FBI Taking Action Against Employees Involved In January 6 Rallies, GOP Letter Says

FBI Taking Action Against Employees Involved In January 6 Rallies, GOP Letter Says


The FBI has frozen the security clearances and is potentially preparing to fire FBI agents who participated in demonstrations on January 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C., according to a GOP lawmaker.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to FBI director Christopher Wray on Friday citing “several whistleblowers” and expressing concern that the bureau was retaliating against agents for engaging in “First Amendment protected activity.” The New York Post first reported Jordan’s letter.

“According to several whistleblowers, the FBI is suspending the security clearances of FBI employees for their participation in protected First Amendment activity on January 6, 2021,” Jordan wrote. “Because a security clearance is required for FBI positions, the suspension of the security clearance means the FBI

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