According to reports, a key FBI agent at the Washington field office resigned from his position last week under pressure following claims that he assisted Hunter Biden in avoiding criminal prosecution for his laptop and business transactions.
According to sources speaking to the Washington Times on Monday, Timothy Thibault, an FBI assistant special agent in charge, was allegedly driven out after he was accused of political prejudice in his handling of investigations concerning President Biden’s son.
Last Friday, according to the sources, the agent was led out of the field office by at least two people who appeared to be from headquarters.
Monday’s request for response from The Post was not immediately reacted to by Thibault or the FBI.
Thibault, a 25-year veteran, had already been placed on leave for a month when Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the committee’s senior Republican, began expressing his worries about allegations made by a whistleblower that the FBI had hampered its own investigations into the first son.
Grassley said in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray in July that Thibault and FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Brian Auten were allegedly complicit in a plot to discredit damaging material relating to Hunter Biden by making the false claim that it was misinformation.
According to Grassley, Thibault reportedly attempted to block a legitimate line of inquiry into potential criminal activity by Hunter Biden up until at least one month before the November 2020 election.
In the same month, The Post began publishing articles on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop, which contained reams of emails pertaining to his dubious international business dealings.
Following a vague FBI warning about potential “Russian propaganda” linked to the 2020 presidential race, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted this week that the social media behemoth blocked The Post’s explosive Hunter Biden piece.