On behalf of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) Tuesday sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland claiming that a whistleblower provided the committee with information that contradicts Garland’s own October 21 testimony.
The National School Boards Association colluded with the White House before sending a September letter to President Joe Biden accusing parents who have protested Critical Race Theory (CRT) and other liberal agendas in public schools around the country of being “domestic terrorists,” terminology for which it later apologized. Subsequently, Garland sent out a memo ordering the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate those parents.
During his October 21 testimony though, Garland claimed that the FBI was not using resources to actively investigate parent protestors.
But Jordan’s Tuesday letter accuses him of just that, citing new information from a whistleblower.
“Last month, during your testimony before the Judiciary Committee, you testified that the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were not using federal counterterrorism tools to target concerned parents at local school board meetings,” the letter said. “We are now in receipt of a protected disclosure from a Department whistleblower showing that the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division is compiling and categorizing threat assessments related to parents, including a document directing FBI personnel to use a specific ‘threat tag’ to track potential investigations. The new information calls into question the accuracy and completeness of your sworn testimony.”
Jordan claimed that an internal FBI letter from October 20, the day before Garland’s testimony, directed the FBI to apply the new “threat tag” to “investigations and assessments of threats specifically directed against school board administrators, board members, teachers, and staff.”
Acording to Jordan, the email specifically directed FBI personnel assess the scope of the threat that parent protestors might constitute.
The letter finished by inviting Garland to amend his October 21 testimony regarding whether FBI counterterrorism resources are being used against parents.
Loudoun County has been an epicenter of parent protests.
Those protests arguably carried Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin (R) to victory.
Revelations that a teenage girl was raped by a boy in a dress in a Loudoun County high school shocked the nation. More shocking, the father of the girl who was raped was thrown out of a school board meeting and arrested. At the time, the public was not aware that his daughter had been raped.
But during that meeting, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Superintendent Scott Ziegler denied that there had ever been a case of a transgender rape inside LCPS. He was accused of a cover up, but has refused to resign.
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