Timothy Thibault is in the center of controversy this week due to charges that he exhibited political bias in a number of politically sensitive FBI activities against President Donald J. Trump. Thibault resigned from his FBI position last week.
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) stated on Tuesday, when Thibault’s resignation was first reported, that “political bias has no place at the FBI, and the effort to restore the FBI’s credibility cannot end with his departure.” The FBI has declined to comment on anything to do with Thibault, saying they do not comment on “personnel matters.”
Thibault asserts that he is innocent of the charges against him and that a future investigation into Hunter Biden’s laptop would exonerate him.
Thibault’s legal counsel stated last week that their client did not oversee the Hunter Biden laptop inquiry, confirming to various media sites that Thibault quit willingly on Friday, August 26.
It was reported in early August that US Senator Chuck Grassley had fired Thibault and that Christopher Wray had removed Thibault from his’supervisory position’ after department whistleblowers accused high-ranking officials of allowing political bias to influence their handling of the case involving the president’s son.
Thibault asserts through legal counsel that an investigation into whether he has political biases regarding the Hunter Biden laptop issue would totally exonerate him and establish his actions were not politically driven, leading others to believe he was put up as the fall person.
In a statement, the legal firm representing Thibault, Morrison & Foerster LLP adds that the Office of the Special Counsel is investigating charges that their client’s social media statements violated the Hatch Act.
Thibault was one of the thirteen assistant special agents assigned to investigate the Hunter laptop story, and he was the Special Agent in Charge of the case.
Thibault was ousted from his supervisory position by FBI Director Christopher Wray earlier this month after agency whistleblowers revealed an alleged pattern of political prejudice on the part of many high-ranking employees, according to The Daily Mail.
President Donald J. Trump tweeted on his social media account on Truth Social that the escorted leave is another evidence of corruption surrounding Thibault’s handling of the investigation into the contents of Hunter’s laptop, implying that it was a ‘forced retirement’
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
‘People that ‘retire’ from the FBI aren’t perp walked out of the Headquarters Building on a hot, sunny afternoon in August, after being screamed at and ridiculed by his bosses,’ the former president posted to Truth Social on Wednesday morning.
Trump reported, ‘Like the Laptop, this was the FIRING FROM HELL!’ CONTINUE READING…