Former FBI Agent Refuses Cooperation with GOP’s Probe into Bureau’s Handling of Hunter’s Laptop

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Former FBI agent Timothy Thibault refused last week to cooperate with House Republicans’ probe into the bureau’s handling of Hunter Biden’s “Laptop from Hell” investigation.

“Concerning the request for an interview, because the subject matter pertains to sensitive law enforcement information and/or pending investigations, our client is not in a position to accept this invitation at this juncture,” Thibault’s attorney responded to the House Judiciary Committee on October 7.

“Our client is now retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. … As such, he no longer possesses an FBI laptop or mobile device, and he no longer has access to the FBI’s records and materials,” the letter added.

Thibault left the bureau in August after being accused of bias in handling the laptop investigation.

“Thibault can refuse to cooperate now, but can’t hide from a Congressional subpoena in the future,” a person close to the Republican committee told the New York Post. House and Senate Republicans plan to aggressively investigate the Biden family if they retake the House and Senate in November.

US President Joe Biden (L) waves alongside his son Hunter Biden after attending mass at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Johns Island, South Carolina on August 13, 2022. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

President Joe Biden (L) waves alongside his son Hunter Biden in Johns Island, South Carolina on August 13, 2022. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) believes Thibault “shut down” a probe into Hunter’s laptop that is likely unrelated to the ongoing criminal probe concerning reported tax fraud by the president’s son. It is unknown if the prosecutors will have the opportunity to charge Hunter with any alleged crimes with “voluminous evidence” found on the laptop.

“FBI officials wanted to take action with respect to this separate investigative information the FBI had in its possession related to Hunter Biden.  However, Thibault blocked the FBI from doing what would normally be done,” Grassley explained on the Senate floor in September.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 11: Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Capitol Hill on June 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Members of the committee and the witness discussed the Secure and Protect Act of 2019 and how it would fix the crisis at the U.S. Southern Border. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), on Capitol Hill on June 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

“Accordingly, the investigative activity and information could not be advanced as it should’ve been, which means the FBI could have gathered more evidence with respect to Hunter Biden but cut bait instead. And the FBI and Thibault cut bait right before the 2020 presidential election,” Grassley continued.

President Joe Biden’s Justice Department has reportedly delayed its “final decision” on whether Hunter will be charged for alleged tax- and gun-related violations due to his drug abuse. Yet critics of the president’s family say Hunter’s altered mental state seemed to have no negative impact on his ability to sell access to Joe Biden via business deals with Chinese and Ukrainian entities.

Last week, Joe Biden took it upon himself to defended Hunter on CNN in an interview with Jake Tapper. The Post’s editorial board believes Joe Biden interfered with the investigation into Hunter:

That was a clear push for mercy — from the ultimate boss of the Justice Department that’s weighing charges against Hunter. As we’ve asked before, how is there no independent counsel in charge of this case, as department rules clearly dictate? It’s pretty clear that Justice has already delayed this investigation.

Then, too, the prez only discussed Hunter’s admitted lies on a federal gun form, not the far more serious tax-dodging charges (or the unregistered-lobbyist issues, let alone the whole “Big Guy” stinkbomb) — and Tapper didn’t push him.

Hunter Biden is the subject of a brand new narrative film, My Son Hunter, marking Breitbart’s expansion into film distribution. The film was directed by Robert Davi (GooniesLicense to KillDie Hard) and stars Laurence Fox (VictoriaInspector LewisThe Professor, and The Madman) as Hunter Biden; Gina Carano (The MandalorianDead PoolHeist) as a Secret Service agent; and John James (Dynasty) as Joe Biden. It was produced by Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney (Gosnell movie, FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers) from the Unreported Story Society. The film is available RIGHT NOW for streaming and downloading at

Follow Wendell Husebø on Twitter @WendellHusebø. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality.


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