DEA agent charged in MAGA riot claims FBI informant urged him to break into the ...

DEA agent charged in MAGA riot claims FBI informant urged him to break into the ...
DEA agent charged in MAGA riot claims FBI informant urged him to break into the ...

A former Drug Enforcement Agency official faces up to 15 years in prison over the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, despite his insistence that he never entered the building. 

Mark Ibrahim, an Army veteran who was fired from the DEA over his participation in the events of January 6, spoke out in Tuesday's episode of Fox News host Tucker Carlson's series on the fallout from the riot.

Ibrahim made the explosive claim that he was invited to attend Donald Trump's 'Stop The Steal' rally by an FBI informant he knew from his military service, who subsequently urged him to join the mob breaking into the Capitol, which he refused. 

Carlson claimed to have confirmed this by speaking to the alleged informant, whom he did not name. His controversial series 'Patriot Purge' on the streaming service Fox Nation has drawn strong reactions for depicting the law enforcement response to the riot as a political purge.

Mark Ibrahim, an Army veteran who was fired from the DEA over his participation in the events of January 6, spoke out in Tuesday's episode of 'Patriot Purge'

Mark Ibrahim, an Army veteran who was fired from the DEA over his participation in the events of January 6, spoke out in Tuesday's episode of 'Patriot Purge'

Federal prosecutors accuse Ibrahim of bringing his duty weapon and badge to the Capitol grounds and brazenly displaying them. He is seen above on January 6

Federal prosecutors accuse Ibrahim of bringing his duty weapon and badge to the Capitol grounds and brazenly displaying them. He is seen above on January 6

Photos appear to show Ibrahim displaying his badge and weapon outside the Capitol

But the FBI alleged that he told investigators that the weapon and credentials were 'never exposed' during the riot 'that I know of'

Photos appear to show Ibrahim displaying his badge and weapon outside the Capitol, but the FBI alleged that he told investigators that the weapon and credentials were 'never exposed' during the riot 'that I know of'

'The photographs are of such high resolution that the serrations on the slide of Ibrahim¿s DEA firearm are visible,' a criminal complaint states

'The photographs are of such high resolution that the serrations on the slide of Ibrahim’s DEA firearm are visible,' a criminal complaint states

Federal prosecutors accuse Ibrahim of bringing his duty weapon and badge to the Capitol grounds and brazenly displaying them, and of illegally climbing on a monument to deliver a 'monologue,' according to charging documents. 

Photos appear to show Ibrahim displaying his badge and weapon outside the Capitol, but the FBI alleged that he told investigators that the weapon and credentials were 'never exposed' during the riot 'that I know of'.

'They labeled me a domestic terrorist, I just want to see peace and unity,' Ibrahim said in the new interview. 

'Because I've seen it in foreign countries, between Sunni and Shia, open violence in the streets. It's a sad and scary thing,' he said, referring to opposing religious factions in the Muslim world.

'I'm afraid that if this division and dehumanizing continues, that's where America is headed, and I pray that never happens,' Ibrahim said.

Ibrahim is charged with making false statements to federal agents, entering restricted grounds with a firearm, injuring or climbing on a statue, and carrying a firearm on Capitol grounds.

Ibrahim is charged with illegally climbing on a monument to deliver a 'monologue'

Ibrahim is charged with illegally climbing on a monument to deliver a 'monologue'

'They labeled me a domestic terrorist, I just want to see peace and unity,' Ibrahim said in the new interview

'They labeled me a domestic terrorist, I just want to see peace and unity,' Ibrahim said in the new interview

The episode also features interviews with two women whose actions on January 6 generated public controversy, though neither has been criminally charged. 

Emily Grace Rainey was serving as an Army captain assigned to the 4th Psychological Operations Group at Fort Bragg when she led a group of 100 members of Moore County Citizens for Freedom, which describes itself online as a nonpartisan network promoting conservative values, to the Washington rally to "stand against election fraud" and support Trump.

Rainey says the group consisted mostly of 'grandmothers,' but that she was accused of leading an armed 'militia' to the Capitol, which she insists she never entered. 

The Pentagon launched an investigation into Rainey's actions and she submitted her resignation in September, saying she was pressured out after her clearance was revoked. 

'I went and I saw my commander in chief at my nation's capital, took a hundred of my friends, and they ostensibly ruined my career had I wanted to stay,' she said.

Rainey claimed in the interview with Carlson that the events of January 6 could have been a 'false flag', or a conspiracy on the left to make Trump's supporters look bad. 

'It is my opinion that false flags have happened in this country, one of which may have been January 6,' said Rainey. 'If that was an insurrection, it was the most poorly conducted insurrection ever'

Emily Grace Rainey was serving as an Army captain assigned to the 4th Psychological Operations Group at Fort Bragg when she led a group of 100 to Trump's rally

Emily Grace Rainey was serving as an Army captain assigned to the 4th Psychological Operations Group at Fort Bragg when she led a group of 100 to Trump's rally

The Pentagon launched an investigation into Rainey's actions and she submitted her resignation in September. She now claims the riot was a possible 'false flag'

The Pentagon launched an investigation into Rainey's actions and she submitted her resignation in September. She now claims the riot was a possible 'false flag'

'The term extremism is being kept nebulous for a reason,' she said in the interview. 'It's so that there is grey area and they can use the term as they like against the people that they like to use it against. Me, for example.'

Referring to her training as a psychological warfare officer, Rainey painted a dark picture of the crackdown on domestic extremism following the deadly riot. 

'Fear is one of the biggest tactics used in psychological operations. So what we're seeing is

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