Republican Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has demanded that former FBI agent Tim Thibault testifies before the Senate to explain why he buried the federal agency’s probe into Hunter Biden’s laptop.
As Slay News reported, Thibault was recently ousted from the Bureau after it emerged that he shut down the FBI’s investigation into the laptop in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.
On Tuesday, Grassley, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, demanded that Thibault explains under oath why he shut down the probe into Democrat President Joe Biden’s son.
Grassley believes Thibault “shut down” a totally separate probe that is likely unrelated to the ongoing criminal probe concerning reported tax fraud by the president’s son.
According to the New York Times, Hunter is currently under investigation by Trump-appointed U.S. prosecutor David Weiss for tax fraud, money laundering, and violation of lobbying laws.
Hunter is reportedly trying to settle the case out of court and has paid $1 million to the IRS to evade conviction or a long sentence.
In a totally separate investigation, Grassley revealed that FBI officials were reportedly blocked from taking action on investigating Hunter’s laptop.
“FBI officials wanted to take action with respect to this separate investigative information the FBI had in its possession related to Hunter Biden,” Grassley explained on the Senate floor.
“However, Thibault blocked the FBI from doing what would normally be done.”
Thibault served as an assistant special agent in charge at the FBI’s Washington Field Office.
He reportedly left the agency before denying allegations leveled against him.
“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,” Grassley continued.
“And the FBI and Thibault cut bait right before the 2020 presidential election.”
Grassley said Thibault’s alleged shutting down of the laptop probe “calls into question what U.S attorney Weiss is actually investigating.”
“It also calls into question what the FBI’s Baltimore field office is reviewing and whether it’s the full scope of evidence,” Grassley said in relation to the tax fraud probe.
Current FBI Director Christopher Wray has refused to respond to Grassley’s queries about the separate cases, the senator said.
“How can the American people trust the results of the investigation?” Grassley asked on the Senate floor.
“Mr. Tim Thibault, come on in,” Grassley demanded.
“Sit for a transcribed interview with me and my colleagues.”
Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski fears recently departed Thibault buried the information he conveyed to the FBI.
Bobulinski says he told agents about his Chinese business dealings with the Biden family but the FBI didn’t act, the New York Post reported.
Bobulinski personally met with Joe Biden in 2017 for an hour to discuss “the Bidens’ family business plans with the Chinese.”
A 2017 email from Hunter’s laptop revealed a business deal between Bobulinski, the Biden family, and high-ranking members of the Chinese Communist Party included a ten percent cut that was “held by H for the big guy ?”
Though Joe Biden and his staff have claimed seven times the president has had no part in the family business, he has been involved in at least 17 instances, information from Hunter’s laptop has revealed.
According to a recent poll, Sixty-two percent of registered voters believe Joe Biden likely consulted and perhaps profited from his family’s shady business deals.
Fifty-eight percent of voters believed Joe Biden played a role in his family’s business.
Sixty percent said Hunter Biden has sold “influence and access” to the president.