Remember when a memo revealed that conservative parents at school board meetings were being watched by federal surveillance agencies, as though they were some potentially nefarious terrorist influence?
Perhaps even more distressingly, those agencies did so at the behest of militant teacher union administrators.
Well, now the White House has a new group to apparently harass: individuals who attend church.
An exclusive report from Fox News has revealed the rather mendacious influence of yet another weaponized federal agency: the FBI.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, alongside Representative Mike Johnson, acquired internal documents that revealed how the FBI planned to utilize churches as “new avenues for tripwire and source development.”
The same documents also detailed how the FBI may “[leverage] existing sources and/or [initiate] Type 5 Assessments to develop new sources with the placement and access.”
So, “new sources with the placement and access” … but not inside a drug cartel or terrorist ring.
Instead, “placed” within a church. Truly bizarre.
The memo also suggested that congregations should be alerted to anticipate the so-called “warning signs of radicalization and enlist their assistance to serve as suspicious activity tripwires.”
Needless to say, all the apparent surveillance was too much for Senator Josh Hawley to take, especially as at least one FBI agent has been determined to have ingratiated themselves into a church for purposes of spying.
Hawley wrote to Attorney General Merrick Garland in disgust, making his sentiments abundantly clear.
“Let’s be clear: Your Department has decided to turn Catholic congregations into front organizations for the FBI, and when asked about it, you’ve decided to fudge the truth before Congress. This is an unconscionable assault on American Catholics’ First Amendment rights and an abdication of your duty to enforce the law without fear or favor,” Hawley asserted.
Well, universities have programmed students to believe that shouting down different opinions and viewpoints is not only acceptable, but preferable, and the absence of freedom of speech is a natural precursor to the absence of the freedom of religion.
Truly scary times, indeed.
Hawley also asserted that Garland lied during testimony to Congress, another example of the total lack of transparency from the current administration.
“I went on to ask you whether the Department was ‘cultivating sources and spies in Latin mass parishes and other Catholic parishes around the country.’ And again, your response could not have been clearer: ‘No, the Justice Department does not do that. It does not do investigations based on religion,” Hawley added.
So, in other words, Garland is about as honest as Fauci before Congress.
Which means not very honest or straightforward at all.
Lastly, in reference to the existing FBI plants in churches, at least one of which has been discovered, Hawley pointed out one of the biggest deceptions of all.
“Finally, I asked you ‘how many informants do you have in Catholic churches across America?’ You denied the claim a third time: ‘I don’t know, and I don’t believe we have any informants aimed at Catholic churches.’ All of this was false, as recent investigative findings by the House Judiciary Committee show,” Hawley remarked pointedly.
One can only imagine how many other nefarious secrets are swirling in the swamp.
Author: Ofelia Thornton