FBI whistleblower reveals agency created 'threat tag' to track alleged harassment of education officials

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  3 weeks ago  •  30 comments

By:   By Jessica Chasmar

FBI whistleblower reveals agency created 'threat tag' to track alleged harassment of education officials
Merrick Garland testified that the FBI wasn’t targeting parents. We now know the FBI is “tagging” parents they consider threatening. The Attorney General has some explaining to do

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The  Federal Bureau of Investigation  has created a "threat tag" to aid in tracking alleged threats against school board officials, teachers and staff, as part of its implementation of a controversial memo issued by Attorney General Merrick Garland last month citing a nationwide increase in harassment of education officials.

An Oct. 20 internal email from the FBI’s criminal and counterterrorism divisions, released Tuesday by House Republicans, instructed agents to apply the threat tag "EDUOFFICIALS" to all investigations and assessments of threats directed specifically at education officials.

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"The purpose of the threat tag is to help scope this threat on a national level, and provide an opportunity for comprehensive analysis of the threat picture for effective engagement with law enforcement partners at all levels," the email stated.

The email also directs FBI agents to consider whether the criminal activity being investigated is in violation of federal law and what the potential "motivation" is behind it. 

"Merrick Garland testified that the FBI wasn’t targeting parents," Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, ranking member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, tweeted Tuesday afternoon. "We now know the FBI is ‘tagging’ parents they consider threatening. The Attorney General has some explaining to do."

"If this is accurate, parents are getting the domestic-terrorist treatment after all," Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Ohio,  tweeted .

The FBI released released two statements to Fox News on Tuesday saying it is committed to preserving the First Amendment, and that 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."

"The Attorney General's memorandum simply underscores the FBI’s ongoing efforts to assist state, local, and federal partners to address threats of violence, regardless of the motivation," it said. "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." 

Garland’s Oct. 4 memo directed the FBI and U.S. attorney's offices to investigate "threats of violence" at  school  board meetings in order to combat what the Department of Justice (DOJ) called a "disturbing trend" of harassment of school officials. 

Republicans have warned that the directive is a  pretext to silence parents  across the country, though Garland insisted before the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month that is not the case.




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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

A year from now Republicans will control Congress and Garland will be facing certain impeachment.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
Senior Guide
1.1  XXJefferson51  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    3 weeks ago

This truly is a big brother is watching us moment.  A perfect seed for 437 River St. group!  

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
1.1.1  cjcold  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.1    3 weeks ago

Seems to be a pretty good idea to keep tabs on all right wing fanatics.

Over 90% of terrorist attacks in the U.S. are attributable to right wingers. 

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
Senior Guide
1.1.2  XXJefferson51  replied to  cjcold @1.1.1    3 weeks ago

According to the fascist msm, big tech social media, all fact checkers, and the democrat party who label all opposition to their dogma as that.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  cjcold @1.1.1    3 weeks ago

"Seems to be a pretty good idea to keep tabs on all right wing fanatics.

Over 90% of terrorist attacks in the U.S. are attributable to right wingers."

Just like 1/6/21

 
 
 
Ronin2
PhD Quiet
1.1.4  Ronin2  replied to  cjcold @1.1.1    3 weeks ago

Leaving out all of those far left domestic terrorist attacks in 2020 and 2021?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1.4    3 weeks ago

ZERO

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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2  SteevieGee    3 weeks ago

The FBI should be "tagging" these people.  School board members across the country have been getting threatened for doing their jobs.  That's not how we do; things in America.  If you don't like the job they're doing you run someone against them in an election.  I also think that a lot of these people harassing school boards aren't even parents with children enrolled in these school districts.  Rather, they are traveling political activists pushing a racist agenda.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  SteevieGee @2    3 weeks ago
That's not how we do; things in America. 

We didn't target parents in America, but the left is now in control. 

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.1.1  XXJefferson51  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    3 weeks ago

And they don’t believe in the same America that we love so much.  

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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2.1.2  SteevieGee  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    3 weeks ago

The targets here aren't parents.  The targets are people who have no business with these school boards.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.3  Dulay  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    3 weeks ago

Right after you provide evidence that the process 'targets parents' we can have that debate Vic. 

As it is, all you have is Republicans making unfounded allegations. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  Dulay @2.1.3    3 weeks ago
"As it is, all you have is Republicans making unfounded allegations."

That's all you'll get.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.5  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Dulay @2.1.3    3 weeks ago
Right after you provide evidence

I did. That's what the article was for.

 
 
 
Dulay
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2.1.6  Dulay  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.5    3 weeks ago
I did. That's what the article was for.

Well then it's an utter failure Vic. 

Surely you aren't positing that the blathering of Gym Jordon could possibly be considered evidence. 

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.7  Dulay  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    3 weeks ago

I'm still waiting for you to provide some evidence that parents are being targeted Vic. Your article only contains innuendo and unfounded assumptions. 

Please proceed. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.8  Tessylo  replied to  Dulay @2.1.7    3 weeks ago
"Your article only contains innuendo and unfounded assumptions."

What else is new?

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.9  Dulay  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.8    3 weeks ago

It does seem all to repetitive, doesn't it?  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.2  Tessylo  replied to  SteevieGee @2    3 weeks ago
"The FBI should be "tagging" these people.  School board members across the country have been getting threatened for doing their jobs.  That's not how we do; things in America.  If you don't like the job they're doing you run someone against them in an election.  I also think that a lot of these people harassing school boards aren't even parents with children enrolled in these school districts.  Rather, they are traveling political activists pushing a racist agenda."

Ya!  They're the new up and coming domestic terrorists.  Terrorizing parents and school board members and the parents on these school boards.

And ya Stevie - they're also a lot of 'right' wing outside agitators like you said - people that have no children there.  Exactly those same kinds of 'right' wing agitators and instigators are who are involved in starting shit, arson, looting, and blaming the protests/protesters.  I and others have been saying this all along.  

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3  Jeremy Retired in NC    3 weeks ago

Sounds like the lefts turned the FBI into the Sturmabteilung.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.1  Tessylo  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3    3 weeks ago
"Storm Detachment
The Sturmabteilung (German: [ˈʃtʊʁmʔapˌtaɪlʊŋ] ( listen); SA; literally "Storm Detachment") was the Nazi Party's original paramilitary wing. It played a significant role in Adolf Hitler's rise to power in the 1920s and 1930s."
Sounds like the former 'president's' domestic terrorist mob who 'Stormed the Capitol' 'It's a Revolution' all at the former 'president's' bidding/incitement up until 1/6/21, doing the bidding of what the former criminal enterprise of an administration put into place (or tried to) via Eastman and the former 'president'.
 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Senior Participates
3.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Tessylo @3.1    3 weeks ago

Congratulations.  You figured out google!!!!!

'It's a Revolution' all at the former 'president's' bidding/incitement

Funny, law enforcement investigated and found nothing of the sort.  Seems the only people who still think that are the same group that believes the Russia Collusion farce.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3.1.1    3 weeks ago
"Funny, law enforcement investigated and found nothing of the sort.  Seems the only people who still think that are the same group that believes the Russia Collusion farce."

That's not true but when have you ever provided any truth or facts?  Never.  

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Senior Participates
3.1.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.2    3 weeks ago

I (and many others) know you won't do it but, provide the information that show's I'm wrong.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3.1.3    3 weeks ago
provide the information that show's I'm wrong.  

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Tessylo
Professor Principal
4  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

The harassment of school officials isn't alleged - it's happening.  People getting threatened by mis/dis-informed ignorant stupid parents about CRT which isn't being taught in the first place.  

 
 
 
JaneDoe
Sophomore Silent
5  JaneDoe    3 weeks ago

Should parents who threaten other parents at school board meetings also be tagged by the FBI? 

 
 
 
Ronin2
PhD Quiet
5.1  Ronin2  replied to  JaneDoe @5    3 weeks ago

Now, now, you know this only applies to people that don't follow leftist dogma.

He is a merely a very concerned far leftist stating his extreme displeasure with those not agreeing with CRT. He has every right to be angry, and try to threaten and intimidate those that do not agree with him; he has suffered a lifetime of oppression due to systemic racism. He is not even on the DOJ's radar. 

Also, only leftists are allowed to resort to violence. Democrats at every level have been proving that for the last two plus years.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
Sophomore Silent
5.1.1  JaneDoe  replied to  Ronin2 @5.1    3 weeks ago

You are correct. 
I’m pretty sure most people are getting sick and tired of all the double standard BS. 

 
 
 
bbl-1
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6  bbl-1    3 weeks ago

MAGA is a social disorder.

 
 
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