(Official Washington Examiner editorial, June 13)  Perhaps the worst argument against indicting former President Donald Trump is that the Justice Department failed to pursue strong cases against the Clinton and Biden presidential families. The right answer isn’t to let Trump skate free but, without ignoring political realities, to hold serious presidential corruption to account. This certainly applies to the obvious malfeasance of the Bidens.

New reporting by the Washington Examiner’s Jerry Dunleavy adds significant credibility to claims of corruption involving President Joe Biden himself. Dunleavy reported that Mykola Zlochevsky, the Ukrainian owner of the Burisma energy company that hired then-vice presidential son Hunter Biden to a lucrative board position, reportedly called Joe Biden “the big guy” during discussions of what reputable sources call a $5 million bribery scheme.

This is at least the third instance of different, shady business associates of Hunter Biden referring to the now-president as “the big guy.” In October 2020, onetime Biden family business partner Tony Bobulinski released an email from 2017 referring to “the big guy,” meaning (Bobulinksi said) Joe Biden. One of the other Biden business partners Bobulinski mentioned was James Gilliar, who referred to Joe Biden as “the Big Guy” in a panicked message the very day news of Hunter Biden’s now-infamous laptop computer broke. Now we discover that Zlochevsky referred to “the big guy” independently, several years before Bobulinski said that was Joe Biden’s moniker.

When multiple people in multiple circumstances all use the same, semi-unusual appellation to refer, as if in code, to an effectively silent partner in legally questionable business dealings, the likelihood that they are referring to the same person increases substantially.

These reports are significant because they more directly link Joe Biden himself to what can only be described as massive influence-peddling — whether legal or illegal is to be determined — by multiple members of his family. Joe Biden has insisted for years that he barely even knew about, much less participated in, the foreign engagements for which Hunter and Joe’s brother Jim each were paid millions of dollars. The references to “the big guy” add to copious circumstantial evidence indicating those protestations were untrue…. [The full editorial is at this link.]


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