Incriminating FBI report proves everyone’s fears right

Joe Biden or those who run the show have weaponized the federal government. And it’s worse than anyone could’ve imagined.

Now this incriminating FBI report proves everyone’s fears right.

The FBI is reportedly abusing its security clearance process to “purge” political conservatives from the bureau, according to recent whistleblower disclosures reviewed by the New York Post.

The federal law enforcement agency’s Security Division has been allegedly suspending or revoking clearances for employees whose political affiliation or COVID-19 vaccination status are suspect. A supervisory special agent who formerly worked in the division alleges this is the case.

The unnamed agent, described as “a registered Democrat” and represented by the nonprofit Empower Oversight, claims that high-ranking officials in the division believed “if an FBI employee fit a certain profile as a political conservative, they were viewed as security concerns and unworthy to work at the FBI.”

In Marcus Allen’s case, a former FBI staff operations specialist (SOS) suspended without pay for more than two years, officials ignored “possibly exculpatory information” and overruled investigators who “concluded SOS Allen’s ‘Allegiance to the United States’ was not in question and that the suspension of his security clearance was not warranted.” This decision came after Allen informed his supervisors at the FBI’s Charlotte Field Office that he did not intend to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Empower Oversight submitted the agent’s full whistleblower disclosure and retaliation complaint to the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General (DOJ OIG) and Office of Professional Responsibility on June 28.

Leavitt wrote to leading members on the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, as well as the Whistleblower Protection Caucus, stating, “The outcomes of clearance investigations and adjudications were often pre-determined by the Division’s acting Deputy Assistant Director and the acting Section Chief responsible for security clearance investigations and adjudications, who often overruled line staff and even dictated the wording of documents in the clearance process.”

He further claimed, “Over the last few years, the FBI has used the clearance process as a means to force employees out of the FBI by inflicting severe financial distress: suspending their clearance, suspending them from duty without pay, requiring them to obtain permission to take any other job while stuck in this unpaid limbo, and delaying their final clearance adjudication indefinitely — even years.”

The Security Division’s “acting Deputy Assistant Director,” Jeffrey Veltri, and “acting Section Chief,” Dena Perkins, reported to the Security Division’s assistant director, Jennifer Leigh Moore, who denied under oath last year that the FBI retaliated against whistleblowers.

“The FBI does not use a suspension as a punitive measure ever,” Moore said during an April 2023 transcribed interview with the House Judiciary Committee. “It is only utilized in national security matters.”

While the bureau allegedly pressured FBI employees to reveal their colleagues’ support for former President Donald Trump or hesitancy about the COVID jab, these answers were not included in the final written clearance suspensions or revocations, including for Allen.

Leavitt warned lawmakers that “the same officials at the heart of much of this inappropriate behavior are either still leading the Division or rewarded with senior leadership positions within the FBI.” He urged them to “independently corroborate” the whistleblower’s disclosures and “pass legislation to fix the abusive security clearance process and successfully protect future whistleblowers.”

Leavitt also told DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz that the whistleblowing supervisory special agent, who was indefinitely suspended just a year before being eligible for retirement, “should be immediately returned to duty and provided back pay and benefits for his time on unpaid leave.”

He added that Horowitz should broaden a recent review of the FBI’s security clearance process to investigate Perkins, Veltri, and others in “FBI leadership in allowing these abuses to multiply.”

Senator Grassley commented, “The FBI’s leadership has become weaponized from the inside out,” he told The Post Tuesday. “That’s not just according to Chuck Grassley — for years, many FBI whistleblowers have disclosed the same to my office.”

“The FBI’s political persecution of its own agents is an affront to justice. My oversight of Attorney General [Merrick] Garland and [FBI] Director [Christopher] Wray’s failure to correct this improper conduct and end this scandal will continue.”

A spokeswoman for Horowitz’s office declined to comment.

The DOJ OIG had informed Empower Oversight in a June 26 letter that it welcomed information from “additional employees” about the “concerning questions that Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employees may have been asked.”

Allen, a former U.S. Marine and Iraq war veteran, had an FBI security clearance probe case file that eventually numbered more than 1,700 pages. He was flagged for sharing concerns about Wray giving a potentially “untruthful” testimony to Congress about whether the bureau had confidential human sources on the ground during the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot.

The FBI stated, “The FBI takes seriously its responsibility to FBI employees who make protected disclosures under whistleblower regulations, and we are committed to ensuring they are protected from retaliation. The security clearance adjudication process requires multiple levels of review to ensure decisions are in compliance with applicable policies and procedures. Those policies and procedures do not allow security clearance actions to be taken for improper reasons such as an individual exercising First Amendment protected rights, to include an individual’s political or medical views, or ethnicity or any other protected class.”

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