“An FBI agent provided a copy of the internal email to several Republican lawmakers, citing concerns that it could open the door for the bureau to collect information on parents voicing their opposition to local school policies during meetings.”
We previously covered the disgusting politicization of the FBI and DOJ to put their criminal prosecution weight to silence the parent protest movement.
The House Judiciary GOP has obtained documents showing the the FBI is executing on the plan, specifically monitoring parents. The Wall Street Journal reports:
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has set up a process to track threats against school-board members and teachers, moving to implement a Justice Department directive that some law-enforcement officials and Republican lawmakers say could improperly target parents protesting local education policies.
The heads of the FBI’s criminal and counterterrorism divisions instructed agents in an Oct. 20 memo to flag all assessments and investigations into potentially criminal threats, harassment and intimidation of educators with a “threat tag,” which the officials said would allow them to evaluate the scope of the problem.
The internal email asks FBI agents to consider the motivation behind any criminal activity and whether it potentially violates federal law. Agents should tag such threats “EDUOFFICIALS” to better track them, according to the memo, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
“The purpose of the threat tag is to help scope this threat on a national level, and provide an opportunity for comprehensive analysis of the threat picture for effective engagement with law enforcement partners at all levels,” says the email signed by Timothy Langan, the FBI’s assistant director for counterterrorism, and Calvin Shivers, the assistant director of the bureau’s criminal division, who retired this month.
An FBI agent provided a copy of the internal email to several Republican lawmakers, citing concerns that it could open the door for the bureau to collect information on parents voicing their opposition to local school policies during meetings.
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) November 16, 2021
WSJ further reports:
“The FBI has never been in the business of investigating parents who speak out or policing speech at school board meetings, and we are not going to start now,” the FBI said Tuesday in a statement. “We are fully committed to preserving and protecting First Amendment rights, including freedom of speech.”
The claim that they only track “threats” is complete BS, as we have seen time and again, parents raising their voices as school board meetings are called threats. There have been close to zero acts of violence, and any disruptions have been and can be handled by local authortities. There is no reason for the federal government to be bringing its law enforcement weight to bear in monitoring a peaceful protest movement, other than for political purposes.
"Other forms of intimidation or harassment."
— Ian Prior (@iandprior) November 16, 2021
Nicole Solas saved the FBI the trouble by dropping by today:
Oh, hey there! pic.twitter.com/v8iRScY41O
— Nicole Solas Domest Terrorist MILFederally Charge (@Nicoletta0602) November 16, 2021
Another example of how Merrick Garland is unfit for office.
From the archives:
- AG Garland Weaponizes FBI Against Parents Protesting Critical Race Theory, Mask Mandates
- Garland Memo Fallout: RI Assoc. of School Committees To “Coordinate” With FBI And Gather Information On Public Meeting “Issues”
- AG Garland’s Daughter is Married to Co-Founder of Company That Sells Critical Race Theory Materials
- Garland Promises Not to Label Parents as Domestic Terrorists, But DOJ Will Monitor Meetings
- Sen. Cotton to Garland: ‘Thank God You are Not on the Supreme Court’
- Garland Defiantly Pledges Feds Will Continue Monitoring Parents Protesting At School Boards
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