In The News
June 4, 2024

An FBI staffer punished for harboring so-called “conspiratorial” views about the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot has regained his security clearance as part of a settlement with the bureau — and won back pay lost while on ice, according to a whistleblower nonprofit that represented him.

Staff operations specialist Marcus Allen was informed May 31 that his top secret security clearance had been reinstated following his suspension over “security concerns” about his “allegiance to the United States,” a letter from the FBI’s HR department shows.

Empower Oversight President Tristan Leavitt, whose group represented Allen, sent a letter to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Tuesday to formally withdraw retaliation complaints filed on the G-man’s behalf.

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