Newly released internal emails reveal what’s actually happening behind the scenes.
Parents across the country have been speaking out and taking action against mask mandates and overly restrictive coronavirus-related rules in schools.
Parents say these rules are having a negative impact on their children.
Following this action from parents, a notorious letter was sent to Joe Biden that compared concerned parents to domestic terrorists.
The letter came from the National School Boards Association (NSBA). Bombshell emails have surfaced showing the group coordinated with White House and the Department of Justice even prior to sending the letter to the White House and Joe Biden.
Fox News obtained the emails that show that NSBA coordinated with the White House for weeks beforehand.
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., has criticized the attorney general for his memo to the FBI. Attorney General Merrick Garland directed the FBI to look into reports of threats against school board members and has harsh words for teachers union leader Randi Weingarten.
Garland said, “The letter that was subsequently sent does not change the association’s concern of violence or threats of violence. It alters some of the language in the letter … that we did not rely on and is not contained in my own memorandum.”
From Fox News:
Viola Garcia, the NSBA president whom the Department of Education later named to a federal board, sent a memo to NSBA members on Oct. 11 (but dated Oct. 12), providing a timeline of the NSBA’s interaction with the White House ahead of the letter to Biden, which the NSBA sent on Sept. 29.
Five days later, on Oct. 4, the DOJ issued a memo directing law enforcement to investigate threats to school boards. On Oct. 22, the NSBA issued an apology for the letter.
At the time, Garcia wrote, “Concern over the current climate for school board members is also a top priority as disruptions at school board meetings grow and members face growing threats.”
“NSBA has been 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.”
“In the September 14, 2021 meeting of the [NSBA 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.”
“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.”
“In response to the letter sent by NSBA, on October 4, 2021 the Attorney General announced in a memorandum widely shared throughout the U.S. Department of Justice that he was ordering all U.S. Attorney Offices and local FBI offices to reach out to local and state law enforcement officials to coordinate efforts on this problem within 30 days of the memorandum,” Garcia said.
This statement appears to contradict Attorney General Merrick Garland’s testimony to Congress on Oct. 27. When Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., asked Garland if he had “second thoughts” following NSBA’s apology for the letter, he said that the DOJ memorandum did not rely upon the letter.