Timothy Thibault is at the center of controversy this week after retiring from his FBI job over allegations that he demonstrated political bias in a number of politically sensitive actions by the FBI against President Donald J. Trump.
On Tuesday when Thibault’s resignation was first reported, US Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IOWA) said that “political bias should have no place at the FBI, and the effort to revive the FBI’s credibility can’t stop with his exit.” The FBI has declined to comment on anything to do with Thibault, saying they do not comment on “personnel matters.”
Thibault is claiming that he is innocent of the allegations he faces, saying that a future probe into Hunter Biden’s laptop will clear his name.
The firm representing Thibault made statements this week that their client did not supervise the Hunter Biden laptop investigation, confirming to numerous media outlets that Thibault voluntarily retired on Friday, August 26th.
It was reported earlier in August that Thibault had been dismissed by US Senator Chuck Grassley and that Christopher Wray had dismissed Thibault from his ‘supervisory position’ after department whistleblowers pegged Thibault and alleged that high-ranking officials allowed political bias to influence their handling of the case into the president Biden son.
Through legal counsel, Thibault claims a probe into whether he has political biases when it comes to the Hunter Biden laptop case will fully exonerate him and prove his actions were not politically motivated, leading some people to speculate that Thibault may have been set up as the fall guy.
The law firm representing Thibault, Morrison & Foerster LLP, notes in a statement that the Office of the Special Counsel is looking into allegations that their client’s social media posts were in violation of the Hatch Act.
“Thibault was one of the 13 assistant special agents assigned to investigate the Hunter laptop saga, he was specifically the Special Agent in Charge of the case.
He was removed from his supervisory role by FBI Director Christopher Wray earlier this month after agency whistleblowers shed light on an alleged pattern of political bias from multiple high-ranking officials,” The Daily Mail reported about Thibault…