President Biden’s team reportedly shut down a State Department investigation meant to prove the theory that the COVID-19 outbreak began in a Wuhan lab with links to the Chinese military.
The stunning revelation was equally stunning in its source, as CNN reported on the effort to shut down the probe.
The network writes that the effort to prove the theory was headed up by then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo but was shut down “over concerns about the quality of its work.”
The Daily Mail reports: “The revelations will lead to uncomfortable allegations for Biden that his team politicized the public health effort, and harmed the nation by shutting down a useful inquiry begun by his predecessor.”
That uncomfortable news comes amidst renewed interest in the source of the pandemic, with some speculating the COVID release did not occur naturally but rather, as CNN states, “that mistakes or an accident in a Chinese lab” caused the outbreak.
Biden Shut Down Investigation Into Wuhan Lab
Last week, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee said there is “significant circumstantial evidence” that the COVID-19 outbreak emanated from a Wuhan Institute of Virology leak.
Such reports in the past have been labeled as “debunked” or a “conspiracy theory” in the past by fact-checkers.
But a new U.S. intelligence report found that several researchers at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology became ill in November 2019.
Their symptoms were such that they had to be hospitalized.
It remains unclear if the researchers contracted COVID-19 and the lab strongly denied the report.
House Intel Republicans though, insist the questions being raised mean the Biden administration must “place more pressure on China to allow full, credible investigations of the source of the COVID-19 pandemic and … the likelihood that it resulted from a lab leak.”