FBI Official says he retired, not fired, after blocking Hunter Biden probe
According to Morrison & Foerster LLP lawyers, Timothy Thibault "voluntarily retired" and was not fired or forced to retire.
The Washington Times reported that Thibault, an assistant special agent in charge at the FBI's Washington Field Office, had been "escorted" out of the office on Aug. 26. CBS and both outlets cited anonymous FBI officials to report that Thibault was "walked out.".
Thibault turned in his security badge and “walked with two long-time special agent friends through the field office to finish processing his paperwork,” Thibault’s lawyers said. “He walked out of the building by himself. Claims to the contrary are false.”
After more than 30 years with the government, Thibault was entitled to retire and informed his bosses about his retirement plans about a month before he retired, according to his lawyers.
Mark Lyttle, a U.S. prosecutor for nearly 17 years and a White House lawyer during the Trump administration, offered praise for Thibault in a statement released by the former official’s counsel. “Agent Thibault spent his career rooting out corruption with integrity and honesty. I am proud to have worked with him and to call him my friend and trusted colleague,” Lyttle, now in private practice, said.
31 August 2022