Report: FBI Considered Smearing Ashli Babbitt As A ‘Terrorist’

Government files acquired by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act revealed startling information concerning the FBI. The agency considered labeling slain Jan. 6 demonstrator Ashli Babbitt as a terrorist after she was shot by Capitol Police.

The group received 62 redacted FBI documents it requested from the FBI.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton reacted strongly to the discovery. “It is beyond belief that the Biden FBI gave Ashli Babbitt’s killer a free pass while engaging in a malicious months-long ‘criminal’ investigation of Babbitt herself.”

Babbitt was shot and killed as she climbed through a broken window leading into the Speaker’s Lobby. She was obviously unarmed and did not present a threat.

The conservative watchdog is spearheading the $30 million wrongful death lawsuit filed by Babbitt’s grieving family. It discovered last week that President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice attempted to move the trial from California to Washington, D.C.

The obvious intention was to stack the deck with a judge and jury much more likely to lean toward the prosecution.

Fitton clearly takes the death of Ashli Babbitt, the only person to die in the Capitol that day, quite personally. He told Newsmax earlier this year that she was victimized by an “unlawful shooting,” one that the Biden administration would like to sweep under the rug.

He appeared with Babbitt’s surviving husband, Aaron Babbitt. Fitton told “Saturday Agenda” that there was only one homicide that day in Washington, and it was Ashli.

The Judicial Watch head called on Congress to do its part and “own up for the fact that their police force was poorly managed and negligent in allowing this shooting to take place.”

The lawsuit names Capitol Police officer Michael Byrd, calling his actions negligent and asserting that he did not have legal justification to shoot her. Biden’s DOJ refused to pursue charges against the officer, and he has since been promoted to the rank of captain.

Fitton said Babbitt, a 14-year military veteran, deserves justice. “We’re pleased to be able to bring this in federal court. The U.S. government is responsible for Ashli Babbitt’s untimely death, and there’s no justification for it.”