.
“Citing an increase in harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against school board members, teachers and workers in our nation’s public schools, today Attorney General Merrick B. Garland directed the FBI and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to meet in the next 30 days with federal, state, Tribal, territorial and local law enforcement leaders to discuss strategies for addressing this disturbing trend. These sessions will open dedicated lines of communication for threat reporting, assessment and response by law enforcement,” Garland’s disastrous, October 2021, memo read, adding:
“Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation’s core values,” wrote Attorney General Garland. “Those who dedicate their time and energy to ensuring that our children receive a proper education in a safe environment deserve to be able to do their work without fear for their safety.”
It was never clear what threats were happening that had alarmed Garland so much, other than replacing the public servants who supported the embattled curriculums in the 2022 elections. So Garland weaponized the government and criminalized political activism for parents to help assist the Democrats and to impact Republicans- is what appeared to be about.
And now the Republicans in the House are demanding some answers and the FBI has been instructed that they must cooperate and being to unravel the story of what was really going on.
FBI has until March 1 to turn over info of probe targeting parents after stonewalling under Dems | Just The News https://t.co/gEbUyqNPDv
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) February 22, 2023
“The FBI has until March 1 to turn over info of probe targeting parents after stonewalling under Dems. The FBI maintains it hasn’t and isn’t targeting parents or investigating speech at school board meetings,” is the headline from Just The News on Wednesday, adding:
US. Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona have until March 1 to turn over documents to the House Judiciary Committee about alleged FBI investigations into parents attending school board meetings in response to a memo Garland issued 17 months ago.
Since October 2021, Republican members of the committee have sent over 100 letters to Biden administration officials “requesting answers about how the Administration used federal counterterrorism resources against American parents,” the committee said in a news release earlier this month.
“Whistleblowers have disclosed how, shortly after Attorney General Garland formally directed the FBI to take action, the FBI’s Counterterrorism and Criminal Divisions created a specific threat tag for school board-related threats and even opened investigations into parents simply for speaking out on behalf of their children,” the committee said.
Garland’s directive was issued after the National School Boards Association sent a letter to President Joe Biden “urging him to weaponize the Patriot Act against parents. Emails later showed how the Biden White House had advance knowledge of this letter and its contents and raised no objection,” the committee said.
His memo referred to a “disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff,” and directed FBI and other federal law enforcement agents to monitor the activities of parents and school boards nationwide.
Soon after Garland issued it, he was called to testify before the committee and said he issued the memo because there were “reports of violence and threats of violence.” In a news release at the time, he also said, “Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation’s core values. Those who dedicate their time and energy to ensuring that our children receive a proper education in a safe environment deserve to be able to do their work without fear for their safety.”
He testified before the committee, “I can’t imagine any circumstance in which the Patriot Act would be used in the circumstances of parents complaining about their children, nor can I imagine a circumstance where they would be labeled as domestic terrorism,” saying the DOJ wasn’t targeting parents. The DOJ continues to maintain this claim.
Shortly thereafter, a coalition of attorneys general called on Garland to produce evidence to support his claims. They argued the DOJ targeting parents is unconstitutional and an abuse of power and said Garland must revoke his directive, which he has yet to do. The AGs received no response to their requests and sued last March.
Meanwhile, an FBI whistleblower came forward and by May 2022, Republican U.S. Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Mike Johnson of Louisiana sent a letter to Garland stating the whistleblower provided evidence that contradicted his testimony. The FBI was in fact investigating parents, according to an Oct. 20, 2021, email made available to the committee. The FBI’s Counterterrorism Division and Criminal Division announced it created a new threat tag for its internal system to label parents, called “EDUOFFICIALS,” and directed FBI personnel to apply the tag to all “school board-related threats,” according to their letter.