Was DOJ the Driving Force in the Effort to Label Parents Domestic Terrorists?

The scandal behind the most infamous attack of the Democrats' and Biden Administration’s war on the First Amendment grew larger today.  In a letter today by 17 state attorneys general to the National School Boards Association, whose letter allegedly started the effort of the Department of Justice to label parents speaking at school board meetings “domestic terrorists,” notes:  

Recent reporting and e-mails not only make clear that NSBA likely colluded with the Biden administration, but also suggest that Biden administration officials may have participated in the development of the September 29 letter and asked you to sign it. In your e-mail to the NSBA Board dated September 29, 2021, you specifically stated that you had been “in talks over the last several weeks with White House staff, they requested additional information on some of the specific threats, so the letter details many of the incidents that have been occurring.”

This is a potential smoking gun.  The Biden Administration declared war on parents protesting at school board meetings because of one infamous case of a dad upset at his daughter's rape, arguments more generally against critical race theory, and a number of other matters involving parents exercising their First Amendment rights.  As the letter goes on to explain (emphasis ours): 

Indeed, Attorney General Garland under questioning by Rep. Jim Jordan admitted during his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee that the DOJ was involved in discussions with the White House concerning the content of the NSBA letter before he issued the October 4, 2021 memorandum: “I am sure that the communication from the National School Boards was discussed by the White House and the Justice Department.” Your fraudulent letter, prepared by a nonprofit organization using taxpayer funds, drafted by or in coordination with the Biden Administration labeling parents as domestic terrorists and calling for the invocation of the Patriot Act, requires an immediate and transparent response. As your apology of October 22 itself makes clear, a full accounting of this incident must include “not only the proceedings leading to the letter but also other related concerns.”

What was the DOJ’s role in writing the letter addressed to themselves by the National School Boards Association?  Attorney General Merrick Garland will be questioned on this and related issues tomorrow by the Senate Judiciary Committee.  This will not be just another hearing as, if true, this should involve much more than an apology and should precipitate resignations and a more thorough corruption investigation.