Whistleblowers: FBI Suspending Security Clearances of Employees For Their First Amendment Activity on January 6

Whistleblowers: FBI Suspending Security Clearances of Employees For Their First Amendment Activity on January 6


The FBI has quietly suspended employees who attended the January 6 protest, according to whistleblowers who contacted Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH).

The suspended FBI employees never entered the Capitol and they were never charged with any crimes.

Congressman Jim Jordan said pulling the FBI employees’ security clearances is essentially the same thing as terminating them because they cannot work without the clearances.

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“Because a security clearance is required for FBI positions, the suspension of the security clearance means the FBI has suspended these employees from work indefinitely. Such a suspension is likely to be the first step in terminating employment,” Jordan wrote in a letter to FBI Director Wray.

According to Rep. Jordan, the Justice Department’s inspector general “is now examining whether the FBI’s

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