A new memo reveals that the White House was actively engaged with the NSBA before the letter was sent to the DOJ calling on action against parents which it likened to ‘domestic terrorists’:
NY POST – The White House was “actively engaged” with the National School Board Association before it sent a letter to the Biden administration asking that the feds investigate outspoken parents and likening them to domestic terrorists, an internal memo reveals.
The Oct. 12 NSBA memo raises serious questions about whether the White House ordered Attorney General Merrick Garland to have the FBI investigate confrontations and other incidents at local school board meetings across the US.
The memo, made public Thursday by the group Parents Defending Education, detailed at least one specific meeting with White House staff on Sept. 14, just over two weeks before the NSBA sent their letter to President Biden.
“In the September 14, 2021 meeting of the OSAED [Organization of State Association Executive Directors] liaison group, they were informed there had been a meeting with White House staff that morning and that NSBA was preparing to send a letter to the President,” the memo reads.
“Subsequently, on September 17, 2021, the interim Executive Director emailed notice to the state association executive directors that indicated a letter requesting federal assistance would be sent.”
Garland announced on Oct. 4 that the FBI would take the lead on probing what he called “a disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff.”
Written by NSBA president Viola Garcia the memo also details that the organization was “actively engaged with the White House, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Education, Surgeon General, and other federal agencies on pandemic related issues.”
The White House did not immediately respond to The Post’s inquiry about what officials met with the NSBA or for comment on the memo.
This would have never flown in the Trump administration where there was CONSTANT scrutiny and accusations by the media that he was using his position of power to order the Attorney General to go after his ‘enemies’.
It was never true with Trump, of course, but it looks like Biden and his White House team are doing that very thing, coordinating with the NSBA to get the AG Garland to go after parents. In fact I suspect it was far more direct between Biden and Garland, but that remains to be proved yet.
Either way, this once again looks like a case of Democrats doing the very thing they accuse Republicans of doing, and the media yawns.