Merrick Garland is refusing to address Congress as they have been investigating his famous memo to weaponize his power over parents who were complaining about changes in their children’s schools after the COVID-19 lockdowns.
In early Feb the Democrat AG was subpoenaed to talk to Congress about it:
Garland is resuing to talk to them, but they went ahead and investigated anyway- and release a report recently on what they found. US Rep. Cammack called Garland out over his actions and over the report:
According to the report, Garland had called on the FBI to “use its authority” against parents who threaten or use violence against public school officials in a Monday memorandum. Garland said there has been a “disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff.”
It was not a good idea:
According to a press release from the group, here are some details:
Weaponization Subcommittee Report: Documents Show No Legitimate Law-Enforcement Basis for Garland’s Anti-Parent Memo
March 21, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government and the House Judiciary Committee released an interim staff report titled, “A ‘Manufactured’ Issue And ‘Misapplied’ Priorities: Subpoenaed Documents Show No Legitimate Basis for the Attorney General’s Anti-Parent Memo.” The report highlights the initial set of materials produced in response to the Committee’s subpoenas to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Education (DOE) related to the Committee’s oversight of the Biden Administration’s use of federal criminal and counterterrorism resources to target concerned parents.
The report sheds new light on and outlines how:
- Internal communications show that the Biden Administration and National School Boards Association extensively colluded prior to the Attorney General’s memorandum on October 4, 2021;
- If the DOJ performed due diligence before promulgating the Attorney General’s memorandum, the Department would have learned it lacked a legitimate predicate;
- Local law-enforcement around the country described the problem as “manufactured” and warned of “misapplied” federal law-enforcement priorities; and
- Local officials generally opposed federal intervention at local school board meetings.
The Committee’s oversight and investigation is ongoing as questions remain about the development and issuance of Attorney General Merrick Garland’s memorandum and the coordination between the DOJ and Biden White House. The DOJ and the DOE continue to produce responsive documents while the FBI has produced only 14 pages of documents and permitted an in camera review of 346 pages to date in response to the Committee’s subpoena—a flagrant disregard of the serious concerns about the Bureau’s misuse of its authorities against parents.
Committee Republicans have repeatedly called on Attorney General Garland to rescind his memorandum. He has declined to do so to date. The use of these resources chills protected First Amendment activity as parents rightfully fear that their passionate advocacy for their children could result in a visit from federal law enforcement.
The Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government is charged with investigating “violations of the civil liberties of citizens of the United States.”
Full Report: HERE