It would now appear that our Attorney General has been less than honest with members of Congress.
Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Mike Johnson (R-LA) have uncovered evidence that testimony given by AG Merrick Garland was an outright lie.
The House Republicans say they have evidence the FBI, in fact, did use terrorist tools to spy on parents protesting COVID policies and other issues at school board meetings.
Never Happened… Only It Did
Jordan and Johnson reportedly have a whistleblower that has given them evidence investigations launched into parents were given a threat tag created by the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division.
This was used to track investigations into parents related to school board meetings that often ended in parents being removed, threats being made, and sometimes physical altercations.
Most believe the investigations into the parents were triggered by a letter from the National School Boards Association (NBSA) to the Biden administration in September 2021.
A mere five days after the NBSA letter, the DOJ issued a memo to the FBI to open investigations into the school board meetings where problems were occurring.
In a joint statement, the two Republicans stated, “This whistleblower information raises serious concerns that your October 4 memorandum will chill protected First Amendment activity as parents will rightfully fear that their passionate advocacy for their children could result in a visit from federal law enforcement.”
While testifying before Congress, Garland stated, “I can’t imagine any circumstance in which the Patriot Act would be used in the circumstances of parents complaining about their children, nor can I imagine a circumstance where they would be labeled as domestic terrorism.”
The options here are Garland had no idea what his own office was up to or that he lied under oath.
Considering the history of the lack of truth coming from this administration’s officials in the past, I think we will go with the latter here.
Source: Fox News