- The email in question discussed “provisional” business ventures with CEFC
- Hunter Biden has denied wrongdoing in his business dealings
- President Joe Biden has also denied involvement in his son’s transactions
A witness who stood before a grand jury investigating Hunter Biden’s connections with a Chinese energy conglomerate was reportedly asked to identify the “big guy” mentioned in an email that detailed propositions for a company established to take part in the joint venture.
A source with knowledge of the proceedings that seek details about Hunter Biden’s tax payments and foreign business dealings told the New York Post that the question regarding the “big guy” emerged after the witness was shown a piece of evidence.
Tony Bobulinski, a former business partner of Hunter Biden, had previously said the “big guy” mentioned in the email dated May 13, 2017, from investor James Gilliar, was President Joe Biden. The email in question provided details of a “provisional” business deal with Chinese state-owned energy company CEFC, the Washington Examiner said. In the said email, Gilliar asked Hunter Biden about “10 held by H for the big guy.”
The White House has repeatedly denied President Biden’s involvement with his son’s business dealings after a New York Post exclusive in October 2020 revealed some of Hunter Biden’s emails, texts, and other documents from a hard drive copy provided to the outlet by former NYC Mayor and Trump associate Rudy Giuliani.
The hard drive copy was provided to Giuliani by a repair shop owner from Delaware, The New York Post reported. There were also reports that Twitter and Facebook appeared to block or restrict direct links to the Post’s story about Hunter Biden’s emails, Vox reported.
Over the past month, some mainstream news outlets have started acknowledging the existence of emails and documents found on a hard drive from Hunter Biden’s laptop. The New York Times wrote a story about the emails obtained “from a cache of files that appears to have come from a laptop abandoned by Mr. Biden in a Delaware repair shop.”
The Washington Post also wrote that two experts confirmed the “veracity of thousands of emails” but that “a thorough examination was stymied by missing data.” Another late March story from the outlet revealed details about “Hunter Biden’s multimillion-dollar deals with a Chinese energy company.”
The recent reports and supposed changes in the tune of some media outlets have raised questions about President Biden’s potential involvement in his son’s business dealings. In an opinion piece for The Hill, Shapiro Chair of Public Interest Law at George Washington University Jonathan Turley wrote that it appears there is avoidance of what the emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop hard drive contain even as there has been an admission of its existence.