Hunter Biden helped secure funds for US biolab contractor in Ukraine: e-mail

  

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Hunter Biden helped secure funds for US biolab contractor in Ukraine: e-mail
“Why is Hunter Biden in the middle of all this? Why is the disgraced son of the vice president at the heart of this – the guy with no discernible skills and a cocaine habit?”

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Russia’s assertion that President Biden’s son Hunter was “financing . . . biological laboratories in Ukraine” was based in truth, according to e-mails reviewed by The Post.

A trove of e-mails on      Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop       — the existence of which was exclusively reported by The Post in October 2020 — found that he played a role in helping a California defense contractor analyze killer diseases and bioweapons in Ukraine.

Moscow has claimed that secret American biological-warfare labs in Ukraine were a justification for its unprovoked invasion of the neighboring country last month. It doubled down on the accusations Thursday, claiming the labs produced biochemical weapons at the Biden family’s behest.

“US President Joe Biden himself is involved in the creation of biolaboratories in Ukraine,” Russia’s State Duma speaker, Vyacheslav Volodin said,      according to state media   .

“An investment fund run by his sun [sic] Hunter Biden funded research and the implementation of the United States’ military biological program. It is obvious that Joe Biden, as his father and the head of state, was aware of that activity,” Volodin continued, demanding a US Congressional investigation and a White House explanation.

US intelligence officials had earlier dismissed Russia’s messaging as war propaganda, explaining that Ukraine’s network of biological labs dedicated to pathogen research were not secret, and had publicly received funding from Washington.

However, Russia’s new claim that the first son’s investment fund was involved in raising money for biolab projects in Ukraine was accurate, according to e-mails involving Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine, first obtained by The Post and initially reported on by The Daily Mail Friday.

Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners invested $500,000 in the San Francisco pathogen research company Metabiota and raised millions more through firms that included Goldman Sachs, according to the e-mails found on the computer, which was abandoned at a Delaware repair shop in April 2019 as Joe Biden ran for president.

Hunter introduced Metabiota to officials at Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company where      he was a board member   , for a “science project” involving biolabs in Ukraine, the e-mails show.

A memo from a Metabiota official to the then-vice president’s son in 2014 said the company could “assert Ukraine’s cultural and economic independence from Russia.”

Metabiota vice president Mary Guttieri also wrote to Hunter about geopolitical issues involving the company’s research in the former Soviet republic in April 2014, two months after Russia      invaded and annexed the Crimea region   .

“As promised, I’ve prepared the attached memo, which provides an overview of Metabiota, our engagement in Ukraine, and how we can potentially leverage our team, networks, and concepts to assert Ukraine’s cultural and economic independence from Russia and continued integration into Western society,” her memo read.

Days later, Burisma executive Vadym Pozharskyi wrote to Biden about a “as you called ‘Science Ukraine’ project.”

“As I understand the Metabiota was a subcontract to principal contactor of the DoD B&V [engineering firm Black & Veatch],” his e-mail read. “What kind of partnership Metabiota is looking for in Ukraine?”

The US awarded $23.9 million to Metabiota later in 2014, with $307,091 allocated for a “Ukrainian research projects,”      government spending records showed   .

The younger Biden bragged to investors that his company organized funding for Metabiota and helped it “get new customers” including “government agencies,” according to e-mails.

B&V had been commissioned in 2010 by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency to build a lab in Odessa, to “enhance the government’s existing surveillance systems to detect, report and respond to bioterrorism attacks, epidemics and potential pandemics,”      the company’s website said   .

Hunter Biden’s ventures raised the eyebrows of a former CIA officer.

“His father was the vice president of the United States and in charge of relations with Ukraine. So why was Hunter not only on the board of a suspect Ukrainian gas firm, but also hooked them up with a company working on bioweapons research?,” Sam Faddis      told the Mail   .

‘It’s an obvious Russian propaganda attempt to take advantage of this. But it doesn’t change the fact that there does seem to be something that needs to be explored here.

“Why is Hunter Biden in the middle of all this? Why is the disgraced son of the vice president at the heart of this – the guy with no discernible skills and a      cocaine habit   ?”

Hunter Biden, 52, remains under federal investigation for possible tax fraud. The probe broadened in 2018 to look into how his international business dealings as a lobbyist and investor dovetailed with his father’s political career. He has denied allegations of impropriety.


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Sean Treacy
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1  seeder  Sean Treacy    3 months ago

‘It’s an obvious Russian propaganda attempt to take advantage of this. But it doesn’t change the fact that there does seem to be something that needs to be explored here."

How did a massive fuckup like Hunter Biden  come by this  in Ukraine, a country over which his father managed American policy at the time?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Sean Treacy @1    3 months ago

Now you are spreading Russian propaganda ? 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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1.1.1  seeder  Sean Treacy  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    3 months ago

Lol...Now the New York Post is Russian Propaganda? Haven't you been embarrassed enough by your false claims of "Russian misinformation"  over Hunter Biden?

Face it, when you blindly  defend and enable  thoroughly corrupt people like Hunter Biden, your enemies can expose you just by pointing out facts. 

But by all means, what is the "propaganda" in the story? I'll retract it if there are factual inaccuracies.  

 
 
 
Ronin2
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1.1.2  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    3 months ago

Miss the part where information on Hunter's laptops verified that he was involved in raising funds for Ukraine biolabs? 

Your president and his son are mixed up in some really fucked up shit.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Sean Treacy @1.1.1    3 months ago

Fox News spreads Russian propaganda at times. Why wouldnt the NY Post, an increasingly far right newspaper ? 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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1.1.4  seeder  Sean Treacy  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.3    3 months ago

Why wouldnt the NY Post, an increasingly far right newspaper ?

Just because reporting makes the Bidens look bad doesn't make it "Russian propaganda."

If it is propaganda, just point out what's false...

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1.5  Greg Jones  replied to  Sean Treacy @1.1.4    3 months ago

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[comments about other members are always off topic and no value.]

 
 
 
cjcold
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1.1.6  cjcold  replied to  Sean Treacy @1.1.1    3 months ago

The New York Post is a fake news rag for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. So yes, it is an outlet for Russian/right-wing propaganda.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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1.1.7  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Sean Treacy @1.1.4    3 months ago
Just because reporting makes the Bidens look bad doesn't make it "Russian propaganda."

No, that would be the part where it says "Moscow has claimed that secret American biological-warfare labs in Ukraine were a justification for its unprovoked invasion of the neighboring country last month. It doubled down on the accusations Thursday, claiming the labs produced biochemical weapons at the Biden family’s behest."

While the NY Post and most other right wing conservative media still uses terms like "based in truth" to avoid any accusations they know they can't actually prove, their clear support for the Russian propaganda narrative is truly disgusting.

Fuck Russian propaganda. Fuck right wing piece of shit media companies who reprint their trash accusations while insinuating that maybe Putin is right even though there is ZERO fucking evidence of any crime or any support for bioweapons research in Ukraine as Russia has claimed. And fuck the whiny sniveling right wing conservative pond scum who not only buy into this horse shit narrative but help spread it. As I watch the thousands of patriotic Americans who have traveled to Ukraine to help them in their fight against the immoral unwarranted invasion of Ukraine I wonder why their counterparts here who clearly carry water for Putin aren't headed over there to help Russia with their invasion. If they are true believers that America is corrupt and Biden is some evil villain then by all means, they should get the fuck over there and see how Putin laughs as he sacrifices them all as gullible meat shields for fascism.

None of the supposed "evidence" in the seed above prove either Biden did anything illegal, nefarious or even improper. Claiming that because Hunter is "under investigation for possible tax fraud" means he must be somehow guilty while ignoring and defending the fact that Donald Trump is not only under investigation for tax fraud but that his company has actually been charged with tax fraud.

Conservatives repeating the Russian propaganda claims against Biden clearly have their heads shoved up their own asses and have no fucking clue what's fact or fiction which make them perfect kompromat bitches willing to sell their own nation and fellow citizens out to an enemy foreign government simply because their ideology is more aligned with right wing white fascist regimes like Putin's.

I wouldn't really be surprised if Putin and his right wing conservative boot lickers started claiming that 'Metabiota' is not just researching biological weapons but is cloning white Christian babies to sell to Democrats, liberals and Jews who must be eating them or drinking their blood. The above seed is no better than any of the other unproven unfounded bullshit conspiracy theories Qanon, right wing media and Russian propaganda media like RT have been pushing for years now and yet not a single conspiracy theory they have EVER fucking come up with actually turned out to be true, not the Pizza parlor sex rings, not the lizard aliens, not any claims of widespread voter fraud, not any claims of Democrats eating babies, not the claims of a coordinated 'deep state', not the claim that Sandy Hook was a false flag operation, not the claims of the Clintons assassinating people and this latest one will be no different no matter how many weak cowardly scum bag right wing conservative fascists spread it.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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1.1.8  seeder  Sean Treacy  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.1.7    3 months ago
oscow has claimed that secret American biological-warfare labs in Ukraine were a justification for its unprovoked invasion of the neighboring country last month. It doubled down on the accusations Thursday, claiming the labs produced biochemical weapons at the Biden family’s behest.

"I guess if you lack basic reading comprehension, you can claim its "spreading Russian propaganda" since it merely described what the Russian government is claiming. I guess in your world  Reuters, the NYT and every other news organization spreads Russian propaganda too.. 

ike "based in truth" to avoid any accusations they know they can't actually prove

No, the article provides specific facts, which you gloss right over in your hysteria. 

e seed above prove either Biden did anything illegal, nefarious or even improper

Get  that strawman!  Did your back get sore from moving the goalposts that far? 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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1.1.9  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Sean Treacy @1.1.8    3 months ago
I guess if you lack basic reading comprehension, you can claim its "spreading Russian propaganda" since it merely described what the Russian government is claiming.

"Russia’s assertion that President Biden’s son Hunter was “financing . . . biological laboratories in Ukraine” was based in truth, according to e-mails reviewed by The Post."

That is not "merely" describing what the Russian government is claiming. It's outright claiming that it's own investigation has deemed the Russian propaganda as being "based in truth". That's the fucking scum bag right wing conservative media narrative which doesn't come out and say the Russia propaganda is true, because they know it's fucking ludicrous, but they say it could be "based in truth" because that fucking sells to their right wing conservative fascist base.

All they have to show are emails that basically just show correspondence between Hunter Biden and a San Jose based biotech company that he invested in. Nothing in the email suggests any criminal act or even unethical behavior. That's all they have, but instead of just stating that, they tell their rabid dip shit moron base that the Russian propaganda that their base is desperately wanting to believe, so they can go back to hating on Biden and the Democrats instead of Russia and Putin, is "based in truth". Of course not even Russia has presented zero evidence that the company or any other facility in Ukraine was developing biological weapons and there is zero evidence of any secret conspiracy by the Biden's ort anyone else in the US to attack Russia through Ukraine or to develop biological weapons.

So, there is no problem with my reading comprehension, but apparently some Putin boot lickers should polish up on their kowtowing for their eventual apology to their fascist masters. Perhaps if they grovel enough they can avoid being sent to the gulag in Siberia.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1.10  JohnRussell  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.1.9    3 months ago

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The loony conspiracy nuts have taken over the Republican Party , and thus have taken control of conservative ideology. [Deleted]

The idea that Donald Trump could ever be "normalized" at the same time mainstream politicians like Clinton and Biden could be demonized takes bamboozling to new heights. Yet this is what vocal right wing advocates try to do constantly. 

 
 
 
Ronin2
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1.2  Ronin2  replied to  Sean Treacy @1    3 months ago

His father's inside information and connections; same as always with them. Follow the money and they will be right there.

Now that Hunter is officially an "artist" (for those wanting access to Biden); wonder which Biden family member will become the next major insider pawn bread winner? 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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1.2.1  seeder  Sean Treacy  replied to  Ronin2 @1.2    3 months ago
wonder which Biden family member will become the next major insider pawn bread winner? 

It's crazy how over the top the Bidens are. Almost as crazy as watching the same people who flip about Trump defend Hunter Biden's boondoggle in Ukraine. 

 
 
 
pat wilson
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2  pat wilson    3 months ago

This has been covered already.

My post there:

I read through the Daily Mail article you linked. I looked for criminality but didn't see any. Maybe Hunter's actions were less than ethical but I didn't see a crime. I then looked up Metabiota to see if there was evidence pointing to bioweapon development. Didn't see any. From your Sierra Leone article it's clear they have problems. How nefarious they are is questionable.
 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.1  seeder  Sean Treacy  replied to  pat wilson @2    3 months ago

That doesn't rebut anything in the article

 
 
 
cjcold
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2.1.1  cjcold  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1    3 months ago

It's hard to rebut inuendo, half-truths, exaggerations and outright lies.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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2.1.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1    3 months ago
That doesn't rebut anything in the article

Rebut: verb - claim or prove that (evidence or an accusation) is false.

It rebuts the Russian propaganda claims that Ukraine was developing biological weapons with the assistance of the U.S. government and the assumption that there was something criminal or nefarious about the Biden's investments into a biotech company that the seed clearly implies.

Russia has not provided a lick of evidence for their claims yet right wing conservatives here in America seem desperate to try and gather it for him. Perhaps these weak conservative cowards believe Putin will reward them someday for their loyalty if they help him topple western democracy, but the odds are he would just laugh at the gullible morons and put a bullet in their foreheads after they were no longer any use to him.

To 'rebut' these false claims just means claiming they aren't true, and since none of the claims in the seed above are proven true as Pat points out, those claims have been rebutted. If some right wing dipshits want to prove their claims are not false by presenting some actual evidence that either Metabiota was involved in developing biological weapons in Ukraine or that the Biden's committed any crime or that their investment in Metabiota constituted some crime or even unethical bahavior, then please do present the evidence. Otherwise keep this drippy batshit crazy Russian propaganda conspiracy theory where it belongs, deep inside the right wing conservative fascist bizarro universe (aka right wing media, RT and Sputnik) that's already filled with so many lies and conspiracy theories that it will blend right in and no one will even notice it.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.1.3  seeder  Sean Treacy  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @2.1.2    3 months ago
\Ukraine was developing biological weapons with the assistance of the U.S. government 

Gert that strawman! The article didn't claim that. 

ething criminal or nefarious about the Biden's investments into a biotech company that the seed clearly implies.

Sure, his business ties came from his first class mind and business record. 

nd since none of the claims in the seed above are proven true as Pat points out, those claims have been rebutted.

Lol.. What nonsense. The claims are in fact "proven true." Acting like a simpleton and simply say they aren't doesn't make it so. 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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2.1.4  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1.3    3 months ago
Gert that strawman! The article didn't claim that. 

Russia has claimed that the US is behind "biolabs" in Ukraine. They have claimed that these "biolabs" have been developing biological weapon and are using that as an excuse to invade. Of course there is zero evidence of that being true, but that doesn't stop half wits and brain damaged eunuchs even here in the US from believing it and continuing to defend and deflect for Russian propaganda.

Sure, his business ties came from his first class mind and business record.

I know a guy who apparently cheated on his three wives almost as often as he cheated on his taxes and is currently being investigated for tax fraud, bank fraud, has filed bankruptcy half a dozen times, has run a dozen of businesses into the ground, has been accused of sexual assault by more than two dozen women, has been accused of raping a 13 year old and said his friend, who was a convicted child rapist before he was found hung in his jail cell and who was also accused by the same 13 year old of rape, was a "terrific guy".

But wait, we're here to smear Joe Biden's son, right?! I forgot, it's hard to keep on track of the right wing target when they ignore the massive fat tangerine elephant sitting in the center of their party that leaves with no oxygen in their tent. Perhaps that would explain why some right wing conservatives are soooooooooo fucking stupid and useless and can only retreat to the "But Hunter Biden's laptop!" bullshit deflection to obfuscate their dear leader and/or his fascist masters disgusting behavior, propaganda and lies.

The claims are in fact "proven true."

What exactly has been "proven true"? As far as I can see the only thing that has been "proven true" is that there are some really sick disgusting shit filled right wing conservative fascists, even here in the country I love, who jump at a chance to carry water for the vile piece of shit murderer Putin and his authoritarian regime.

Acting like a simpleton and simply say they aren't doesn't make it so. 

The only simpletons are the ones pretending that Putin isn't claiming that the Ukrainian "biolabs" were developing bioweapons.

"Russia's attempts to convince the world that its invasion of Ukraine is justified have mostly fallen flat in the U.S. But a recent disinformation campaign has gained some traction."

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: "Russia's disinformation campaigns to justify invading Ukraine have failed up to now, but Russia keeps trying. And one conspiracy theory is gaining some ground here in the United States. It's spreading through some of the same channels that domestic extremists rely on."

"NPR's Odette Yousef covers domestic extremism, so she's on this story. Good morning."

ODETTE YOUSEF, BYLINE: "Good morning."

INSKEEP: "What's the Russian narrative?"

YOUSEF: " Well, this has come to be known as the biolabs conspiracy, Steve, and it goes like this. The U.S. has laboratories all over Ukraine where it's secretly developing biological weapons or conducting dangerous experiments, and so Russia's using this to justify its attack on Ukraine , you know, to protect itself and perhaps even the wider world."

"You know, this claim isn't new, Steve. Russia has a long history, dating back to Soviet times, of claiming that the U.S. has been developing biological or chemical weapons and even, in the 1980s, claimed that the virus that causes AIDS was a result of that. But I think the thing that's notable now is that this was one of several disinfo narratives that was generally floating around and not gaining too much traction when the war began, until a Twitter user, who went under a handle @WarClandestine, seized on it in late February."

Those desperately trying to pretend that isn't the narrative Putin is pushing are clearly just sad gullible weak pieces of shit eagerly wanting to lick Putin's boots. I've no doubt those same boot lickers will be the first ones saying "But its true! The US has done terrible things in the past! Who am I to say they didn't create 'AIDS'?, I mean, there  are a lot of killers. You think our country’s so innocent?”...

Oh wait, where have I heard that before...

“Putin is a killer.” - Bill O'Reilly

“There are a lot of killers. We have a lot of killers,” Trump said. “Well, you think our country is so innocent?” - Donald Trump

“(Putin) kills journalists that don't agree with him,” - Joe Scarborough

“Well, I think that our country does plenty of killing, too, Joe,” Donald Trump
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No wonder it seems like so many worthless Trump sycophants are so desperately defending Putin. They've clearly been given the 'wink, wink, nudge, nudge' of treason, perhaps some of them just jumped the gun on January 6th and the rest were just trying to give them hand signals and whistles to get them to cool it till the day they get the 'official' word from dirty Donald (last one didn't count because they didn't succeed) that the 'New Confederate Reconstruction' is under way and to get ready to massacre some liberals, Democrat's, gays, progressives, Muslim's and anyone else that doesn't bow their head to their hoped for right wing white nationalist conservative Christian fascist empire. No doubt they realize that's the only reason they've been so desperately defending their right to 'bear' military style weapons so vociferously, for that day they get to shoot everyone they hate in the name of their God and not to actually defend against a Russian invasion. Hell, its unclear whether a majority of them would even be against a Russian invasion.
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Hal A. Lujah
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3  Hal A. Lujah    3 months ago

… to “enhance the government’s existing surveillance systems to detect, report and respond to bioterrorism attacks, epidemics and potential pandemics,”

The horror!  They are situated directly adjacent to the country most likely to use WMD, and that already has a history of offensively attacking them and other countries, as well as targeted poisonings.  Of course this would piss off Russia - the last thing they want is to have their evil ways be detected.  Who the fuck would take Russia’s side in this?!!

 
 
 
Ronin2
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3.1  Ronin2  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3    3 months ago

They are situated in a country with a corrupt, weak, government that caters to fascist and Nazi militias. So long as they fight Russians everything is good. What the fuck could go wrong?

Funny how the Biden administration is so fucking scared some of these labs didn't destroy the samples they were working with and research they were doing. I mean these were all supposedly originally Russian bio labs; so the Russians should already have everything they were working on. Unless of course some new samples of things the US wanted researched were snuck in.

All of which doesn't explain why Hunter Biden; the US company he worked for; and Burisma were doing gathering financial backing for them. WTF does an energy company give a rats ass about bio research?

Care to address the meat of the article- all of which is true?

Hunter introduced Metabiota to officials at Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company where he was a board member , for a “science project” involving biolabs in Ukraine, the e-mails show.

A memo from a Metabiota official to the then-vice president’s son in 2014 said the company could “assert Ukraine’s cultural and economic independence from Russia.”

Metabiota vice president Mary Guttieri also wrote to Hunter about geopolitical issues involving the company’s research in the former Soviet republic in April 2014, two months after Russia invaded and annexed the Crimea region .

“As promised, I’ve prepared the attached memo, which provides an overview of Metabiota, our engagement in Ukraine, and how we can potentially leverage our team, networks, and concepts to assert Ukraine’s cultural and economic independence from Russia and continued integration into Western society,” her memo read.

Days later, Burisma executive Vadym Pozharskyi wrote to Biden about a “as you called ‘Science Ukraine’ project.”

“As I understand the Metabiota was a subcontract to principal contactor of the DoD B&V [engineering firm Black & Veatch],” his e-mail read. “What kind of partnership Metabiota is looking for in Ukraine?”

The US awarded $23.9 million to Metabiota later in 2014, with $307,091 allocated for a “Ukrainian research projects,” government spending records showed .

The younger Biden bragged to investors that his company organized funding for Metabiota and helped it “get new customers” including “government agencies,” according to e-mails.

B&V had been commissioned in 2010 by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency to build a lab in Odessa, to “enhance the government’s existing surveillance systems to detect, report and respond to bioterrorism attacks, epidemics and potential pandemics,” the company’s website said .

Hunter Biden’s ventures raised the eyebrows of a former CIA officer.

“His father was the vice president of the United States and in charge of relations with Ukraine. So why was Hunter not only on the board of a suspect Ukrainian gas firm, but also hooked them up with a company working on bioweapons research?,” Sam Faddis told the Mail .

How the hell did a dumb POS like Hunter Biden even know about the bio lab research or Metabiota; and manage to line the Ukrainian company he was working for to invest in it? Just in time for a 23.9 million dollar windfall?

If this were Trump and his kids the Democrats would already be impeaching him again. But since it is a couple of fuck nuts with a D behind their name- it is all "Russian propaganda".

Time for a special prosecutor. Thankfully the FBI will get to sit this one out; as the crime occurred in Ukraine. Since this will have to wait until after midterms for Republicans to demand a special prosecutor; which might mean Garland gets impeached- well past time; so no Establishment morons that should have been put out to pasture; and definitely no Clinton/Obama campaign contributors and surrogates. 

 
 
 
Steve Ott
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4  Steve Ott    3 months ago

Show me the emails. I don't give a shit about the story.

 
 

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