Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan on Tuesday released an unclassified internal FBI email from a whistleblower which shows the bureau used counterterrorism assets to track complaints involving parents and school officials.
"We ask that your offices apply the threat tag to investigations and assessments of threats specifically directed against school board administrators, board members, teachers, and staff," the email stated. "The purpose of the threat tag is to help scope this threat on a national level and provide an opportunity for comprehensive analysis of the threat picture for effective engagement with law enforcement partners at all levels."
Jordan, the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said the email calls into question the "accuracy and completeness" of Attorney General Merrick Garland's recent testimony.
"You testified that the Department and its components were not using counterterrorism statutes and resources to target concerned parents at school board meetings," Jordan wrote in a letter to Garland.