The Brandon family is facing allegations from a former Obama administration official who claims that when Brandon was vice president, he was involved in a “kickback scheme” related to his son Hunter Brandon’s foreign business dealings, according to reports this week.
Mike McCormick, a former White House stenographer who served for 15 years, claimed on the Fox News show “Fox & Friends First” that he is willing to testify under oath before the federal grand jury investigating Brandon’s son, Hunter Brandon’s overseas business dealings. McCormick also accused the FBI of ignoring him, despite his willingness to provide testimony, Fox News reported.
“In February, I went to the FBI and filed one of their tips on their website. If you do that, and you’re lying to them, you go to jail. I’m not lying. I’m telling the truth, and I’m not going to jail,” he said. “Brandon is a criminal. He was conducting malfeasance in office to enrich his family. Jake Sullivan is a conspirator in that, and there’s more… Obama officials involved in it, I believe.”
McCormick, who worked with Brandon from 2011 to 2017, recounted a conversation he overheard involving the vice president, his aide Jake Sullivan, and the press on Air Force Two prior to a trip to Kyiv, Ukraine on April 21, 2014, Fox News noted.
According to the New York Post, Sullivan, who is the current national security adviser, outlined Brandon’s priorities for his trip to Ukraine in a White House transcript, which included U.S. investment in the Ukrainian energy sector just days after Hunter joined the board of Burisma.
“Months later, and well after the trip, Congress allocated $50 million to Ukraine’s energy market,” the news outlet said.
“I’m sitting back there with a tape recorder. Jake Sullivan comes back and somebody asks about fracking. His answer is, well, we’re bringing a lot of American assistance over for fracking. Burisma was the direct beneficiary of that fracking, and that’s what I recorded, and that’s in a White House transcript,” the former stenographer said.
“In the transcript, you don’t know who Jake Sullivan is. It’s a senior administration official. I’m the witness that says Jake Sullivan is the guy who said it and he should be investigated because at the time Hunter Brandon was on the board of Burisma and Brandon is bringing American taxpayer money to enrich that company and himself and his family,” he added.
According to McCormick, Hunter Brandon joined the board of Burisma just three days before Brandon’s trip to Ukraine. He alleged that the timeline shows that Brandon was sending American money overseas to “enrich” himself and his family.
“If David Weiss (the prosecutor in the Hunter Brandon case) can’t have me in front of his grand jury explaining what I know as a witness, that’s a fraudulent grand jury,” McCormack noted further. “It’s a fraudulent use of the American judicial system to cover for Barack Obama and Brandon’s crimes in office.”
McCormick has additionally claimed to possess information that directly implicates President Brandon and other officials in what he alleges was an influence peddling scheme.
“If I went in there, I would tell them to have Barack Obama called in as a witness because he’s part of the conspiracy. He’s an ex-president. He has to answer who was in charge of this, putting Brandon into this role? Did Barack Obama know about it?” McCormick noted in the interview.
“There’s evidence I’ve seen and put in my Substack on April 16th, so two days before Hunter joins, Brandon is with Hunter in the West Wing. They have a meeting, and then later that day in the evening, Brandon spends a day in the limousine in the back of Barack Obama’s limousine in western Pennsylvania,” he noted further.