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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