According to FBI whistleblowers, Attorney General Merrick Garland and his DOJ were, in fact, targeting school parents using similar threat tags usually reserved for terrorists.
Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Mike Johnson (R-LA) wrote a letter to Garland regarding the bombshell allegations.
“We have learned from brave whistleblowers that the FBI has opened investigations with the EDUOFFICIALS threat tag in almost every region of the country and relating to all types of educational settings,” the lawmakers wrote. “The information we have received shows how, as a direct result of your directive, federal law enforcement is using counterterrorism resources to investigate protected First Amendment activity.”
“Garland, in sworn testimony before the Senate in October, assured lawmakers his memo did not instruct the bureau to open up investigations into local matters involving school boards and parents. The National School Boards Association apologized for its role in the affair amid accusations it had colluded with the White House to sic the DOJ on parents,” the Daily Wire reports.