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Wed Mar 3, 2021, 10:00 PM

U.S. suspends federal agent who joined crowd outside Capitol during rampage, lawyer says

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has suspended an agent who was outside the Capitol when a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the building, his lawyer said, in the first known case of authorities examining the conduct of a fellow federal agent during the deadly riot.

The agent, Mark Ibrahim, declined to comment other than to say in a phone interview that he "never entered the building," when the crowd breached the Capitol on Jan. 6, setting off violence that left five dead.

One of Ibrahim's lawyers, Gretchen Gaspari, said DEA officials told Ibrahim that they were putting him on leave and suspending his security clearance "because of his presence on Jan. 6."

She said Ibrahim, who was off duty but carrying his service weapon at the time, was part of the crowd outside the Capitol as Trump supporters stormed the building in a bid to stop Congress from certifying Democrat Joe Biden's presidential election victory.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/us-suspends-federal-agent-who-joined-crowd-outside-capitol-during-rampage-lawyer-says/ar-BB1edbF3?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply U.S. suspends federal agent who joined crowd outside Capitol during rampage, lawyer says (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 3 OP
Drum Mar 3 #1
TomDaisy Mar 3 #2
empedocles Mar 3 #3
OhNo-Really Mar 3 #4
Hestia Mar 5 #6
rpannier Mar 4 #5
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 5 #7

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 10:01 PM

1. Grrrrrrr

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 10:01 PM

2. Hey Ron Johnson - he had a gun

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Response to TomDaisy (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 10:07 PM

3. On tape, may have appeared to be on the other side.

Hoping to cop a plea, limit damage to his career - go to some sympathetic red employer.

However, he may have useful info, and he may be squeezed.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 10:08 PM

4. So the Trumpists Deep State is deeply troubling

I hope each departmentís HR can print out new employees hired post 1/20/2017 - 1/20/2021 and scour their social media. Democracy canít survive being undermined.

We know they project their wildest dreams onto Democrats.

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Response to OhNo-Really (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 02:06 AM

6. Why stop there - go back to W's admins and get rid of those embedded people too.

If you are going to clean house, make it extra sparkly.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 12:26 AM

5. And what support did he provide to his fellow officers when the insurrection began

An off-duty police officer who comes across a riot is expected (I think required) to help his fellow officers in a crisis like that

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 06:13 PM

7. I'd bet he gets reinstated.

Peaceful protest is not a crime. It is a right. If he didn't participate in the storming of the building or the assault on officers, he's behaving like an upstanding citizen.

Whether he should have reported to a law-enforcement officer for duty is a matter for his agency to figure out.

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