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August 30, 2022

Hyperpartisan Democrat Operator and FBI Agent Bizarrely Assigned to Both Crossfire Hurricane and Then the Hunter Biden Laptop Coverup Either "Fired" or "Forced Out"

Ben Whedon of JustTheNews reported yesterday that Timothy Thibault was seen being "escorted out" of the FBI building, surrounded by "two or three 'Headquarters-looking" people.

Apparently he was either fired or he "resigned," after being told he'd be fired if he didn't "resign."

Note that this guy was already under investigation by the Inspector General for his partisan and dishonest handling of the earlier Trump investigation, Crossfire Hurricane. And yet Chris Wray -- the straight-shooter lawman -- assigned him to "investigate" the Hunter Biden laptop anyway.

He's only being fired now, finally, because whistleblowers came forward to Charles Grassley to damn him, and to make Christopher Wray's efforts to cover this all up untenable.

Kerry Picket and Jeff Mordock:

It is unclear if Mr. Thibault, a 25-year FBI veteran who was on leave for at least a month following revelations about political statements he made while leading the public corruption unit, left on his own accord or was forced out.

The FBI declined to comment. Attempts to contact Mr. Thibault were unsuccessful.
Republican lawmakers have been scrutinizing Mr. Thibault for making anti-Trump statements in social media posts in 2020. At the time, he was helping lead the FBI's probe of Hunter Biden, whose father, President Biden, was running for the White House.

In February and September of 2020, Mr. Thibault liked separate Washington Post opinion pieces critical of Attorney General William Barr for not more aggressively prosecuting Mr. Trump's political allies and close associates.

Mr. Thibault also retweeted a post by the Republican anti-Trump group Lincoln Project that called Mr. Trump "a psychologically broken, embittered and deeply unhappy man."

During recent testimony before the Senate, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray dodged questions about Mr. Thibault and his social media posts. He called it "ongoing personnel matters."

Mr. Thibault, according to the former official, was also known for pushing out unvaccinated agents from the FBI's election squad that he suspected to be Trump supporters.

One of the former officials, who is also a whistleblower talking to the House Judiciary Committee, was placed on indefinite suspension last year by the bureau because he attended the "Stop the Steal" rally in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021, that preceded a pro-Trump mob storming of the Capitol. The former officials said he never entered the Capitol.

After resigning late last year, he claimed other FBI officials were "purged" for attending the rally on their own time and not on official FBI business.

Apparently you get purged for being a Republican -- but you get promoted to Special Agent in Charge of highly political matters your job if you're a highly partisan Democrat.

At least, until the heat gets too hot.

The FBI is claiming he wasn't fired, and he was at retirement age anyway, so he just retired.

I hate the FBI's fucking guts. I will never deliver a guilty verdict in any case in which there is any FBI involvement, ever.

Might as well defund and disband them -- they are unfit for intended use and will start losing more cases than they "make."

Timothy Thibault, a top-level FBI agent who had been under fire for his role in investigations regarding President 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.

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.

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Grassley said in late July that "highly credible" whistleblowers had approached a senior Senate Republican and alleged a widespread effort within the FBI to downplay or discredit negative information about Hunter Biden. He cited a 2020 FBI intelligence assessment that was "used by an FBI headquarters team to improperly discredit negative Hunter Biden information as disinformation." He continued, "Based on allegations, verified and verifiable derogatory information on Hunter Biden was falsely labeled as disinformation."

In October 2020, one month before the election, "an avenue of derogatory Hunter Biden reporting was ordered closed" by a senior FBI agent at the bureau's Washington Field Office. An earlier letter from Grassley identified the agent as Thibault.


"[T]he allegations provided to my office appear to indicate that there was a scheme in place among certain FBI officials to undermine derogatory information connected to Hunter Biden by falsely suggesting it was disinformation," Grassley claimed.

In addition to concerns about the handling of investigation into Hunter Biden, Grassley accused Thibault of likely violations of "[f]ederal laws, regulations and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) guidelines" in a May 31 letter.

From a few days ago: Ben Whedon reported that FBI agents were warned not to even open Hunter Biden's laptop.

FBI whistleblowers allege that the Bureau's leaders ordered agents not to investigate Hunter Biden's laptop, according to a letter Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson sent to Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz asking that he investigate the matter.


Prior to the 2020 presidential election, some of the content of a laptop belonging to President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, became public and appeared to show damaging information on the then-presidential candidate. Media outlets derided the laptop as misinformation or Russian disinformation at the time.

"After the FBI obtained the Hunter Biden laptop from the Wilmington, Del. computer shop, these whistleblowers stated that local FBI leadership told employees, 'you will not look at that Hunter Biden laptop' and that the FBI is 'not going to change the outcome of the election again,"' the letter, which the Daily Mail obtained, reads.

"I hope you understand that the longer your office stands on the sidelines and delays investigating the FBI's actions, the harder it will be for you to uncover the truth and hold individuals accountable for wrongdoing," Johnson continued.

I wonder if this was Thibault again.

Or: Was it someone higher-ranking? Was it Wray himself?

Via Legal Insurrection, Grassley seemed to finger Thibault in shutting down any investigation:

Third, in October 2020, an avenue of additional derogatory Hunter Biden reporting was ordered closed at the discretion of ASAC [Timothy] Thibault. My office has been made aware that FBI agents responsible for this information were interviewed by the FBI HQ team in furtherance of Auten's assessment. It's been alleged that the FBI HQ team suggested to the FBI agents that the information was at risk of disinformation; however, according to allegations, all of the reporting was either verified or verifiable via criminal search warrants. In addition, ASAC Thibault allegedly ordered the matter closed without providing a valid reason as required by FBI guidelines. Despite the matter being closed in such a way that the investigative avenue might be opened later, it's alleged that FBI officials, including ASAC Thibault, subsequently attempted to improperly mark the matter in FBI systems so that it could not be opened in the future.

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