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Fort Bragg captain questioned over attendance at rally before Capitol siege resigned commission last year, officials say

Fort Bragg captain questioned over attendance at rally before Capitol siege resigned commission last year, officials say
An Army captain who faces scrutiny from military leaders for her attendance Wednesday at President Donald Trump’s rally just before a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol was already in the process of leaving the service, an Army spokesman said Monday.

“She had applied to leave the Army several months ago,” Strickland said.Strickland said the Army had not launched a formal investigation into her participation in the rally, but her commanders were conducting a “fact-finding mission” to determine whether rules had been violated.Strickland said 1st Special Forces Command had not seen any evidence to indicate any of its soldiers were involved in the violent clash at the Capitol.After that incident, the Army took unspecified adverse administrative actions against Rainey, Strickland said.

The Army is investigating Rainey, a psychological operations officer, who led a group of people from North Carolina to the rally in Washington that led to the deadly riot in the U.Emily Rainey, a psychological operations officer stationed at Fort Bragg, N.

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