(PART 3 of a 4 Part Report)
When Ashli Babbitt was shot and killed on January 6, 2021, the only member of Congress still in the House Chamber was Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) who refused to leave. When interviewed by the Wall Street Journal three weeks after the shooting, he stated that Lt. Michael Byrd “did what (he) had to do” and that by killing Babbitt he “saved a lot of people’s lives that day.”
On February 1, 2021 the Wall Street Journal article said investigators had already made a “preliminary determination” that the U.S. Capitol Police officer who shot Babbitt “shouldn’t be charged with any crimes in connection with her death…”
This determination was apparently made even before interviewing and getting statements from the three USCP uniformed officers who were guarding the eastern Speakers Lobby doorway until less than a minute before Babbitt was shot.
Given the lack of timeliness in conducting vitally important interviews, leading questions to seemingly pave the way to a predetermined outcome and a stunning disregard for available evidence (as contained in this report), it appears the fix was in.