We’ve all known or at least supposed that COVID-19 originated in Wuhan, China, during a lab leak. But, according to a CIA whistleblower, the agency suppressed proof of this for a while by paying off their own analysts to change their opinions.
As the New York Post claims, this “senior-level CIA” whistleblower recently testified before Congress, admitting that several analysts were well paid to conclude that the pandemic virus had come from animals rather than a lab.
News of this supposed bribery became known on Tuesday when Representative Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, and Representative Mike Turner (R-OH), Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a letter to CIA Director William Burns.
Based on the whistleblower’s testimony, the letter claims that of the seven experts assigned to a CIA COVID Discovery Team, six of them originally agreed that the virus had come from a lab leak in China. However, CIA leadership, including the seventh and “most senior” member of the Discovery Team, didn’t want that to come out for whatever reason.
And so “the other six members were given a significant monetary incentive to change their position.”
Naturally, Wenstrup and Turner want to know why and request all relevant things by September 26.
Another letter asking for a sit-down interview was also sent to Andrew Makridis, the “most senior” member of the Team.
If the whistleblower’s account is accurate, it means some major inquiries need to be made into the inner workings of the CIA; maybe something like the “Church Committee” needs to be reinstated to do so.
But secondly, it begs the question, why? Why would CIA leadership want the origins of COVID suppressed? What did they have to gain? What did they have to lose?
Perhaps Wenstrup and Turner can discover the truth…