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2021-07-01 -Land of the Free
Who Killed Ashli Babbitt - A New Theory Emerges
[Spectator] Who shot Ashli Babbitt, the pro-Trump Air Force veteran who was killed by police during the January 6 riot at the US Capitol building? The American people were told that it was a Capitol Police officer who fired the fatal shot. But Cockburn has stumbled across some information that points to a different explanation.

Sources close to and within the intelligence community tell Cockburn that Babbitt was actually shot by a member of then-vice president Mike Pence’s protective detail. The VP’s detail, of course, is provided by US Secret Service, not the Capitol Police. One person asserted to Cockburn over drinks in DC that this is ’basically an open secret’ in the intelligence community.

Law enforcement sources suggested to Cockburn that the Capitol Police Department and Department of Justice have publicly identified the shooter as a Capitol Police officer in order to protect the reputation of the Secret Service. Cockburn also wonders if this isn’t an attempt to protect Pence from further anger or threats from Capitol rioters who wanted him to refuse to certify the results of the election on January

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A cover-up of this nature would also explain why the government hasn’t been forthcoming with other information about the alleged Capitol Police officer who they say shot Babbitt. Police officers who are involved in shootings are almost always identified publicly. The unnamed officer’s lawyer says that his client is being kept anonymous due to threats against his life. Babbitt’s family, however, argues that they have a right to know who shot and killed their beloved relative. Her husband, Aaron Babbitt, is suing Washington DC for access to records that would supposedly reveal the name of the officer.

Michael Brendan Dougherty floated the idea that Babbitt was shot by Secret Service on his Twitter account in early June, writing in response to Aaron Babbitt’s lawsuit, ’I mean, at this point you have to suspect that it’s not a Capitol cop.’ He replied ’SS’ when asked who he thought could have been responsible instead.

The video of Babbitt being shot as she attempts to climb through a broken window that leads to the Speaker’s Gallery shows a man in a suit jacket holding the gun. The Capitol Police do have plainclothes officers, but it is much more common for the Secret Service’s protective details to be spotted in suits while tailing the president or vice president.

There have been many other theories as to who may have shot Babbitt. Some on social media posited it could be Special Agent David Bailey, the Capitol Police officer who took down the Bernie Sanders supporter that opened fire on a Republican baseball practice. However, the Capitol Police issued a statement in February denying that theory:

’As the investigation continues into the events of January 6, 2021, it’s important to correct misinformation some in the media have reported, and that’s been shared on social media. Reports identifying Special Agent David Bailey as the officer involved in the shooting in the Speaker’s Lobby are inaccurate. The Department will share additional information once the investigation is complete.’

Cockburn reached out to Pence’s team for comment and was redirected to the US Secret Service. The Secret Service had a full 24 hours to give comment. They did not respond.

Posted by Glinetle Ebbaick4421 2021-07-01 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [447 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

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.

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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