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Mike Pompeo Says There’s ‘Enormous Evidence’ That Coronavirus Came From Wuhan Lab


Andrew Kerr on May 3, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that there’s “enormous evidence” backing the theory that the novel coronavirus originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

“There’s enormous evidence that that’s where this began,” Pompeo said on ABC’s “This Week.”

“We have said from the beginning, this virus originated in Wuhan, China. We took a lot of grief for that from the outset. But I think the whole world can see now.”

“Remember, China has a history of infecting the world and they have a history of running sub-standard laboratories,” Pompeo added. These aren’t the first times that we have had the world exposed to viruses as a result of failures in a Chinese lab.”

Pompeo was likely referring to the fact that SARS leaked at least twice from the Beijing Institute of Virology in 2004.

The secretary of state added that China “did all that it could to make sure the world didn’t learn in a timely fashion” about the coronavirus outbreak at its onset.

“We’ve seen the fact that they kicked journalists out, we saw the fact that those who were trying to report on this — medical professionals — inside of China were silenced,” Pompeo said. “All the kind of things that authoritarian regimes do.”

“It’s the way communist parties operate,” he added. “This is classic communist disinformation effort.”

Pompeo’s comments come after President Donald Trump said Friday he’s seen evidence that strongly suggests coronavirus came from a Wuhan lab.

The majority of the 17 U.S. intelligence community agencies believe coronavirus accidentally leaked out of a laboratory in Wuhan, a senior intelligence official told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Saturday.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued a statement Thursday confirming it is “rigorously examining emerging information and intelligence” to determine whether the coronavirus outbreak originated through natural human contact with infected animals or through a laboratory accident in Wuhan.

The ODNI made clear in its statement that it agrees with the widespread scientific consensus that the coronavirus “was not manmade or genetically modified,” a blow to the conspiracy theory that the virus could be a Chinese-manufactured bioweapon.

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  1. anes11 May 3, 2020

    Oh BS. Gates and the world elites want to subjugate and enslave the entire world. They will string this lockdown along until most all private small businesses are destroyed. They want to create mass dependency. Mass surveillance like in China with contact tracing and social credit scores will ensure compliance. No work, no money, no travel, no food
    Private property will be eliminated. This is not conspiracy. It is on the UN website. Agenda 2030 .

  2. John Smith May 3, 2020

    Given that the Trump administration lies all the time and is totally incompetent at anything related to science, I’d say this is just Pompeo making himself and the idiot president look good , throw rocks at the Chinese and deflect attention away from the total disaster that the idiot Republicans have wrought on this country

  3. S Lafleur May 3, 2020

    The Democrats are the ones that have bucked the President in everything he wanted to do to stop the spread of COVID-19. President Trump wants the Testing for COVID19, stopped Foreign Country travelers from coming to the United States & banned many things that put crowds of people together, such as keeping beaches open. Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer & Schiff are three of the worst Democrats that have ever called themselves American citizens, while the President was trying to pass the Stimulus Check Bill, Ms. Pelosi wanted funding for Planned Parenthood & the Kennedy Arts put into this package, she was not concerned about the Citizens of America & has made that very plain since President Trump was elected in 2016!

  4. Anonymous May 3, 2020

    We know you the idiot is

  5. Stanley May 3, 2020

    This paper is a result of Obama funding via the NIH to the tune of $3.7million dollars: https://www.nature.com/articles/nm.3985?fbclid=IwAR0x78y8_n0A752ibaABURrXJzS0V4VbRRHMwJcYwJNrqLSwMZqKycq6oJk
    China had the means to make any virus it wanted to.

  6. Stanley May 3, 2020

    If you click on the Chinese author’s name, you will see that she is from the Wuhan Lab.

  7. Bill May 6, 2020

    My dad always told that it is much better to always engage your brain before you engage your mouth. I think this practice would benefit you enormously. Trump won in 2016 and will win in 2020. America first and Americans first.!! Forever !!

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