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Officer Who Shot Ashli Babitt Cleared, Will Not Face Charges

The exoneration is sure to anger the far right.

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On January 6th, 2021, Americans were faced with an inordinate amount of frankly frightening images from the US Capitol.

Mobs of angry citizens were clashing with police, often violently, in their attempts to storm the building and disrupt the certification of the electoral college vote.  Many believed that the election was stolen from then-President Donald Trump, and they were furious that VP Mike Pence was going to preside over this procedural formality.

Then, as the rioters drew ever nearer to the inner sanctum of the building, a single shot rang out.

A Capitol Police Officer had shot and killed Ashli Babbitt as she attempted to climb through a broken window, into a restricted area of the Capitol.

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That officer was fully exonerated on Monday.

The U.S. Capitol Police found the fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt during the Jan. 6 riot was lawful, and the officer, whose name will remain concealed, will not be disciplined over the deadly use of force.

Babbitt, a 35-year-old California woman and U.S. Air Force veteran, was shot by a U.S. Capitol Police officer in the Speaker’s Lobby on Jan. 6. Eight months later, the U.S. Capitol Police concluded its internal investigation into the deadly use of force after interviewing multiple witnesses and reviewing all the available evidence, including video and radio calls. At the time of the shooting, the probe found, officers “had barricaded the Speaker’s Lobby with furniture before a rioter shattered the glass door.”

At the heart of the matter was the area that Babbitt was attempting to access.

“If the doors were breached, the rioters would have immediate access to the House Chambers,” the U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement Monday. “The actions of the officer in this case potentially saved Members and staff from serious injury and possible death from a large crowd of rioters who forced their way into the U.S. Capitol and to the House Chamber where Members and staff were steps away.”

The news isn’t likely to go over well with some within the MAGA Movement, who’ve long portrayed Ashli Babbit as a martyr of sorts.

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire | Schaftlein Report

Guest: Jeffrey Dunetz – LidBlog Author ( LidBlog.com )

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Guest: Jeffrey Dunetz – LidBlog Author ( LidBlog.com )
Topics:
1) Can Biden rally allies against Putin? Russians move additional forces toward Ukraine. Americans urged to evacuate.
*Germans seem to be balking due to Nordstream 2 Pipeline slated to go into production later in the year to buy gas from Russia?
2) The Federal Reserve lays the groundwork to raise interest rates in March in an effort to slow inflation
3) Blue City Carjackings skyrocket – In Washington DC, 37 so far this year including a city commissioner with 7,000 car thefts in the last 2 years
*In Philadelphia, 100 carjackings this year
4) While a 29th House Democrat Jim Cooper (a 34 year veteran) announces he won’t seek re-election, Pelosi announces plan to run again at age 82 – Will she be Leader if Democrats lose the House?
5) VP Harris blames Covid for the Human Trafficking at the border – Her leadership at the border has been a disaster
6) Two Republican congressmen from Texas say DHS Secretary should be impeached due to not obeying the US laws ALREADY on the books:
a. Construction materials rusting at the border
b. Paid for Contracts for Fencing go unfulfilled
c. 283K Illegals being released into the US
d. 14K pounds of Fentanyl seized at border, double last year – Mixed news here
7) Biden approval among Hispanics is down from 59% in November 2020 to 28% today – Why?
*Answer – Economy, Covid, Illegal Immigration, crime and late-term abortion – The same issue most Americans care about
8) Houston Cop Killer Oscar Rosales caught in Mexico

https://rumble.com/embed/vqqeda/?pub=4 Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire | Schaftlein Report ——————– Guest: Jeffrey Dunetz – LidBlog Author ( LidBlog.com ) Topics: 1) Can Biden rally allies against Putin? Russians move additional forces toward Ukraine. Americans urged to evacuate. *Germans seem to be balking due to Nordstream 2 Pipeline slated to go into production later in the year to buy gas from Russia? 2) The Federal Reserve lays the groundwork to raise interest rates in March in an effort to slow inflation 3) Blue City Carjackings skyrocket – In Washington DC, 37 so far this year including a city commissioner with 7,000 car thefts in the last 2 years *In Philadelphia, 100 carjackings this year 4) While a 29th House Democrat Jim Cooper (a 34 year veteran) announces he won’t seek re-election, Pelosi announces plan to run again at age 82 – Will she be Leader if Democrats lose the House? 5) VP Harris blames Covid for the Human Trafficking at the border – Her leadership at the border has been a disaster 6) Two Republican congressmen from Texas say DHS Secretary should be impeached due to not obeying the US laws ALREADY on the books: a. Construction materials rusting at the border b. Paid for Contracts for Fencing go unfulfilled c. 283K Illegals being released into the US d. 14K pounds of Fentanyl seized at border, double last year – Mixed news here 7) Biden approval among Hispanics is down from 59% in November 2020 to 28% today – Why? *Answer – Economy, Covid, Illegal Immigration, crime and late-term abortion – The same issue most Americans care about 8) Houston Cop Killer Oscar Rosales caught in Mexico

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Barr and Trump Have ‘Nonexistent’ Relationship as Former AG Squeals to J6 Committee

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As the January 6th committee continues to run down its arbitrary list of people who just happened to be anywhere near Donald Trump at any point leading up to the attempted insurrection at the Capitol, new details are coming to light regarding the former President’s personal relationships.

The committee, which is barely trying to hide its hopes of affecting the outcomes of the 2022 and 2024 election, has been spraying subpoenas all over Washington DC in recent weeks.  Their hope appears to be that something will stick, or someone will flip, allowing them to demonize Donald Trump before the coming midterms.  This will give Democrats the ammunition they need to remain competitive in that election.

This week, as former Attorney General Bill Barr continues to cooperate with the committee, a stunning revelation about his relationship with the former President has come to light.

If Donald Trump is hoping for any help during this time of intensifying investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, he can no longer count on his former attorney general, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman warned Monday.

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Asked about any remaining loyalty William Barr may have to his former boss, Haberman told Anderson Cooper on CNN: “They haven’t had a relationship in quite some time. Their relationship is nonexistent.”

One group the former attorney general does have a relationship with is the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot. Barr has been cooperating with the probe.

And that’s not all:

There were “things they agreed on. But there were a number of things they didn’t agree on over time. That began, frankly, long before Election Day,” Haberman added.

Barr, who blasted the former president’s inaction during the riot, has been “very, very clear on where he stands on Trump,” Haberman said. “That’s not something, as we know, that the former president takes very well to.”

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, who interviewed Barr for his book “Betrayal,” called him a former “ultimate Trump loyalist.” That makes his “potential testimony” even “more powerful,” Karl warned.

He noted that Barr told him he looked carefully into every claim of 2020 presidential election fraud and determined they were “all B.S,” said Karl.

One can only imagine that this is why the committee is so interested in Barr, but refused to seat a number of Trump-loyal GOP lawmakers who wished to participate in the probe:  They are seeking only to reiterate their preconceived notions about the case.

As the January 6th committee continues to run down its arbitrary list of people who just happened to be anywhere near Donald Trump at any point leading up to the attempted insurrection at the Capitol, new details are coming to light regarding the former President’s personal relationships. The committee, which is barely trying to hide its hopes of affecting the outcomes of the 2022 and 2024 election, has been spraying subpoenas all over Washington DC in recent weeks.  Their hope appears to be that something will stick, or someone will flip, allowing them to demonize Donald Trump before the coming midterms.  This will give Democrats the ammunition they need to remain competitive in that election. This week, as former Attorney General Bill Barr continues to cooperate with the committee, a stunning revelation about his relationship with the former President has come to light. If Donald Trump is hoping for any help during this time of intensifying investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, he can no longer count on his former attorney general, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman warned Monday. Asked about any remaining loyalty William Barr may have to his former boss, Haberman told Anderson Cooper on CNN: “They haven’t had a relationship in quite some time. Their relationship is nonexistent.” One group the former attorney general does have a relationship with is the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot. Barr has been cooperating with the probe. And that’s not all: There were “things they agreed on. But there were a number of things they didn’t agree on over time. That began, frankly, long before Election Day,” Haberman added. Barr, who blasted the former president’s inaction during the riot, has been “very, very clear on where he stands on Trump,” Haberman said. “That’s…

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