The saga of Timothy Thibault, the FBI agent on the Russiagate team, responsible for the FBI warning Facebook that the Hunter Biden laptop might be Russian disinformation, and was in in the planning of the Mar-a-Lago Panty Raid, and was suddenly escorted from the building on Friday, continues. Stacy McCain, ‘Deep State’ Cracking Up? Top FBI Agent Resigns Amid Political Bias Charges.
Thibault worked hand-in-hand with the same operatives involved in all this anti-Trump activity at the FBI, and the fact that Wray is throwing him under the bus now suggests maybe they don’t trust him to keep their dirty secrets hush-hush. So I’m going to get ahead of the news cycle here and declare: Timothy Thibault did not commit suicide.
Sauron's Eye admits, Top-level FBI agent under fire for role in Hunter Biden investigation resigns. Gabe Kaminsky at Da Caller adds to his resume, FBI Boss Who Quit After Allegedly Blocking Hunter Biden Probe Also Reportedly Pushed To Pad Domestic Terror Data. At Haut Hair, Capt. Ed dares question the "resigned" part of the story, Escorts: Did FBI agent in Hunter probe retire after whistleblower allegations -- or get fired? "There are still a couple of shoes left to drop here, and maybe much more than that. If Republicans manage to take control of the Senate in the midterms, expect all of these figures and more to get subpoenaed, especially in regard to Grassley’s biggest allegation here of the FBI attempting to cross a congressional committee."New Neo, “Two US officials” now saying Thibault wasn’t fired. Ace, Hyperpartisan Democrat Operator and FBI Agent Bizarrely Assigned to Both Crossfire Hurricane and Then the Hunter Biden Laptop Coverup Either "Fired" or "Forced Out". My guess is he'll have resigned (under pressure), keep his pension and get an MSNBC gig.
Nick Arama at Red State sees Merrick Garland trying to shut down whistleblowers, Smells Like Cover-up: Garland Tries to Shut Down DOJ Employees Talking to Congress. Mike Davis@mrddmia, " Attorney Garland Merrick Garland just sent out a message to everyone at the Justice Department, ordering no one may contact Congress. (My source: Congress.) Why didn’t he order a similar gag on the inappropriate and illegal Justice Department leaks to the media? Coverup." At the BH, Rachael Rollins is being investigated for potential Hatch Act violation, as DOJ restricts political activities, "Collins attended a DNC fundraiser with First Lady Jill Biden in Massachusetts."
NYT (cited at Haut Hair) whines Trump request for special master could open door to delay in Mar-a-Lago probe. Sundance at CTH, DOJ Files Response to Trump Motion for Special Master Review, Supported by Lawfare Crew Filing Amicus Brief to Bolster DOJ Position "Essentially the position of the DOJ boils down to… They have already reviewed the material. Yes, there was attorney-client privilege material seized; but they swear the internal team segregated the legally confidential material and the DOJ investigators & prosecutors didn’t see it – double pinkie swear, yer honor." In the event that doesn't work, ET reports Anti-Trump Academic Floated as Possible Special Master in Trump Records Case. Also from Sundance, Kash Patel Confirms Seized Documents from Mar-a-Lago Raid Were Evidence Showing DOJ and FBI Corruption in Trump-Russia Probe.
At NYT (cited at Haut Hair) another DOJ "leak", Photo: The classified documents at Mar-a-Lago "So the DOJ filing with the photo of classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago (pg. 18), shows them next to a box of frames, including a Time Magazine cover with Trump on it." So how do we know Trump didn't declassify the documents? At Am Spec Jed Babbin demands Release the Entire FBI Mar-a-Lago Affidavit.
WaPoo, Justice Dept. says Trump team may have hidden, moved classified papers, "Prosecutors’ filing suggests Trump advisers misled officials trying to recover sensitive papers; photo shows papers marked ‘Top Secret’ spread out on the floor." At Town Hall, Matt Vespa says The Next Chapter of the FBI's Trump Raid Saga Just Dropped. At the Politico Playbook, Trump likely obstructed classified records probe, DOJ says Vicky Taft at PJ Media, '6 Ways From Sunday' Alert: Yet ANOTHER NEW PROBE Into Trump's Declassified Docs
The Biden Administration took a National Archives dispute with the last president (which happens with all presidents), elevated it to the White House to blow up the previous president’s privileges (which have been enjoyed by all presidents), parlayed that to a grand jury, and got its subpoena ham sandwich. The Feds then waited until its hand-picked anti-Trump magistrate — not a federal judge — was on the bench and Trump wasn’t home and got the okay for a search warrant for presidential records. Then they dispatched the phalanx of 30 gunned-up FBI raiders, who rifled through the family’s personal items for nine hours to get every document Trump ever touched during his four years in office, trying to find something — anything — on the 45th president. With the documents in their possession, the Feds declined to wait for an actual Article III judge to weigh in on a federal special master to go through the items. They went right ahead and culled through them, lateraled them over to their buddy the DNI, and we now have the intelligence community — which is meant to go after terrorists — playing Monday-morning quarterback on the 45th President of the United States. . . . There are no coincidences.
At Breitbart, House Oversight GOP Questions National Archives’ Statement on Its Involvement in FBI Raid on Trump. Lloyd Billingsley at Front Page is unhappy with Bill Barr - All-In With the Mar-a-Lago Raid. Via the Wombats In The Mailbox: 08.30.22, Don Surber: WSJ takes on the FBI. On a lighter note, from Althouse, "When the Monkees launched their inaugural tour in 1967, they played to throngs of screaming teenagers – and at least one FBI informant." No threat to the nation too small. At NR, (cited at Haut Hair), never-Trumper Kevin Williamson encourages (Political) crime and (legal) punishment. AllahPundit at Haut Hair glumly, Ann Coulter on Trump: "He's done. It's over." "Yeah, I don’t know. He doesn’t look done to me."
The redoubtable Julie Kelly takes day off the J6 panel to examine how the Obama-Era ‘Sisters’ Circle Trump, "Will the trio of Susan Rice, Avril Haines, and Lisa Monaco get their target or will their exaggerated sense of self finally catch up with them?"
KT at Haut Hair points out Biden hires MSNBC pundit who signed letter that Hunter's laptop story was Russian disinformation to the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. Ace, New Biden Appointee to White House "Intelligence" Board Pushed Deep State Disinformation That Hunter Biden's Laptop Was a Russian Op, "He did exactly what The Big Guy who promised him future employment told him to do." Also, in all caps, italicized, and with a flaming skull being kissed by Joe Biden, JOE BIDEN CHOOSES A HENCHWOMAN OF LOIS LERNER -- WHO DIRECTED THE IRS TO TARGET CONSERVATIVES -- TO LEAD NEW "SURGE" OF 87,000 IRS AGENTS. One of those whose hard drives mysteriously destructed.
Nick Arama at Red State describes how Biden Tells a Mountain of Horrible Lies About Jan. 6 and Republicans in PA. At HE, BREAKING: Biden Warns 'Brave Right-Wing' Americans—'If You Want to Fight Against the Country, You Need an F-15', like the Taliban. At Twitchy, DNC adviser tells MSNBC that the Republican Party should be treated as a domestic terrorist cell. Jack Cashill at Am Think thinks about Reiner, Klobuchar and the Big Lie of January 6.
Margo Cleveland at Da Fed explains why Zuckerberg’s Admission Of FBI Meddling In 2020 Election Is Even Bigger Than It Seems "Zuckerberg’s admission reveals a deeper scandal: It was the FBI and not social media that stole the election from Donald Trump." Both can be true.
ET reports Secret Service Official at Heart of Jan. 6 Hearing Retires "His retirement now poses the question of whether he is still available to testify before the Jan. 6 committee, considering that his name came up when Cassidy Hutchinson, a former top aide to Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows, testified before the committee in late June."
And just to finish, two day worth of election links!Majority of Dems agree on Biden: One and done – HotAir
POLL: 56% Of Democrats Think Biden Should Not Run Again In 2024 | The Daily Caller
Democratic candidates are hesitant to campaign with Biden despite recent win streak
The Democratic Momentum Mirage - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Amidst the Election Dooming, Hope Arises in Georgia – RedState
Here are the signs Republicans’ hopes for a 'red wave' are receding ahead of the 2022 elections
GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger Will Support "Even Left-Wing Democrats" To Block Trump Supporters From Taking Office | Video | RealClearPolitics
Let the fist-pumping COMMENCE: Kick-a*s thread lays out what the GOP agenda SHOULD be and BOO-FREAKIN’-YAH – twitchy.com
Illinois offering permanent vote by mail option – HotAir
Same-sex marriage puts Ron Johnson in a bind - POLITICO
@realDonaldTrump's post | Truth Social
New Hampshire GOP Is Thirsting for Ron DeSantis, but He’s Making Them Wait
When an election denier becomes an election chief - POLITICO
Allow Penn. Senate candidate John Fetterman to explain why he opposes voter ID – twitchy.com
Memo to GOP: It's still the economy, stupids – HotAir
Beto O’Rourke Forced To Pause Campaign Events After Being Hospitalized
McConnell-Linked Super PAC Cuts Funding for Blake Masters in Arizona - Tennessee Star
Michigan Democrats Fought to Keep 26,000 Dead People ON Voting Rolls, Judge Said No Way - The Lid
Reasons Never to Vote Democrat Again, Vol. I: COVID Tyranny Must Be Punished – PJ Media
Joe Rogan: There's only one way Americans can hold officials accountable for their mistakes on COVID – HotAir
Robert Francis O'Rourke pauses campaign due to illness – HotAir
Republicans Need an Agenda | National Review
Republicans need an agenda – HotAir
Our Divider-in-Chief Has Done It Again : The Other McCain
Senator Mark Kelly Has Concerning Business Ties to China
New Poll Shows Kari Lake with Small Lead, Blake Masters Down Three Percent - The Star News Network
Brandtjen: 'Mind-boggling' decision given Wisconsin voter ID law | Wisconsin | thecentersquare.com
Use of drop boxes a decision for Pennsylvania counties | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com
Dem Shop Drops Anonymous Mail Boosting Burns in NH-02 GOP Primary - NH Journal
The Dis-Unification Of America Continues: I&I/TIPP Poll – Issues & Insights
John Fetterman Skipping Joe Biden Gun Control Event in Pennsylvania
Donald Trump: Declare Me Rightful Winner or Redo 'Fraud' 2020 Election
Arizona Supreme Court Kills Democrats' Election Takeover Ploy
John Eastman Is John Eastman’s Best Defense › American Greatness
Black Americans File Federal Lawsuit Against NYC for Law Allowing Foreign Nationals to VoteGOP, Remember the Maxim!
Latinos to the Rescue of America - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
In The Mailbox: 08.29.22 : The Other McCain
It Begins: Biden Demonizing MAGA May Have Already Reaped Bad Consequences – RedState
I Have 1 Weird Theory About Charlie Crist on This Week's Insanity Wrap – PJ Media
Evidence of Democrats' conspiracy to sway 2020 election getting too big to hide
Biden's Approval Is Underwater in WI, PA Ahead of Campaign Stops
Democrats Now Endorsing Lee Zeldin Against Kathy Hochul
Emerson surprise: Walker edging Warnock in GA? – HotAir
Those Florida voter fraud cases probably won't hold up – HotAir
There's Been Yet Another Change in Key Pennsylvania Senate Race
Gavin Newsom Will Be President. The Only Question Is When. | RealClearPolitics
Pennsylvania Dem Senate Candidate John Fetterman: “I Am Horrified” By Voter ID Requirements… | Weasel Zippers
Fetterman Plays Defense After Criminal-Friendly Positions Exposed
Pennsylvania Fuses Mail-In Ballot And Voter Registration Forms
Trump Beats Biden In Key States, 2024 Presidential Polls Show | The Daily Caller
Biden Declares He's Running Again, or Maybe He Doesn't – PJ Media
New Poll Shows Herschel Walker Leading Raphael Warnock – PJ Media
McConnell Would Rather Lose The Senate Than His Status
Youngkin approval and favorability ratings in rare ‘majority’ territory | Washington Examiner