Is FBI Purging Agents Who Simply Attended Jan 6 Rally?

U.S. Army National Guard/Capt. Joe Legros

Bureau whistleblowers are claiming that the FBI is using the January 6 riot at the Capitol as a pretext to perform a political purge of agents. This purge targets FBI agents and other employees who simply exercised their constitutionally protected rights and attended the January 6 rally – and committed no crimes.

“The employees did not enter the United States Capitol and have not been charged with any crime” but are allegedly still being fired, said the House Judiciary GOP in a Twitter post on Friday, citing unnamed whistleblowers at the bureau.

In response to a letter from Republican lawmakers to the FBI director Christopher Wray – signed by House Judiciary Ranking Member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) – the congressmen confirmed reports that the Department of Justice’s Inspector General’s (DOJIG) office is considering investigating whether the FBI revoked the security clearances of agents who simply attended the rally last year.

As most who have worked in federal law enforcement or intelligence know, revoking security clearances makes it impossible to do the job. As the letter notes, “these actions [revoking clearances] mean the FBI has suspended these employees indefinitely.”

On Thursday Fox News noted that:

…the FBI revoked their clearances, citing “Adjudicative Guideline A – Allegiance to the United States. This move appears to follow a Democratic tactic in conflating peaceful protesters on Jan. 6 with those who actively stormed the Capitol in an apparent attempt to prevent Congress from certifying the Electoral College vote for President Biden.

Fox News also reported that the DOJIG Michael Horowitz told House Judiciary Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) in a reply letter that his office “will ask the FBI to provide the bases for the security clearance and personnel actions taken against the employees you reference in your letter.”

The IG added: “In making such an assessment, we will also consider information about other employees who believe the FBI has taken administrative actions against them for engaging in protected activities on January 6, 2021.”

While the Hatch Act prohibits FBI and other government employees from engaging in partisan political campaigns or political management, the Epoch Times reported that Friday’s letter noted that despite the Hatch Act:

FBI employees do not give up their rights to engage in political speech activity. We have serious concerns that the FBI appears to be retaliating against employees for engaging in political speech disfavored by FBI leadership. ADN

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank. - paulcrespo.substack.com - PAULCRESPO.COM

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terry
terry
1 month ago

The democratic party, the RINO portion of the republican party, and the District of Crooks are disgusting liars, thieves, and in bed with cartels, marxist and islamist nations whose sole purposes are the destruction of America and the West, absolute power, and total world control of wealth! They are twisted, perverted, phsycopathic sociopaths; they serve Lucifer’s tyrants, tycoons, and terrorist overlords, masters, and little would-be gods! “It’s just sick. Just sick.” To quote their white house installed puppet, ole 10% little big guy Joe.


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