In The News
June 4, 2024

The FBI reached a settlement with a former agent-turned-whistleblower out of fear that the bureau would be discovered retaliating, an attorney for the whistleblower said. 

The watchdog group, Empower Oversight, said Tuesday that the FBI came to a settlement in a civil suit with Marcus Allen more than two years after he was suspended without pay. He said his suspension in February 2022 came in retaliation by the FBI after he raised concerns about the accuracy of FBI Director Christopher Wray’s testimony to Congress about the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. 

“You shouldn’t have to have an agency just acting in fear that they’re about to be caught retaliating,” Empower Oversight President Tristian Leavitt said on the “Just the News, No Noise” television show Tuesday.

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