A whistleblower came forward last week alleging that the Federal Bureau of Investigations has investigated parents who oppose woke school board members and ideologies across the U.S. The allegations accuse the FBI of using terrorism investigation tactics against the parents, directly contradicting Attorney General Merrick Garland’s testimony in which he claimed the bureau did not investigate parents.
Under sworn testimony to Senators in October, Garland said the agency did not “instruct the bureau to open up investigations into local matters that involve parents and school boards.”
Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) posted a letter to Twitter addressing AG Garland, saying the whistleblower has come forward contradicting his statement. Representative Jordan says the FBI has set up operations around the country dedicated to alleged threats:
“We have learned from brave whistleblowers that the FBI has opened investigations with the EDUofficials threat tag, in about every region of the country relating to all types of educational settings. The information we have received shows how as a result under your directive, federal law enforcement, is using counter-terrorism resources, to investigate protected First Amendment activity.”
One investigation by the FBI involved a mother who allegedly told school board members, “we are coming for you.” The tip for the incident was sent in on the National Threat Operations tip line. The tip line was created as a resource for school board members and teachers to report “threats” by other parents.
“This whistleblower information is startling,” Jordan continued in his letter. “You have subjected these moms and dads to the opening of an investigation about them, as a direct result of their fundamental constitutional right to speak and advocate for their children.”
Another investigation conducted by the FBI targeted a father who “fit the profile of an insurrectionist, because he rails against the government, and has a lot of guns, and threatens to use them.”
You can view Jordan’s full letter here.
If it is proven that Garland lied under oath during his sworn testimony in October, he would be eligible to be impeached under current rules.