“Since my first day in office I have promised Justice Department employees that together we would show the American people by word and deed that the department adheres to the rule of law, follows the facts and the law and pursues equal justice under the law. - Merrick Garland
The precedent set in this case could have serious consequences for press freedom and First Amendment. Unless the government had good reason to believe that Project Veritas employees were directly involved in the criminal theft of the diary, it should not have subjected them to invasive searches and seizures.
We urge the court to appoint a special master to ensure that law enforcement officers review only those materials that are lawfully seized and that are directly relevant to a legitimate criminal investigation....." - ACLU.
"I could not imagine any circumstance in which the Patriot Act would be used in the circumstances of parents complaining about their children, nor … a circumstance where they would be labeled as domestic terrorists. I do not think parents getting angry at school boards for whatever reason constitute domestic terrorism...." - Merrick Garland
FBI counterterrorism officials are compiling and tracking investigations into “threats” directed at school board members and other school officials, whistleblower documents show.
As the email acknowledges, the new “threat tag” was created in response to Attorney General Merrick Garland’s October 4 memo directing the FBI to crack down on threats directed at school boards and administrators.
The email encourages agents to look for a “federal nexus” in each case and says agents look out for any “potential violations that can be investigated and charged.” Agents should also try and identify the “motive behind the criminal activity.
Merrick Garland LIED Under Oath on Oct.14th
When you cannot count on the highest law enforcement official in the land to tell the truth and follow the law themselves, we are in real trouble. We're not even a year in and Garland his DOJ are acting like the East German Stasi. - DS