FBI agent accused of political bias, deleting laptop Hunter Biden leaves office
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An FBI agent who was accused of bias in his handling of the investigation into Hunter Biden’s laptop has resigned.
The FBI assistant special agent in charge, Timothy Thibault, is no longer with the office, Fox News has learned. Thibault retired over the weekend, according to a source familiar with the matter. He left the building on Friday, which is standard procedure, according to the source.
Thibault’s name has been in the news for his alleged bias and accusations that he tried to interfere in the Hunter Biden investigation.
Thibault was nominated 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 by senior officials, including Thibault.
According to Grassley, the whistleblowers said that DOJ and FBI employees must follow strict guidelines on the disclosure of substantial facts to open an investigation, and that Thibault did not follow those guidelines.
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“As you know, Deputy Special Agent in Charge Tim Thibault is not the only politically biased FBI agent in 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 whistleblowers would be protected and removed Thibault from his oversight role.
Thibault was one of 13 assistant special agents in charge of the Washington field office. He was not involved in the FBI raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate earlier this month at any level.
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Fox News has reached out to Grassley’s office and the FBI for comment, but did not hear back before publication.