(Republican Party News) – A top official with the FBI might be guilty of breaking the law for what one GOP senator is calling “partisan posts” that criticize President Donald Trump and former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr, according to the Department of Justice’s watchdog.
According to a report from WND, “DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz informed Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley Wednesday that his body will refer assistant FBI special agent Timothy Thibault’s ‘potential violations of the Hatch Act’ to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC). In May, Grassley urged Horowitz to investigate Thibault “for potential violations of federal regulations and Department guidelines designed to prevent political bias from infecting FBI matters.”
It seems like I remember a time, eons ago, when the FBI was at least somewhat respectable. It was kind of a cool thing to be a special agent. Or maybe I’m just thinking back to my childhood watching The X-Files obsessively.
Anyways, it’s definitely not cool to be part of the agency now. It’s corrupt to the core, a tool in the hands of the Deep State to take down those who disagree with the progressive agenda, having turned on the American people it was supposed to help serve and protect.
“After carefully reviewing the information in your letter, we determined that some of the allegations and conduct you described in your letter implicate potential violations of the Hatch Act, which limits certain political activities of federal employees,” Horowitz stated in the letter he wrote to Grassley. “The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is responsible for investigating and prosecuting alleged violations of the Hatch Act.”
“As a result, we have referred the relevant allegations to OSC to review and respond as it deems appropriate,” Horowitz went on to say.
A spokesperson with the bureau spoke with The Daily Caller News Foundation, saying that “any allegations of misconduct are taken seriously and referred to the Inspection division” and noting that “all FBI employees are held to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct.”
The Hatch Act, which was passed back in 1939, “limits certain political activities of federal employees, as well as some state, D.C., and local government employees who work in connection with federally funded programs,’ according to the OSC. The law is to ensure ‘federal programs are administered in a nonpartisan fashion.”
Grassley also penned a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray, in the month of May with a June 14 deadline to deliver documents that are connected with Thibault and his work for the FBI.
“Thibault, who has overseen ‘the FBI’s most significant federal public corruption investigations,’ has demonstrated ‘a pattern of improper commentary’ on social media with regard to Trump and Barr, Grassley said. Thibault’s LinkedIn network is comprised of ‘current and former FBI personnel’ and he has posted publicly, the senator said,” WND reported.
One of the red flags for Thibault was when he liked a February 2020 opinion piece from the Washington Post on LinkedIn, which made the case that the DOJ should have convicted former Trump campaign adviser and longtime friend, Roger Stone, concerning the Russia probe.
The FBI officials also “liked” another piece from Sept. 2020, which was an article from WaPo that was called, “William Barr Has Gone Rogue.”
“Tom Jones, executive director of the federal watchdog American Accountability Foundation, told TheDCNF that given that ‘public corruption investigations’ are some of the ‘most sensitive’ cases, officials should not act partisan,” WND stated.
“The fact that there are agents who cannot seem to set their political biases aside will have a corrosive effect on public confidence in public corruption investigations for a division that has been struggling to reassure the public for decades of its impartiality,” he went on to say.
Let’s hope this man is held accountable for his actions and is not allowed to be “above the law” simply because he agreed with the leftist narrative about Trump.
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