Report: Top FBI Agent Forced Out After Accusations of Political Bias Concerning Hunter Biden
Timothy Thibault, who supposedly has left the agency, has been mentioned quite a bit in letters from Sen. Grassley to FBI Director Wray.
The Washington Times reported that Timothy Thibault, an assistant special agent in charge, was forced out of his position after reports of political bias concerning Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Kerry Picket and Jeff Murdock wrote:
The Washington Times learned that Timothy Thibault, an assistant special agent in charge, was forced to leave his post according to two former FBI officials familiar with the situation.
Mr. Thibault was seen exiting the bureau’s elevator last Friday escorted by two or three “headquarters-looking types,” according to eyewitness accounts provided to one of the former officials.
It is unclear if Mr. Thibault, a 25-year FBI veteran who was on leave for at least a month following revelations about political statements he made while leading the public corruption unit, left on his own accord or was forced out.
The FBI declined to comment. Attempts to contact Mr. Thibault were unsuccessful.
FBI whistleblowers claimed the DOJ and FBI tried to discredit any negative information about Hunter before the 2020 election.
NEW: Multiple “highly credible” FBI whistleblowers have come forward to senior Senate Republican @ChuckGrassley alleging widespread effort to downplay or discredit negative information about the President 's son Hunter Biden, according to letters @CBSNews https://t.co/hw5kGiTFVv pic.twitter.com/xAgMcpdXMu
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) July 26, 2022
Grassley mentioned Thibault in his letter:
Third, in October 2020, an avenue of additional derogatory Hunter Biden reporting was ordered closed at the discretion of ASAC [Timothy] Thibault. My office has been made aware that FBI agents responsible for this information were interviewed by the FBI HQ team in furtherance of Auten’s assessment. It’s been alleged that the FBI HQ team suggested to the FBI agents that the information was at risk of disinformation; however, according to allegations, all of the reporting was either verified or verifiable via criminal search warrants. In addition, ASAC Thibault allegedly ordered the matter closed without providing a valid reason as required by FBI guidelines. Despite the matter being closed in such a way that the investigative avenue might be opened later, it’s alleged that FBI officials, including ASAC Thibault, subsequently attempted to improperly mark the matter in FBI systems so that it could not be opened in the future.
Republicans also noted that Thibault made “anti-Trump statements in social media posts in 2020” as he helped the Hunter investigation.
I wrote that Hunter became a liability when Biden was the frontrunner in the Democratic primary because of his cushy position on the Burisma board when Dad was vice-president. Sen. Chuck Grassley then started a probe in August 2019 over the sale of “a sensitive U.S. technology company to the Chinese government and an investment firm run by the sons of Joe Biden and John Kerry.”
Since then, we’ve seen outstanding American citizen Hunter Biden shine in the media in videos with prostitutes while crying to Dad for money to go to drug rehab, shady deals with China, tax fraud, etc.
FBI whistleblowers supposedly told Sen. Ron Johnson that FBI leadership told agents “’you will not look at that Hunter Biden laptop’ and that the FBI ‘is not going to change the outcome of the election again.'”
Grassley told FBI Director Christopher Wray the information from whistleblowers shows a “deeply rooted political infection” in the FBI.
Mark Zuckerberg said the FBI warned Facebook about potential Russian propaganda dropping right before The New York Post dropped the news about Hunter’s laptop.
Grassley said Thibault leaving doesn’t change anything:
Mr. Grassley told The Times on Monday that Mr. Thibault’s departure from the FBI would not resolve questions about his political bias impacting federal investigations[.]
“Mr. Thibault’s blatant partisanship undermined the work and reputation of the FBI. This type of bias in high-profile investigations casts a shadow over all of the bureau’s work that he was involved in, which ranged from opening an investigation into Trump based on liberal news articles to shutting down investigative activity into Hunter Biden that was based on verified information,” Mr. Grassley said in a statement to The Times.
“Political bias should have no place at the FBI, and the effort to revive the FBI’s credibility can’t stop with his exit. We need accountability, which is why Congress must continue investigating and the inspector general must fully investigate as I’ve requested,” he said.
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“Timothy Thibault, an assistant special agent in charge, was forced out of his position after reports of political bias concerning Hunter Biden’s laptop”
“Nick Danger, Third Eye?”
Congratulations on your all expenses paid tour to the underside of the bus, Timmy. Thanks for taking one for the swamp team, they be real appreciative.
“Nick Danger, Third Eye?”
Yes. All of this what when he was sitting in his office listening to the staccato beat of rain on in his desktop and reading the name on the back of his office door. Regnad Kcin!
Later on, he heard footsteps that were going backwards in the opposite direction toward the fire escape!
/how am I doing?
And how does he make his voice do that?
Which brings up a question: why do so many commercials insist on using bits of “1920s telephone” sound for the annoucers? This seems to be a thing, including having announcers talk over drum machine tracks, and starting every announcement with some sort of a “boom” sound.
One little sacrificial lamb?
Sorry, that’s not going to do it.
The bureau is rotten from the head down.
And so must be dissolved.
It sure looks like Timothy Thibault has broken a bunch of laws, now I expect to see him prosecuted and left a pauper. He should be vigoursly squeezed for names and details about coconspirators’, then they should receive the same treatment.
How bad does it have to be for them to do even this much?
Precisely this. Sen. Grassley has kept the FBI’s feet to the fire on this, and he’s not letting up. People keep asking why the GOP never DOES anything, yet when they do, they then complain that it’s not enough. Grassley is doing his job, and it’s all he has the power to do.
That said, I do agree that this is not nearly sufficient to cleanse the FBI of its wide-spread corruption and politicization, but it is evidence that they understand that they are distrusted and disliked by an ever-growing swath of the American public.
Poor Timmy will get to keep his fat, government pension and get paid by MSNBC. And the swamp will act like justice was served.
Sacrificial lamb. “There I fixed it, now shut up.”
🎼🎶 A sac- racifiial lamb
Who lost his Wray…
BAH! BAH! BAH!!!
The arrongance of the corruption is so in our faces.
Alligators just keep dropping out of the sky. The botched Mar-a-Lago raid, Joe Rogan’s revealing interview of Zuckerberg, Bill Maher’s amazing castration of Rob Reiner, whistle blowers with incriminating testimony….
How many alligators does it take to eat the DOJ/FBI? We must be getting close to finding out.
CTH is saying that he was behind the investigation of Trump that caused the raid as well.
Also Globular Warmening.
Our little Timothy Emmanuel Thibault Goldberg.
Hate! Hate! Hate!
Headlines are meaningless at this point. Jail time is the only penalty I will believe in.
And, REAL jail time; not a good-time house like Allenwood.
Making little rocks out of big rocks.
Timmy must have drawn the short straw.
“Since then, we’ve seen outstanding American citizen Hunter Biden shine in the media in videos with prostitutes while crying to Dad for money to go to drug rehab, shady deals with China, tax fraud, etc.”
Hunter has been struggling through a difficult phase in his life. But he’s a good boy.
He’s an aspiring raper who simply made a methake.
It’s becoming a cliché, but …
Nothing to see here folks; move along.
Sure they did. Brave whistleblowers came forward to narc on Thibault because honor and integrity and stuff. It’s totally coincidental that their claims also cover Wray’s and Merrick’s butts.
Yeah, totally believable.
Don’t be distracted. Don’t take your eyes off the prize.
One sacrificed FBI stooge doesn’t change a thing.
The government stole our election from us; not from Trump, from us.
Question is whether we let them get away with it or not.
x the current deficit!
Could be the same agent that asked congressman William J. Jefferson, D, Louisiana where the cool cash was stashed.
One down, countless others to go.
A scapegoat, nothing more, nothing less.
Yup… just what I thought.
He is not just a scapegoat, some coconspirators might be hoping to go unnoticed, we should not allow that to happen.
Strip him of his pension.
Prosecute for obstruction of justice.
Is there anyone who would have standing to sue him, like the laptop repair shop?
Now it’s up to he resigned. Must have been in preference to0 being fired for cause.
It’s obvious that he told them if they fired him he’d blow them out of the water by becoming a whistleblower.
Until there’s handcuffs and a mugshot color me doubtful.
Sacrifice a pawn for a rigged election?
Democrats make out like bandits. And he will get a book deal out of it to make him whole.
Defund and replace the FBI. Primary any Republican opposed.
Strozk and his hussy aren’t suffering, are they?
What will Clinesmith be up to now?
Hunter Biden is actually an FBI agent working under deep cover as a drug addicted, corrupt, trigger happy, addlepated whoremonger.
Only one? And not even an indictment?
Nope. Not enough. Not even enough to call a good start.
It is the entire executive branch that needs pruning. The FBI is just one twig,
One I hope goes rogue and turns on Wray and Garland and just buries them. Probably won’t but I can hope,
Anyways… this is just straight up evidence that they not only didn’t find anything in the raid but are scared shitless over the fact that it’s backfiring on them big time.
Hey DeSantis lovers
Hey DeSantis lovers, chew on this, he’s a POS
At Conservativetreehouse, can’t link, why DeSantis really pulled out of Zeldin fundraiser. Bought amd sold already, we hardly k ew yah!
However, the background looks really bad. Billionaire Joseph Cayre of Midtown Equities just gave New York Governor Kathy Hochul “more than” $400,000 for her campaign against Lee Zeldin, right before DeSantis showed up. [LINK]
You’re an idiot. He pulled out because a member of the security detail died in the line of duty. DeSantis went back to attend the funeral. That’s what’s called being a “mensch,” and something you Leftists know nothing of.
Uh huh. The funeral arrangements were known when DeSantis went on the trip. He’s in a private jet, 2.5 hour return. He could easily have gone to the fundraiser and been back in Florida for the funeral the next morning.
Ok, so now answer the million dollar question. What was Ron DeSantis doing meeting with a Hochul supporter to the tune of $400K?
I know who the idiot is. Idiots are the ones that get fooled, and they fall for it every time.
Where are you Jack?
What was Ron DeSantis doing meeting with a Hochul supporter to the tune of $400K?
Where did you read that Barry? I’d be very curious to see the link.
I take it you could verifiably answer what Trump learned from his first presidency in terms of catastrophic decisions he made as president, and that he hasn’t learned anything about how to improve his approach from getting 46% of the vote twice?
Before trying to rip down someone who actually gets results for us and has left “MUH BIG GOVERNMENT BAAAADDDDD MUH OLIGARCH GOOODD!!!!” in the past why don’t you answer those; prove to us Trump won’t lose again, and prove he learned enough to say legislate to protect the public square instead of having Mark Zuckerberg over to the white house to make completely unenforceable promises about how Facebook won’t censor Trump personally.
And right on cue, the supporter of the chinese and the GOPe owned chinese steps in to support the CCP/GOPe plan.
They run it every 4 years and they pay people like China Danny to push it out.
What was Ron DeSantis doing meeting with a Hochul supporter to the tune of $400K?
Jack has already pointed out that is a complete lie.
Perhaps you could actually answer the question?
What has Trump shown he will do to win over voters so he doesn’t win a mere 46% of the vote again? What shows Trump has learned any lessons?
Right now Trump is giving us high Democrat turnout by inserting himself into the midterms, DeSantis is giving us a template of fighting in the culture through use of our lawful and just political power.
If you want to gate keep at lest answer the god damned question explain what Trump intends to do differently this time. He has three major elections he was the issue in (2016, 2018, 2020) and he won a majority of the population in none of them.
What is wrong with you? Danny is just stating his opinion, and he’s not far off from most mainstream Republican voters. You and your ilk seem to live in some fantasy land where the most bizarre crazy tin foil hattery, RINO ‘tests” rule (what a joke since a RINO to you people is anyone who doesn’t agree with you, Leftist loon much?) and prove you’re not a GOPe completely fabricated “uniparty” person by . . . erm, what? You never say.
It’s just all bile and venom with no substance. This is why you turn people off, and this is why people don’t want to seem to be even remotely aligned with your views.
How influenced by crybullying batshit crazy are you? Double that, then multiply by ten to get to where we are on the crybully scale regarding your hysteria and abusive nonsense. You win zero hearts and minds by being a freaking nutcase. Well, on the right, anyway. Being a freaking nutcase is a total bonus on the left. But we are not lefties here.
Danny strikes me as a lot closer in point of view to, maybe, Mitch McConnell than to the average Republican voter.
Barry strikes me as a troll.
Sadly, the average Republican voter IS closer to Danny’s viewpoint than (say) mine (I’m hard right, minimal government, low taxation, get gov’t the heck out of my life). Keep in mind that the average Republican voter is typically centrist, socially somewhat but not off the rails liberal and fiscally conservative (they fantasize that they can believe diametrically opposed things with no tension between them). They are not keen on rapid change, and they want to be left largely alone. This includes the Indies who vote Republican.
But the simple truth is, much as I hate it, that the majority of the “right” are kind of centrist and not at all either populist or particularly patriotic. They are pragmatic, thoughtful, and discerning but not married to any candidate or particularly “loyal” to the GOP as a party (the latter quality I find admirable). That said, we get caught up in our own thoughts and idea/ls and mistake those for what normal Americans care about, but we are wrong. The Tea Party learned that lesson the hard way. We weren’t the silent majority we thought we were, and we still aren’t. This is the most important political lesson to learn.
As to Barry, yeah, he’s a troll, but he’s OUR troll, so we tolerate him. Heck, I actually like him quite a lot, truth be told.
Wonder what Thibalt’s consolation prize for leaving the game early is?
You know he’s not taking one for the team and walking out quietly for free.
A no-show job until he has his time in, then a pension. Some publishing house will offer a lucrative book deal.
I think Trump has a hideous government secret he is about to reveal.
Not the Epstein client list.
Oh, wouldn’t that be an October surprise…
Behind the scenes the Regime’s operatives are giving him high-fives and pats on the back.
It’s political theater. Nothing serious or substantive will happen to him.
If he becomes the scapegoat his reward will be a lucrative private sector do-nothing job and financial security for life.
Thibalt appears to be one exhibit of an FBI that now is acting as the Gestapo or KGB for the Democrats and needs to be rebuilt from the ground up
Rebuilding a corrupt to the core from the every beginning institution is not a good idea. The founders were wise enough to not include an FBI. Leave it that way.
What did they do, draw straws to see the designated fall guy would be?
They don’t seem to understand that like sharks, we smell or is taste blood, one tasty tidbit will not be enough.
Thibault reportedly ‘resigned’. AKA, retired. He had 25 years in.
And I guess we’re supposed to believe that he was fired and that Wray knew nothing about how his agent covered up the information on Hunter’s laptop for a year.
Because they think we’re stupid.
Not to mention it gives the GOPe cover to do nothing about Wray.
Nibbling away at their apparatchiks reduces their capacity.
If “the rules” were clean, a win and changes happen. In the really real world, it’s water and the stone.
I feel a theme song: “Bump, Bump, Bump … Another one under the bus…:
What is an “assistant special agent-in-charge in the District of Columbia”?
How far down the food chain was he, which cases did he touch, how many of them have to be reviewed, possibly rescinded to the extent possible?
Is he like Ollie North in the Iran-Contra scandal? Ollie was a Lt. Col., an operating position, who clearly believed he was aligned with the President’s intentions, and who clearly would not have acted, without instruction and approval. He was not the originator of that scandal.
Has Timothy Thibault been fired? Just what does “forced out” mean? On paid administrative leave? Transferred to another branch?