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Watchdog probes ‘ethical conflicts’ tied to AG Garland, son-in-law’s company

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Conservative authorities watchdog America First Legal is wanting into whether or not there are “ethical conflicts” stemming from Attorney General Merrick Garland’s household monetary pursuits, following studies that his son-in-law is the co-founder of an schooling company that some speculate may gain advantage from his current crackdown on protesting mother and father. 

On Wednesday, AFL filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Department of Justice “seeking records bearing on potential conflict of interest concerns created by Attorney General Merrick Garland’s October 4, 2021 memorandum mobilizing the Department’s National Security Division and the FBI against parents speaking out against Critical Race Theory and extreme gender ideology indoctrination in public schools.”

The request comes after it was revealed Panorama Education, co-founded by Xan Tanner, helps important race principle curricula whereas servicing 23,000 colleges within the nation, costing taxpayers a whole bunch of hundreds of {dollars}.

The watchdog group cited public company knowledge that confirmed as a lot as $100 million had been invested in Panorama Education, regardless of the company claiming it will depend on funds from college boards. 

“Panorama and its billionaire investors, it seems, aim to profit by “transforming” America’s kids via woke indoctrination, whereas sticking their mother and father with the invoice,” AFL stated in an announcement.

Xan Tanner
Panorama Education, co-founded by Xan Tanner, helps important race principle curricula.
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“Accordingly, Mr. Tanner’s financial interest in a business that benefits from CRT and gender ideology indoctrination might render the Attorney General’s participation in measures to promote or protect such activities, including the October 4, 2021 memorandum, ethically problematic.”

On Oct. 4, Garland issued a memo wherein he tasked the FBI with investigating an alleged current spike in violence towards college workers amid backlash from mother and father over CRT being injected into college curricula, nevertheless, the memo didn’t specify what these acts or who the perpetrators had been.

Amid criticism from mother and father and politicians over the intentions behind the order, some are questioning whether or not Garland has a battle of curiosity due to his son-in-law’s company, partly as a result of Panorama Education is understood to have supported CRT curricula. 

With contracts in additional than 50 of the 100 largest college districts within the U.S., Panorama Education claims to be supporting “13 million students in 23,000 schools and 1,500 districts across 50 states.”

In an Oct. 8 letter, a number of Republican lawmakers wrote to Garland expressing concern over “reporting about an alleged connection between your family members and controversial curricula that will directly benefit from this memorandum and the chilling of speech.”

“Your daughter, Rebecca Garland, married Alexander (“Xan”) Newman Tanner in 2018.3 Mr. Tanner is a co-founder of Panorama Education (“Panorama”), a “social learning” supplier that gives consultancy companies that reportedly aids colleges in educating important race principle underneath the guise of “equity and inclusion” to America’s kids,” US Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) wrote.

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Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memo taking the FBI with investigating violence towards college workers amid backlash from mother and father over important race principle on Oct. 4.
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Stephen Miller, founding father of America First Legal and adviser to former President Donald Trump, has stated it’s “exceptionally urgent” for the DOJ to launch all data associated to Garland’s household’s monetary curiosity in CRT. 

“AG Garland ordered the DOJ to use its vast national security powers to target parents who object to Critical Race Theory being forced onto innocent children. It is therefore exceptionally urgent that the Department disclose all records pertaining to the Garland family’s financial interest in Critical Race Theory and any and all ethical conflicts that arise from that financial interest,” Miller told Fox News.

The DOJ has defended the order, saying it’s aiming to root out “criminal threats of violence, not about any particular ideology,” calling claims about efforts to silence these with particular views on coronavirus insurance policies, CRT, or different college curricula “misinformation.”

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