Former FBI assistant special agent Timothy Thibault, who has been maligned by many Republicans for his role in allegedly stifling an FBI investigation into Hunter Biden, has confirmed that he has retired.
It had been reported that the FBI forced out Thibault following multiple whistleblower allegations of anti-Trump bias on his part, however, these reports are being disputed by his lawyers. According to his legal counsel, Thibault “was not fired, not forced to retire, and not asked to retire.”
Thibault’s lawyers further pushed back against reports that their client was escorted out of the FBI office in Washington D.C. last Friday, saying, “On his last day, as part of his processing, Mr. Thibault turned in his security badge and walked with two long-time special agent friends through the field office to finish processing his paperwork. He walked out of the building by himself. Claims to the contrary are false.”
Thibault has found himself in hot water after whistleblowers reached out to Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley’s office alleging that Thibault refused to investigate Hunter Biden in the run-up to the 2020 election.
The Washington Examiner reported, “One whistleblower who reached out to Grassley claimed the agent ‘ordered closed’ an ‘avenue of additional derogatory Hunter Biden reporting’ even though ‘all of the reporting was either verified or verifiable via criminal search warrants.’”
The Examiner report continued: “Grassley’s office also divulged that Thibault relied heavily on a ‘left-aligned organization’ when seeking approval to open an investigation into former President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign.”
However, President Trump is not buying Thibault’s lawyer’s description of their client’s final day at the FBI.
The 45th president took to his Truth Social platform to write, “People that ‘retire’ from the FBI aren’t perp walked out of the Headquarters Building on a hot, sunny afternoon in August, after being screamed at and ridiculed by his bosses. Like the Laptop, this was the FIRING FROM HELL!”