All hell broke loose in Biden World the day The Post released the first explosive email from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop on October 14, 2020, three weeks before the presidential election his father would win.
“BIDEN SECRET E-MAILS” read the front-page exclusive, revealing a 2015 email from an executive at corrupt Ukrainian energy company Burisma, thanking Hunter for introducing him to Hunter’s father, then vice-president. president in Washington.
“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving me the opportunity to meet your father and spend [sic] time together,” Burisma board adviser Vadym Pozharskyi wrote on April 17, 2015, less than a year after Joe Biden forced the Ukrainian government to fire the prosecutor investigating the corrupt company that was paying Hunter $1 million per year.
The story has denied Joe’s repeated claims that he knew nothing of his son’s overseas business dealings – and risked derailing his presidential campaign.
But as soon as it broke online at 5 a.m., panicked phone calls and messages began flying between Hunter’s business partners and their advisers, even as social media giants Facebook and Twitter moved to censor the story and lock The Post’s account while candidate Biden went into cache.
Fear of the DOJ probe
In a communication that day, James Gilliar, then a business partner of Hunter, a former British special forces officer with ties to British intelligence, “calmly reassures an anonymous person who fears that” a Senate committee, the DOJ “does not begin to investigate Hunter’s alien offers, then “Hunter and/or Joe or Joe’s campaign [will] shoot us a shot.
“It would be crazy to do that with all the information and all the facts we have [but what happens if] they’re trying to do ‘Oh, we were never involved. It was [Joe Biden’s brother] James’ idea. . . and try to do us essentially collateral damage? the person asks Gilliar in a message provided by a whistleblower to congressional Republican investigators and obtained by The Post.
Gilliar doesn’t care about potential backlash from the Biden family and Joe’s campaign: “I don’t see how that would work for them,” he replies.
“I think in the scenario where he wins, they would just let the sleeping dogs lie.
“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 communication, obtained by The Post on Wednesday, is significant because it reinforces former Hunter business partner Tony Bobulinski’s claim that the Big Guy was a codename for Joe Biden.
The reason the identity of the ‘Big Guy’ matters is that it adds to the weight of evidence suggesting that Joe Biden not only knew about Hunter’s international influence-peddling scheme, but that he was allegedly cut off. for a share of the profits.
In an email written by Gilliar to Hunter on May 13, 2017, the “Big Guy” was awarded a 10% stake in a lucrative joint venture with Chinese energy conglomerate CEFC.
“ten [percent] held by H[unter] for the Big Guy,” Gilliar wrote.
Three years later, Bobulinski, a Navy veteran, held a press conference to say “there is no doubt” that the “Big Guy” is Joe Biden.
“Hunter Biden called his dad ‘the big guy’ or ‘my president’ and made frequent references to asking him for his approval or advice on various potential deals we were discussing,” Bobulinski said in October 2020.
Key information for the grand jury
Joe was referred to as the “Big Guy” in other emails on Hunter’s laptop or in WhatsApp messages on Bobulinski’s phones. In one instance, a Serbian associate of Hunter, Vuk Jeremic, former president of the United Nations General Assembly, who was receiving a $330,000 down payment from CEFC, referred to Joe as “Big Man”.
The identity of the “Big Guy” is important enough to be part of the grand jury investigation in Delaware into Hunter’s business dealings. At least one witness was asked who the “Big Guy” was.
Hunter’s partners were always careful not to mention Joe’s involvement.
Gilliar warned Bobulinski, in a May 20, 2017 WhatsApp message, of the need for discretion: “Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when you’re face to face, I know you know but they’re paranoid.
Based in the Czech Republic, Gilliar was nicknamed “MI6” by Bobulinski, after Britain’s foreign intelligence service, because of his secretive ways. He also told Hunter he had worked with British intelligence and introduced a potential partner in Oman as “former MI Six region chief” in the Middle East. Gilliar wanted to hire former British “diplomat” David Holtom to help with an Oman energy project they were working on for CEFC.
The MI6 angle is intriguing because another British spy, Christopher Steele, was at the center of the Russian collusion scheme concocted by Hillary Clinton’s campaign to portray Donald Trump as a Russian agent. Steele was the former head of MI6’s Russian bureau.
In a biography on Hunter’s laptop, Gilliar gives his experience as “specialist training in civil/military security operations and analysis, counter-terrorism, close protection and firearms, armed and unarmed combat” with expertise in “security and intelligence based analysis and systems”. ”
His first appearance on the laptop is a February 23, 2016 email CCed to Hunter discussing his upcoming visit to Beijing to meet with the CEFC board and propose a takeover of US Westinghouse Electric. Corporation.
Gilliar would become the driving force behind multimillion-dollar payouts from Hunter and CEFC’s Uncle Jim Biden.
In 2015, 2016 and 2017, Gilliar traveled the world, using the Biden name to open doors for CEFC in Oman, Romania, Georgia, Kazakhstan and beyond. Sometimes he was accompanied by Hunter, Jim, or another business partner, Rob Walker, a Biden family friend and former Clinton administration official whose wife, Betsy Massey Walker, was Jill Biden’s aide when Jill was second lady.
2015 meeting with a tycoon
The earliest laptop evidence of a meeting between Hunter and billionaire CEFC chairman Ye Jianming dates back to late 2015. A meeting with Ye and his associate, CEFC executive director Jianjun Zang, was scheduled in Hunter’s diary for December 7, 2015.
“Dining with CEFC” appeared in Hunter’s diary on August 11, 2016 at Café Milano in Georgetown, D.C., an Italian restaurant where he entertained foreign customers.
Joe went to at least one such dinner at Cafe Milano when he was vice president on April 16, 2015, when he met Hunter’s Ukrainian benefactor Pozharskyi, emails on the computer show laptops. Russian billionaire Yelena Baturina was also a dinner guest to meet the vice president that evening.
The implications for national security are staggering.
Joe Biden has repeatedly said he knows “nothing about my son’s business dealings overseas.”
But the laptop is full of evidence to the contrary. The FBI has had the laptop since December 2019, when laptop repair shop owner John Paul Mac Isaac turned it over.
We now know why the FBI never investigated the laptop, thanks to whistleblowers who came forward to Republican Senator Chuck Grassley alleging a widespread effort within the agency to discredit negative information about the Bidens. as Russian disinformation.
Attorney General Merrick Garland was pleased to appear this week on NBC to answer questions about holding Donald Trump accountable for Trump’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot. ‘We pursue justice without fear or favour’ , did he declare.
But not when it comes to the Biden family.