“Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when u are face to face, I know u know that but they are paranoid,” Gilliar told Bobulinksi in the message.
All hell broke loose in Biden World the day The Post broke the first bombshell email from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop, on Oct. 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 the corrupt Ukrainian energy firm Burisma, thanking Hunter for introducing him to Hunter’s then-VP father in Washington.
“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together,” wrote Burisma board adviser Vadym Pozharskyi on April 17, 2015, less than a year after Joe Biden had forced the Ukrainian government to fire the prosecutor investigating the corrupt company that was paying Hunter $1 million a year.
The story put the lie to Joe’s repeated claims that he knew nothing about his son’s overseas business dealings — and risked sinking his presidential campaign.
But as soon as it broke online at 5 a.m., panicked phone calls and messages started 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 hiding.
Fear of DOJ probe
In one communication that day, Hunter’s then-business partner James Gilliar, a former British Special Forces officer with ties to UK intelligence services, “calmly reassures an unnamed person who is concerned that “a Senate committee, the DOJ” might start investigating Hunter’s foreign deals and then “Hunter and/or Joe or Joe’s campaign [will] fire a shot at us.”
“It would be crazy to do that with all the information and all the facts we have [but what happens if] they try to make it ‘Oh, we were never involved. That was [Joe Biden’s brother] James’ idea . . . and try to basically make us collateral damage?” the person asks Gilliar in a message provided by a whistleblower to Republican congressional investigators and obtained by The Post.
Gilliar is unconcerned 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 that he wins they would just leave sleeping dogs lie.
“If they lose, honestly, I don’t think that the Big Guy really cares about that because he’ll be too busy focusing on all the other s–t he is doing.”
The communication, obtained by The Post Wednesday, is significant because it bolsters the claim by ex-Hunter business partner Tony Bobulinski that the Big Guy was a code name for Joe Biden.
The reason the identity of the “Big Guy” is important is because it adds to the weight of evidence suggesting that Joe Biden not only knew about Hunter’s international influence-peddling scheme, but allegedly was cut in for a slice of the profits.
In an email written by Gilliar to Hunter on May 13, 2017, the “Big Guy” was allocated a 10% stake in a lucrative joint venture with Chinese energy conglomerate CEFC.
“10 [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 question” that the “Big Guy” is Joe Biden.
“Hunter Biden called his dad ‘the Big Guy’ or ‘my Chairman,’ and frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various potential deals that we were discussing,” Bobulinski said in October 2020.
Key info for grand jury
Joe was called the “Big Guy” in other emails on Hunter’s laptop or in WhatsApp messages on Bobulinski’s phones. In one case, a Serbian associate of Hunter, Vuk Jeremic, past president of the UN General Assembly, who was on a $330,000 retainer from CEFC, referred to Joe as “Big Man.”
The identity of the “Big Guy” is important enough to form a part of the grand jury investigation in Delaware into Hunter’s business dealings. At least one witness has been asked who the “Big Guy” is.
Hunter’s partners were always careful not to mention Joe’s involvement.
Gilliar warned Bobulinski, in a WhatsApp message on May 20, 2017, about the need for discretion: “Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when u are face to face, I know u know that but they are paranoid.”