Top FBI agent resigns after allegedly thwarting Hunter Biden investigation: report

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A top FBI agent based in Washington, DC, reportedly resigned from his post last week after being accused of trying to thwart a criminal investigation in Hunter Biden.

Timothy Thibault, an FBI deputy special agent in charge, was escorted out of the Washington field office by at least two “head office-looking guys” last Friday, sources told The Times of Israel. washington time In Monday.

Thibault was already on leave from FBI Director Christopher Wray revealed at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this month, he found the whistleblowers’ allegations against the agent and his colleague, FBI supervisory intelligence analyst Brian Auten, ‘deeply troubling’ .

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley wrote to Wray in July that he believed the couple orchestrated a “plan” to “undermine derogatory information related to Hunter Biden by falsely suggesting it was misinformation.” The senator also alleged that Thibault tried to close avenues of criminal investigation into the president’s son until at least a month before the November 2020 election.

“Thibault allegedly ordered the case closed without providing a valid reason as required by FBI guidelines… [and] then attempted to incorrectly flag the case in FBI systems so that it could not be opened in the future,” Grassley said.

“In October 2020, an additional derogatory reporting channel of Hunter Biden was closed under the direction of ASAC Thibault… [when] all reports have either been verified or verifiable via criminal search warrants,” the senator added.

Some Republicans have insisted Thibault may have been motivated by malicious political bias, pointing to his social media story, including a retweet of a Lincoln Project post that called former President Trump a “man psychologically broken, embittered and deeply unhappy”.

In November 2020, the New York Post revealed the story of the Hunter Biden laptop, leaking emails related to his overseas business dealings, including introducing his father, who served as vice president at the time, to his Chinese associates. The computer also contained footage of Hunter Biden doing drugs and having sex with prostitutes.

Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted on Joe Rogan’s podcast that Facebook removed stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop ahead of the 2020 election after the FBI told the company it needed to be careful of Russian “misinformation.”

The “distribution” of the explosive report was restricted on the social media platform for “five or seven” days while the laptop was still being authenticated, leading to a situation in which “less more people saw it than they otherwise would have,” he said. Zuckerberg said the FBI did not specifically ask Facebook to report the Biden laptop story, but deleted it anyway after deciding it qualified as potential Russian propaganda.

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