According to a veteran ‘senior-level’ serving agency officer, the CIA assigned seven officers to a Covid Discovery Team.
At the end of their investigation six of the seven believed the intelligence pointed to a low-confidence assessment that Covid-19 originated in a lab in Wuhan, China.
The seventh member, the most senior on the team, believed it evolved naturally. The other six were then given a ‘significant monetary incentive to change their position,’ according to the whistleblower.
Republican congressmen Mike Turner and Brad Wenstrup, both from Ohio, who led the Intelligence and Covid committees respectively, wrote a letter to CIA director William Burns on Tuesday demanding all documents on the matter.
The lawmakers set a September 26 deadline for the CIA to turn over all records involving the COVID discovery team and all communications with the FBI, State Department, Health and Human Services, Energy Department about the matter. They threatened to slap the agency with a subpoena if it does not comply.