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June 4, 2024

An FBI whistleblower had his security clearance reinstated in late May after the agency faced accusations of retaliating against him for his testimony about the Jan. 6 riots, according to a letter from the FBI released by whistleblower group Empower Oversight on Tuesday.

FBI employee Marcus Allen’s security clearance was suspended in 2022 after he questioned agency director Christopher Wray’s testimony about law enforcement presence at the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. Following legal threats from Empower Oversight, who claimed that the FBI had retaliated against Allen and falsely accused him of disloyalty to the U.S., the FBI reinstated Allen’s security clearance on May 31 and reimbursed him for the years he was on unpaid leave, according to a letter from the FBI.

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