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Tag You’re It! The DOJ Directs the FBI to Tag Parents Fighting School Boards as a Threat

AMAC Exclusive – By Tammy Bruce

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President Joe Biden talks with Vice President Kamala Harris, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas.

Despite the denials of Attorney General Merrick Garland, courtesy of two whistleblowers, we now know the Department of Justice has indeed been investigating parents who dare to defend their families and children by engaging with their local school boards. Moreover, the DOJ is using funding designated for counterterrorism to ‘investigate’ these American moms and dads.

All of this stems from the shocking revelation last year that the National School Board Association (NSBA) worked with the Department of Education and Biden’s White House to craft a letter comparing protesting parents to domestic terrorists. That letter was then sent to Attorney General Garland, asking the DOJ to consider using the Patriot Act against parents confronting school boards about woke policies in the curriculum.

Fox reports, “Five days later, the DOJ issued a memo directing the FBI to investigate threats to school boards. The memo highlighted the FBI’s National Threat Operations Center [which is] likened to a ‘snitch-line’ for tips about parents at school board meetings.”

This ‘terrorism’ link was necessary to allow federal law enforcement to swoop in on local jurisdictions which are less inclined to treat their citizens like terrorists or criminals for participating in their local government. Normally, if someone is threatened, be it an average citizen or a local elected official, the local police department handles it.

But what local cops won’t do, thank goodness, is act as the federal Thought Police targeting individuals for daring to challenge Democrat Party politics. Hence, Biden’s DOJ needed an excuse to make it of federal interest, ergo, tagging parents as potential terrorists.

Yes, it is still as insane today as when first exposed.

After considerable backlash, the NSBA eventually apologized for their characterization of parents as terrorists, and AG Garland assured the House Judiciary Committee last year that he would never subject parents to DOJ scrutiny for speaking up at school board meetings. He said, in part: “I do not believe that parents who testify, speak, argue with, complain about school boards and schools should be classified as domestic terrorists or any kind of criminals…I do not think that parents getting angry at school boards, for whatever reason, constitute domestic terrorism. It’s not even a close question.”

And yet, it appears AG Garland wasn’t being completely forthright.

In a May 11, 2022 letter to the attorney general, Republican Reps. Jim Jordan and Mike Johnson reveal they have received information from whistleblowers indicating the DOJ is actually investigating and contacting parents for their comments at school board meetings. They write:

“We have learned from brave whistleblowers that the FBI has opened investigations with the EDUOFFICIALS threat tag in almost every region of the country and relating to all types of educational settings. The information we have received shows how, as a direct result of your directive, federal law enforcement is using counterterrorism resources to investigate protected First Amendment activity…”

They go on to describe agents from an FBI Field office interviewing a mom “for allegedly telling a local school board “we are coming for you.” The complaint, which came into the FBI through the National Threat Operations Center snitch-line, alleged that the mom was a threat because she belonged to a “right-wing mom’s group” known as ‘Moms for Liberty’ and because she ‘is a gun owner.’ She explained, of course, that she was speaking about using the electoral process.

In another case, they describe the FBI initiating an investigation against locally elected Republican officials “over allegations from a state Democratic party official that the Republicans ‘incited violence’ by expressing public displeasure with school districts’ vaccine mandates,” which also came through the ‘snitch line.’

In the letter to AG Garland, Reps Jordan and Johnson reveal more details they received from the whistleblowers:

“This whistleblower information is startling. You have subjected these moms and dads to the opening of an FBI investigation about them, the establishment of an FBI case file that includes their political views, and the application of a “threat tag” to their names as a direct result of the exercise of their fundamental constitutional right to speak and advocate for their children. This information is evidence of how the Biden Administration is using federal law enforcement, including counterterrorism resources, to investigate concerned parents for protected First Amendment activity.”

The whistleblowers report more than two dozen parents that have been “tagged” by the FBI with counterterrorism tools being used against them.

Please make no mistake: all of this is meant to frighten everyone from feeling safe to exercise their First Amendment rights and to retreat from challenging the Democratic Party agenda.

While the FBI and DOJ are labeling American parents as terrorists and spending resources on investigating and tracking them, our federal law enforcement seems to have little interest in the number of actual terrorists coming over our southern border. Since Biden’s presidency, dozens of people on the terrorist watch list have been apprehended crossing the chaotic southern border. Considering our problem is the million-plus “getaways,” how many real terrorists have actually made it through?

Due to a leaked draft opinion of the court involving Roe v. Wade, we are also being subjected to the obscenity of leftists harassing and attempting to intimidate Supreme Court Justices and their families in front of their homes. The White House not only refused to condemn the threatening activity, but Jenn Psaki said they “encourage” it to continue. While Garland has directed federal law enforcement to provide more security at the Supreme Court itself, there has been silence about the obvious threat environment at the justices’ homes.

What’s happening here belongs in little totalitarian regimes which target and destroy their political opponents and regular citizens who simply dare to challenge a dire status quo. Moreover, those who support the Democratic partisan narrative and agenda are given free rein to do as they please with no consequences. We thought it couldn’t happen here, but it is.

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7 days ago

And yet, the protestors around the country who were burning and looting were called PEACEFUL protestors!

JJ Johnson-Smith
8 days ago

WHY is Garland still working? He should have been fired last year, when he contacted the FBI about these parents?!? THIS is the problem; these Tyrants who violate the Constitution as if it doesn’t exist at ALL, and face NO consequences for those violations!

8 days ago

Yes, parents ARE Guilty as a threat to having their kids being indoctrinated into Communist idiotolgy (my word)!!!

8 days ago

We are getting so close to the end. The bible is full of end time predictions, and they are coming true, exponentially. Also, climate change is predicted, and God who created this universe is the one in charge, not puny humans. God loves everyone, but will not force anyone to love Him. It’s a choice each of us has to make on our own. There is only one way to have Him on your side, and that is to ask His Son, Christ Jesus, to save you from your sin. He has a wonderful eternity planned for people who choose Him. Life here is wonderful for those who love Him. David said in the twenty-third Psalm, my cup runs over. He’s a wonderful Father, and He wants you to be His child.

8 days ago
Reply to  gin

Amen!!! gin. Well said !! Boy will they be surprised !????

Phillip Ridenour
9 days ago

And what’s particularly galling is Garland isn’t doing this just for power, which is bad enough. Follow the money and you’ll find his daughter and son-in-law own a company which profits from teaching CRT.

9 days ago

Rotten apples do not fall far from the tree

9 days ago

AMAC, please step up to the plate and stop this illegal targeting of protected free speech by parents! This is just plain wrong!!!

Thomas F. Olszewski
9 days ago

The demoncrat cartel hard at work screwing Americans.

anna hubert
9 days ago

It’s called fighting domestic terrorism gang violence arson and looting are fine

9 days ago

This is grounds to remove this administration and all its minions. Please advise on the next step, and get $Ms from Trump to support the effort.

9 days ago

Citizens have a right to redress government with their grievances. A tyrannical government doesn’t want to hear about it. This means war. A civil war. We are locked, loaded and ready.

Roger D .
8 days ago
Reply to  Centurion

Has anyone thought about the possibility of Biden and his administration getting his own army ready to enforce what he wants? He has let in so many evil illegals that might join him in attacking the rest of us. Biden says he is against guns but has he hidden his own stash of them?

10 days ago

An overbearing government with tyrannical motives is one of the reasons our constitutional framers wrote the second amendment!
Prepare yourselves for more tyranny from our government as long as we allow it to continue without firmly opposing it.

Rich C
10 days ago

Whatever. Most Americans won’t allow their children to be kidnapped by this socialist/Marxist government that we have now. Target us if you want but we will not be silent. We will take back America!

10 days ago

Lyin’ China Joe Biden and his anti-American Socialist, Marxists are destroying OUR country! All they care about is power and control….OVER US! With the FBI’s help!

10 days ago


10 days ago

Its time to make non violent protests boards to protect all parents from DOJ harassment.

Theresa Coughlin
11 days ago

This is appalling! In addition to confronting the school boards about their kids’ education (or lack thereof) being a first amendment right, they also have the right to confront the school boards about what’s being taught in their kids’ schools because their tax dollars are paying for them. If the school boards have a problem with that, maybe they should knock off the indoctrination and actually educate this country’s children.

11 days ago

The actual threat to our country is all federal agencies corrupted by the political criminals in the Democratic Party. Hijacked elections have consequences. 

10 days ago
Reply to  M-1

Agree, and the teachers union which backs democratic school board members !

Robert Zuccaro
11 days ago


Bill on the Hill
9 days ago
Reply to  Robert Zuccaro

Yes, agreed & for those that don’t remember, McConnell was instrumental in blocking Garland to the SCOTUS as endorsed by Barack Hussein Obama, Obama’s way of using a RINO getting onto the bench for life & ruling like a woke liberal forevermore, i.e. think Justice Roberts, the rest is history on that guy, sadly enough & we are still stuck with him to this very day…
All the best,
Bill… :~)

Emma Yellowdog
11 days ago

Correction: 1919-1921 Irish.

Emma Yellowdog
11 days ago

Don’t attack the D. C. bigwigs. Go after the individual FBI people who “Just Follow Orders.” They live somewhere, do they not? That is how this needs to play out. Study what the Irish did in 1819-1921 to the RIC during British rule.

11 days ago


Robert Zuccaro
11 days ago
Reply to  jocko

They lost my respect after Ruby Ridge, Waco, and trying to frame up Richard Jewell. The fact they knew about Hillary and actively participated in a coup against Trump with fabricated “evidence” only validates my distrust of this federal police force.

Bill on the Hill
9 days ago
Reply to  Robert Zuccaro

Very well stated Robert…What a crazy ( 2 ) years. Everything occurring is a fabricated scheme & by design to hammer, i.e. hurt the American people whom had the audacity to vote in DJT in the 2016 presidential election & vote him in a 2nd time by overwhelming numbers in a 2020 win only to see a loss the following morning of Nov. 4th, 2020…
The baby formula crisis, again, fabricated by this administration to PUNISH the American people. Allegedly, pallet loads of formula sent to the southern border for the illegal immigrants entering this country in order to feed their children, soon thereafter the baby formula plant in MI gets shutdown, creating yet again, another shortage. This NOT a coincidence people, it was by design…
We now live under a Federal Police Force, i.e. the US version of the KGB, simply ask the parents in Loudon County, VA currently under investigation by the terrorism task force run by AG Garland whom constantly lies & says otherwise…More of the same with the rest of this Obama era administration, nothing but a constant stream of lies, all designed to HURT the American people…At this stage of the game, America has LOST her representative form of gov’t for all intense & purposes as in a constant flurry of one man made crisis after another in never ending fashion…The Democrats earlier on pretty much admitted it, DJT would NEVER serve a 2nd term & boy they weren’t kidding, despite the fact he garnered millions upon millions more votes compared to 2016 & he loses the election? No he did NOT lose the election, they all know what they did & are trying to act like everything is AOK, well things are not OK & the American people are getting antsy over this, time for Joe & the Ho to go. I’m a poet & didn’t know it!
All the best,
Bill… :~)

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