“Joe Biden is lying. Joe Biden is a criminal. That’s the bottom line.”
Those are the words of former White House stenographer Mike McCormick, who offers a firsthand eyewitness account of then-Vice President Biden’s knowledge of, and activities on behalf of, son Hunter’s business dealings in Ukraine. The U.K. DAILY MAIL picked up his story from his writings on Substack, and McCormick appeared Wednesday evening on Jesse Watters’ FOX NEWS show.
By now we’ve all seen the timeline that showed Hunter joining the board of corrupt Ukrainian energy company Burisma --- the biggest natural gas conglomerate in Ukraine --- and the events surrounding that. We knew Hunter had been paid up to $1 million a year from 2014 through 2019 to serve on Burisma’s board, despite having no experience in the oil and gas industry. What’s different now is that we have a former White House staff member who was there and apparently can corroborate Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s business.
Of course, we did have another whistleblower with a firsthand account, former Hunter business partner Tony Bobulinksi. Now there’s another one for the mainstream media to ignore.
Kentucky Rep. James Comer, GOP chair of the House Oversight Committee is on record: “The fact that then-Vice President Joe Biden pushed natural gas production in Ukraine days after his son was appointed to the board of Burisma reeks of corruption.”
It was on April 18, 2014, that Hunter signed on to the Burisma board of directors. On April 16, according to Hunter’s daily schedule posted on his laptop, Hunter had met with partner and fellow board member Devon Archer and Devon’s son Lucas “at the WH at 11.” Of course, “WH” refers to the White House, and the cover story was that this White House meeting was a nice thing for the VP to do for young Lucas’ book report. According to McCormick, though, this was actually a “planning meeting” for a kickback scheme with Burisma. And there had already been a lot of planning.
During his interview with Watters, McCormick said he’d been in touch with the FBI through an online tip submission form but hadn’t heard back. He also hadn’t heard anything from David Weiss, the prosecutor in Delaware who’s supposedly looking into Hunter’s taxes and finances. This is reminiscent of the frustration computer repair expert John Paul Mac Isaac experienced when trying to get the FBI’s attention about the laptop.
But perhaps now that this whistleblower has gone public, he’ll finally get some response from the government. “I mean, right now the FBI’s had this laptop for three years --- I’ve had it for one-and-a-half years --- I’m out-investigating the FBI,” he said. That’s not something they should be proud of.”
Jake Sullivan, currently Biden’s national security adviser and known liar about the fake Alfa Bank scandal used to damage Trump in 2016, was at that time a Biden aide and accompanied the Vice President and stenographer McCormick on Air Force Two on a flight to Ukraine on April 21, 2014, a mere three days after Hunter had (wink, wink) joined the Burisma board. McCormick was flying in the back of the plane, he said, in the press cabin, when Sullivan came back to give them a briefing on “how the world’s wealthiest country would [through technical assistance from the United States] help the deeply corrupt post-Soviet country build its gas industry.” As Sullivan explained, Biden was there to push for fracking (!), as a way to “unleash Ukraine’s natural gas reserves.”
At the time, he told Watters, he didn’t see anything wrong with this. But years later, while writing on Substack an account of what was on Hunter’s laptop, he found his old transcript of Jake Sullivan’s briefing about fracking in Ukraine, realized Hunter had just joined Burisma’s board, and put two and two together.
“...I’m like, ‘Wait a minute. Joe Biden knew Hunter Biden was already on the board on April 18...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’s supposed to investigate.”
Hunter’s role on the Burisma board was not made public for another month, with a May 12, 2014, press release from Burisma and a story in BUZZFEED.
We know now from the messages on Hunter’s laptop that Burisma paymaster Vladim Pozharskyi emailed Devon Archer four days before Sullivan briefed reporters about Biden’s being on the board, saying he recognized Hunter was both an asset and a liability. (Boy, that’s for sure.) “In some sense we cannot ‘hide’ our directors,” Pozharskyi wrote. They discussed how to minimize the story.
Later, in December, Congress approved $50 million to support Ukraine’s energy sector, including natural gas.
McCormick wants to go before the grand jury in Delaware, saying he has relevant information about Hunter and the Bidens that the FBI ignored. (Yes, he is a Trump supporter, but that’s irrelevant if he has information that is relevant and correct.) “Right now, they are three years into an investigation doing nothing, and it seems like they’re stonewalling,” he told the POST. “I’ll go under oath for anyone who needs to hear the truth about Joe Biden’s criminal activities.”
Knowing what he knows, McCormick also suspects the presence of classified documents at President Biden’s Wilmington home might have something to do with his foreign business involvements. If so, he says, “that puts Joe in the middle of handing off these documents to his son for illegal use.” Recall that one very detailed email about Ukraine sent to Archer by Hunter six days before he joined the Burisma board seemed like something that would have been lifted straight out of a classified State Department document.
McCormick says he has the evidence of criminal wrongdoing on Joe Biden’s part. “If they put me in front of the grand jury,” he told Jesse Watters, “that’s right now seated in Wilmington, with Special Prosecutor David Weiss, my testimony becomes the evidence that will put him in jail or will lead to his impeachment. Probably lead to his impeachment, first.”
Here’s the original story in the U.K. DAILY MAIL...
And a good summary in POWERLINE BLOG…
Here is “citizen journalist” McCormick on Substack, reporting that Burisma made about $400 million off Biden’s push for fracking in their country. He notes that the $50 million paid to Ukraine by the U.S. was to “renovate their infrastructure and their pipeline systems.” Now Putin is in the process of taking it over.
We note with interest that McCormick praises the British press as being more trustworthy in reporting stories from the U.S. than our own press generally is, and (with exceptions, of course) we tend to agree.
In other political corruption news, the DNC and powerhouse Democrat attorney Marc Elias have announced they’re parting ways. (All together now: “Awwww!!”) Now, why would the DNC be separating from Elias, considering he only recently started his own firm, the Elias Law Group, for the express purpose of electing more “progressive” Democrats to office? That’s what most people would call a shared goal.
Recall that Elias is a former partner at DNC- and Hillary-affiliated Perkins Coie, which paid Fusion GPS with campaign funds for the notoriously fake Steele “dossier” on Trump in 2016. (Note: nobody prosecuted her for logging that clearly campaign-related payment as “legal expenses.”) No doubt there are still people who believe President Trump is an agent of Russia because of that stupid piece of dreck
The EPOCH TIMES relates a story first reported by PUNCHBOWL, saying that according to “multiple sources familiar with internal deliberations,” the DNC and Elias were parting ways over “a number of strategic disagreements.” He’s represented them since 2009. Oh, don’t worry, he’ll still continue to work for the DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee), DSCC (Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee), DAGA (Democratic Attorneys General Association), and DLCC (Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee).
Elias has remained committed to ending any possible way to verify election results in battleground states around the country. We’re sure he’ll continue to work diligently on that. But perhaps the DNC has become aware that they need to put a little distance between themselves and him this time around, just for appearance’s sake. He’s the poster child for election manipulation.
Finally, this is a big week for litigation, and the subpoenas are flying. Trump is suing Michael Cohen (good!)…
(By the way, did you know Cohen’s lawyer is longtime Clinton crony Lanny Davis?)
Also, Florida Rep. Marco Rubio is calling for an investigation into ActBlue, after a new James O’Keefe video suggesting widespread money laundering of foreign donations into Democrat campaign coffers…
More: New York Attorney General Letitia James, who should be disbarred, is forcing President Trump to come to New York to be deposed in a $250 million civil lawsuit that she instigated after she couldn’t find a crime to prosecute. Recall that she, like Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, who should also be disbarred, campaigned on a promise to get Trump, and she’s harassed him and his family since 2018. Refresh yourself on the details of this case and you’ll see how bogus it is...
The BABYLON BEE is suing the attorney general of California over a clearly unconstitutional censorship law, asking a federal district court to block its enforcement. And they are not kidding.
Alex Berenson has just filed suit in federal court against President Biden, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, and “other people who believed the mRNA jabs were more important than the First Amendment.”
About a year ago, a judge ruled that Berenson’s suit against Twitter could proceed, forcing Twitter to settle with him and reverse its ban on him for what he’d said about COVID vaccines. That suit had given him access to critical information about how the White House and Pfizer board member Dr. Scott Gottlieb had pressured Twitter to censor him. It’s that information that has led to this new lawsuit, and we wish him well…
Side note: A look at media coverage of Berenson from the earlier days of the pandemic is pretty hilarious now. Here, a typically longwinded article at THE ATLANTIC by Derek Thompson chastises him for actually believing, among other things, that cloth masks don’t work! Imagine! In “The World’s Wrongest Man,” Thompson feels compelled to be “exquisitely clear about WHAT IS TRUE,” namely, that “the vaccines work.”
“The authorized vaccines are marvels,” this True Believer gushes, “and the case against them relies on half-truths, untruths and obfuscations.” Really?? He’s very concerned about overcoming vaccine hesitancy “particularly in right-wing circles” and debunking vaccine skepticism “as a matter of life and death.” Of course, Twitter would never have banned someone for linking to this.
The article came out on April 1, 2021. April Fool’s Day.
Related: The UK Health Security Agency examined 4,371 studies, searching for data on whether high-quality masks protect particularly vulnerable people from catching COVID-19. They couldn’t find a single study that contained any usable data to confirm that.
Again, good luck to Alex Berenson with that lawsuit.