U.S. House Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent a letter today to Attorney General Merrick Garland after an FBI whistleblower outted the Department of Justice for using counterterrorism tools against parents in response to the School Board memo that the National School Board Association has previously apologized for.
In a tweet where he shared the letter, Jordan said, “The FBI spied on President Trump’s campaign. They abused the FISA process. And now they’re targeting parents.”
In a follow-up tweet, Jordan shared the document containing the information from the whistleblower.
From our Whistleblower: pic.twitter.com/10nfvsgmba— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) November 16, 2021
Jordan told Fox News that the information came in yesterday from the whistleblower and that the day before Garland testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing, there was a memo that went out from the FBI to categorize parents showing up at School Boards.
In a previous tweet, Jordan had alluded that as well where he said, “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.”
Merrick Garland testified that the FBI wasn’t targeting parents.— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) November 16, 2021
We now know the FBI is “tagging” parents they consider threatening.
The Attorney General has some explaining to do. https://t.co/Y9HJfllH59
In the letter, Jordan told Garland that he invites him to “amend” his testimony and not to consider any sort of retribution against the whistleblower.
Conservative lawyer Ron Coleman asked in a tweet in response to the letter, “Hey @ACLU, want to go for two in a row in favor of civil liberties?”
Hey @ACLU, want to go for two in a row in favor of civil liberties?— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) November 16, 2021
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