One of the top officials at the FBI’s Washington Field Office confirms he is out at the bureau amid allegations that he interfered and improperly blocked a probe into Hunter Biden ahead of the 2020 election.
Timothy Thibault’s attorneys at the firm Morrison & Foerster released a statement on behalf of their client on Tuesday evening. The attorneys claimed that Thibault freely resigned his position at the bureau and denied reports that the former assistant special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office had been forced out, or that he was escorted out of office by FBI agents.
“Mr. Thibault was not fired, not forced to retire, and not asked to retire. 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,” a statement from Thibault’s attorneys and posted online by CBS News correspondent Catherine Herridge said.
MEDIA STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF TIMOTHY R. THIBAULT
For Immediate Release⁰[Timothy R. Thibault has retained the pro bono services of Morrison & Foerster LLP.] The following statement may be used, in whole or part, + attributed to Mr. Thibault’s counsel at Morrison & Foerster LLP pic.twitter.com/xpWA6hxguJ
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) August 31, 2022
Thibault came under scrutiny after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary…