A former stenographer who worked for the Obama administration said Wednesday that then-Vice President Joe Biden “knew” his son Hunter was on the board of directors for Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company, while embarking on a trip to the country in an effort to bolster its natural gas industry.
“What happened on that trip was, Joe Biden was in the front of the plane. My job as the White House stenographer was to be in the back of the plane in the press cabin and if Joe or a senior administration official came back and did a briefing, then I would record it and make a transcript. Well, that’s exactly what happened,” Mike McCormick told Fox News host Jesse Watters. “That senior administration official was Jake Sullivan who is now our national security adviser. So, I didn’t see anything wrong with it at the time.” (RELATED: ‘Are You Intimidated By This?’: Tucker Asks Laptop Repairman About Legal Threats From Hunter Biden’s Lawyers)
Hunter Biden was appointed to the board of Burisma in 2014, stepping down in 2019 when his father launched his 2020 presidential campaign. Biden boasted of getting a prosecutor investigating allegations of the corruption within the company fired during a 2018 appearance at the Council on Foreign Relations.
McCormick said that he witnessed now-National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, explaining to members of the press on the trip how the United States would assist Ukraine in developing its natural gas industry, according to the New York Post.
“Years go by, I’ve left the White House. I’m writing books. And I get ahold of the Hunter Biden laptop from Marco Polo. They are a nonprofit, anticorruption nonprofit. About a year and a half ago I started writing a Substack based on what I find. Then I go back over what I knew happened when I was working for Joe,” McCormick continued.
“I found the transcript that I wrote about that briefing,” McCormick said. “That’s when Jake Sullivan starts talking about fracking and because of what I had read in a laptop and reported in my Substack previously, I’m like, ‘Wait a minute, Joe Biden knew Hunter Biden was already on the board on April 18th. Joe Biden knew. He directed Sullivan to go back and talk to the press.’”
“This is a conspiracy. This is a crime. This is public corruption. That’s what the FBI is supposed to investigate,” McCormick said.
“That’s the bottom line. I don’t care if he goes to Timbuktu or Ireland or anywhere, he’s a criminal and I’ve got the evidence,” McCormick added.
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