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Trump Asks: ‘Who Shot Ashli Babbitt?: 

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Donald Trump has demanded to know who was responsible for shooting and killing Ashli Babitt at the Capitol on January 6.

‘Who shot Ashli Babbitt?’ Trump put simply in a statement on Thursday after Nancy Pelosi announced the makeup of the select committee to look into the Capitol Riot.

Unarmed Navy veteran Babbitt, 35, was shot and killed when she tried to breach a door leading to the House chamber when protesters stormed the Capitol.

The identity of the officer who shot and killed Babbitt has been shielded from the public despite multiple demands and the threat of a lawsuit from her family.

Her family have filed a $10million lawsuit against the officer and the Capitol Police and a separate case demanding the name is released.

The Department of Justice announced in April they would not bring charges against the officer responsible because there was ‘insufficient evidence’ they ‘violated civil rights’.

An investigation also claimed the shooting was ‘necessary’ in and the officer acted in ‘self-defense or in defense of the Members of Congress and others evacuating the House Chamber’.

Republicans in the House have also stepped up their demands for the name to be released.

On May 12, Paul Gosar told former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen who ‘executed’ Babitt, but didn’t get an answer.

Babbitt’s was the only death ruled a homicide on the day of the riot.

Capitol cop Brian Sicknick died a day later of natural causes from a stroke and … (Read more)

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