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Military investigating active-duty particular forces officer for participation in D.C. riot

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The military has begun an investigation into Fort Bragg psychological operations officer Cap. Emily Rainey’s participation in main a bunch of individuals to the Jan. 6 occasions in Washington, D.C. Rainey introduced 100 members of the Moore County Residents for Freedom (MCCF) from North Carolina to the Washington rally-turned-riot-turned-insurgency. Rainey has advised the Associated Press that she knew of nobody in her group who entered the Capitol constructing and that her group had been again to their buses lengthy earlier than the curfew time. “I used to be a personal citizen and doing all the pieces proper and inside my rights.”  

The problem, nonetheless, appears to not be whether or not or not Rainey—who has been in hassle for different bad-decision making regarding conspiracy theories and the general public good—broke the regulation on Jan. 6. Troopers are allowed, as public affairs officer with Fort Bragg Joe Buccino explains, to “participate political rallies, provided they do so in civilian clothes, provided that they adhere to all laws.” Nonetheless, the difficulty is whether or not Rainey broke the Division of Protection guidelines prohibiting active-duty service members from sponsoring or main partisan organizations. Rainey’s MCCF, which she says is non-partisan, started as an anti-mask, anti-vaccine mandate group.