Posted originally on the conservative tree house on October 8, 2021 | Sundance | 131 Comments
Steven Miller’s legal group, America-First Legal (AFL) has written a very interesting letter [pdf HERE] to the DOJ Office of Inspector General outlining insider information about a coordinated effort by outside education activists, White House officials and DOJ collaborators.
The basic outline is that left-wing activists, steeped in Critical Race Theory, were alarmed at how the grassroots parent groups were organizing so rapidly against the Marxist school curriculum they had spent so much time creating. The group activists including allies within the NEA (National Education Association) and AFT (American Federation of Teachers) viewed the parent push back as a threat, and requested help from the White House.
Biden Domestic Policy Council officials and White House staff worked through September with the education activists to brainstorm a plan to stop the push back from parents. According to the internal documents used as evidence by America First Legal, these groups then coordinated “discussions with senior DOJ officials, including at least one political appointee in the department’s Civil Rights Division.”
After a plan was developed, the group then enlisted the National School Boards Association to join the strategy. According to AFL, “On or about September 29, citing legal authorities including the Patriot Act, the “National School Boards Association” made public a letter demanding federal action against parents citing authorities including the Patriot Act.”
The activist groups already had a close ally to their cause within Merrick Garland’s family. Garland’s daughter is married to Xan Tanner, the co-founder of Panorama Education, the provider of the source material to use CRT principles of equity to manipulate student views on gender and race.
In support of the White House objective; and in support of the financial position of his family; Attorney General Merrick Garland then triggered his October 4th memo to the FBI to begin launching investigations against the parent groups.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, America First Legal requested that the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) investigate the circumstances surrounding Attorney General Garland’s October 4th memorandum regarding the use of federal law enforcement against parents opposed to critical race theory, gender ideology, and irrational mask mandates in public schools.
Among other things, AFL asked OIG to investigate whether the Attorney General’s Memorandum was issued on Biden White House instructions contrary to the department’s standard procedures, and to determine if it was issued for the improper partisan purpose of chilling and deterring parents from exercising their constitutional right to control and direct the education of their children. (LINK)