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    Default Who commands all the National Guard Troops in D.C.?

    Who commands the upwards of 21,000 National Guard Troops being assembled in D.C>?

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    Lenno just answered in the other thread. I should have been more patient! So, Trump requested them? This is going to get interesting to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmatic View Post

    Lenno just answered in the other thread. I should have been more patient! So, Trump requested them? This is going to get interesting to say the least.



    Trump is still "Commander in Chief"

    The Commander in Chief Clause of Article II, Section 2 provides that “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States."

    https://constitutioncenter.org/inter...ii/clauses/345


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    The NG are typically under the respective governor's control unless they are "federalized". This can happen at the request of the governor, or through the authority of the president. So, their "CiC can change at the stroke of a pen.

    DC is different in two ways. One, is the NG is under the control of the president at all times. The other is that the DC police can also be federalized by authority of the president.

    Two more things, generally the NG activities are actually usually by the Defense Secretary under the Presidential authority. The NG are also exempt from the Posse Comitatus Act when under state control.

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    Thanks for the info! I can rest a bit easier! It's all seeming to come together. The Plan, that is.

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    Virginia National Guard corporal arrested and charged in connection with Capitol riot

    " Two off-duty police officers who participated in the Capitol siege, one of whom is a corporal in the Virginia National Guard, were charged Tuesday in federal court — becoming the first known service member arrest in connection to the Jan. 6 riot.

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia identified the men as Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson, both officers in Rocky Mount, about 25 miles south of Roanoke. "

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...-riot-n1254410


    " On the same day a group of pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol, Fracker and Robertson were photographed inside the building in front of a statue of John Stark...

    ... Stark served in the British Army during the French and Indian war, as well as the Continental Army in the American Revolution. A New Hampshire native, he coined the state’s motto: "Live free or die." "

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/virginia-...inside-capitol


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