During an interview on Tuesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray reportedly stated that the bureau believes a laboratory in Wuhan, China, is responsible for the emergence of the COVID pandemic and that there is classified data to back up the bureau’s opinion.
Wray’s comments come after the Department of Energy recently determined that the epidemic was caused by a Chinese lab breach.
Wray made the comments when questioned about the topic by Fox News reporter Brett Baier.
“…the FBI has for quite some time now assessed that the origins of the pandemic are most likely a potential lab incident in Wuhan.” Wray said.
“The FBI has folks, agents, professionals, analysts, virologists, microbiologists, etc., who focus specifically on the dangers of biological threats, which include things like novel viruses, like COVID, and the concerns that in the wrong hands, some bad guys, a hostile nation-state, a terrorist, a criminal. The threats that those could pose.” he continued.
“So here you’re talking about a potential leak from a Chinese government-controlled lab that killed millions of Americans. And that’s precisely what that capability was designed for. I should add that our work related to this continues, and there are not a whole lot of details I can share that aren’t classified. I will just make the observation that the Chinese government, it seems to me, has been doing its best to try to thwart and obfuscate the work here. The work that we’re doing, the work that our U.S. government and close foreign partners are doing. And that’s unfortunate for everybody.” he added.
The news is especially shocking in light of the fact that social media companies had previously gone out of their way to suppress the accounts of users who had expressed similar theories earlier in the pandemic.