REVEALED: Biden shut down Pompeo-led effort to prove theory COVID originated from Wuhan lab over concerns about quality of evidence – Trump continues to double down that it was obvious that’s where virus came from
- Joe Biden’s team ended a State Department investigation into Wuhan lab
- Three sources told CNN that the inquiry was ended when Trump left office
- Trump had long claimed that the ‘lab leak’ theory for COVID-19 was likely
- Many scientists initially disregarded the theory but are now accepting it
The theory had been promoted heavily by Donald Trump, who blamed China for unleashing COVID-19 on the world. Critics said that Trump was blaming China to distract from his own mishandling of the pandemic.
Yet now the idea that the virus escaped from a laboratory in China is gaining mainstream support, with leading scientists who previously expressed skepticism – such as Anthony Fauci – now saying it is plausible.
Trump on Tuesday night told Newsmax that he felt vindicated.
‘I said it right at the beginning, and that’s where it came from,’ he said.
‘I think it was obvious to smart people. That’s where it came from. I have no doubt about it. I had no doubt about it. I was criticized by the press.’
A scientist is seen working inside the Wuhan laboratory in China in February 2017