On Thursday’s Mark Levin Show, the America First Legal Foundation sent a letter to Inspector General Horowitz requesting an investigation into Attorney General Merrick Garland. The letter questions whether Garland’s memo may be preventing parents from practicing their constitutional right to protect their children and protest their government. The AFL letter also cites that Garland met with several John and Jane Doe’s in the White House to plan a pretext to minimize the effect of parental mobilization, and the political impact such motivated parents could have on the upcoming midterm elections by using federal action against parents. The AFL letter also cites key dates in September 2021 where the Biden Administration concocted a plan — an inside job — to deter such a grassroots movement by parents by involving a third party’s concocted complaint so that the Patriot Act could be used as a ‘solution’ to the pseudo-problem that they’d just created to advance their political agenda and stifle the speech of American citizens. Then, Americans’ trust in the government and the media has dwindled. Perhaps it’s because Sen Mitch McConnell agreed to the disastrous debt limit debacle. There would be no default on the U.S debt service yet frauds in the media are still reporting the exact opposite. Later, Biden’s administration is made up of Marxists, and some unabashed bureaucrats even praise the former USSR and Marxian policies. Afterward, Rep. Brian Mast joins the show to discuss the ISIS-K suicide bomber, who killed 13 service members, was released from prison from Bagram Air Base on August 15.
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Hour 1 Segment 1
I want to read you a letter. Hot off the presses. From American First Legal that was sent to the inspector general of the United States Department of Justice today, Michael Horowitz. And when I get into the heart of the letter, you’ll see why this is important. This is a letter that is written by or signed by Reed Rubinstein. Senior counselor, director of Oversight and Investigations, American First Legal Foundation. This is important, it reads as follows. Dear Inspector General Horowitz, American First Legal Foundation is a national nonprofit organization. Our mission includes promoting government transparency and accountability by gathering official information, analyzing it, disseminating it through reports and so forth. Whether the president agencies he directs, including the U.S. Department of Justice, respects citizens rights and faithfully execute the laws passed by Congress are core AFL concerns. The Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized American parents as fundamental liberty, interest and an end in constitutional right to control and direct the education of their children on this basis alone. The nationwide protests by parents against public school policies and practices regarding critical race theory, indoctrination, antireligious and anti family gender ideology and or forced online education and mass mandates are entitled to the most robust federal constitutional protection. Instead, the facts surrounding the Attorney General’s memorandum of October four, 2021, which we’ve discussed at length, suggest the department may be committing federal law enforcement resources to inappropriately prevent parents from exercising constitutionally protected rights and privileges. Now, listen to this. Listen to this. Our understanding of the facts. Is as follows pullet parents nationwide have protested public school policies and practices associated with, among other things, the teaching or indoctrination of K through 12 students and certain principles of critical race theory and gender related ideology. Pullet key Biden administration stakeholders, including the National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers and others have combined to oppress, threaten and intimidate parents to chill and prevent them from exercising their rights or privileges secured by the Constitution. To date, these efforts, though extensive a generally proven ineffectual. Now listen, Pullet. In early September, Biden administration stakeholders held discussions regarding avenues for a potential federal action against parents with a key Biden Domestic Policy Council official Jane Doe number one and White House staff John Doe number one. Stakeholders or stakeholders also held discussions with senior department officials, including at least one political appointee in the department’s civil rights division, Jane Doe number two. Jane Doe number one, Jane, a John Doe number one, and others in the White House separately expressed concern regarding the potential partisan political impact, apparent mobilization and organization around school issues in the upcoming midterm elections. Bullet upon information and belief at the express direction of or with the express consent of Jane Doe number one, Jane Doe number two and other Biden administration officials developed a plan to use a letter from an outside group. As pretext for federal action to chill, deter and discourage parents from exercising their constitutional rights and privileges, bullett upon information and belief in her, about mid-September work began on development of what became the attorney general’s memorandum. Concerns expressed by department staff included one, the absence of federal law enforcement nexxus, an authority which had been pounding day in and day out and to the constitutionally protected nature of protests. However, Jane Doe number two made it clear this was a White House priority and a deliverable would be created. Bullet. On or about September 29, do you folks remember that I said I smell a rat, you remember this, Mr. Producer? I smell a rat. This National School Board Association letter tells me they colluded with a Biden administration. I set it behind this microphone and I said it on television while Walli. This is important bullett honor about September 29, citing legal authorities, including the Patriot Act, the National School Boards Association made public a letter demanding federal action against parents, citing authorities including the Patriot Act. The justification for federal action included, among other things, parents were, quote, posting watch lists against school boards and spreading misinformation that boards are adopting critical race theory curriculum and working to maintain online learning by haphazardly attributing it to covid-19, unquote. It is not yet clear whether and to what extent drafts of the letter were shared with Biden administration officials, including Jane Doe number one and Jane Doe number two, and whether changes were suggested or made by them prior to the ostensible public release date. On October four, that will be five days later, and that’s what raised suspicions with me. But certainly I didn’t have these details. The attorney general’s memorandum was made public the short time frame between the September 29 letter and the attorney general’s memorandum suggests that either the entire matter was pre coordinated and the September 29 by pretext, which I said, or that the normal clearance process in standard order both within the department, including legal sufficiency review by the Office of Legal Counsel, Civil Rights Division, Criminal Division, Office of Legal Policy and Other Components, and between the Department and White House Counsel’s Office and Office of Management and Budget were bypassed or corrupted. You see, the point of this letter is and in this particular bullet, there’s no way this could have been processed this fast. No way if it was done legitimately. Bullet on October five, there was a follow up call involving, among others, the White House counsel’s office, Jane Doe number two, and many other Biden administration political and career officials. The briefing included how to talk about equity initiatives to avoid liability for violating discrimination laws and critically, to hide equity measures, initiatives and action from Freedom of Information Act disclosure. The intention, it seems, is to evade public scrutiny of these Biden administration activities. Accordingly, remember, this is written to the inspector general, we request your office, investigate whether the attorney general’s memorandum was formulated and issued based on improper considerations. At this point, that danger is inherent in the undue politicization of the department’s criminal and civil law enforcement authorities and in the corruption of the department, standard order process should be evident. Therefore, we thank you in advance for your attention to this important matter. Signed, read D. Rubenstein, senior counselor and director of Oversight and Investigations America First Legal Foundation, further copied on this is the Office of Professional Responsibility. The senator Dick Durbin, chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, Senator Chuck Grassley, the ranking member on Judiciary, Jerrold Nadler, their chairman of the Judiciary Committee in the House, and Jim Jordan, the ranking member on the House. Now we know what the Democrats will do. But I’m reading this out loud. I just received this. To alert the nation to alerting individuals on Capitol Hill who listen to this program. That this is an incredible. An incredible and devious and evil effort. A purely political effort. To try and silence parents, grandparents, taxpayers in neighborhoods and communities throughout this country. Throughout this country and I said last night on Hannity. Well, hold on now, rather than saying what I said last night on Hannity, how about we come back shortly and you’ll hear what I said on Hannity because my instincts as a former chief of staff to an attorney general were and are correct. And this is a blockbuster. It is a blockbuster because obviously American first Lego received information, internal information, which is why they’re assigning John Doe one, Jane Doe one, Jane Doe two. That they now have information. That, in fact, this was coordinated with the White House. The teachers unions, the National School Board Association, among others. And the Department of Justice completely and utterly politicized. I’ll be right back.
Hour 1 Segment 2
Here’s what I said last night on Hannity, respecting this move by the attorney general in his memo. Go. You know, Sean, I served as chief of staff to Attorney General Ed Meese during the Reagan administration for some period of time and never would have crossed our minds to do anything like this. The Biden Justice Department is made up of Obama retreads, the same Obama administration that unleashed the IRS against the Tea Party. You might recall these people do not believe in civil liberties at all. They do not believe in competition of ideas or competition. Period with Merrick Garland has done here is he’s trying to create out of the FBI some kind of East German Stasi. That’s what he’s doing, spying on parents, gathering intelligence on parents, tracking parents, a special phone number that they use to report domestic terrorists. So a teacher who is offended or a school board member who’s offended or a staffer who’s offended can report a parent to their government. And the pretext here is some kind of widespread violence. There’s no pattern or widespread violence. That pathetic letter written by the left wing National School Board Association, they don’t even provide a list of crimes that they think are committed. Moreover, the federal government has absolutely no authority whatsoever to even go in to a school board meeting, let alone a classroom. These are state and local matters. Fully local police can handle any violence. And I would remind everybody that the FBI did damn little when our cities were burning, when Black Lives Matter and a TIFA were brutalizing, people were committing acts of larceny where attacking our police, the FBI needs to get its act straight. So this is a pretext about widespread violence. To intimidate, threaten and suppress communities and neighborhoods all over the country to comply with the left wing radical Marxist agenda. Critical race theory, gender ism and anything else, it’s a cabal of the thug teacher unions, these educational bureaucrats, these Marxist school contractors and the Democrat Party and the Biden administration. They want to use the criminal division, the National Security Division, the Civil Rights Division, the executive office of the US attorneys, the FBI and other entities within the Department of Justice where they have absolutely no authority whatsoever. This memo that Garland wrote that could have been written by a third grader, he says in here, among other things, what do they want to do? They want to look at efforts to intimidate individuals based on their views. Why would you bring the FBI in for that? They’re committed to using its authority and resources. They have no authority to do a damn thing here. They want dedicated lines of communication for threat reporting and so forth. So you can call up your government and report on a parent and send the FBI out to interview people. This is, I said, making the FBI into the East German Stasi. All right. Let’s stop there. Now, the letter today. From American First Legal provides. Shocking information, specifics to what I was theorizing. And underscoring again to remind you. Key Biden administration stakeholders from their letter, including the National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers and others, have combined to oppress, threaten and intimidate parents to chill and prevent them from exercising the rights or privileges secured by the Constitution. To date, these efforts, though, extensive a generally proven ineffectual. In early September, Biden administration stakeholders held discussions regarding avenues for potential federal action against parents with a key Biden Domestic Policy Council official Jane Doe number one and White House staff John Doe number one. Stakeholders also held discussions with senior department officials at his Department of Justice officials, including at least one political appointee in the department’s civil rights division, Jane Doe number two, Jane Doe number one, Jane John Doe number one and others in the White House separately expressed concern regarding the potential partisan political impact, a parent mobilization and organization around school issues in the upcoming midterm elections. Upon information and belief at the expressed direction of or with the express consent of Jane Doe number one, Jane Doe number two, this is the White House and the Justice Department and other Biden administration officials developed a plan to use a letter from an outside group. That would be the National School Board Association as pretext for federal action to chill, deter and discourage parents from exercising their constitutional rights and privileges upon information and belief. In her, about mid-September work began on the development of what became the attorney general’s memorandum. Concerns expressed by department staff included one the absence of federal law enforcement nexus in authority and to the constitutionally protected nature of parents protests. But Jane Doe number two made it clear this was a White House priority and a deliverable would be created. And so on September 29, the National School Board Association writes its letter. Five days later, the attorney general issues his memorandum and then they hold a meeting afterwards at the White House to discuss the the events that just took place.
Hour 1 Segment 3
This memo, this conspiracy. This cabal. Is one of the worst acts. I’ve ever seen from the United States Department of Justice coordinating with White House officials. This is a shocking. Blockbuster story. It’ll be ignored by the corrupt media, but it must not be ignored by anybody else and the American people need to understand. That at the direction of the Biden White House, an individual. From the president’s staff and individual, from his Domestic Policy Council. And an additional individual. In a senior political position in the United States, Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, coordinating with others. Set this entire thing up with the National School Boards Association. I told you I smelled a rat fink and there’s rat franks everywhere. You’re two individuals who testified during the course of this week, the deputy attorney general and the assistant attorney general for civil rights, both of whom knew what took place and intentionally misled the United States Senate, the Senate Judiciary Committee. Intentionally misled the United States Senate. At no time did they explain to those senators. That this memorandum was the product. Of a conspiracy between the White House and the United States Department of Justice. That this National School Board Association letter. Was a pretext, a planned pretext. To unleash the full power of the federal government unconstitutionally and illegally. Against parents throughout America. Who dared to raise concerns about critical race theory and gender ism and all the other issues and all the other poison being fed to your children. This is American Marxism. That’s exactly what it is. And they do not intend to give up power easily and they do not intend to be challenged and they are out to crush you. Merrick Garland. Is a dishonorable, deceitful. Radical. Attorney general of the United States. In a few short months, he’s demonstrated that he is the worst attorney general in my lifetime, bar none. Bar none. He’s the one who signed that memorandum. He knew exactly what he was doing. And I told you as somebody who worked in the Reagan White House and as chief of staff to the attorney general, there was no way that letter could get to the White House and get to the Justice Department and result in a memorandum that quickly without some kind of inside job. No way. No way. And now we know there was no way. The Department of Justice. Is beyond recovery right now. It is run by. Etiological radical’s. Who will do anything? Anything. To crush opposition. Anything. They are tyrannical. They are rogue. They’re supposed to protect the First Amendment of parents in this country. They’re not supposed to connive and try and figure out ways to prevent people from peacefully speaking and protesting. But that’s exactly what they did, goes all the way up. To the highest levels of the White House and the Biden administration. All the way up. The teacher union thugs, as I said last night. The Marxist contractors pushing the access agenda, as I said last night, the educational bureaucrats, including these these radical school board members, as I said last night, and the Democrat Party in the Biden administration, as I said last night, that is a cabal. That seeks to silence parents about the education of their children. They’re trying to federalize. School board meetings. Federalised. There is no federal authority whatsoever, as I continue to say, and they know it, and they still issued the memo to try and chill free speech. That’s what they did. And this Merrick Garland signed the memo. Put his name to this memo. It’s an entire inside job. You now have the federal government of the United States. Run by the Democrat Party and American Marxists using the power of the federal government to try and intimidate and silence. Parents. And grandparents and taxpayers. Trying to prevent them from questioning teachers unions and elected school boards and superintendents. It’s no accident, it’s no coincidence that the National School Board Association was assigned to write this letter. It’s no accident. It’s no coincidence that the National Superintendent Association or whatever they call themselves, immediately sent out a letter in support of it. It’s no accident that the NEA and the AFI immediately endorsed what took place here because they were involved in it. They were involved in it. This is a. A major scandal. This is a major scandal. What else are they colluding on? The decisions to try and destroy Donald Trump. What else are they colluding on? There needs to be an appointment of a special counsel first to investigate the attorney general’s conflict of interest, where his family, through a son in law, is making millions and millions of dollars through school systems, pushing critical race theory, gender ism and all the rest of that crap. That’s number one. Number two, the same special counsel must now investigate and put these people under oath to find out who was involved in the dirtiest of dirty tricks. Coordinating and conspiring, colluding. To send out a memo that had as its purpose and they knew it had no legal authority, they knew it was unconstitutional, had and has as its purpose. To attack the parents, the grandparents, the taxpayers, the American citizenry. As if it’s the East German Stasi. This must be exposed, every damn piece of it must be exposed, every single person who was involved in this, in the White House, in the Department of Justice, in the teachers unions, at the National School Board Association, in the press, every single one of them must be exposed. They want to hold onto their power, you see, they said they’re concerned about the midterm elections. They’re concerned about the wildfire parents pushing back against this American Marxism. God knows what they think of me, Mr. Producer. Probably have to look over my shoulders for now on. But you understand what I mean, America. Have you ever heard of an administration? Have you ever heard of a Department of Justice conducting itself this way ever? This is the same mindset that abused the FISA law over and over and over. Again, a law that’s supposed to be used against potential foreign terrorists, use that against American citizens, use it against a Donald Trump campaign adviser. These are the same people who militarized the FBI. With a phony dossier. With their support from the corrupt media. New York Times, that Stalin, Hitler, Castro supporting New York Times. Shocking. No administration should get away with this. None. They held discussions regarding avenues to try and silence what was taking place in scoreboards. They talked. A key Biden administration domestic policy official. A key White House staff official. A top political appointee in the United States civil rights division, others in the White House, others at the Department of Justice. This is how you lose your country. This is how you lose your country. I’ll be right back.
Hour 1 Segment 4
And you watch you watch how the corrupt propaganda press in this country supports this. They already supported the memo the other day. CNN and MSNBC. You watch. This is the greatest abuse of power I’ve seen. Since I’ve been in and around Washington, D.C., the greatest abuse of power. To try to contact the American public and silence them with threats. For political reasons, using the Department of Justice and all the entities within the Department of Justice, including federal law enforcement, there was a time when The New York Times and The Washington Post and these others would be appalled by this. There was a time when they would be the first ones jumping up in the White House press corps, NBC, ABC and CBS questioning the press secretary about such an abuse of power and demanding answers. There was a time when there were Woodward’s and Bernstein’s now their frauds, in my humble opinion. Nothing like it. This is tyrannical. Then the media should want to get to the bottom of it, but they don’t. And they never will. Which is why a recent Gallup poll out today shows that. They’re at their second lowest ebb in modern history. And particularly, Republicans hate their guts. Because we know who they are. Some of you, although not most of you, thought I was kidding about American Marxism. I wasn’t and I’m not. I wasn’t and I’m not. And I’ve been around too long. Serving in a presidential administration in various positions, including at the Justice Department, as you know. To just allow something like this. To be a one day story. That is extraordinary, absolutely extraordinary. The unethical, if not illegal conduct. By the federal government under the control, the Democrats. To violate the First Amendment of the United States Constitution in two respects, freedom of speech and freedom of association. These people are capable of anything. And they want to further empower themselves. And they have now used the United States Department of Justice. The United States Department of Justice. To politicize. These events. Now, I can think right off the top of my head, you can’t use federal offices. Employees are in the federal government on federal time. Are any federal resources? You cannot use federal tax dollars in effect. To advance a political agenda. So we have that as number one. We have that as a potential crime in multiple respects. By these officials. At the White House and the Department of Justice. Including the attorney general of the United States. And depending on the knowledge of the president, the United States, including him. You cannot misappropriate. Federal offices. Federal equipment, machines, computers. Federal time labor. And misappropriate that for political purposes. That’s at least a start. That’s the bottom. That’s the bottom. There needs to be a special counsel now. The attorney general of the United States has demonstrated himself to be corrupt. Corrupt in the sense that. He participated in this. In my view. Signed the document. They do not. He signed the document, did he not? He had to be advised, did he not? This didn’t just happen. It’s the letter from American First Legal points out. This started in early September. So this was going on for about a month. The plotting, the planning, the strategizing, ultimately the tactics. And is this this letter points out they developed this plan to use a letter from an outside group, quote, not the usual suspects, unquote. So in other words, not from one of the union thugs. But from the National School Board Association, that was a nice twist, wasn’t it, ladies and gentlemen, that it had a nice flavor to it? Nobody ever heard of the National School Board Association, and there they are coming out with a preposterous letter. Preposterous letter, we call it, we call it here. That that letter specifically looked like it was a set up letter. To serve the ball to the Department of Justice, it’s an inside job. An inside job, we need to get to the bottom of this, we need to know everybody who was involved in this, people need to be questioned under penalty of perjury. This to me, if not the greatest one of the greatest scandals of modern times to try and silence people in neighborhoods and communities, parents and grandparents and taxpayers and Americans generally. I’ll be right back..