The 2020 election was a lot of things to a lot of people, that’s true, and the the more we learn about the clandestine machinations of the contest, the more complex the story becomes.
The latest bit of information we’ve received as a nation paints the FBI in a particularly poor light, as numerous instances of obfuscation continue to rise to the surface.
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.”
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.
Just days ago, it was revealed by Mark Zuckerberg that Facebook had received a warning from the FBI regarding a potential drop of “Russian misinformation” ahead of the 2020 election that caused the social media giant to suppress the story’s reach on their almighty platform.
This news led Donald Trump to suggest a “re-do” of the 2020 election, citing Facebook’s electoral interference.