As the nation was preparing to vote in what would be one of the most dramatic and impactful elections in the history of America, the FBI was hard at work attempting to keep the Hunter Biden “Laptop from Hell” story quiet.
Just days ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted on the Joe Rogan podcast that the FBI had warned the social media giant about the potential of “Russian misinformation” flooding the platform ahead of the 2020 election. When the Hunter story arrived, Facebook took action to throttle it, only to find out after the election that the story was not cooked up in the Kremlin, but was in fact genuine.
This has now purportedly caused an agent in charge at the FBI to resign.
A top FBI agent based in Washington, D.C., reportedly resigned from his position last week after being accused of attempting to thwart a criminal investigation into Hunter Biden.
Timothy Thibault, an FBI assistant special agent in charge, was escorted out of the Washington field office by at least two “headquarters-looking types” last Friday, sources told the Washington Times on Monday.
Thibault had already been on leave since FBI director Christopher Wray revealed during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this month that he found the whistleblower claims against the agent and his colleague, FBI supervisory intelligence analyst Brian Auten, “deeply troubling.”
Just how bad was it?
Republican senator Chuck Grassley wrote to Wray in July that he believed the pair had orchestrated a “scheme” to “undermine derogatory information connected to Hunter Biden by falsely suggesting it was disinformation.” The senator also alleged that Thibault had tried to shut down criminal probe pathways into the president’s son until at least one month before the November 2020 election.
“Thibault allegedly ordered the matter closed without providing a valid reason as required by FBI guidelines … [and] subsequently attempted to improperly mark the matter in FBI systems so that it could not be opened in the future,” Grassley said.
“In October 2020, an avenue of additional derogatory Hunter Biden reporting was ordered closed at the direction of ASAC Thibault… [when] all of the reporting was either verified or verifiable via criminal search warrants,” the senator added.
The news will certainly add some depth to concerns about political bias at the organization, and about the role of the alleged “Deep State” in 2020’s election.