Late last week, a whistleblower complaint finally claimed a scalp at the FBI: Timothy Thibault, who oversaw the crucial Washington Field Office, and who went after Donald Trump and played a role in Hunter Biden’s scandal-filled laptop, turned in his badge and left the building.
Morrison and Foerster, a D.C. law firm that represents the now-former FBI official, denied media reports he was escorted out of the building like a criminal. Regardless of how Thibault left, he was accused of using his authority to protect and defend the Biden family and to go after Donald Trump.
Congressman: DOJ involved in thuggery, not fair investigation
Chad Groening, AFN.net
A Republican congressman whose phone was seized by FBI agents for a DOJ investigation insists he is the target of thuggish intimidation because he is a political opponent of the Biden administration and a harsh critic of Attorney General Merrick Garland.
On Aug. 9, FBI agents showed up with a warrant and seized the phone of Rep. Scott Perry while the lawmaker was vacationing with family in Florida.
According to a Politico story, attorneys for Perry are now suing in federal court to block some of the phone’s contents from being reviewed by the DOJ on the basis the phone contains privileged attorney-client information.
The lawmaker’s phone was taken as part of a DOJ investigation over Donald Trump’s alleged “stop the steal” attempt to remain president after the 2020 election, the story said. Perry’s alleged connection is the congressman worked with Trump to remain in office and to replace DOJ leaders in order to do so.
According to Rep. Perry, however, he is a target because he leads the House Freedom Caucus and because he has refused to back down from allegations the 2020 election was illegally stolen from Trump due to massive voter fraud.
“They don't want any dissension. They don't want any discussion,” Perry told AFR show host Sandy Rios.” You're going to bend the knee. You're going to comply or else.”
Perry, who is also a target of the controversial Jan. 6 Committee, said he is also a target because he introduced articles of impeachment against Attorney General Merrick Garland. He did so when it was learned the DOJ planned to use the power of the FBI to investigate protesting parents across the country.
Thibault’s ouster last week dates back to May, when Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) learned from a whistleblower that Thibault’s social media posts violate agency policy. More whistleblowers came forward in July, this time with allegations Thibault went to his bosses seeking to investigate Donald Trump. He didn’t disclose, however, he was working with what Grassley called a “left-aligned organization” to do so. That organization has not been named.
The allegation that Thibault used his authority to downplay the laptop’s authenticity, and to stop further probes into its contents, accounted for the third allegation the FBI official was blatantly working to protect the son of the U.S. president while wearing an FBI badge.
In a statement last month, Grassley said whistleblowers told his senate office the FBI has “extensive information” on Hunter Biden and alleged crimes he committed.
"That information allegedly involves potential criminal activity such as money laundering,” the Republican senator said. “According to allegations, the underlying information was verified and verifiable. However, instead of green-lighting investigative activity, the FBI shut it down."
As far as national politics go, there is good reason for Democrat-protecting FBI agents to shut down any such investigation. In addition to revealing his sad history of drug abuse and cavorting with prostitutes, the laptop revealed how Hunter Biden also crisscrossed the world making multi-million dollar business deals with corrupt and influential businessmen. Joe Biden has said he is not involved in any such deals, but the laptop mentions a 10% business payment from a Chinese business deal to the “big guy." That person is said to be Joe Biden according to Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski.
Thibault only the tip of the iceberg
"This guy being walked out of the FBI, sadly, does not solve the problem because we've had a number of people like this. There's every indication to believe that there are many more people like this that are not only political hacks, but they're undermining the reputation of all the men and women who work for the FBI and do an honorable job."
"We know [the FBI and the DOJ] probably determined the outcome of the 2020 elections. In the raid in Florida, they are attempting to influence the 2022 elections – and if they end up indicting Donald Trump, it's a clear attempt to affect the 2024 elections."
"When a country is beginning to tilt into totalitarianism or authoritarianism, into communism or socialism – law enforcement and the military and organizations like the FBI get taken over by the bad guys."
Thibault’s days as an FBI agent could have been numbered by another kind of whistleblower: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg. In a recent Joe Rogan interview, he disclosed that the FBI asked the influential social media company to watch for “Russian propaganda” as the 2020 presidential election drew closer. Just weeks later, The New York Post published its exclusive story about the laptop, which was dismissed as “Russian disinformation” by Democrats and the liberal media.
According to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), in a Fox News interview last month, a total of 14 FBI agents have come forward to discuss what he called the “political nature” of the U.S. Justice Department.
Reacting to the scandal-plagued FBI, AFR radio host Sandy Rios said this week there is no way the American public can trust the FBI right now.
“You don't know who is good and who is bad,” she said. “We've crossed the Rubicon with the FBI. There's no question about it.”
Meanwhile, it has not gone unnoticed that Morrison & Foerster, the D.C. law firm representing Thibault, is representing him pro bono.
9/2/2022 - Comments from Gary Bauer added.