(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- When Attorney General Merrick Garland unexpectedly ordered the FBI to use its authority against protesting parents at school board meetings in October 2021, FBI officers were caught off guard, according to a report released on Thursday.
Tim Lagan, assistant director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, allegedly told his colleagues that he was trying to find out further information on the letter in response to Garland’s directive.
America First Legal (AFL), a libertarian legal firm, filed a FOIA request to get these documents. Garland’s inability to direct the FBI to clamp down on protesting parents at school board meetings was a major factor in the Republican conclusion reached by the House on Tuesday.
Gene Hamilton, vice president and general counsel of America First Legal, in a press release, that they knew for a very long time that the timing of how this played out was the focal point—a letter to the President followed by a Garland memorandum within days —indicated that the reason for the memo was as phony as the Biden Administration’s commitment to the constitution where everyone is equal under the law. A report issued this week by the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government and the House Judiciary Committee backed up their statements concerning the AG’s memos.
The story claims that in response to Lagan’s email, senior FBI attorney Miriam Coakley said that the letter had “just been brought to her attention.”
Coakley begged the Department of Justice to reconsider in her letter.
According to the document, one worker “requested that the memo be revised” and “reworded” to include Monty Wilkinson, director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, in the distribution list for the order.
It’s a little late, Wilkinson’s colleague remarked.
Parents were protesting pandemic regulations like face mask mandates, vaccination mandates, and online education when Garland sent his message.
The Committee on the Judiciary, which investigated the Biden administration’s use of law enforcement resources on local parents, found that the FBI opened twenty-five “assessments” or tips into “threats of school board members,” of which the Counterterrorism Division investigated six. As a result, the AFL decided to publish its findings. One mother is being investigated because a member of a “right-wing mom’s group” was found to be a gun owner.
No federal charges or arrests were found to be connected to the “school board threats.”