by Natalie Winters and Raheem J. Kassam
March 24, 2022
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Natalie Winters is the Lead Investigative Reporter at
the National Pulse and co-host of The National Pulse
Raheem Kassam is the Editor-in-Chief of the National
Pulse, and former senior advisor to Brexit leader Nigel
Farage. Kassam is the best-selling author of 'No Go
Zones' and 'Enoch Was Right', a co-host at the War Room:
Impeachment podcast, a Lincoln fellow at the Claremont
Institute, and a fellow at the Bow Group think tank.
Kassam is an academic advisory board member at the
Institut des Sciences Sociales, Economiques et
Politiques in Lyon, France.
resides in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. President's son
was instrumental in funding a firm
conducting pathogen and anthrax research
in Ukrainian biolabs...
An investment firm directed by President
Joe Biden's son
Biden was a leading financial backer of a pandemic tracking and
response firm that collaborated on identifying and isolating deadly
pathogens in Ukrainian laboratories, receiving funds from the
administration's Department of Defense in the process, The National
Pulse can exclusively reveal.
Technology Partners (RSTP) - a subsidiary of the
Hunter Biden and Christopher Heinz-founded
Rosemont Capital - counted both Biden and Heinz as managing
Heinz is the stepson of former U.S. Secretary of
State and current Climate czar John Kerry.
companies listed on archived versions
of the RSTP's portfolio is
Metabiota - an ostensibly San
Francisco-based company that purports
to detect, track, and analyze emerging infectious diseases.
reports reveal that RSTP led the company's first round of
funding in 2015, which
amounted to $30 million.
Former managing director and
co-founder of RSTP Neil
Callahan - a name that also appears many
times on Hunter Biden's hard drive - sits on Metabiota's Board
of Advisors alongside former Clinton official Rob Walker who
discussed, in another unearthed Hunter Biden hard drive e-mail,
reaching out to the Obama Department of Defense with regard to
New e-mails confirm
the Metabiota/DOD/Ukraine links.
2021, The National Pulse
exclusively revealed the connection between Metabiota, Hunter
Biden, and the pandemic-linked EcoHealth Alliance which worked
Anthony Fauci's National Institute for Allergy and
Infectious Disease (NIAID) and the notorious Wuhan laboratory.
Today, we can
exclusively reveal an official connection between the Biden-linked
pandemic firm and biological laboratories based in Ukraine.
March we revealed how these labs were handling "especially
dangerous pathogens" through programs funded by the U.S. government.
for such entities to fall into the hands of invading Russian forces
has come under hotly disputed scrutiny in recent weeks.
in the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine's (STCU) 2016
Annual Report recounts a,
"Trilateral Meeting with Ukraine, Poland, and the United States
Regional Collaboration on Biological Security, Safety, and
describes in particular an October 2016 meeting involving U.S.
military officials and their Ukrainian counterparts discussing,
"cooperation in surveillance and prevention of especially dangerous
infectious diseases, including zoonotic diseases in Ukraine and
In attendance were
representatives from the Biden-linked Metabiota, roughly one year
after Hunter's investment funds put cash into the company.
of Defense (Defense Threat Reduction Agency - DTRA) (K. Garrett,
G. Braunstein, W. Sosnowski, and J. Wintrol)
Black & Veatch
and Metabiota corporations (D. Mustra, Dr. M. Guttieri, S.
Anderson, T. Borth and others)
Bjelajac, Executive Director, and Vlada Pashynska, Senior
Specialist represented the STCU
focused on existing frameworks, regulatory coordination, and ongoing
cooperative projects in research, surveillance and diagnostics of a
number of dangerous zoonotic diseases, such as avian influenza,
leptospirosis, Crimea Congo hemorrhagic fever, and brucellosis,"
explains the summary:
STUC Annual Report
the STCU website details another meeting between Metabiota
representatives, Ukrainian scientists, and U.S. Department of
Defense officials aimed at increasing collaboration while attending
a Swine Fever workshop just months later:
"In the framework
of the workshop, special breakout meetings of Ukrainian scientists
with their European and American counterparts were jointly organized
by the STCU, DTRA and Metabiota Inc.
During those breakout
meetings, specialists from each country worked to establish
effective contacts in order to encourage future cooperation, as well
as to identify future scientific projects with Ukrainian and western
veterinary institutions in the area of ASF control and
contracts also corroborate the working relationship between,
...with the firm receiving an $18.4 million grant from the U.S. agency
A total of $307,091, allocated to
Metabiota on September
itemized for "Ukraine research projects."
scientific papers - including those isolating strains of deadly
pathogens like "virulent African Swine Fever Virus" - appear to
have been published following the grant.
paper titled "Complete Genome Sequence of a Virulent African
Swine Fever Virus from a Domestic Pig in Ukraine" was authored by
and three Ukraine-based institutes.
whose work is described as being "funded by the U.S. Defense Threat
Reduction Agency (DTRA) through the Biological Threat Reduction
Program in Ukraine," isolated the strain of the deadly virus using a
pig from Ukraine:
were collected from a domestic pig from ASF outbreak number 131 in
Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine, in 2016.
The samples were frozen, and total
DNA was extracted in duplicate from spleen tissue using the PowerMicrobiome RNA isolation kit (Mo Bio) following the
Furthermore, a 2014
paper "Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Livestock Anthrax in Ukraine
During the Past Century (1913-2012)" lists an author, Artem
Skrypnyk, then affiliated with a Ukraine-based branch of the
objective was to examine the spatiotemporal dynamics of the
disease and identify areas where anthrax may persist in the
present day," posits the paper.
Skrypnyk's Ukraine Anthrax study,
funded by the U.S. government.
historical epizootiology of a disease can identify the
geographic extent of environmental foci, define areas prone to
repeat outbreaks, and lead to a better understanding of natural
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reveals the U.S.
Skrypnyk is also
listed as a Metabiota scientist in other papers including,
One paper aimed "to
better understand anthrax epizootiology in Ukraine," collecting
samples from anthrax hotspots with funds from the U.S. DTRA's
Cooperative Biological Engagement Program in Ukraine.
"We tested wild
boar serum samples collected across Ukraine for antibodies to B.
anthracis and determined whether exposed boars were associated
with livestock anthrax hotspots," explains the paper.
Studying Anthrax in dogs.
Metabiota-affiliated researcher, worked as VTechnical Officer
for Laboratories for the World Health Organization (WHO).
researchers - Nataliya Mykhaylovska and Bradford Raymond Brooks -
are listed as Ukraine-based Metabiota researchers in a paper titled
of a Regional Training Program on African Swine Fever As Part of the
Cooperative Biological Engagement Program across the Caucasus
paper even references a Metabiota office in Ukraine's capital city
of Kiev, whose existence appears to be corroborated by a summary of
the company's operational structure.
international footprint includes operations in 20 countries and
offices in San Francisco, Washington, Ukraine, China, Canada,
and Sierra Leone," explains
LinkedIn profiles of former Metabiota
employees detail the work conducted by the company's Kyiv
Science Manager for Eastern Europe David Mustra explains how he,
"manga(ed) Metabiota's team of twelve Ukrainian-National personnel" and
served as "the Biosurveillance and Research Manager for
Metabiota's work as a subcontractor, under the direction of
prime contractor Black & Veatch (B&V), on the Defense Threat
Reduction Agency's (DTRA) Cooperative Biological Engagement
Program (CBEP) Biological Threat Reduction Integrating Contract
(BTRIC) - Ukraine."
He also explains
how the company liaised with "Government of Ukraine officials" from
agencies including the Ministry of Defense.
employee - Dr. Petro Mutovkin - who served as a Human Biosurveillance Specialist and Project Manager from 2015 to 2016
reveals his role in,
"facilitating activities within US Department of Defence
Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) in Ukraine"
on his LinkedIn
facility assessment, laboratory diagnostic and BS&S training, (and)
biological risk assessment and mitigation" are among the other tasks
he engaged in.
Joe Biden's son's financial involvement with
Ukrainian biological laboratories experimenting with pathogens,
animals, and anthrax follows The National Pulse
unearthing Metabiota's ties to EcoHealth Alliance, a key
entity in the origins of
COVID-19 and cover-up efforts...