FBI Ordered to Release Files That Called Parents Terrorists

A federal judge ruled last week that the Federal Bureau of Investigation must provide documents related to a 2021 letter that called parents domestic terrorists.

The agency initially described those parents, who were protesting issues like critical race theory, as serious threats in response to the National School Boards Association’s plea for assistance.

After the memorandum went public on Oct. 3, 2021, backlash arose at Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision to create a task force to investigate the parents — which consisted of the FBI, U.S. attorneys’ offices, and local law enforcement.

The government watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust filed a Freedom of Information Act request days later for all documents or correspondence by the Department of Justice on the task force.

However, Judge Trevor McFadden of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia wrote in a new order that the DOJ was dragging its feet in response to the FOIA request, the Washington Examiner reported.

McFadden said that the FBI failed to prove the request was unreasonable and offered “scant evidence for summary judgment,” rejecting two motions that sought to dismiss the case or have it decided in the agency’s favor.

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