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12 National Guard Troops Pulled From Duty in Washington Ahead of Inauguration

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12 National Guard Troops Pulled From Duty in Washington Ahead of Inauguration

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A dozen National Guard troops in Washington were yanked from duty because of inappropriate comments and other issues, officials confirmed Tuesday. Two of the 12 were pulled because of “inappropriate comments or texts,” Gen. Daniel Hokanson, the National Guard chief, told reporters at the Pentagon. One of those was flagged within the chain of command while the other was informed on by someone over a tipline. The other 10 were flagged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which was vetting the entire 25,000-force that descended upon the nation’s capital from across the country ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. “If you look at 25,000, we’ve had 12 identified and some of those they’re just looking into. It may be unrelated to this,” Hokanson said. “We work very closely with law enforcement. And if there’s any identification or anything whatsoever that needs to be looked into, out of an abundance of …

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