Army psychological warfare officer investigated over role in Capitol Hill assault

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  2 weeks ago  •  19 comments

By:   New York Daily News (MSN)

Army psychological warfare officer investigated over role in Capitol Hill assault
Officials said Emily Rainey had already resigned her commission at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, where investigators were reviewing the Army captain's involvement in the melee that left five people including an officer from the Capitol Police dead.

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The Army is investigating a military psychological warfare specialist over her role in last week's domestic assault on the U.S. Capitol after she led more than 100 people to the deadly riot, according to a report.

Officials said Emily Rainey had already resigned her commission at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, where investigators were reviewing the Army captain's involvement in the melee that left five people including an officer from the Capitol Police dead.

According to CBS News, Rainey, 30, admitted that she led more than 100 people to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday as part of a North Carolina protest group she heads called Moore County Citizens for Freedom.

Although Rainey said she did not violate any laws, the Pentagon is investigating how many soldiers from Fort Bragg accompanied her to Washington.

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Rainey had resigned her commission after receiving a career-ending letter of reprimand for her actions at an earlier protest in the Fort Bragg area, the CBS report said.

"I was a private citizen and doing everything right and within my rights," Rainey told The Associated Press on Sunday. "I told my bosses before I went that I was going, and I told them when I got back."

But Rainey was still on active duty because the resignation process takes time, officials said. Rainey, who is assigned to the 4th Psychological Operations Group at Fort Bragg, is scheduled to leave the Army next month.

The operation, known as PSYOPS, uses information and misinformation to shape the emotions, decision-making and actions of American adversaries.

Rainey made headlines in May after she posted a video online of her pulling down caution tape at a playground that was closed to comply with North Carolina's COVID-19 restrictions.

She was charged with injury to personal property over the incident.

At least 90 people have been arrested on charges ranging from misdemeanor curfew violations to felonies related to assaults on police officers in connection with the Capitol Hill assault.


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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

Anyone who led 100 people hundreds of miles to try and overthrow the election results probably belongs in prison. I hope this doesnt get swept under a rug. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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2  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

I was a private citizen

Not if you held a commission at the time, you pos.  You knew that your future OER's were going to suck which would kill any chance you might have had for promotion.  That is why you resigned.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    2 weeks ago

"Private citizen"....jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

No such thing while you are Government Issue...they own your fuzzy butt 24/7/365

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
Professor Expert
3  FLYNAVY1    2 weeks ago

This one should be interesting to follow....

I'm guessing she's a junior officer, so the brass won't have any issues with hoisting her by her petard....... Probably should do it in any case to send a message to others in uniform.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @3    2 weeks ago

I remember every year right about election season, all the warnings about campaigning and stickers on cars and not doing any of that stuff during duty hours. I also think there was a vague warning about protesting...like DON"T.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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3.1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1    2 weeks ago

I'm hoping she gets a nice room at that lovely government resort in Kansas called Fort Leavenworth!

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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3.1.2  Thrawn 31  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1    2 weeks ago

She is an idiot. The military policy when it comes to political demonstrations, elections etc. is pretty fucking simple, keep that shit to yourself. You swore an oath to the Constitution, not to a party or a politician.

 
 
 
Kavika
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3.1.3  Kavika   replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3.1.1    2 weeks ago

Leavenworth is having a special, it's called 20 for stupidity. 

She qualifies.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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3.1.4  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Kavika @3.1.3    2 weeks ago

In spades!

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
Professor Expert
3.1.5  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1    2 weeks ago

I remember those command issued warnings as well.....   

They reinforced that our oath was to defend the constitution, not parties, and the applicable articles of the UCMJ we were subject to were also reviewed.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
Professor Expert
3.1.6  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Kavika @3.1.3    2 weeks ago

Big Chicken Dinner for her at the very least.....

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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3.1.7  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @3.1.6    2 weeks ago

I hope she gets the big DD instead.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
Professor Expert
3.1.8  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3.1.7    2 weeks ago

After a tour at Leavenworth....?

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Senior Quiet
3.1.9  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @3.1.8    2 weeks ago

Both.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4  Kavika     2 weeks ago

Private citizen???? Ahhh, it seems that she misplaced the oath she took and as active duty soldier she has to be a complete idiot to think that it was OK to participate in a demonstration. 

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Senior Guide
5  Thrawn 31    2 weeks ago

She is still in the Army and took part in an act of sedition. Charge the fuck out of her and send her ass to prison. Absolutely unacceptable. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Masters Guide
5.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Thrawn 31 @5    2 weeks ago

Although it is rare with officers, she can be dishonorably discharged from the military.  Usually when a commissioned officer fucks up, they are asked to resign.  In her case, that option should not be on the table.

 
 
 
Split Personality
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6  Split Personality    2 weeks ago

She is also under contract for a specific amount of time in exchange for educational benefits like tuition.

A 30 year old Army O3 probably owes more than a few years.

That's why you just can't decide not to be in the Army and resign when you feel like it.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
Professor Principal
7  Bob Nelson    2 weeks ago

Can she still be court martialed?

"conduct unbecoming" along with "sedition"...

 
 
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