This week House Judiciary Committee Republicans revealed the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) “has created a system to track threats against school board officials and administrators” reports National Review.
The Republicans cite an internal FBI email provided to them by a whistleblower. The members accused Attorney General Merrick Garland of misleading lawmakers during his testimony before the committee when he was asked about the subject.
The email was signed by Counterterrorism Division assistant director Timothy Langan and former Criminal Division assistant director Calvin Shivers. In summary, the FBI used counterterrorism measures, as well as its division, to spy on American families and parents.
In a statement to the Wall Street Journal, the FBI denied it targeted parents:
“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 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.”
Republican Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, wrote a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland explaining that the email from the whistleblower “provides specific evidence” that federal law enforcement employed counterterrorism tools “against concerned parents.”
“At best, if we assume that you were ignorant of the FBI’s actions in response to your October 4 memorandum at the time of your testimony, this new evidence suggests that your testimony…was incomplete and requires additional explanation,” Jordan wrote in the letter.
“If however, you were aware of the FBI’s actions at the time of your testimony, this evidence showed that you willfully misled the Committee about the nature and extent of the Department’s use of counterterrorism tools to target concerned parents at school board meetings,” the letter continued.
Nicole Neily, the president and founder of nonprofit Parents Defending Education, said the whistleblower documents “prove” that the FBI used “counterterrorism tools to investigate concerned parents” who participated in school board meetings.
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Jumaane Williams is ‘hypocritical’ for living on a secure military base, critics say
Hypocrisy is no stranger to Democrats, but New York gubernatorial candidate Jumaane Williams is sparking outrage over his. Williams, an outspoken advocate of defunding the police, is relying on…the police…to protect him as he runs for governor.
Williams not only travels with a detail of New York City’s NYPD officers, but he also lives on a military base. The military base also provides 24/7 security. Williams, a self-proclaimed racial justice advocate, was elected as the New York City public advocate in 2019 after serving on the NYC Council.
Williams lives on the Fort Hamilton U.S. Army Garrison in Brooklyn, where anyone requesting entry must submit a background check and go through security checkpoints. NYPD security detail travels with him each day, provided to him because of his position for the city.
Williams proudly describes himself as a Democratic Socialist, and his campaign website touts a vow to “bring transformational change to Albany.” When New York City agreed to cut the NYPD budget by $1 billion as a result of the defund the police movement, Williams said the cut was an insufficient amount.
To add insult to injury, Williams lives on the military base simply for its “affordability.” A representative for Williams told the New York Post “when he needed a new home for his family in 2019, they chose a publicly available unit in Fort Hamilton not because of its position on a base but because it offered the best unit for his family’s price point and criteria.”
An area official with knowledge of the base’s housing process told the Post “these aren’t apartments listed on Zillow. It’s essentially a gated community with stunning waterfront views protected by tanks and soldiers with M16s.”
Not only are our tax dollars, but also our police and military forces helping to protect and house a man who is actively working to undo it all with his liberal policies.
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