Former FBI agent Timothy Thibault, the target of scrutiny by House Republicans for his handling of the Hunter Biden laptop case, met with the House Judiciary committee on Tuesday, the Washington Examiner reported.
Thibault and two others entered the committee’s main meeting room Tuesday morning, a meeting joined by Judiciary chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and committee member Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., per the Examiner report.
The committee had sought Thibault’s cooperation several times in the past but had been rebuffed by Thibault and his counsel. But that was when the Republicans were in the minority.
Thibault came under scrutiny for allegedly helping bury the Biden laptop stories during October of the 2020 presidential election. Further, FBI whistleblowers fingered Thibault for shutting down inquiries into Hunter Biden.
Thibault reportedly ordered the October, 2020, closing of the FBI investigations into Hunter Biden’s alleged criminal activity.
Thibault has also been accused of political bias, first by GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa. The Examiner’s close look into Thibault’s social media account on Twitter, now called X, revealed partisan posts and likes that were anti-Donald Trump and pro-Democrat.
Tuesday’s meeting comes the same day that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., instructed Jordan and two other committee chairs to launch an impeachment inquiry into Hunter Biden’s father, President Joe Biden.
Thibault resigned from the FBI in August, 2022, and FBI Director Christopher Wray called the allegations against Thibault “deeply troubling.”
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