One of Hunter Biden’s former business partners called Joe Biden “the Big Guy” in a panicked message the same day The Post broke news of the infamous laptop from hell left behind by the president’s son, learned The Post.
James Gilliar, a former British special forces officer with ties to British intelligence, discussed the Post’s exclusive report with an unnamed person on October 14, 2020, according to the message provided by a whistleblower to GOP congressional investigators investigating on the laptop.
In the message, Gilliar, 58, reassured the person that revelations about Biden’s apparent involvement in his son’s foreign affairs would not be harmful – regardless of the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. .
Gilliar was asked if “Hunter and/or Joe or Joe’s campaign [would] trying to go ‘Oh, we were never involved’… and trying to do us basically collateral damage? »
“I don’t see how that would work for them…” Gilliar replied in the 6:07 p.m. post reviewed by The Post.
“I think in the scenario where he wins, they would just let the sleeping dogs lie,” Gilliar added.
“If they lose, honestly, I don’t think the Big Guy really cares because he’ll be too busy focusing on all the other things he’s doing.”
The identity of the “big guy” has since been part of the grand jury investigation in Wilmington, Del. over Hunter’s business dealings – as calls grew for President Biden, who has repeatedly denied involvement in his son’s dealings, to be included in a conspiracy investigation.
Gilliar had referred to the “big guy” as he acted as the driving force behind Hunter and his uncle Jim Biden’s planned multimillion-dollar deal with Chinese energy conglomerate CEFC.
In an email to Hunter, Jim and other partners on May 13, 2017, Gilliar described an equity split in which 10% of the lucrative joint venture CEFC would be owned by Hunter “for the big guy”.
This email, which was previously revealed by The Post, was found on the abandoned Hunter laptop in a Delaware repair shop in April 2019.
Another former associate of the first son, US Navy veteran Tony Bobulinski, publicly said in October 2020 that the ‘big guy’ was a reference to President Biden – and alleged that Biden was aware of and involved in the deal planned with the CEFC.
Bobulinski, who gave the FBI all of his messages and documents related to the Biden family that same month, told federal authorities he met Biden on May 2, 2017 in the lobby bar of the Beverly Hilton with Hunter and Jim.
He said the purpose of the meeting was to be selected for a trusted role as CEO of the joint venture with CEFC.
At the end of the meeting, Bobulinski said Biden told him, “‘Thank you for helping my son… My son and my brother trust you completely, so I trust you. “
Bobulinski claimed he had a second meeting the next morning with Biden backstage at the Milken Institute’s global conference, where the then-former vice president was talking about cancer.
“Keep an eye on my son and my brother and watch out for my family,” Biden told him, according to Bobulinski.
Two weeks after the meeting, Gilliar sent Bobulinski an urgent message on encrypted messaging service WhatsApp on May 20, 2017, warning him not to mention Biden’s involvement in the CEFC deal.
“Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when you’re face to face, I know you know that but they’re paranoid,” Gilliar told Bobulinksi in the post.
“OK, they should be paranoid,” Bobulinski replied.
Biden has repeatedly denied any knowledge of Hunter’s overseas business dealings.
The identity of the “big guy” came up again recently when it came up as part of the grand jury investigation into Hunter’s business dealings.
At least one witness who testified before the secret panel was asked about the identity of the nickname mentioned in Gilliar’s email.
Biden has repeatedly denied any knowledge of Hunter’s overseas business dealings, but a recently released voicemail Biden left for his son in 2018 about his business dealings with China seemed to contradict his earlier claims.
In voicemail, Biden called his son to discuss a New York Times article detailing Hunter’s dealings with a Chinese oil tycoon charged with economic crimes – telling him, “I think you’re clear.”
“As more and more evidence emerges, it is clear that Joe Biden’s relationship with Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings is worse than we ever thought,” said Judiciary Committee member Jim Jordan. from the room.
It comes as officials reportedly weigh possible charges against Hunter as the investigation into the president’s son reaches a “critical stage”, sources said.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has already promised a series of ‘aggressive’ investigations – complete with public hearings – into Joe, Hunter and Jim Biden if the GOP takes control of the House in November’s midterm. , as the polls suggest.
“The message to his rank and file members has been clear: be aggressive, leave no stone unturned, ignore the backlash from the left-leaning media, and do everything in your power to be ready to hold Biden accountable from day one,” a source close to McCarthy said Wednesday. .
Rep. James Comer, the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee, added, “Clearly the dam is breaking and in January Republicans will use the hammer to get answers for the American people.
“Hunter and members of the Biden family peddled access to the highest levels of government to enrich themselves. It’s an ethical nightmare and a threat to national security… Republicans in McCarthy and the Oversight Committee are determined to hold the Biden family accountable for their shady business dealings with foreign adversaries.