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星期二, 一名举报人透露 FBI 创建了一个 “威胁标签” 帮助追踪针对学校董事会官员的所谓威胁, 老师, and staff as part of its implementation of a controversial memo issued by Garland last month.

An Oct. 20 internal email from the FBI’s criminal and counterterrorism divisions, released Tuesday by House Republicans, instructed agents to apply the threat tagEDUOFFICIALSto all investigations and assessments of threats directed specifically at education officials.

FBI WHISTLEBLOWER REVEALS AGENCY CREATED ‘THREAT TAG’ TO TRACK ALLEGED HARASSMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICIALS

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,” the email stated.

The email also directs FBI agents to consider whether the criminal activity being investigated is in violation of federal law and what the potentialmotivationis behind it.

Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing examining the Department of Justice on Capitol Hill in Washington, 星期三, 十月. 27, 2021. (Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP)

Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing examining the Department of Justice on Capitol Hill in Washington, 星期三, 十月. 27, 2021. (Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP) (Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP)

The FBI issued a statement defending its conduct, 说, “A tag is merely a statistical tool to track information for review and reporting. The creation of a threat tag in no way changes the long-standing requirements for opening an investigation, nor does it represent a shift in how the FBI prioritizes threats. The FBI has used tags to track everything from drug trafficking to human trafficking.

GOP lawmakers are calling on Garland to return to Capitol Hill. alleging his October 21 testimony of no longer passing muster.

I can’t imagine in which the Patriot Act would be used in the circumstances of parents complaining about their children nor can I imagine a circumstance where they would be labeled as domestic terrorism,” he told the House Judiciary Committee.

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然而, since the story broke on Tuesday, neither ABC, 哥伦比亚广播公司, NBC nor CNN offered any on-air coverage to the growing controversy, according to transcripts.

CNN waited until Thursday to publish a report online sympathetic to the DOJ’s position that downplays the whistleblower’s involvement, running the headline, “FBI gauges threats against educators and school board members.

Parents and community members attend a Loudoun County School Board meeting, 只是 40 minutes from Fairfax

Parents and community members attend a Loudoun County School Board meeting, 只是 40 minutes from Fairfax (路透社/伊夫林霍克斯坦)

与此同时, MSNBC addressed the controversy only once – and it was when “最后期限: 白色的房子” anchor Nicolle Wallace scoffed at the GOP uproar.

Debates over things like mask mandates and what topics are being taught to children now turning into fiery and at times violent clashes. They’ve reached such a critical level, the FBI is now taking steps to protect anyone who could be in danger,” Wallace began before detailing FBI’s implemented “威胁标签” on parents.

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Now Republicans seized on that directive. They used it to rile up their base by falsely claiming that the Biden administration is targeting parents,” Wallace told viewers on Wednesday.

The liberal host rejected the notion that Garland’s memo was “瞄准” 要么 “censoringparents as Republicans have alleged, but regardless of the truth, the conservatives havefound their newest flashpoint.

TODAY -- Pictured: Nicolle Wallace  on Thursday, 九月 27, 2018 -- (摄影者: 内森·康格尔顿(Nathan Congleton)/ NBC / NBCU摄影库(通过Getty Images))

TODAYPictured: Nicolle Wallace on Thursday, 九月 27, 2018 — (摄影者: 内森·康格尔顿(Nathan Congleton)/ NBC / NBCU摄影库(通过Getty Images))

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