A grand jury convened in the state of Delaware to investigate Hunter Biden's tax issues interviewed a witness who was asked to reveal the identity of the "big guy," widely considered to refer to President Joe Biden.
The "big guy" was previously mentioned in a March 2017 email discussing a potential business deal with discussing a joint venture with a now-defunct Chinese energy company, CEFC China Energy Co. It was uncovered on Hunter Biden's laptop, left in a Delaware repair shop by the younger Biden before it was turned over to the FBI, as well as to the New York Post.
The question was asked at a secret hearing in Wilmington, Del., according to the New York Post. A former associate of Hunter Biden, Tony Bobulinski, has previously said that the term "big guy" referred to Joe Biden. Biden has repeatedly said that he had no knowledge of his son's business affairs.
James Gilliar sent the email to Hunter Biden. Gilliar was a business partner of Hunter's who in describing the proposed percentage distribution of equity for a given deal, wrote: "10 held by H for the big guy?"
This was as regards "equity in a company created for a joint venture with CEFC China Energy Co.," the Post reports. The email was sent March 2017, after Biden was out of office as President Obama's vice president.
Bobulinski, a former business associate of Hunter Biden, claimed before the 2020 election that Joe Biden was "the big guy." In an interview with Fox News, the US Navy veteran said that contrary to Joe Biden's statements that he was not involved in his son's business ventures, Hunter "…frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various potential deals" in China.
Bobulinski said that he had met with Joe Biden twice to discuss business deals with China, the first occasion being in May 2017.
Regarding the grand jury investigation, in April 2021 during an interview with CBS, Hunter said, "I'm co-operating, completely. And I'm absolutely certain, 100 percent certain, that at the end of the investigation, that I will be cleared of any wrongdoing."