FBI Special Agent Resigns Amid Pressure After Whistleblowers' Hunter Biden Probe Claims

Nick Kangadis | August 30, 2022
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Is the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) just trying to kill any level of trust they might have had left with the American people? It seems like the old adage “no news is good news” fits the alphabet agency to a “T,” especially lately.

FBI assistant special agent in charge Timothy Thibault resigned from his position late last week because of mounting criticism over “allegations he helped shield Hunter Biden from criminal investigations into his laptop and business dealings,” according to The Washington Times.

As The Washington Times reported:

The Washington Times learned that Timothy Thibault, an assistant special agent in charge, was forced to leave his post. The information came from two former FBI officials familiar with the situation.

Mr. Thibault was seen exiting the bureau’s elevator on Friday. He was escorted by two or three “headquarters-looking types,” according to eyewitness accounts provided to one of the former officials.

It is not clear whether Mr. Thibault left on his own accord or was forced out of the bureau. The 25-year FBI veteran was on leave for at least a month over revelations about political statements he made while leading the public corruption unit.

The allegations and criticism come from whistleblower claims that surfaced in late July when Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) claimed in a letter that “highly credible whistleblowers” told his office that the FBI carried out a “widespread effort…to downplay negative information about President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.”

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Thibault was mentioned a total of 10 times in the Grassley/whistleblower letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland FBI Director Christopher Wray, including request made to Garland and Wray for information so that Congress can eventually “perform an objective and independent review of the alleged misconduct”:

2. All records derived from reporting on derogatory information linked to Hunter Biden, James Biden, and their foreign business relationships that was overseen under the approval, guidance and purview of ASAC Thibault from January 1, 2020, to the present.[…]

4. All leads sent to the WFO that were under the purview of ASAC Thibault that were ordered closed by ASAC Thibault and/or denied for opening by the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section.[…]

5. All opened and closed cases initiated by the WFO that were under the purview of ASAC Thibault that were ordered closed by ASAC Thibault and/or denied for opening by the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section.

It’s not definitive that Thibault left his post because of the allegations against him and the bureau, but it is definitely suspicious timing.

 

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