Whistleblowers Allege FBI Investigated Parents Opposed to School COVID-19 Policies
Whistleblowers have alleged that the FBI conducted dozens of investigations into American parents who expressed opposition to schools’ COVID-19 mandates, and labeled them with a “threat tag,” House Judiciary Committee Republicans claimed in a letter on Wednesday.
Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Mike Johnson (R-La.) wrote in a letter to the Justice Department (pdf) that the “brave whistleblowers” from the FBI had informed them that the agency had reportedly created an internal threat tag called “EDUOFFICIALS” in October 2021 to track alleged threats against school boards, following an Oct. 4 directive from Attorney General Merrick Garland.
That directive came in response to a request from the National School Boards Association asking that the federal government use counterterrorism tools, including the Patriot Act, to target parents at school board meetings, the representatives wrote.
Originally appeared on The Epoch Times