James Gilliar, former British special forces officer and business associate of the Biden family, was sent a “panicked” message from an unknown source on October 14, 2020 regarding Joe Biden's involvement in the family business on the same day as the New York Post started reporting on news of the “laptop from hell.”
The messages appear to prove Joe Biden's role with the family business over seventeen reported times, however Biden and his staff have declared seven times that he has not played a part in the business. The exchange that took place between Gilliar and the unnamed business partner was a sign of concern that the Biden team was trying to place the blame for the revelations of the Post on Hunter's business associates.
Gilliar was asked if “Hunter and/or Joe or Joe’s campaign [would] try to make it ‘Oh, we were never involved’ … and try to basically make us collateral damage?”
“I don’t see how that would work for them…,” Gilliar responded in the 6:07 p.m. message reviewed by The Post.
“I think in the scenario that he wins they would just leave sleeping dogs lie,” Gilliar added. “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 “big guy” nickname for Joe Biden was first used on May 13th, 2017, in his email to Tony Bobulinski, who confirmed “the big guy” was referring to Joe Biden. The email from 2017 revealed that a deal between Bobulinski, the Biden family, and top officials from the Chinese Communist Party would include ten percent “held by H for the big guy ?”
“The reference to ‘the big guy' in the much publicized May 13, 2017 e-mail is in fact a reference to Joe Biden,” Bobulinski confirmed.
The “big guy” reference was related to the business venture with Hunter and James Biden's ongoing discussions with the CCP-linked Chinese energy company called CEFC. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) explained to CBS News in April that James and Hunter Biden both received payment from Chinese entities and that they were promised retainer fees to for their work in China.
“The identity of the ‘big guy’ has since formed part of the grand jury investigation” by Trump-appointed U.S. prosecutor David Weiss, the Post wrote. CNN reported that Hunter could be indicted in the near future by the Justice Department for tax violations and lying to law enforcement regarding buying a firearm illegally.
Throughout the president’s political career, Biden has denied being involved in the family's business many times. “I have never discussed with my son or my brother or anyone else anything having to do with their businesses. Period.” But Joe Biden called Hunter in 2018 to discuss their CEFC deal. “I think you're clear,” Joe Biden stated regarding the deal. “And anyway if you get a chance give me a call, I love you,” the message continued.
On Wednesday, Rep. James Comer (R-KY), Oversight Committee ranking member, demanded Hunter's wealth advisor turn over “suspicious” bank records that have been linked to the family’s business plans. Comer also demanded information about 150 flagged wire transfers made from U.S. banks between Hunter and James Biden. Comer thinks the wire transactions are connected to Hunter's business accounts with his wealth manager. The bank accounts are tied to the corrupt businesses Hunter started: Owasco PC, Owasco LLC, Skaneateles, and Rosemont Seneca Advisors.
The Biden family's finances could show the heart of the family's business, which could include legally enforceable “predicates” for racketeering charges according to Brett Tolman, former Utah U.S. attorney.