Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee are alleging in a newly released report that there are “indications” that COVID-19 could be tied to China’s biological weapons research program and “spilled over” to the general human population during an incident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
The information was released in a minority staff report by members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Wednesday night.
“Contrary to the implication of the [Intelligence Community’s] declassified report, based on our investigation involving a variety of public and non-public information, we conclude that there are indications that SARS-CoV-2 may have been tied to China’s biological weapons research program and spilled over to the human population during a lab-related incident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” a summary of the report states. “The IC failed to adequately address this information in its classified Updated Assessment. When we attempted to raise the issues with the IC, it failed to respond.”
In a declassified assessment on the origins of COVID-19 by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in October 2021, the report states that SARS-CoV-2 was “probably not a biological weapon,” adding, “We remain skeptical of allegations that SARS-CoV-2 was a biological weapon because they are supported by scientifically invalid claims.”
Wednesday’s report released by House Republicans also alleges that its investigation “revealed serious shortcomings with both the classified and declassified versions of the Intelligence Community’s,” and states that the omissions “likely skewed the public’s understanding of key issues and deepened mistrust.”
“The Committee believes the IC downplayed important information relating to the possible links between COVID-19 and China’s bioweapons research based in part on input from outside experts,” the report states, adding that the intelligence community “refuses to be transparent with the Committee regarding which experts it relied on.”
Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, told Fox News Digital that Americans deserve answers regarding the origins of COVID-19
“The American people are owed answers about the origins of COVID-19. Our report states that COVID-19 may have been tied to China’s bioweapons research program and that the Intelligence Community (IC) withheld key information from the American public’s authorized elected officials, deepening public mistrust,” Wenstrup said. “Our findings also show that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) bears more responsibility for the COVID-19 pandemic than what has been publicly known or transparently communicated to the American people.”
“As a physician and Army veteran, I believe it is vitally important that we understand the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and strive to do everything within our power to pursue policies that will help prevent our country from being vulnerable like this in the future.”
While alleging that COVID’s origins were likely tied to China’s biological weapons research program, the report states, “We have not seen any credible indication that the virus was intentionally, rather than accidentally, released.”
“Nor do we claim the information we have found is a smoking gun that definitively resolves the question of the origins of COVID-19 beyond all doubt. However, the information is important to furthering the public’s understanding, and we will seek to declassify the classified version of our report in the next Congress to further the conversation,” the report states.
This is old news, and it isn’t accurate. The DOD commissioned research for a biological weapon using Covid 19. Fauci was instrumental in coordinating the research at universities. Chinese scientists were involved in the research, and hijacked the virus to Wuhan. Fauci helped the Chinese continue the research by securing a 7 million dollar grant during the Obama administration. The Chinese released the virus in time to disrupt the election cycle in the USA, making absentee ballots the preferred way to vote because of the “pandemic”. I read all this in news articles right here in the USA. Yet, the media, and congress…is still busy covering up for what the US did to the rest of the world with this disease. It was all done to defraud Trump and the people of the USA another Trump presidency.
let me save you time and money .the democrates sent millions to that china lab that made the virus and it was sent throw fauci.( that is why the dnc put him in control over the virus so he could cover there asses ) (trump tryed to stop it and had he done so .there would be no virus)dnc blocked him. when you get to the botton of this crap(YOU WILL SEE THAT THE DEMOCRATES PAYED CHINA TO MAKE THE VIRUS SO THEY COULD USE IT FOR ALL THAT HAVE GAINED FROM IT. NOTHING MORE SAYS THIS TO BE TURE (SINCE THE DEMOCRATES IN CONTROL NOT ONE WORD ABOUT HOLDING CHINA ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE VIRUS = WHY=TO DO SO WOULD BRING THE DNC PARTY RIGHT TO THE MIDDLE OF IT .TO DO ANY THING WOULD SHOOT THEM SELFS IN THE FOT. and KARMA would eat there sorry asses .
In 2024 we really need to pull all of our companies and jobs OUT of this communist dictatorshiop and let them sink. We are only there because our friends and neighbors that OWN or Run these companies wanted Cheap Labor, and didnt care about American citizens livelyhood at all. We also need to start being selective about Where we spend our money, and on what products.