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FBI Official Jennifer Moore Receives Letter from GOP Demanding Answers on Retaliation Allegations

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee have called for a senior human resources executive at the FBI to be available for a transcribed interview after information indicates she retaliated against at least one bureau whistleblower who made a disclosure. protected to Congress.

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, the panel’s ranking member, Darrell Issa of California, and Mike Johnson of Louisiana, demanded in a letter Jennifer Moore, deputy executive director of the office’s Human Resources Branch, answer questions about retaliation of which he is aware. he has been indicted by FBI personnel who are talking to lawmakers.

“We are investigating serious allegations of abuse and misconduct within the senior leadership of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. During the course of this investigation, we have received protected disclosures from whistleblowers that the FBI is conducting a ‘purge’ of employees with conservative views by revoking their security clearances and indefinitely furloughing these employees,” the Republican lawmakers wrote.

They noted that Ms. Moore has signed many of the formal notices for these actions.

“Recently, we received information suggesting that he has retaliated against at least one whistleblower who has made protected disclosures to Congress,” the lawmakers added.

In addition to meeting with them for a transcribed interview, the Republicans also demanded that Ms. Moore keep all records and documents in her possession related to the matter.

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“Under Title 5 of the United States Code, once a whistleblower makes a protected disclosure, an agency is prohibited from retaliating against the employee for that disclosure by taking or failing to take personal action,” the lawmakers wrote.

“We have advised the Director [Christopher] Wray, as well as Attorney General Merrick Garland, that whistleblower disclosures to Congress are protected by law. His efforts to interfere with FBI employees seeking to expose Bureau misconduct by communicating directly with Congress cannot be condoned.”

House Republicans, who are poised to win a majority, are preparing a schedule of hearings and investigations into the FBI and Justice Department following a spate of complaints from whistleblowers who reported information to Congress about the political bias of the House. office against the Conservatives.



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