Months after Capitol siege, FBI refuses to say how Officer Brian Sicknick died – despite the media lies

WASHINGTON, DC- Two months have passed since the January 6 siege at the US Capitol and things are as confusing as they were on that date, with two mysteries still being prevalent.

First of all, despite the fact that there were literally scores of witnesses, the person who shot and killed the only person killed on that date, Ashli Babbitt, is still unknown.

The second mystery is how exactly did US Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick die? In the case of the latter, don’t expect the FBI to provide any answers.

According to media sources including the Washington Examiner, FBI Director Christopher Wray, in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, said that the FBI considered the Jan. 6 siege “domestic terrorism”.

He told senators the agency is working hard to investigate all facets of the incident which Democrats have called an “insurrection”

During the hearing, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) addressed the death of Sicknick.

“We all want to know what happened to Officer Brian Sicknick—a tragic death as a result of that Jan. 6 assault.”

Grassley added that there had been numerous conflicting reports of his cause of death.

That led Grassley to ask Wray if investigators had determined the exact cause of death, querying if it was now a homicide investigation.

“There is an ongoing investigation into his death. I have to be careful at this stage, because it’s ongoing, not to get out in front of it,” Wray said.

“But I certainly understand and respect and appreciate the keen interest in what happened to him. After all, he was here protecting all of you, and as soon as there is information that we can appropriately share, we want to be able to do that.”

The continuing shucking and jiving by not only the FBI, but by officials with the Capitol Police Department has people questioning what exactly is going on.

Given the political drama surrounding the Jan. 6 incident, the answer about what happened to this officer is vitally important. And moreover, his family deserves to know exactly what happened to him and what his cause of death was.

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Despite the fact that an autopsy was allegedly performed, the results have not been released.

“There is an ongoing investigation into his death. I have to be careful at this stage, because it’s ongoing, not to get out in front of it,” Wray said of the suddenly “leak proof” FBI.

“But I certainly understand and respect and appreciate the keen interest in what happened to him. After all, he was here protecting all of you, and as soon as there is information that we can appropriately share, we want to be able to do that.”

Wray added that, “We’re not at a point where we can disclose or confirm a cause of death.”

According to The Washington Times, in the days after the Jan. 6 incident, reports circulated that Sicknick had died after being struck in the head with a fire extinguisher, a story that has been continually used by Democrats to prove that Trump protesters who had breached the Capitol were a violent mob.

The New York Times was one of the first outlets that revealed that as a cause of death, and has never officially issued a retraction of that story. One might almost think they were trying to further an agenda. The times included a “correction” buried inside the paper.

Yet another rumor was circulated which made the claim that federal agents were saying that it was suspected that Sicknick had died from inhaling some type of chemical irritant, such as pepper spray or bear spray.

Finally, both Sicknick’s mother and brother both believe that Brian Sicknick suffered a stroke.

To add more mystery to the incident, Wray said he couldn’t even confirm to the panel if the FBI had even reached a conclusion on Sicknick’s cause of death.

The day after the Jan. 6 incident, the US Capitol Police announced the death of the 42-year-old officer, who had joined the department in 2008, saying that he had died around 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 7.

“Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries,” the press release issued by the Capitol Police read.

The statement continued the death would be investigated by the Metro DC Police Department, the Capitol Police and federal authorities.

Aside from Grassley, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) followed up with Wray later in the hearing.

“There obviously is considerable interest and concern in the Senate and across the country as to the circumstances of Officer Sicknick’s death…Is there any information that the FBI can share with the American people about what we know of the circumstances surrounding his tragic death?”

Wray wasn’t biting.

“At the moment, other than to say that the Capitol Police has, of course, categorized it, I think appropriately, as a line-of-duty death, there’s nothing really I can share right now,” Wray said.

“Certainly, I understand why it’s very much top of mind of people, and I think it speaks well of the members of Congress that they are so interested in somebody who has lost his life protecting all of you.

So as soon as we’re in a position when the investigation has gotten to a stage where we can share information, we want to be able to do that.”

As concerns Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran and Trump supporter who was shot to death despite what appeared to be a tactical team of police officers adjacent to where she was standing, Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin announced that “specialized teams” were investigating both her death, as well as that of Sicknick during a Jan. 26 press conference, the Washington Examiner said.

Last month, ironically (or not), Sicknick’s cremated remains lay in honor in the Capitol rotunda just days before the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump, the optics apparently designed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to add fuel to the impeachment fire stoked by Democrats.

It was an unusual step for Democrats who have repeatedly excoriated any and all things law enforcement over the past nine months. The honor to Officer Sicknick (which we have no issues with by the way) was obviously used by Democrats as a political ploy.

Meanwhile, two months later there are more questions than answers.

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