Tom Cotton Defies Attorney General’s Threat To DOJ Officials

( )- Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton took Merrick Garland to town after the attorney general, in another attempt to exercise his political control over the Justice Department, issued a memo reminding personnel no to leak information to Congress or communicate with them in ways that are restricted, according to Daily Wire.

In his August 30 memo, Garland wrote that he was reminding “all Department personnel of our existing policies regarding communications between the Justice Department and Congress,” citing the central Justice Manual provision (JM 1-8 200.) The provision states that “Communications between the Department and Congress…will be managed or coordinated by OLA (Office of Legislative Affairs.)”

“Except as provided in this chapter, no Department employee may communicate with Senators, Representatives, congressional committees, or congressional staff without advance coordination, consultation, and approval by OLA,” it continues.

Cotton took to Twitter to issue his response, speaking directly to DOJ employees.

“DOJ employees, take notice: No matter what this memo says, you are protected by federal law if you contact my office to blow the whistle on the improper politicization of the Department of Justice by Merrick Garland and Joe Biden,” he wrote.

This is not the first time that the attorney general politicized the Justice Department. Last year, after many reports were coming out about the ideological and sexually explicit nature of Loudon County public schools in Virginia, one father protested the school board when the school covered up the rape of his 15-year-old daughter. His daughter was raped by another 15-year-old boy who considered himself “gender-fluid” and so was allowed to use the girls’ restroom. The school covered up the story and the father was rightfully angry.

After an outburst at the meeting, Garland issued a memo targeting parents as threats, which was then used as a basis by the National School Board Association to call parents who protest gender ideology “domestic terrorists.”

Cotton also fired back at Garland during a Senate hearing on the matter, but Garland denies his directive to the FBI about parents being related. It comes as no surprise then, but is merely suggestive, that the attorney general’s son-in-law co-founded an education company that services schools while openly injecting Critical Race Theory into its program, according to the New York Post.