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‘Deep State’ Cracking Up? Top FBI Agent Resigns Amid Political Bias Charges

Posted on | August 30, 2022 | Comments Off on ‘Deep State’ Cracking Up? Top FBI Agent Resigns Amid Political Bias Charges

“Don’t f**k with Charles Grassley” is always good advice:

A top FBI agent at the Washington field office reportedly resigned from his post last week after facing intense scrutiny over allegations he helped shield Hunter Biden from criminal investigations into his laptop and business dealings.
Timothy Thibault, an FBI assistant special agent in charge, was allegedly forced out after he was accused of political bias in his handling of probes involving President Biden’s son, sources told the Washington Times on Monday.
The agent was escorted out of the field office by at least two “headquarters-looking types” last Friday, the sources said.
Thibault and the FBI didn’t immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment on Monday.
Thibault, a 25-year-veteran, had already been on leave for a month after the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), started raising concerns about whistleblower claims that the FBI had obstructed its own investigations into the first son.
In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray in July, Grassley said Thibault and FBI supervisory intelligence analyst Brian Auten were allegedly involved in “a scheme” to “undermine derogatory information connected to Hunter Biden by falsely suggesting it was disinformation.”
Thibault also allegedly tried to kill off a valid avenue of investigation of possible Hunter Biden criminality until at least one month before the November 2020 election, according to Grassley.
“Thibault allegedly ordered the matter closed without providing a valid reason as required by FBI guidelines … [and] subsequently attempted to improperly mark the matter in FBI systems so that it could not be opened in the future,” Grassley wrote.
Meanwhile, Republican senators have also publicly scrutinized Thibault’s alleged anti-Trump social media activity ahead of the 2020 election, including a retweet of a Lincoln Project message that called Donald Trump a “psychologically broken, embittered and deeply unhappy man.”
He also allegedly tweeted that he wanted to “give Kentucky to the Russian Federation.”
Wray admitted under grilling from GOP senators earlier this month that allegations of political bias at the hands of FBI agents, including Thibault, were “deeply troubling.”

Exactly when did it become “deeply troubling,” Mr. Wray? Was it shortly after Republican senators started asking questions about it in public hearings? Because my hunch is, you were OK with it, as long as you were getting away with it, but after Grassley found out about it, then it became “deeply troubling.” And let’s not forget this story from Paul Sperry: “FBI Unit Leading Mar-a-Lago Probe Earlier Ran Discredited Trump-Russia Investigation.” Thibault worked hand-in-hand with the same operatives involved in all this anti-Trump activity at the FBI, and the fact that Wray is throwing him under the bus now suggests maybe they don’t trust him to keep their dirty secrets hush-hush. So I’m going to get ahead of the news cycle here and declare: Timothy Thibault did not commit suicide.



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