WORLD NET DAILY: The Department of Justice has been hit with a lawsuit for failing to provide public access to its records about the “killing” of Ashli Babbitt.
Congress and federal and local authorities kept it secret for months, that her killer was U.S. Capitol Officer Michael Byrd. Then they quickly stated he would not be punished for killing her. Michael Byrd has a history of questionable judgement with firearms, including leaving a loaded pistol in a public mens room.
Now government watchdog Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice, for its records relating to her death.
“The illicit secrecy and stonewalling on the police killing of Ashli Babbitt is obviously political and undermines the rule of law,” said Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch. Judicial Watch recently filed a motion for discovery against the Capitol Police, because that agency has argued its records are not “public records.”
Judicial Watch reported some of the circumstances of the case need explanation. For example, it received documentation that the D.C. Medical Examiner submitted a request to cremate Babbitt, two days after gaining custody of her body. And “the documents also showed that Babbitt’s fingerprints were emailed to a person supposedly working for the D.C. government, which resulted in Microsoft ‘undeliverable’ messages, written in Chinese characters, being returned.”
Blog Editor Patrick Cloutier is the author of Mussolini’s War in the East 1941-1943.