Deep State Deep-Sixed COVID Probe
Investigators were warned by U.S. officials to avoid opening “Pandora’s box” by pursing the lab-leak theory.
In a recently published article titled “The Lab-Leak Theory: Inside the Fight to Uncover COVID-19’s Origins,” investigative journalist Katherine Eban details how individuals within the U.S. State Department sought to suppress any notion of the coronavirus having originated in a lab in Wuhan, China. Needless to say, the evidence presented of an intentional cover-up by deep state actors (and a complicit Leftmedia) is both compelling and deeply troubling. This scandal exposes the reality that political considerations motivated individuals within the State Department to hide the facts from the American people.
Interviews with more than 40 people, and a review of hundreds of pages of U.S. government documents, including internal memos, meeting minutes, and email correspondence, found that conflicts of interest, stemming in part from large government grants supporting controversial virology research, hampered the U.S. investigation into COVID-19’s origin at every step. In one State Department meeting, officials seeking to demand transparency from the Chinese government say they were explicitly told by colleagues not to explore the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s gain-of-function research, because it would bring unwelcome attention to U.S. government funding of it.
In her lengthly article, Eban, who is clearly on the Left and no fan of Donald Trump, found some significant information: “Thomas DiNanno, former acting assistant secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, wrote that staff from two bureaus, his own and the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, ‘warned’ leaders within his bureau ‘not to pursue an investigation into the origin of COVID-19’ because it would ‘open a can of worms’ if it continued.”
And what was this “can of worms”? The answer appears to be the fact that the U.S. government was involved in funding “gain-of-function” research, with some of this funding just happening to go to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Eban observes, “To one former federal health official, the situation boiled down to this: An institute ‘funded by American dollars is trying to teach a bat virus to infect human cells, then there is a virus’ in the same city as that lab. It is ‘not being intellectually honest not to consider the hypothesis’ of a lab escape.”
DiNanno asserted that the warnings against digging in the wrong places “smelled like a cover-up” and he “wasn’t going to be a part of it.” Well, if it smells like cover-up, then it probably is a cover-up. Tellingly, one of the U.S. officials advising the team investigating the COVID-19 origin back in early 2020 was the director of the State Department’s Biological Policy Staff in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Christopher Park, and he told them “not to say anything that would point to the U.S. government’s own role in gain-of-function research.” And Park’s motive? Back in 2017, he “had been involved in lifting a U.S. government moratorium on funding for gain-of-function research.”
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who back in April of 2020 pointed to “a significant amount of evidence that [COVID-19] came from that laboratory in Wuhan,” appeared to confirm Eban’s investigation. “[NIH] folks were trying to suppress what we were doing at the State Department as well,” he stated Thursday. Furthermore, Pompeo eyed Dr. Anthony Fauci’s role, contending, “To hear Fauci this morning talk about how the Chinese have an interest in us discovering what happened is just crazy talk. The Chinese have a deep interest in covering it up. They have done so pretty darn effectively.” Moreover, Fauci voiced “the exact same theories that the Chinese Communist Party has presented for over a year now,” Pompeo continued. “He implies good faith for the Chinese Communist Party: We are on the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square [incident]. For Dr. Fauci to go out and think the CCP cared that there were people in Wuhan who were dying … is just naive beyond all possible imagination.”
Actually, as Pompeo well knows, it’s not naivety at all but rather Fauci’s calculated decision to cover up his possible involvement in helping to fund gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab that almost certainly unleashed a global pandemic responsible for the deaths of millions.
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