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FBI Director Wray: COVID Originated In Chinese Lab, ‘Classified’ Info Supports Assessment



On Tuesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray said that the FBI has assessed that a laboratory in Wuhan, China, is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wray’s remarks come after the U.S. Department of Energy reportedly concluded that the pandemic was caused by a Chinese lab leak. 

The FBI Director’s comments came in response to Fox News anchor Bret Baier asking about the FBI’s assessment.

“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 responded. 

“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,” Wray continued. “The threats that those could pose.”

“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,” Wray added. “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.”

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