by Ben Whedon
The House Judiciary Committee has issued subpoenas to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland, demanding they provide the committee with documents pertaining to FVI investigations of school board meetings.
In October of 2021, Garland issued a memo highlighting “violent threats” against school officials amid a rise in parental opposition to the teaching of Critical Race Theory in public schools. That memo, directing law enforcement to address the issue, attracted considerable scrutiny from conservatives who categorized it as part of the Biden administration’s alleged “weaponization” of federal agencies.
The subpoena, which the Epoch Times reviewed, marks one of the first salvos by House Republicans against the administration as part of the bevy of investigations they have initiated against it. The committee set a March 1 deadline for the handover of the materials.
Lawmakers seek all documents and communications in connection with the FBI’s “EDUOFFICIALS” threat tag and any investigations stemming from it. They further indicated that the subpoena is “continuing in nature” and that lawmakers expect the agency to provide them with relevant materials not yet created should more develop.
Jordan previously warned Garland in mid-January that the he might face such a subpoena should he not cooperate House Republican demands for information.
In August of 2022, Jordan indicated that whistleblowers from within the FBI had revealed more than two dozen probes of parents who had voiced opposition to school policies. The bevy of FBI whistleblowers came amid mounting allegations of political bias in the wake of the FBI’s Aug. 8, 2022, raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
The bureau faced several other whistleblower reports about myriad bias issues even prior to that event.
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Ben Whedon is the night editor for the Just the News. He came to the company from Breitbart News and is a graduate of Washington and Lee University.
Photo “Merrick Garland” by United States Department of Justice. Photo “Christopher Wray” by Federal Bureau of Investigation.