DOJ Used Counterterrorism Tools against Parents
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Started by metmike - Nov. 16, 2021, 7:16 p.m.

FBI Whistleblower Claims DOJ Used Counterterrorism Tools against Parents in Response to School-Board Memo

Citing an internal email provided by an FBI whistleblower, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee revealed Tuesday that the Bureau has created a system to track threats against school board officials and administrators, and accused Attorney General Merrick Garland of misleading lawmakers when he was asked about the subject during his previous testimony before the committee.


The FBI’s “Counterterrorism and Criminal Divisions created a threat tag, EDUOFFICIALS, to track instances of related threats,” according to the email. “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.”

The email was signed by Counterterrorism Division assistant director Timothy Langan, and former Criminal Division assistant director Calvin Shivers, who retired earlier this month.

In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Representative Jim Jordan (R., Ohio), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, wrote that the whistleblower email “provides specific evidence” that federal law enforcement employed counterterrorism tools “against concerned parents.”

The FBI denied that it has targeted parents in a statement to the Wall Street Journal.

“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 agency said. “The creation of a threat tag in no way changes the long-standing requirements for opening an investigation, nor does it represent a shift in how the FBI prioritizes threats.”

By metmike - Nov. 16, 2021, 7:18 p.m.
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FBI using 'counterterrorism tools' to monitor threats to school boards, whistleblower email shows

By TimNew - Nov. 17, 2021, 2:21 a.m.
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Old news.   The DOJ is just one of several federal agencies that has been weaponized.   HOW DARE THESE PARENTS DARE TO INTERFERE WITH THE EDUCATION OF THEIR CHILDREN!!!! Just ask former leftist governor McAuliffe. You remember, the governor who singlehandedly gave a few hundred thousand felons the right to vote just before the presidential election.  Like most'all leftists, he doesn't want parents telling schools what their children should learn. At least not unless they are 100% on board.

The indoctrination of our children is crucial to the mission!!

By metmike - Nov. 17, 2021, 7:55 a.m.
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Both articles were  posted here  just a few hours after being published, so you are welcome to post news stories that arent that old any time Tim.

By TimNew - Nov. 17, 2021, 8:03 a.m.
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The articles may be new,  but the news isn't.  We had a discussuion about this a few weeks, maybe a month ago?   And this sort of thing has been going on since at least the Obama days.  It's getting worse under Biden,  but it's not new.  The DOJ, FBI, probably the CIA, the IRS, even the FTC and SEC  all now geared as weapons/tools of the dem party.

But if you don't do anything wrong,  you won't have anything to worry about ,right?  Just need to pay very close atentio n to what is now considered "wrong". 

I suppose before too long,  the points I am making will be labaled as "wrong".  

By metmike - Nov. 17, 2021, 8:10 a.m.
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Labeled as wrong by who Tim?

By mcfarm - Nov. 17, 2021, 10:50 a.m.
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so why are impeachment articles  not being filed immediately against that cabinet member who testified  {lied directly} to congress just weeks ago that he knew nothing....well he kind of does know nothing....that would the one guy who should know about the law out new town idiot attorney general

By TimNew - Nov. 17, 2021, 2:47 p.m.
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Labeled as wrong by who Tim?

By the same people who are labeling parents as domestic terrorists for objecting to subject matter in schools.

Subversive opinions like mine may not be allowed for much longer. 

By metmike - Nov. 17, 2021, 3:28 p.m.
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OK, thanks, I don't question that but wanted to make sure you weren't referring to me.