A Top FBI agent who was accused of protecting Hunter Biden from agency probes resigned last week after earlier being removed from his position for political bias. One US Senator had been pushing for the agency to investigate for months and was demanding reform by encouraging whistleblowers to come forward and spill the beans on the corruption inside our Intelligence agencies.
“Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), is seeking Justice Department records regarding the work history of a senior FBI official following revelations of his apparent political bias on social media channels. Department guidelines require employees to avoid even the appearance of bias, which could undermine investigations or call into question the credibility of the department’s work,” US Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IOWA) said in a May press release from his office.
The news went viral on Monday that the agent, Timothy Thibault, was ‘marched out of D.C. headquarters’ over claims that he had suppressed the Hunter Biden laptop story due to a ‘political bias’ toward the Democrat candidate for President at the time- Joe Biden.
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Thibault was an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the investigation into the notorious laptop.
Reports last week were that he resigned after being dismissed from the supervisory role by FBI Director, and nothing was said at the time about his ‘retirement’.
CBS News is reporting that the sequence of events is just regular business.
“Timothy Thibault, a top-level FBI agent who had been under fire for his role in investigations regarding President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, resigned late last week and was walked out of the FBI, two U.S. officials confirmed. But these officials also said that Thibault had reached retirement age, and they added that all of those who retire hand over their badge and gun and are escorted out of the building,” CBS reported Tuesday morning.
“Thibault, who worked in the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., had recently been removed from his position as assistant special agent in charge at the FBI’s Washington Field Office, which covers all of the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia.
Thibault came under fire earlier this year from Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley who had accused him of “improper conduct” in the Hunter Biden investigation, alleging that Thibault had tried to close the probe,” the outlet reported.
However, the timing is curious.
Thibault’s retirement comes after agency whistleblowers alleged Thibault and other high-ranking officials allowed political bias to influence their handling of the laptop case, and that story has taken a drastic turn for the worse since the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, admitted that Americans were surpassed and denied free speech before an important election because he changed algorithms to accommodate the FBI, who warned him that the laptop story was ‘Russian disinformation.
“Thibault was one of 13 assistant special agents assigned to investigate the Hunter Biden laptop saga and was removed from the supervisory role by FBI Director Christopher Wray earlier this month after agency whistleblowers shed light on an alleged pattern of political bias from multiple high-ranking officials,” David Aveere reported for the Daily Mail.
The agent was also singled out by Senate Judiciary ranking member Chuck Grassley, who on July 18 penned a letter to Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland imploring the pair to act on allegations of political bias influencing agency operations.
‘As you are aware, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Tim Thibault is not the only politically biased FBI agent at the Washington Field Office,’ Grassley wrote, reminding Wray that ‘the FBI answers to Congress and the American people.’
Thibault’s name first came up in May, according to a press release from Grassley:
“However, Timothy Thibault, an assistant special agent in charge (ASAC) at the FBI’s Washington Field Office, engaged with and amplified partisan content on social media, sometimes under the label of his official job title. Thibault is assigned to oversee public corruption matters, which are often highly sensitive, and involve political figures.
“It has come to my attention that while serving in a highly sensitive role that includes threshold decision-making over which Federal public corruption matters are opened for investigation, Assistant Special Agent in Charge (“ASAC”) at the Washington Field Office, Timothy Thibault, likely violated several federal regulations and Department guidelines designed to prevent political bias from infecting FBI matters, including the Attorney General Guidelines for Domestic FBI Operations and FBI social media policies. … ASAC Thibault has demonstrated a pattern of active public partisanship, such as using his official title for public partisan posts relating to his superiors and matters under the FBI’s purview, that is likely a violation of his ethical obligations as an FBI employee,” Grassley wrote in a letter today to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Chris Wray.
Grassley’s letter cited politically charged content from Thibault’s LinkedIn profile, including content directly related to Justice Department activity, where he identified himself as “Assistant Special Agent in Charge.” He also created and posted partisan content on Twitter.
Grassley also wrote to the Inspector General requesting an investigation into Thibault for potential violations of rules and regulations designed to prevent political bias from infecting FBI matters.”
Many Americas are hoping this starts a trend that continues and that the FBI and other intelligence agencies follow suit.