FBI analyst says Bureau retaliated for questioning director's Congressional testimony
An FBI informant has reported that he has suffered reprisals for questioning the veracity of former FBI Director Christopher Wray's testimony about the events on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021
May 17, 2023 12:36pm
Updated: May 17, 2023 12:36pm
An FBI informant has reported that he suffered reprisals for questioning the truthfulness of former FBI Director Christopher Wray's testimony about the events on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021.
As reported by Just The News, Marcus Allen, an FBI intelligence analyst for the Joint Task Force against Terrorism in Charlotte, North Carolina told Congress the Justice Department retaliated after he raised concerns about the factual accuracy of Wray's testimony about the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot.
Allen, who will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, said his security clearance was withdrawn
A retired Marine who was in Iraq after the events of 9-11, Allen now finds himself without pay, sidelined after revealing his suspicions with his "loyalty to America" in question, according to Tristan Leavitt, president of the Empower Oversight whistleblowing center, who is Allen's attorney.
"These circumstances strongly suggest that Mr. Allen's management retaliated against him for disclosing concerns about the veracity of Director Wray's testimony to Congress and suspended Mr. Allen's security clearance in retaliation for that protected disclosure to his supervisors," Leavitt wrote in a letter sent to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on April 26, and later obtained by Just the News.
So far the FBI has not responded to the allegations made by Allen who disputed testimony Wray gave in March 2021 at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, after being cross-examined by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota.
According to Allen, the director gave the impression that the FBI or law enforcement had not infiltrated certain groups like the Proud Boys.
Allen later found The New York Times claim that an FBI informant had infiltrated the Proud Boys and also found an analysis of that article by conservative journalist and Revolver News editor Darren Beattie.
According to his attorney, Allen emailed 9 colleagues on the subject of the events of Jan. 6 and warned his supervisors in writing, saying, "There is a significant counter-story to the events of January 6, 2021 at the Capitol. There is a good chance the D.C. elements of our organization are not being forthright about the events of the day or the influence of government assets."
"Mr. Allen recommended in his email that his office 'exercise extreme caution and discretion in pursuing any investigation or leads related to the events of the day,'" Leavitt explained.
Allen received a letter stating that "the Security Division has learned that you have espoused conspiratorial views both orally and in writing and have promoted unreliable information indicating support for the events of January 6."
Leavitt wrote that "the FBI's suspension of Mr. Allen's security clearance, which directly cited his protected disclosure, is a clear violation 'of federal law protecting whistleblowers'."
In addition to Allen, two other FBI officials will testify Thursday before the House Select Committee during a public whistleblowing hearing on alleged "abuses of power" by FBI leadership, ranging from discrimination against conservatives up inflation of domestic terrorism statistics.
Rep. Jim Jordan, head of the House Judiciary Committee, has secured in-person testimony from suspended FBI special agents Garrett O'Boyle and Steve Friend. Allen's attorney, Tristan Leavitt, will also testify.
The appearance comes after Republicans released a 1,000-page report last November about the "politicization of the FBI and DOJ."
The report included information about disclosures by 14 whistleblowers that FBI leadership displayed "political bias" against conservatives, manipulated domestic violent extremism statistics for "political gains," and downplayed the Hunter Biden investigation, among other alleged abuses of power.