New emails suggest WH worked with group on letter likening fiery school board meetings to ‘domestic terrorism’

As parents across the country began voicing their concerns about the way their local school systems were being run, the White House was working directly with a group that sought to characterize their actions as “domestic terrorism.” At least, that’s the implication gleaned from newly released emails between leaders at the National School Boards Association (NSBA).

According to The Daily Wire, the emails were made public following a public records request by Parents Defending Education (PDE).

The messages, which were later seen by The Washington Free Beacon, paint a damning picture both for the NSBA and for the Biden White House. According to reports, they suggest that the upper echelons of the NSBA had been working in concert with the West Wing to draft a letter urging President Joe Biden and the Justice Department to take action against what they called “threats against public school officials.”

“As these acts of malice, violence, and threats against public school officials have increased, the classification of these heinous actions could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes,” the group wrote in their letter to the president.

DOJ takes action

One email, dated Sept. 29, appeared to show NSBA CEO Chip Slaven stating that the organization had included in its letter “additional information on some of the specific threats” on the request of White House staff.

He also said he’d been “in talks” with White House aides “over the last several weeks.”

What’s more, NSBA president Viola Garcia wrote on Oct. 2 that “NSBA has been engaged with the White House and the Department of Education on these and other issues related to the pandemic for several weeks now,” as The Daily Wire reported.

Just two days later, the DOJ released a memo announcing that it would act on the “disturbing trend” of “harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school board members, teachers and workers in our nation’s public schools.”

“The Justice Department will also create specialized training and guidance for local school boards and school administrators,” the DOJ added.

Father smeared as an extremist

The Free Beacon noted in its report that during his recent testimony on Capitol Hill, Attorney General Merrick Garland denied personally meeting with the White House about the NSBA’s complaints, but conceded that other officials with the DOJ likely did.

These revelations come on the heels of a report from The Daily Wire profiling Loudoun County, Virginia father Scott Smith, who was smeared as an extremist after being arrested at a school board meeting earlier this year.

Smith was at the meeting to express his discontent with school policies after his daughter, a ninth grader, was allegedly sexually assaulted in her high school’s bathroom.

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