FBI Agent Accused of Political Bias in Hunter Biden Probe Resigns
An FBI agent accused of political bias in the Hunter Biden probe left the agency last week.
According to reports from across the political spectrum, Timothy Thibault was recently removed from his position as assistant special agent after coming under fire from Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, who accused him of "improper conduct" in the federal probe of Hunter Biden. Grassley alleged that Thibault tried to shut down any investigation activity regarding Hunter Biden, and also that when seeking approval to open an investigation into former President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign, Thibault relied primarily on left-leaning organizations.
A statement from Thibault's counsel said that he was "not fired, not forced to retire and not asked to retire." Thibault had reached retirement age, and FBI agents are normally escorted from the building when they retire after handing over their badge and gun. His counsel also addressed allegations that Thibault had violated the Hatch Act, which restricts political activity of executive branch employees, with his social media posts criticizing Trump and former Attorney General William Barr. Those allegations are being investigated by the Office of Special Counsel, and Thibault is reportedly cooperating.
Right-rated sources covered the news prominently, while very few left-rated sources covered it. CBS News covered it similarly to how right-rated sources did, but placed more focus on how Thibault had reportedly reached retirement age.
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