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Just the News: In shocking litmus test, FBI security inquiry tried to unmask employee’s Trump support, memos show

FBI officials conducting a top-secret security clearance review for a longtime employee asked witnesses whether that employee was known to support former President Donald Trump, if he had expressed concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine or had attended a Second Amendment rally, according to internal memos that prompted a complaint to the Justice Department’s internal watchdog alleging political

The Daily Signal: FBI Suspends Employee’s Clearance After Probing Trump Support, COVID-19 Views

The FBI revoked the security clearance of an employee after asking colleagues questions–under threat of discipline–about his support for former President Donald Trump and views on the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a complaint to the Justice Department’s internal watchdog.  The employee attended the rally on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington before it turned into a riot, and

Politico: FBI reinstates security clearance of agent who claimed whistleblower status

The FBI has reinstated the security clearance – and authorized 27 months of back pay – for an agent once suspected of misconduct related to investigations of Jan. 6 defendants. Marcus Allen drew scrutiny within the bureau for allegations he withheld “relevant information” related to an investigation of Jan. 6 defendants. Then, shortly before Allen testified to a

New York Times: Ex-Agent Who Criticized F.B.I. to Congress Has Security Clearance Reinstated

A former F.B.I. agent who criticized the bureau in congressional testimony has been awarded back pay and had his security clearance reinstated, his lawyer said on Tuesday. The former agent, Marcus Allen, resigned from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday after reaching a settlement agreement, said his lawyer, Tristan Leavitt. Mr. Allen’s security clearance was