by WorldTribune Staff, August 26, 2022
Whistleblowers have come forward to Congress to describe how the FBI investigated two dozen parents who were designated as “domestic terrorism” threats for their objections to local school board policies, mainly over the teaching of Critical Race Theory and mask mandates.
The first whistleblowers came forward last fall after the National School Board Association sent a letter to Team Biden which labeled parents who protested at school board meetings as domestic terrorists, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said.
Five days after the school board association’s letter, the FBI was directed by Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate the alleged threats being made against the school boards.
“The first one came late last fall, when this guy came forward and said, ‘Yeah, this is what’s going on,’ ” Jordan told the “Just the News, Not Noise” television program on Monday night. “And he talked about this memorandum that was sent out to U.S. attorneys, and then we had a whistleblower come forward and talk to us about what the FBI had sent out where they use this threat tag designation, and subsequent to that, on just that issue, we’ve had a whistleblower talk to us about the over two dozen cases where parents were investigated.”
Jordan said his legal staff has heard from a total of 14 FBI whistleblowers so far. All of them are raising the same concern about the bureau’s conduct.
The agents are “emphasizing just how political things have gotten,” he said.
“We’ve had them on the school boards issue. We’ve had them concerning Jan. 6,” Jordan said. “Agents are being pressured to label and categorize all cases as domestic violence, extremism.”
“I anticipate more coming forward,” Jordan said. “I’ve never seen anything like this. I mean, truly, it seems like every other week we’re hearing from someone.”