Newly uncovered emails reveal that Education Secretary Miguel Cardona solicited the now-infamous letter from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) comparing parents to domestic terrorists. An email exchange reveals that Sec. Cardona was more involved in the letter’s creation than he previously admitted.
Fox News reports:
President Biden’s Department of Justice relied on the NSBA letter, which suggested using the PATRIOT Act against parents, in creating its own memo directing the FBI to mobilize in support of local education officials.
In the Oct. 5 email, NSBA Secretary-Treasurer Kristi Swett recounted that NSBA interim CEO Chip Slaven “told the officers he was writing a letter to provide information to the White House, from a request by Secretary Cardona.”
Previous emails had revealed that the NSBA was in contact with the White House and Justice Department in the weeks before it publicly sent the letter.
The email thread was uncovered by the conservative group Parents Defending Education in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
“Should this allegation be true, it would reveal that this administration’s pretextual war on parents came from the highest levels,” PDE President Nicole Neily told Fox News Digital.
“Attorney General Merrick Garland unequivocally stated that he based his memo on the NSBA’s letter – which in turn, mobilized the FBI and US Attorneys,” Neily added. “If Secretary Cardona was truly involved in this ugly episode, it is a significant breach of public trust, and he should be held accountable.”