The News and other media outlets have reported that Tim Thibault — FBI Washington Field Office Assistant Special Agent in Charge, was removed from the headquarters on Friday. As per Ben Whedon of JTN, Thibault's removal is reportedly “amid whistleblower allegations that he showed political bias in his handling of politically sensitive investigations.”
The Washington Times reported eyewitness accounts of “Mr. Thibault was seen exiting the bureau's elevator last Friday escorted by two or three ‘headquarters-looking types. ‘” The article appears to have been updated. The latest version declares Thibault “abruptly quit” or was “forced to quit his job” and also cites two anonymous ex- FBI officials.
The whistleblowers claimed that Thibault kept from revealing the facts that were partisan to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland to gain their consent to launch an investigation into the former president Donald Trump. The investigation ended with the search by the FBI at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate earlier in the month.
As we've reported, there were numerous reports in the last few months prior to the Mar-A-Lago search of FBI whistleblowers who contacted Congressional offices, complaining about the political climate that tried to minimize negative news regarding the President’s son, Hunter Biden, and his now notorious laptop. GOP Senate member of Iowa Chuck Grassley, the most senior Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote an email on July 25 in which he addressed FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland, describing the allegations that he said were extensive and constant enough to be reliable.
In October 2020, a month before the election, “an avenue of derogatory Hunter Biden reporting was ordered closed” by a top FBI agent from the bureau's Washington Field office. A prior note by Grassley stated that the FBI agent was Timothy 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 said.
He stated that people from law enforcement agencies in the federal government agencies came to his office following the letter he wrote on May 31 that noted a “pattern of active public partisanship in his then public social media content,” in reference to Thibault.
In the May 31 letter, Grassley also accused Thibault of possiblly violating “[f]ederal laws, regulations and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) guidelines.”
“Whistleblowers have reported to me that although the FBI and Justice Department maintain policies dictating specific standards requiring substantial factual predication to initiate an investigation, Thibault and other Justice Department and FBI employees failed to comply with these requirements.”
FBI whistleblowers appear to have pointed out Thibault as the hacker who was protecting Hunter. The FBI are now aware that it was recently named in a tweet by Meta Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg as the reason Facebook did not play down the laptop story in the lead-up to the election, due to the fact that the social media giant was under the impression that the story about the laptop was false information. However, it is now clear that Thibault is also involved in other fascinating tasks for the FBI.
The news now is that the DOJ has admitted that some documents discovered at Trump's Florida home may be covered by attorney-client privilege. FBI whistleblowers have delivered a huge blow to an agency that has been acting in ways that are not within the scope of their authority to enforce. Republican Rep. Jim Jordan from Ohio, who is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, has also been pursuing FBI whistleblower claims and has expressed his desire to take action should the GOP take control of the House in November, to investigate. to look into the Justice Department as a whole.