Frank Biden reportedly referred to his big brother, President Joe Biden, as "the Big Guy" in business phone calls, Breitbart reported. This could prove that members of the Biden family made money from influence peddling and confirm other allegations.
A Wall Street Journal report revealed that Frank Biden had been "hired by the Illinois-based industrial manufacturing firm Federal Signal Corp. to help connect the company with Florida lawmakers." While on conference calls for the company, Frank would not so subtly drop the nickname of the then-vice president.
"I’ve got to put you on hold; the Big Guy is calling me," former Federal Signal employee Matthew Brady told the news outlet. "I thought, ‘OK, great, your brother is the vice president.'"
This perhaps proves that Frank Biden had the ear of his powerful brother and certainly hints at a scheme to enrich the family using his name. However, the moniker also confirms earlier revelations about Joe Biden's ties to his son Hunter Biden's corrupt business dealings.
In the bombshell October 2020 New York Post report, emails from Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop included proof of possible kickbacks for Joe Biden. In one series of correspondences with business partner James Gilliar and CEFC China Energy Co., "10 held by H for the big guy" was included in negotiations.
References to the "Big Guy" have also shown up in dealings with Geoff Roger, Gary Shapley, and Mykola Zlochevsky, a separate Breitbart report noted. Each instance not only confirms the nickname as belonging to Joe Biden but also bolsters the idea that the Bidens were trading off of the famous name.
Roger, Glenmede Trust Company executive, gushed about the then-vice president's presence at a dinner at the exclusive Whitehall Neck Sportsman Club in Delaware. "Hunt see below… I was not there but heard all about it," Roger said in a 2013 email to Hunter Biden.
"The big guy made them happy," he added. Shapley, an IRS whistleblower, was also familiar with the nickname, but he and others were discouraged from following the trail of evidence of who "H" and his father, the "big guy" might be, in incriminating emails.
Probably the most damaging use of the nickname comes from allegations that Ukrainian oligarch Zlochevsky bribed the "big guy" and his son with $5 million each. The founder of Burisma used the moniker while attempting to deny such payment.
These revelations come as House Republicans are beginning their impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden's corruption. Even Devon Archer, Hunter Biden's business associate and best friend, acknowledged that the Biden name was the most lucrative asset they had.
"Obviously, the brand of Biden, you know, adds a lot of power when your dad’s vice president. [Hunter Biden] knew a lot of people," Archer told former Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
"But obviously, there were some familial, you know," Archer continued. "And obviously, I know you’re pointing to the father being the key relationship."
However, it's not just that they made money trading on the Biden name and the influence it had, but also where that money was coming from. On Thursday, House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer subpoenaed the financial records of Hunter Biden and Joe Biden's other brother, James Biden, to "[gain] insight and where the Biden’s foreign money ended up for what purposes."
It's laughable that everyone involved in these shady deals would believe using a nickname like "the big guy" would obscure Joe Biden's identity enough to protect him. Thanks to their miscalculation, House Republicans need only the will to follow the mounting evidence.