Ex-FBI agent Timothy Thibault won’t cooperate with House GOP

Ex-FBI agent Timothy Thibault won’t cooperate with House GOP

Disgraced former FBI agent Timothy Thibault is refusing to cooperate with GOP members of the Home Judiciary Committee as a part of their deliberate probe into the FBI’s conduct surrounding Hunter Biden, The Submit has discovered.

The stonewall may arrange showdown ought to Republicans retake the Home subsequent 12 months.

In an Oct. 7 letter from his lawyer, Thibault stated, “In regards to the request for an interview, as a result of the subject material pertains to delicate regulation enforcement data and/or pending investigations, our shopper will not be able to simply accept this invitation at this juncture.”

Thibault additionally stated that he wouldn’t adjust to an earlier letter despatched by Republican committee members demanding he protect paperwork from his days with the FBI.

Timothy Thibault

“Our shopper is now retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation … As such, he now not possesses an FBI laptop computer or cell machine, and he now not has entry to the FBI’s data and supplies,” the letter stated.

Thibault is dealing with scrutiny from Republicans for his function in allegedly suppressing the FBI’s Hunter Biden investigation earlier than the election.

“Thibualt can refuse to cooperate now, however can’t conceal from a Congressional subpoena sooner or later,” stated an individual near committee Republicans.

Submit columnist Miranda Devine reported wrote final month that Thibault had been assigned because the company “level man” to handle Hunter Biden’s enterprise accomplice Tony Bobulinski — whose revelations concerning the first son’s shady dealings went ignored by the company.

In October 2020, Thibault ordered {that a} probe into Hunter Biden’s alleged “felony monetary and associated exercise” be closed, an company whistleblower informed Sen. Chuck Grassley in July.

Thibault beforehand ordered {that a} probe into Hunter Biden’s alleged “felony monetary and associated exercise” be closed.

FBI Director Christopher Wray stated the allegations in opposition to Thibault have been “deeply troubling.” The agent resigned from the FBI in August.

In a response to Thibault despatched on Friday, prime GOP members of the committee — together with Reps. Jim Jordan, Darrell Issa and Mike Johnson — referred to as the explanations for his denials “baseless” and reiterated their intent to grill him.

FBI Director Christopher Wray stated the allegations in opposition to Thibault have been “deeply troubling.” AP

“There is no such thing as a rationale or authorized foundation on your refusal to cooperate with our inquiry for the explanations articulated in your lawyer’s October 7 letter,” they wrote. “Your testimony is critical for our oversight, and you may be assured that Committee Republicans will proceed to pursue this matter into the 118th Congress.”

Thibault’s lawyer Charles Duross stated it “will not be the case that our shopper is unwilling to cooperate,” however that the previous FBI agent had “persevering with obligations associated to his prior work, which impacts his means to voluntarily present such data.”

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