A former White House stenographer alleges that President Joe Biden may have committed a criminal act during his trip to Ukraine in April 2014 while Vice President.
Joe Biden Has a New Ukraine Problem?
“Joe Biden committed crimes in Ukraine in a conspiracy with [current national security adviser] Jake Sullivan,” former Obama White House stenographer Mike McCormick told The New York Post. “I’m a witness to that happening.”
McCormick alleges that the then vice president promoted a kickback scheme with the Ukrainians in a conspiracy with now National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, who worked as a State Department official at the time. He filed a complaint with the FBI in February.
Sullivan briefed reporters onboard Air Force Two about Biden’s agenda. The White House published a readout of the briefing, describing Sullivan as a “Senior Administration Official.”
“… [H]e’ll discuss with them medium- and long-term strategies to boost conventional gas production, and also to begin to take advantage of the unconventional gas reserves that are in Ukraine.” Sullivan said according to the White House press release from the trip.
Sullivan continued suggesting the U.S. could provide Ukraine with technical assistance to increase access to its untapped gas reserves in the wake of the Maidan Revolution that ousted pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych and Vladimir Putin’s seizure of Crimea.
Sullivan suggested the U.S. could give Ukraine “the technology that would be required to extract unconventional gas resources; and Ukraine has meaningful reserves of unconventional gas according to the latest estimates” and that “Ukraine could substantially lessen its energy dependence and deny any country the capacity to use energy as a political weapon.”
Hunter Biden and Connecting the Dots?
McCormick told The Daily Mail he reached the conclusion that Sullivan’s discussion of “unconventional gas reserves” referred to fracking in Ukraine after reading through Hunter Biden’s e-mails.
The April 18 press conference took place three days after Hunter Biden joined the board of the Ukrainian gas firm Burisma making $50,000 per month. Hunter Biden earned at least $1 million between 2014 and 2019 from Burisma.
Burisma owner Mykola Zlochevsky faced several fraud investigations and never was convicted. The FBI considered Zlochevsky corrupt according to a former Obama State Department official. Joe Biden pressured Ukraine to fire prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who had been investigating Burisma, in 2016 and threatened the U.S. would withhold $1 billion in aid to Ukraine otherwise. The Ukrainian parliament then fired Shokin.
Republicans have questioned Hunter Biden’s fitness for having been on Burisma’s board. However, Hunter Biden has defended his tenure on the Burisma board saying he was hired due to his understanding of corporate governance in addition to his last name.
“I was vice chairman of the board of Amtrak for five years,” he continued. “I was the chairman of the board of the U.N. World Food Program. I was a lawyer for Boies Schiller Flexner, one of the most prestigious law firms in ― in the world,” Hunter Biden told ABC News in 2020. “I think that I had as much knowledge as anybody else that was on the board ― if not more.”
Joe Biden’s office denied the then vice president had any involvement with Burisma in a July 2014 interview with Time magazine.
“The Vice President does not endorse any particular company and has no involvement with this company,” spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff told Time.
An email written by Burisma official Vadim Pozarskyi to Hunter Biden’s business partner Devon Archer on Apr. 17, 2014 suggested waiting to publicize Hunter Biden joining the Burisma board until after his father’s departure from Ukraine.
“As to the HB I do believe that we have to reach reasonable balance here. I realize fully that his role as well as role of AK is of long term perspective and taking into account the political weight of our Directors we have to “use’ their personality carefully and strategically wise, I do realize their vulnerability in this respect,” Pozarskyi wrote. “Therefore I kindly suggest to indeed now or after his father left our country just put him on our website without going for public camping … In some sense we cannot “hide” our directors.”
Pozarskyi dined with Hunter Biden and Joe Biden at an exclusive Georgetown restaurant a year later.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Delaware currently is investigating Hunter Biden for potential tax fraud, illegal foreign lobbying, money laundering, and lying about his drug use on a federal firearms purchase form.
“Right now, they are three years into an investigation doing nothing and it seems like they’re stonewalling,” McCormick told The New York Post.
McCormick continued: “I’ll go under oath before anyone who needs to hear the truth about Joe Biden’s criminal activities.”
John Rossomando was a senior analyst for Defense Policy and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award in 2008 for his reporting.