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2021-07-01 -Land of the Free
Who Killed Ashli Babbitt - A New Theory Emerges
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Posted by Glinetle Ebbaick4421 2021-07-01 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [443 views ]  Top

#1 publicly identified the shooter as a Capitol Police officer in order to protect the reputation of the Secret Service.

That seems a bit thin. The Secret Service, like many of our once respected institutions, does not have a stellar reputation at the moment.
Posted by SteveS 2021-07-01 01:08||   2021-07-01 01:08|| Front Page Top

#2 Maybe it was Codename 47?
Posted by Dron66046 2021-07-01 01:18||   2021-07-01 01:18|| Front Page Top

#3 Had the Secret Service been briefed on a potential "insurrection" they would have taken steps to ensure VP Pence was NOT at the Capital building.




Posted by Besoeker 2021-07-01 07:05||   2021-07-01 07:05|| Front Page Top

#4 An embedded agent provocateur?
That's a surprise.
Posted by Skidmark 2021-07-01 07:34||   2021-07-01 07:34|| Front Page Top

#5 Pence would make a good fall guy.

Jus' sayin'.
Posted by Bobby 2021-07-01 07:50||   2021-07-01 07:50|| Front Page Top

#6 regardless of who pulled the trigger, the fact that the government is choosing to not release the identity of one of its own employees should be disconcerting to EVERYONE.

that's not how 'muh democracy' should work. ever.
Posted by Retard Strength 2021-07-01 08:05||   2021-07-01 08:05|| Front Page Top

#7 
The longer the the truth is withheld, the more distrust and disgust the 'authorities' bring to themselves.

The hallmark of this administration.
Posted by Flotle Spirt5039 2021-07-01 08:33||   2021-07-01 08:33|| Front Page Top

#8 The list of things our public servants do that we the public are not allowed to know about grows oppressively long.
Posted by Matt 2021-07-01 09:11||   2021-07-01 09:11|| Front Page Top

#9 I suspect this story is a false flag to pit conservatives against each other. I question the authors source and really ask why Spectator published it.
Pence's career is over, he and a few others just don't know it.
Posted by Vespasian Ebboting9735 2021-07-01 09:33||   2021-07-01 09:33|| Front Page Top

#10 Sounds like too much Budweiser.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-07-01 11:19||   2021-07-01 11:19|| Front Page Top

#11 This sounds like denyable BS. A protection officer should be with his principal, not wandering around. They have plenty of cameras and guys on the roof for threat assessment.
"Basically an open secret" rhymes with "that's my story and I'm sticking to it".
Posted by ed in texas 2021-07-01 19:24||   2021-07-01 19:24|| Front Page Top

#12 There shit in the swamp an old egret,
A provocateur and intriguer, that
Stuck to its story!
"Smells fishy."
"Don't worry..."
It shifted, and squawked, "Open secret."
Posted by Blossom Snoluck8293 2021-07-01 20:50||   2021-07-01 20:50|| Front Page Top

#13 Check out how this turd is dressed. His dress looks more like that of a pimp.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/Close-up-shooter-1.jpg
Posted by Woodrow 2021-07-01 22:03||   2021-07-01 22:03|| Front Page Top

#14 /\ Thanks for finding this story. I've posted it to tomorrow's Burg and credited you with the find. If this fellow is in fact the shooter, my guess he's an employee of a House member, NOT law enforcement.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-07-01 22:23||   2021-07-01 22:23|| Front Page Top

#15 I cannot tell what he has clutched so tightly in his left arm. He seems very protective of it.

I am wondering if he is some sort of made guy...
Posted by SteveS 2021-07-01 22:26||   2021-07-01 22:26|| Front Page Top

#16 I believe he's at a different barricade.
Posted by KBK 2021-07-01 22:28||   2021-07-01 22:28|| Front Page Top

#17 I would have called him a dandy, Woodrow, with that tie, coordinating rather than matching pocket square, and the cufflinks seen in the video taken from crowd in the hallway.. Definitely not what I would expect for the working uniform of either the Capitol police or a personal Secret Service bodyguard — certainly Vice President Pence was never so decorative, and his own bodyguard would want to blend in with his aesthetic.

Could he have been staff for one of the Democratic congresscritters, carrying his personal weapon where it ought not to have been, and using it in an untrained moment of overexcitement? That would explain why he is being protected, when they’ve never cared about building Security or Secret Service staffers before.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-07-01 22:30||   2021-07-01 22:30|| Front Page Top

#18 Congressional staffer, very likely.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-07-01 22:32||   2021-07-01 22:32|| Front Page Top

#19 And now I see that Besoeker once again had the same thought more efficiently. Go Besoeker! ;-)
Posted by trailing wife 2021-07-01 22:33||   2021-07-01 22:33|| Front Page Top

#20 No firearms license. Stolen pistol. Clutching an illegal substance, or package of unmarked USD? Criminal record. Any bets ?
Posted by Besoeker 2021-07-01 22:37||   2021-07-01 22:37|| Front Page Top

#21 I do think B* called it!
Which leaves us wondering, if a staffer, then whose?
Posted by SteveS 2021-07-01 22:42||   2021-07-01 22:42|| Front Page Top

#22 A: Pol is high-rank Dem, strict anti-gun
B: Shooter has unregistered gun + misc legal problems

I kinda like B.
Posted by SteveS 2021-07-01 22:44||   2021-07-01 22:44|| Front Page Top

#23 Question now is (among many others), how many of these SOB's do we have armed and wandering around The Hill? Capital Police know about these people? US Citizen? Special access, permits? Unauthorized private security ?

Little wonder no one wants to discuss it.

Posted by Besoeker 2021-07-01 22:47||   2021-07-01 22:47|| Front Page Top

#24 So much for my pet theory...

A Sampler, a Post, deep commitment!
A yogi. His guru, Chief Pittman.
"Shit, baby, they're through!
Pittie, what do I dooooo?"
"Up to you, Big Dog." [BANG] [click] Cue kitman.
Posted by Blossom Snoluck8293 2021-07-01 23:44||   2021-07-01 23:44|| Front Page Top

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23:36 CrazyFool
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22:42 SteveS
22:37 Besoeker
22:33 trailing wife
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22:30 trailing wife
22:28 KBK
22:26 SteveS
22:23 Besoeker
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