FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault is no longer with the bureau.
According to a report from Fox News, the FBI Agent responsible for suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story due to political bias has resigned; he was escorted from the building on Friday.
From Fox News:
Thibault was named by Senate Judiciary ranking member Chuck Grassley in a July 18 letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland. Grassley cited whistleblowers who alleged a pattern of political bias from high-ranking officials, including Thibault.
According to Grassley, the whistleblowers said that DOJ and FBI employees must follow strict substantial factual predication guidelines to open an investigation and that Thibault did not follow these guidelines.
“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. He added that “the FBI answers to Congress and the American people.”
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this month, FBI Director Christopher Wray called the whistleblowers’ allegations “deeply troubling.” He promised that the whistleblowers would be protected and removed Thibault from his supervisory role.
Thibault was one of 13 special agents in charge at the Washington field office; he was not involved in the FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago earlier this month.
More over at Fox News:
FBI agent accused of political bias, suppressing Hunter Biden laptop leaves the bureau https://t.co/G2UI56iKS6
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 30, 2022