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    Intel Marine Allegedly Touted New Civil War. He May Still Have a Security Clearance.

    Intel Marine Allegedly Touted New Civil War. He May Still Have a Security Clearance.

    Cpl. Micah Coomer, who worked with intelligence in the Marine Corps, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor count of illegally demonstrating inside the U.S. Capitol building during the Jan. 6 insurrection in 2021.

    More than 48 hours later, officials won't say whether the Marine — allegedly part of the anti-government Boogaloo movement, according to court documents — still holds a security clearance. Coomer is alleged to have told another person that the U.S. is corrupt and needs a second civil war.

    The situation with Coomer comes as the Pentagon has ordered a review of the handling and access to classified information after a 21-year-old Guardsman who also reportedly expressed anti-government and racist views leaked top secrets documents online, causing friction with U.S. allies.

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    Coomer was one of three active-duty Marines who were arrested in January after they stormed the Capitol with a violent mob in a bid to prevent Congress' certification of President Joe Biden's election victory. The trio also all held jobs in the intelligence community with one, Joshua Abate, a sergeant, being assigned to the Marine Corps' Cryptologic Support Battalion at Meade, Maryland — also home to the National Security Agency headquarters.

    Pentagon Spokeswoman Sabrina Singh told reporters at a Thursday briefing that removing…

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