CIA Whistleblower Alleges Federal Agency Paid COVID Discovery Team To Alter Wuhan Lab Findings
By Brandon Drey
New whistleblower testimony to Congress alleges the Central Intelligence Agency bribed six officers investigating the origins of COVID-19 with hush money to bury their conclusion that the virus likely originated from a Chinese lab.
U.S. House lawmakers on the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence said on Tuesday that an anonymous “highly credible senior-level CIA” official alleged that six members with “significant scientific expertise” in the federal agency tasked with investigating the roots of SARS-CoV-2 found that the virus likely originated in a Wuhan laboratory.
“According to the whistleblower, at the end of its review, six of the seven members of the Team believed the intelligence and science were sufficient to make a low confidence assessment that COVID-19 originated from a laboratory in Wuhan, China,” House panel chairmen reps. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) and Mike Turner (R-OH) wrote.
But after the officers concluded their findings, the CIA whistleblower claims the intelligence agency offered financial incentives to six of the seven experts involved in the investigation to change their narrative on the virus, according to a letter sent Tuesday to CIA Director William Burns.