FBI agent accused of sabotaging Hunter Biden probe resigns – media — Analysis

Timothy Thibault was reportedly escorted from his office by “headquarters-looking types”

A senior FBI official accused of thwarting an investigation into Hunter Biden’s alleged criminality has left the agency under mysterious circumstances, the Washington Times reported on Monday. Republicans have accused Timothy Thibault of digging the grave. “verified and verifiable”Information that might compromise the Biden family.

Thibault, an assistant special agent in charge of the bureau’s Washington, DC field office, abruptly left the agency last week. According to two ex-FBI agents, Thibault left his job abruptly last week. Another former official said that Thibault was led out of office by two or three other FBI officers. “headquarters-looking types.” 

The Washington Times stated that, despite the claims of the former agents. “it was not clear whether Mr. Thibault left on his own accord or was forced out of the bureau.” 

Thibault had, however, been on leave for at least a month, during which time Republican lawmakers accused him of participating in a corrupt scheme to bury damaging information on President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, in the runup to the 2020 election.

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Chuck Grassley (R, Iowa) wrote last month to Christopher Wray from the FBI Director. He claimed that Thibault had directed an investigation. “derogatory Hunter Biden reporting”In October 2020, the matter was closed. Citing unidentified whistleblowers Grassley claimed that Thibault closed this matter without providing a valid explanation and had it marked in FBI Systems “so that it could not be opened in the future.”

Earlier this summer, Thibault was hammered by Republicans for making derogatory social media posts about former President Donald Trump whilst working on an investigation into Trump’s political opponent’s son.

Hunter Biden was under investigation at the time for alleged tax offenses, and the New York Post published stories based on the contents of the president’s son’s laptop that same month. The laptop’s files, now independently verified, show that Hunter Biden was implicated in drug abuse, prostitution, and other foreign graft schemes, from which his family could gain millions.

Grassley’s letter also accused another FBI agent, an intelligence analyst named Brian Auten, of incorrectly labeling information about Hunter’s “criminal financial and related activity”As “disinformation.”Zuckerberg, a podcast host last week, said the agency would use that term to caution Mark Zuckerberg of allowing his laptop story to spread via Facebook’s platform in advance of 2020.

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During his recent testimony before the Senate, Wray downplayed Thibault’s role in the Hunter Biden laptop probe, but – before cutting his testimony short – told Republican Senator Joe Kennedy (Louisiana) that the contents of Grassley’s letter were “deeply troubling.”But he didn’t comment on the validity of these allegations.

“Political bias should have no place at the FBI, and the effort to revive the FBI’s credibility can’t stop with his exit,”Washington Times: Grassley. “We need accountability, which is why Congress must continue investigating.”



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