A Utah federal prosecutor told Fox News that he sees the FBI “unraveling” from the inside after the agent in charge of the Hunter Biden probe resigned over the weekend and officials began to deal with allegations that the agency’s behavior in regards to the Hunter Biden laptop might have violated federal law enforcement norms.
Brett Tolman told The Story that the bureau’s recent actions as well as those of the DOJ show either “an unraveling … or perhaps it’s damage control.”
It is no coincidence in my mind that you have the Joe Rogan interview with [Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg] that reveals that the FBI clearly made a connection of Russian disinformation in the Hunter Biden release. You then have some of the specific agents in question like Tim Thibault,” he said.
The bureau is beginning to deal with a perception that it has politicized its handling of situations like the Hunter Biden laptop and the Mar-A-Lago raid on former President Donald Trump.
Scrambling to look unbiased
Tolman pointed to new rules handed down by Attorney General Merrick Garland as an effort to make it look like the administration is dealing with politicization.
Unfortunately, it’s a little too late,” Tolman said of the efforts.
“This is cataclysmic in terms of how bad it looks and how much mistrust it is going to instill in these agencies,” Tolman said of the apparent DOJ interference in the Wilmington, Delaware probe of Biden.
Thibault’s resignation came after whistleblowers told Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, that there was political bias at the highest levels of the FBI.
He was escorted from the FBI building on Friday afternoon.
The New York Post reported that Thibault had already been on leave for a month after a letter was sent to Grassley about the bias and Thibault’s actions to thwart the Hunter Biden laptop investigation until a month before the November 2020 election.
“Thibault allegedly ordered the matter closed without providing a valid reason as required by FBI guidelines … [and] subsequently attempted to improperly mark the matter in FBI systems so that it could not be opened in the future,” Grassley wrote.
FBI director Christopher Wray said last month during questioning before Congress that reports of political bias by FBI agents were “deeply troubling.”