On the Bus? Or Under It?

Just the News is reporting that former Washington Field Office Special Agent in Charge Tim Thibault was escorted out of FBI headquarters on Friday.

There have been reports of whistleblower allegations that Thibault showed political bias in his handling of politically sensitive investigations. He is supposed to have hidden the partisan nature of evidence from FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland to secure their approval to open an investigation into former President Donald Trump. That investigation culminated in the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate earlier this month.

Uh, huh.

Gentle Reader, do you believe that Wray and Garland weren’t aware of the political sensitivity of a criminal investigation of former president?

Me neither.

BTW, Senator Grassley’s office confirms Thibault has been removed from his post and reassigned to an unspecified position.

UPDATE—The NY Post reports that Thibault has resigned from the FBI.


Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Back in 2016, Brett Kimberlin tried to sue Mitch McConnell and Chuck Grassley to force the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court through the Senate. The District Court dismissed the suit sua sponte (on its own motion) because Kimberlin lacked standing to bring thee case. The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin appealed to the Fourth Circuit. Six years ago today, the TKPOTD contained a court paper Kimberlin filed as part of that appeal.

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I almost posted this one as an I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

Self-important twit.

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One of Kimberlin’s specious claims for standing in that case was that one of his lawfare cases might wind up being appealed to the Supreme Court and that he had a right for a full count of nine justices to hear his appeal. Neither the District Court nor the Court of Appeals agreed.

He now claims to have aa lawyer who is working on a petition for a writ of certiorari for the Seventh Circuit’s denial of an appeal related to the Speedway Bombing. While Merrick Garland didn’t make it to the Court, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett did, so if certiorari is granted, a full court will consider the case.

A Letter and a Memorandum

AG Garland has testified it was the NSBA’s letter suggesting that parents protesting at school board meetings should be investigate as domestic terrorists that provided the basis for his memorandum directing the FBI and US Attorneys to investigate and prosecute parents for protesting against school boards and teachers who insist on indoctrinating children with critical race theory. Now, that the NSBA has apologized for their letter (see below), it would make sense for the Attorney General to withdraw his memorandum. Given that he has also testified that he sees no ethical problem with ordering such an investigation even though his son-in-law is founder of a business selling critical race theory teach materials, I doubt that he will do the right thing.

Nothing to See Here. Move Along.

White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan is a potential target of Special Counsel John Durham’s Russia Collusion Hoax investigation. Sullivan’s wife Maggie Goodlander clerked for Attorney General Merrick Garland when Garland was a federal judge.

Nothing to See Here. Move Along.

Attorney General Merrick Garland has directed the FBI to investigate parents who are opposing the teaching of Critical Race Theory in their children’s schools. It is reported that Garland’s son-in-law is the co-founder of a company which sells CRT instructional materials to school districts.

The Capitol Bombing?

This is from the conformation hearing for Merrick Garland, Joe Xiden’s nominee for Attorney General.

There’s a joke that can be teased out of that about it not being over after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor, but the real good news about Garland is that Cocaine Mitch kept him off the Supreme Court back in 2016.