On Wednesday, Reuters reported that a federal Drug Enforcement Administration agent who joined the crowd outside the Capitol during the violent invasion on January 6th has been suspended pending investigation — the first such probe into a federal officer.
"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," reported Brad Heath. "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.'"
"A DEA spokeswoman declined to comment on Ibrahim's suspension. He has not been charged with a crime," continued the report. "Officials declined to say whether any other agents were present."
Several people with ties to the military and law enforcement were implicated in the Capitol invasion. In some cases, off-duty police officers who participated were turned in by fellow members of their departments.