Yesterday, we told you that yet another FBI informant with information about the Biden family business had been “shut down” by the FBI, in October 2020, just prior to the election. “Follow-the-money” author Peter Schweizer had determined that this information came from retired FBI Special Agent Tim Thibault, in testimony before the House Oversight Committee last week.
(Just a thought: Schweizer wrote the bestseller CLINTON CASH, and we wonder if he might want to call his next one BIDEN BUCKS. You’re welcome!)
According to Schweizer, Thibault told the committee that his main contribution to the Hunter probe was “to shut down the use of a confidential source whom he discovered was actually a right-wing author whose information he feared would taint the legitimacy of the investigation.”
Recall that Thibault resigned from the FBI in the wake of allegations that he helped shield Hunter Biden from criminal investigations. Here’s that story from July of last year. Kind of fun to look back at it now, in light of what we’ve since learned. Read the letter it includes from Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley to AG Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray. In it, Grassley says Thibault “allegedly ordered the matter [the Hunter investigation] closed without providing a valid reason as required by FBI guidelines…it’s alleged that FBI officials, including ASAC Thibault, subsequently attempted to improperly mark the matter in FBI systems so that it could not be opened in the future.”
Somebody wanted it “disappeared.”
As it turns out, the FBI’s additional confidential human source, the one Thibault got “shut down,” apparently was...(drum roll)...Peter Schweizer (cymbal crash)! He didn’t name Schweizer in last week’s testimony but did to THE NEW YORK TIMES back in May.
It all started when the the Public Corruption Unit of the FBI contacted Schweizer’s organization, a non-profit called the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) for information the GAI had gathered on Hunter Biden’s business dealings for Schweizer’s books SECRET EMPIRES and PROFILES IN CORRUPTION. The GAI had pieced together the story of Hunter’s involvement in the Ukrainian energy company Burisma and the CCP-connected firm CEFC. All the information they had was already in the public record, nothing from sketchy sources.
Schweizer isn’t buying that the reason Thibault shut him down as a source was because he was “concerned about the integrity” of the FBI investigation. “Nobody has ever challenged any of the facts that we discovered and wrote about,” he said.
Schweizer is co-host of the podcast DRILL DOWN, and we’ve included a link to his latest episode, in which he discusses this, starting at about 10:45. You’ll see that Thibault, in his fiery opening statement, testified that the allegations of political interference were “baseless,” but in the next breath told them his main job in the investigation was to shut down a confidential human source because the fact that he was a right-wing author might taint the investigation! (The FBI has done enough to taint this investigation, all by themselves.)
Schweizer calls this Thibault’s “shoot the messenger” tactic, reminding us that Thibault is the FBI agent who originally interviewed former Hunter business partner Tony Bobulinski in the fall of 2020, but DID NOT SHARE THAT INTERVIEW WITH ANYONE, such as the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware. And Bobulinski was no “far-right” anything --- he was not a political figure at all.
Also, there are more fishy numbers that tie Joe himself with the Biden businesses. The U.K. DAILY MAIL reported last year that there was a discrepancy between income Joe Biden reported to the IRS in 2017 and 2018 and what he declared on the financial disclosure form he had to complete when he entered the 2020 presidential race. Tax returns showed $12.6 million; the financial disclosure form showed $7.4 million.
How to explain this $5.2 million discrepancy? (Coincidentally, $5 million is the amount of the bribe Burisma founder Mykolo Zlochevsky is said to have claimed to have paid to each of two Bidens.) Schweizer theorizes that by 2019, Biden was getting a lot of scrutiny over Hunter’s foreign deals, “and he just wanted some of that money to disappear.”
Here’s a little trip down memory lane.
Isn’t it amazing how this news has been out there for a year, sometimes two or three years, and you and I know it but most of America still has no clue? At least that’s finally starting to change. Now that the mainstream media have dutifully played their assigned role in hiding it, they’re dutifully playing their assigned role in slowly letting it out.
In impeachment inquiry news --- and remember, it’s an impeachment INQUIRY into allegations of corruption by the President, not an actual impeachment --- the House will hold its first impeachment inquiry hearing next Thursday. This is the evidence-gathering stage. The House Oversight Committee, chaired by Kentucky Rep. James Comer, will likely subpoena bank records for Hunter and James Biden, the President’s brother, to continue in their quest to “follow the money.” That’s what he told Sean Hannity last night.
Comer also will seek additional transcribed interviews with Hunter business partners, particularly Eric Schwerin and Rob Walker. But this first day of hearings isn’t likely to tread new ground, according to sources for FOX NEWS. It will review the existing evidence --- there’s a lot, and those who say differently are deliberately lying or in deep denial --- and “explain the status of the inquiry.”
RELATED: Finally, here’s a story worthy of the BABYLON BEE. Did you know Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has put together a team of experts, called the Homeland Intelligence Experts Group, to provide “unique perspectives on the federal government’s intelligence enterprise” to DHS’s [Intelligence and Analysis] and the Office of the Counterterrorism Coordinator? The group will meet periodically to analyze threats posed by both “foreign nation-state adversaries” and “domestic violent extremists.” Like those violent, racist “MAGA Republicans” I’ve heard so much about?
This is so important to our national security that he’s put former CIA Director John Brennan and former National Director of Intelligence James Clapper on it. Myorkas has succeeded in one thing: insulting OUR intelligence.
So, aren’t you glad they’re on the job? Although, as BREITBART reports, “It is unclear how Brennan will advise the Department of Homeland Security, given that President Trump revoked his security clearance in 2018, in reaction to Brennan’s increasingly unhinged political attacks on the President.”
These are the same intelligence “experts” who falsely tried to discredit the NEW YORK POST’s Hunter Biden laptop story, so the POST has plenty to say about their appointment...
FURTHER READING: Tristan Leavitt, head of the Empower Whistleblower Center, has expressed fresh concerns that the Biden White House is applying pressure to the ‘Justice’ Department to prosecute IRS special-agents-turned-