FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault is no longer with the Bureau after he was accused of bias in handling the investigation into the Hunter Biden Laptop from Hell from Hell story. Thibault stepped down over the weekend, with eye witnesses reporting that he was seen exiting the building with “two or three headquarters-looking type.”
Senate Judiciary ranking member Chuck Grassley named Thibeault in a July letter to FBI Director Chris Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland, citing a whistleblowers allegation that there was political bias from high-ranking officials.
Grassley said that the FBI and Justice Department must follow strict guidelines, and added that Thibeault did not follow them.
“As you are aware, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Tim Thibault is not the only politically biased FBI agent at the Washington Field Office,” adding that “the FBI answers to Congress and the American people,” wrote Grassley.
Grassley said in a statement to the Washington Times that: “Mr. Thibault’s blatant partisanship undermined the work and reputation of the FBI. This type of bias in high-profile investigations casts a shadow over all of the bureau’s work that he was involved in, which ranged from opening an investigation into Trump based on liberal news articles to shutting down investigative activity into Hunter Biden that was based on verified information.”
He continued, “Political bias should have no place at the FBI, and the effort to revive the FBI’s credibility can’t stop with his exit. We need accountability, which is why Congress must continue investigating and the inspector general must fully investigate as I’ve requested.”
A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this month found that FBI Director Wray called the whistleblowers’ allegations “deeply troubling.”
Wray promised that the whistleblower would be protected, and that Thibault would be removed from his supervisory role.
Thibeault was in charge of the Washington Field Office along with 13 assistants and is not involved in the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residency earlier in August.
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