Disgraced former FBI agent Timothy Thibault is refusing to cooperate with GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee as part of their planned probe into the FBI’s conduct surrounding Hunter Biden, The Post has learned.
The stonewall could set up showdown should Republicans retake the House next year.
In an Oct. 7 letter from his attorney, Thibault said, “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 also said that he would not comply with an earlier letter sent by Republican committee members demanding he preserve documents from his days with the FBI.
“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 said.
Thibault is facing scrutiny from Republicans for his role in allegedly suppressing the FBI’s Hunter Biden investigation before the election.
“Thibualt can refuse to cooperate now, but can’t hide from a Congressional subpoena in the future,” said a person close to committee Republicans.
Post columnist Miranda Devine reported wrote last month that Thibault had been assigned as the agency “point man” to manage Hunter Biden’s business partner Tony Bobulinski — whose revelations about the first son’s shady dealings went ignored by the agency.
In October 2020, Thibault ordered that a probe into Hunter Biden’s alleged “criminal financial and related activity” be closed, an agency whistleblower told Sen. Chuck Grassley in July.
Thibault is the same shitbag that shut down the investigation into Hunter Biden’s crimes, and pressured agents to categorize cases as “domestic violent extremism”. He demonstrated a pattern of active political partisanship on his social media, declined to open or approve investigations of Hunter Biden based on partisan objectives, and tried to improperly mark investigations in the FBI systems so that it could not be opened in the future.
Thibault is the same as the rest of the hierarchy in the FBI. His mistake was getting exposed.