As evidence mounts that a Wuhan lab leak is to blame for the COVID outbreak, it has been revealed that Joe Biden’s administration halted a probe launched by President Trump into the theory.
The investigation was started by the State Department under former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has repeatedly called for a thorough inquiry into the lab leak theory.
According to CNN, the investigation’s main goal was to look into China’s biological weapons program and see if it played a bigger role in the outbreak’s start in Wuhan.
The report notes that “Officials involved in the effort relied on scientific research as well as public and classified information to probe the lab leak theory, including looking into any possible connection between the virus and the Chinese government’s biological weapons program.”
It continues, “The US government has said that it believes China maintained an offensive biological weapons program even after joining the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention in 1984. China refutes this.”
The investigation was shut down by Biden officials before it could get off the ground, claiming that there were too many questions about the integrity of the material.
Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, stated that evidence pointing to a Chinese lab leak as the source of the coronavirus epidemic does not amount to “enough data and information to jump to a conclusion,” and that the US will not conduct its own inquiry.
Instead, the Biden administration has thrown its support behind the World Health Organization, despite the fact that the organization earlier protested that it had been “not invited” to examine the outbreak by China and has been chastised for promoting Communist Party talking points.
Furthermore, after months of negotiating a visit, WHO experts mainly cleared China of guilt for the outbreak during only a three-hour visit to the virus lab in Wuhan.
This week, Pompeo expressed his displeasure at seeing government scientists discount the likelihood of COVID-19 originating from a lab over the prior year, “when they surely must have seen the same information that I had seen.”
“That includes, certainly, Dr. Fauci as well,” Pompeo noted:
President Trump also issued a statement Tuesday, noting that he was “right” about the lab leak theory:
This week a previously unseen US intelligence report revealed that at least three researchers working at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where coronavirus experiments were being conducted, were hospitalized in mid November 2019 with symptoms matching those of COVID.
It adds to the mountains of evidence pointing to the lab leak that has been accumulating for over a year, with prominent scientists and intelligence figures lending their weight to the notion.
With numerous official entities now being forced to backtrack and acknowledge that the lab leak origin is a real possibility, media outlets and fact checkers are scrambling to reverse previous statements on the issue.