On Thursday morning, FBI staff operations specialist Marcus Allen testified in front of the House Select Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. In his testimony, the decorated FBI intelligence analyst revealed how the bureau retaliated against him after he raised concerns over Director Christopher Wray’s testimony to lawmakers about the investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol protests.

Marcus Allen, FBI Staff Operations Specialist

Allen served in the Marine Corps from 2000-2005, during which time he served two tours in Iraq. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, as well as the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

After joining the FBI, he quickly became a valuable asset and held a top-secret security clearance. However, despite his dedicated service to the United States and its security, Allen was suspended after questioning the integrity of the organization he was serving.

During the whistleblower hearing, Allen detailed the retaliation he has endured after raising questions about the FBI’s director and the bureau’s abuse of power.

“Due to whistleblower retaliation by the FBI, I have been suspended without pay for over a year,” Allen said, expressing his concerns about “the FBI’s use of the security clearance process to retaliate against whistleblowers.”

Allen revealed that he was accused of being disloyal to his country after it was suspected that he held “conspiratorial views regarding the events of January 6, 2021.”

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“I was not in Washington D.C. on January 6, I played no part in the events of January 6, and I condemn all criminal activity that occurred,” he said.

“Instead, it appears that I was retaliated against because I forwarded information to my superiors and others that questioned the official narrative of the events of January 6,” continued Allen. “As a result, I was accused of promoting conspiratorial views and unreliable information. Because I did this, the FBI questioned my allegiance to the United States.”

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Allen had raised concerns about the accuracy of FBI Director Christopher Wray’s testimony to lawmakers during a Senate hearing, prompting a strong retaliatory effort from the FBI to shut down any dissent from within the bureau.

After being suspended without pay by the FBI, Allen filed a federal civil rights lawsuit.

“My family and I have been surviving on early withdrawals from our retirement accounts, while the FBI has ignored my request for approval to seek outside employment,” Allen said, adding that they have lost their federal health care coverage as well.


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