After being demoted for political bias, a senior FBI agent who was charged with shielding Hunter Biden from official investigations retired last week. While urging whistleblowers to come forward and expose the corruption within our intelligence services, one US Senator had been pressuring the agency to look into the matter for months.
“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,” according to a May press release from US Senator Chuck Grassley’s office.
On Monday, the rumor that agent Timothy Thibault had been “marched out of D.C. headquarters” because of allegations that he had buried the Hunter Biden laptop story out of “political bias” towards Joe Biden, the Democrat running for president at the time, went viral.
With regard to the investigation of the infamous laptop, Thibault served as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge.
According to reports from last week, he resigned after the FBI Director removed him from his supervisory position. At the time, nothing was revealed about his ‘retirement’.
According to CBS News, the series of incidents is just routine operation.
“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,” according to a Tuesday morning broadcast from CBS.
“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,” according to the site.
The timing, though, is odd.
Agency whistleblowers claimed Thibault and other high-ranking officials allowed political bias to influence their handling of the laptop case. Since Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that Americans were outranked and denied free speech before a crucial election because he changed algorithms to accommodate the FBI, who warned him that the laptop story was “Russian disinformation,” the story has taken a drastic turn for the worse.
“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,” according to David Aveere of the Daily Mail.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
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.’ CONTINUE READING…