A once widely disputed theory that COVID-19 escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China is gaining traction, so much so that even far-left CNN is actually reporting on it. The network has become synonymous with largely ignoring stories that don’t play into the liberal narrative the network strives for.
On Tuesday, CNN reported that the Biden administration shut down a discrete investigation launched by former President Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo into the legitimacy of the theory the virus escaped from a lab.
According to The Hill:
Individuals who were involved with the probe, which began last fall, told CNN that the operation was initially a genuine attempt to investigate if China’s biological weapons program may have played a larger part in the pandemic’s emergence in Wuhan.
Soon after its launch, however, the investigation became the subject of disagreement inside the State Department, with some worried that the probe was an element in the Trump administration’s wider effort to blame China for the pandemic, and handpick facts to help bolster a theory.
The effort’s operations were shuttered after Biden administration officials were briefed on the probe’s key findings in February and March, a State Department spokesperson told CNN.
Individuals in the Trump administration who worked on the project, however, rebuffed criticisms of their work to CNN, contending that their intention was to analyze scientific research and information from the U.S. intelligence community that bolstered the Wuhan lab leak theory, and reveal more information on how the virus could have leaked from a lab.
On Tuesday, Trump released a statement about the fact now more and more scientists and media figures who once scoffed at claims the virus escaped from are now completely changing their tunes.
“Now everybody is agreeing that I was right when I very early on called Wuhan as the source of COVID-19, sometimes referred to as the China Virus,” Trump said. “To me it was obvious from the beginning but I was badly criticized, as usual. Now they are all saying “He was right.” Thank you!”