(DailyVantage.com) – Merrick Garland issued a memo to the US Attorney’s Office and the FBI on October 4, calling for the agencies to investigate angry parents whom they perceived as a threat to school officials. Garland subsequently testified before Congress that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI were not using counterterrorism tools to target these individuals. However, a whistleblower alleges that’s a lie.
On Tuesday, November 16, the House Judiciary Committee Republicans released an email dated October 20 outlining specific actions federal agencies investigating these parents should take. The email revealed divisions conducting criminal and counterterrorism investigations created a special threat tag, “EDUOFFICIALS.” In the message, the agency asks offices to apply the tag to any investigation involving threats or menacing messages made towards any school official.
🚨@TheJusticeDept AG Merrick Garland & the @FBI have been caught red-handed targeting parents.⁰⁰Our country is supposed to be a self-governed republic, not a police state. https://t.co/oAeJHMFrMv
— House Ed & Labor Republicans (@EdLaborGOP) November 16, 2021
The FBI responded to Fox News’ inquiries, stating these tags do not change how the agency handles threats or investigations. The statement went on to say the agency had never made it a practice to investigate parents for speaking out at school board meetings and has no intention of policing free speech now.
If they have no intention of investigating parents, then why do they need a special tag? Do you think the FBI’s explanation makes sense? Or does something smell fishy here?
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