Now that Trump has been acquitted, I suppose it is safer to admit that a principal driver of the sham impeachment, the murder of Officer Brian Sicknick by a fire extinguisher wielding Trump supporter, has and had no basis in fact. It was a lie from the beginning. What they reported.
“Mr. Sicknick, 42, an officer for the Capitol Police, died on Thursday from brain injuries he sustained after Trump loyalists who overtook the complex struck him in the dead with a fire extinguisher, according to two law enforcement officials.”
What they are saying now:
In a quiet but stunning correction, the New York Times backed away from its original report that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was killed by a Trump supporter wielding a fire extinguisher during the January 6 melee at the Capitol building. Shortly after American Greatness published my column Friday that showed how the Times gradually was backpedaling on its January 8 bombshell, the paper posted this caveat:
UPDATE: New information has emerged regarding the death of the Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick that questions the initial cause of his death provided by officials close to the Capitol Police.
What they are saying now.
The paper continued to revise its story within the body of the original January 8 story: “Law enforcement officials initially said Mr. Sicknick was struck with a fire extinguisher, but weeks later, police sources and investigators were at odds over whether he was hit. Medical experts have said he did not die of blunt force trauma, according to one law enforcement official.”American Greatness
Think about how they used this lie, and that is what it is, to further divided this country while they threaten us with mandatory unity. So much of the history of these times will be about the big lies, if there is anyone honest left to write it.