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Republican Members of Judiciary Committee Say Garland Spied on Parents as Terrorists


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Dear Attorney General Garland: In sworn testimony before this Committee, you denied that the Department of Justice or its components were using counterterrorism statutes and resources to target parents at school board meetings.1 We now have evidence that contrary to your testimony, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has labeled at least dozens of investigations into parents with a threat tag created by the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division to assess and track investigations related to school boards. These cases include investigations into parents upset about mask mandates and state elected officials who publicly voiced opposition to vaccine mandates. These investigations into concerned parents are the direct result of, and would not have occurred but for, your directive to federal law enforcement to target these categories of people. On October 4, 2021, in response to a request from the National School Boards Association that the federal government use counterterrorism tools, including the Patriot Act, to target parents at school board meetings, you issued a memorandum directing the FBI to address these threats. 2 The press release accompanying your memorandum highlighted the FBI’s National Threat Operations Center to serve as a snitch-line for tips about parents at school board meetings.3 By October 20, the FBI had operationalized your directive. In an FBI-wide email, the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division and Criminal Division announced the creation of a new threat tag—EDUOFFICIALS—and directed all FBI personnel to apply it to school board-related threats.4

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Republican Reps. Jim Jordan and Mike Johnson say they have evidence that the FBI targeted parents who protested schools' COVID policies despite assurances from Attorney General Merrick Garland that it never happened.

In a letter addressed to the Justice Department, Jordan and Johnson said they have evidence that the FBI labeled dozens of investigations into parents with a threat tag created by the bureau’s Counterterrorism Division to assess and track investigations related to school boards. The evidence comes from "brave whistleblowers" within the Department of Justice, they say in the letter addressed to Attorney General Garland.

The National School Boards Association (NBSA) sent a letter to the Biden administration in September comparing parents who protested school's COVID policies to domestic terrorists. Five days later, the DOJ issued a memo directing the FBI to investigate threats to school boards.

The memo highlighted the FBI’s National Threat Operations Center, which Jordan and Johnson likened to a "snitch-line" for tips about parents at school board meetings.

An internal email from the FBI’s criminal and counterterrorism divisions instructed agents to apply the threat tag "EDUOFFICIALS" to all investigations and assessments of threats directed specifically at education officials.

 

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Gee why WOULD they want to keep an eye on a bunch of far right crackpots? Sure they stormed the capitol, tried to lynch the vice president, beat people with the American flag, and for some reason I'm still not sure on, stole a podium...

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On 5/13/2022 at 1:22 AM, Autochthon1990 said:

Gee why WOULD they want to keep an eye on a bunch of far right crackpots? Sure they stormed the capitol, tried to lynch the vice president, beat people with the American flag, and for some reason I'm still not sure on, stole a podium...

Parents from school board meetings stormed the capital?

Let me let you in on something. Nearly as many democrats can’t stand the radical grooming of children as republicans and independents and libertarians. Most people in general think it’s horrific. 

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1 hour ago, preacherman76 said:

Parents from school board meetings stormed the capital?

Based on some of the crap I've seen spewing out of those about how CRT is going to turn their kids into lesbians, probably a fair few did, yeah. 

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I have evidence.  You can't see the evidence, and I can't tell you what it is...but I have evidence.  I keep it in the same drawer with my evidence of election fraud.  

 

 

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3 hours ago, Autochthon1990 said:

Based on some of the crap I've seen spewing out of those about how CRT is going to turn their kids into lesbians, probably a fair few did, yeah. 

No you didn't

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This is what happens when you put a communist (Merrick Garland) in at Attorney General. Did you expect less?

Puck the democrats. 

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On 5/13/2022 at 6:22 AM, Autochthon1990 said:

Gee why WOULD they want to keep an eye on a bunch of far right crackpots? Sure they stormed the capitol, tried to lynch the vice president, beat people with the American flag, and for some reason I'm still not sure on, stole a podium...

Now, now, that last guy was just taking a political stand.

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Many of these parents were reasonably frustrated by ineffective government and poor messaging. The problem is then compounded by the same bad government.

The FBI has been out of control since Martin Luther King. It’s an evil organization with zero foresight when it comes to domestic terrorism. They rely on entrapment to pretend they’re doing something useful.

Very soon, the FBI will be overwhelmed by inexplicable darkness coming from every direction under the sun. They will have no solutions or power to stop any of it, in part, because they are condemned by their own misdeeds.

I warned of a plague of darkness, and this will be manifested in several different ways.

My sincere advice is for the FBI and the DOJ to focus on criminals within the government, first, to regain some credibility.

The coming “darkness” shall be as elusive as the solar virus.

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On 5/12/2022 at 10:22 PM, Autochthon1990 said:

Gee why WOULD they want to keep an eye on a bunch of far right crackpots? Sure they stormed the capitol, tried to lynch the vice president, beat people with the American flag, and for some reason I'm still not sure on, stole a podium...

Right? I mean how dare parents attend PTA meetings and voice concerns about questionable school policies?  They pretty much are begging to be investigated by the federal government.

You are so ridiculous. You really do see everything as black and white, just like a religious fanatic. 

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The coming “darkness” shall be as elusive as the solar virus. Post #9 - https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/topic/357584-republican-members-of-judiciary-committee-say-garland-spied-on-parents-as-terrorists/?do=findComment&comment=7392117

Post #9 - May 16, 2022

So what do schools and parents, and “bad government” have to do with a coming, “elusive darkness?”

Why put those subjects together with, “very soon?”

Uvalde, TX newspaper front page - https://www.mediaite.com/news/uvalde-newspaper-goes-viral-for-heartbreaking-solid-black-front-page-sums-up-everything-with-no-words/amp/

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@Raptor Witness You have to do some pretty intricate contortionism to add your last two posts to this thread.

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4 hours ago, OverSword said:

@Raptor Witness You have to do some pretty intricate contortionism to add your last two posts to this thread.

A fair argument, but the point is, the state is failing U.S., from the early lies regarding masks for the virus, to lying about what happened in Uvalde, TX.

I have warned repeatedly on these boards that the state would provide no security in the end, and this is why they are having to lie to U.S. They have no power to provide security, no matter what they say, because this comes from beyond the sky, and the distress is about to become much worse without a dramatic change in policy.

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I remember most Democrats and Leftists thought the Patriot Act was horrendous, and a violation of privacy. Spying on our citizens was only celebrated by far right facists.

How the tables have turned it seems.

Now its conservatives and Republicans decrying spying on our citizens.

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52 minutes ago, DieChecker said:

I remember most Democrats and Leftists thought the Patriot Act was horrendous, and a violation of privacy. Spying on our citizens was only celebrated by far right facists.

Democrats controlled the Senate when the Patriot act was passed and the vote was 98-1 without amendment of the House bill for.

If Democrats thought that it was so horrendous then why was it passed with such a overwhelming majority vote?

The Senate flip-flopped a couple of times from Republican to Democrat but at the time of the passing of the Patriot Act Democrats were in control of the Senate and I think by just one.

The House vote was 357–66 for. 62 Democrats, 3 Republicans and 1 Independent voting against.

But at the end of the day the Senate Democrats could have, should have killed the legislation, but they didn't.

It would be my guess that the majority of the Democrats that voted against the bill was because of partisan politics and not the bill itself.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Buzz_Light_Year said:

Democrats controlled the Senate when the Patriot act was passed and the vote was 98-1 without amendment of the House bill for.

If Democrats thought that it was so horrendous then why was it passed with such a overwhelming majority vote?

The Senate flip-flopped a couple of times from Republican to Democrat but at the time of the passing of the Patriot Act Democrats were in control of the Senate and I think by just one.

The House vote was 357–66 for. 62 Democrats, 3 Republicans and 1 Independent voting against.

But at the end of the day the Senate Democrats could have, should have killed the legislation, but they didn't.

It would be my guess that the majority of the Democrats that voted against the bill was because of partisan politics and not the bill itself.

If I remember right the Patriot Act was sold as a fix against another 9-11. So you'd have to haveva set of big brass ones to vote against that reasoning. Privately, I think, most liberals were "scared to death" by the act. They'd say "Scared for my Life", in today's world.

Regardless the fear of loss of privacy seems to have flipped. What used to be "Dont ask, don't tell", is now "YOU MUST ACCEPT".

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7 hours ago, DieChecker said:

I remember most Democrats and Leftists thought the Patriot Act was horrendous, and a violation of privacy. Spying on our citizens was only celebrated by far right facists.

How the tables have turned it seems.

Now its conservatives and Republicans decrying spying on our citizens.

Those were the good old days right? As a libertarian it’s one of the few times i agreed with the left. Now that just seems impossible b

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21 hours ago, DieChecker said:

I remember most Democrats and Leftists thought the Patriot Act was horrendous, and a violation of privacy. Spying on our citizens was only celebrated by far right facists.

How the tables have turned it seems.

Now its conservatives and Republicans decrying spying on our citizens.

Perhaps complaints against parents threatening education officials being assigned an "EDUOFFICIALS" tag by the FBI for statistical analysis doesn't particularly feel like spying on citizens.

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2 hours ago, Tiggs said:

Perhaps complaints against parents threatening education officials being assigned an "EDUOFFICIALS" tag by the FBI for statistical analysis doesn't particularly feel like spying on citizens.

Hu? What threats? Certainly there hasn’t been any terrorist type threats. 

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2 hours ago, Tiggs said:

Perhaps complaints against parents threatening education officials being assigned an "EDUOFFICIALS" tag by the FBI for statistical analysis doesn't particularly feel like spying on citizens.

Man you can't tell Republicans that, their paranoid delusions are the only justification they have for treating others like crap! 

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14 minutes ago, preacherman76 said:

Hu? What threats? Certainly there hasn’t been any terrorist type threats. 

Death Threats and Fights Over Critical Race Theory Have Driven at Least Six Educators to Resign (newsweek.com)
I'd call death threats over teaching accurate history something pretty terrorist-y

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3 minutes ago, Autochthon1990 said:

Death Threats and Fights Over Critical Race Theory Have Driven at Least Six Educators to Resign (newsweek.com)
I'd call death threats over teaching accurate history something pretty terrorist-y

Well that was pretty open ended. Who threatened them with death? What are their names? Certainly someone has been arrested for these threats. 
 

And why the FBI? This would be a matter for local law enforcement. 

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1 minute ago, preacherman76 said:

Well that was pretty open ended. Who threatened them with death? What are their names? Certainly someone has been arrested for these threats. 
 

And why the FBI? This would be a matter for local law enforcement. 

FBI tracking threats against educators after complaints from school boards, leaked email shows (districtadministration.com)
TLDR: Scope evaluation and determining risk factor to educators. Keep in mind the department of education is a federal bureau. 

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On 5/28/2022 at 2:52 AM, Raptor Witness said:

A fair argument, but the point is, the state is failing U.S., from the early lies regarding masks for the virus, to lying about what happened in Uvalde, TX.

I have warned repeatedly on these boards that the state would provide no security in the end, and this is why they are having to lie to U.S. They have no power to provide security, no matter what they say, because this comes from beyond the sky, and the distress is about to become much worse without a dramatic change in policy.

Beyond the sky?  No.  It comes from within us and the things we have created which undermine a healthy society.  Not from God.

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