BREAKING NEWS: Republicans are summoning and urging the FBI director to testify on the use of “federal crime and counterterrorism resources” to address concerned parents at school board meetings during the pandemic
Republicans have issued a subpoena to FBI Director Christopher Wray, urging him to testify at school board meetings against concerned parents by the federal government during the pandemic.
With the weight of a subpoena, the House Judiciary Committee ordered Wray to appear before the panel and turn over documents and communications related to the FBI’s “abuse of federal resources for crime and counterterrorism.”
Committee chairman Jim Jordan asked him to appear for testimony on March 1, according to Fox News.
The committee also wants any documents related to meetings it held in connection with Attorney General Merrick Garland’s memo directing the FBI and US attorneys to identify protesting parents for prosecution.
Republicans have issued a subpoena to FBI Director Christopher Wray asking him to testify that the federal government has targeted parents at school board meetings during the pandemic.
During the pandemic, school board meetings across the country became heated during debates about cultural issues and whether kids should be back in classrooms.
The Oct. 4, 2021, memo directed the FBI to investigate the “disturbing rise in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence” against school administrators with whom parents clashed at meetings.
Jordan and his fellow committee members have been investigating whistleblower allegations that the White House worked with the National School Boards Association to create an excuse to use federal law enforcement against parents.
The whistleblowers claim the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division has been tasked with investigating parents and flagging them as “threats.”