Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that he believes that Coronavirus likely escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China and that the Trump administration came close to exposing the legitimacy of the theory. The theory that Coronavirus originated in the Chinese lab was originally dismissed as a conspiracy theory by political pundits and scientists when former President Trump began touting its likelihood.
Fox News reports:
“We have a really good idea what happened here,” Pompeo said. “There is an enormous amount of evidence that there was a leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. There is a pile of evidence a hundred feet high, I have high confidence that that’s the case. We pressed the Chinese Communist Party really hard – not just the State Department, but our CDC and others too.”
Pompeo went on to say that the administration was “serious in this endeavor” and that it “made clear that there would be real cost” to the Chinese government.
An advisory board member to the World Health Organization told Fox News last week that China’s “massive cover-up” on COVID-19 is still happening today as the Wuhan lab-leak origin theory gains momentum.
“The Chinese have engaged in a massive cover-up that is going on until this day, involving destroying samples, hiding records, placing a universal gag order on Chinese scientists and imprisoning Chinese citizen journalists asking the most basic questions,” Jamie Metzl told “America’s Newsroom.”
Trump has recently attacked the media for its early dismissal of the Covid-19 origin theory now that the claim is being regarded as more legitimate.
Trump said in a statement:
“Have you noticed that they are now admitting I was right about everything they lied about before the election?
–The Virus came from a Chinese lab
–Hunter Biden’s laptop was real
–Lafayette Square was not cleared for a photo op
–The “Russian Bounties” story was fake
–We did produce vaccines before the end of 2020, in record time
–Blue state lockdowns didn’t work
–Schools should be opened
–Critical Race Theory is a disaster for our schools and our Country
–Our Southern Border security program was unprecedentedly successful”