An email thread that appears to show Hunter Biden pursuing a lucrative energy deal in China – and possibly cutting his father into the action – has been confirmed as authentic by one of its recipients, Fox News reported Friday Evening.
The Fox report also shed light on a tantalizing mystery in emails first raised by The Post – a reference to 10 percent of the proposed company’s equity that may go to “The Big Guy.”
“The Big Guy” was a reference to Joe Biden, Fox revealed, citing unnamed “sources.”
The Post had brought the news of the Chinese wheel transactions on Thursday – but the reference to “the big guy”
Fox’s source, who confirms that emails are authentic, is not named, but the network said the person was someone who was copied on the thread.
Hunter Biden was identified in the email as “chairman / deputy chairman subject to agreement with CEFC”, an apparent reference to the former Shanghai-based conglomerate CEFC China Energy Co.
The email outlined a “preliminary agreement” under which 80 percent of the “equity” or shares in the new company would be divided equally between four people whose initials correspond to the sender and three recipients, with “H” apparently referring to Hunter Biden.
The deal also listed “10 Jim” and “10 contained by H for the big guy?”
“Sources told Fox News that ‘the big guy’ is a reference to the former vice president,” Fox reported.
The bite’s campaign has denied wrongdoing.