FBI Director Christopher Wray said during a Tuesday interview on Fox News that the bureau believes the Covid-19 pandemic was most likely the result of the virus leaking from a Chinese government-run lab.
“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 admission was the first public confirmation of the FBI’s classified judgment of how the Covid virus emerged, according to the BBC — it follows a US Energy Department conclusion that the pandemic most likely arose from a laboratory leak.
U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., took to Twitter to note that 20 months ago, the FBI would have been pressuring Twitter to ban what Wray was admitting on Tuesday.
FBI admits on Twitter what
(20 months ago)
FBI would have pressured Twitter to ban https://t.co/UxZNx03i3E
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) March 1, 2023
Gaetz shared a snippet of Wray’s remarks in his tweet: “The FBI has for quite some time now assessed that the origins of the pandemic are most likely a potential lab incident in Wuhan… I will just make the observation that the Chinese government… has been doing its best to try to thwart and obfuscate the work here. The work that our US government and close foreign partners are doing.”
We now know, courtesy of Elon Musk’s Twitter Files, that the FBI frequently communicated with Twitter’s Trust and Safety team to control content, including information related to Covid-19.
More and more, it becomes clear that there’s little the American people can trust these days… here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
Yet the FBI worked with big tech to censor Americans? Lady Justice, please put your blindfold back on. We need to see accountability for the abuse of power over the last 5 years. We don’t need to see these same people lying to the public on MSNBC. Please. pic.twitter.com/0WwSiAzKza
— Lori Mills (@LoriMills4CA42) March 1, 2023
It doesn’t matter WHERE it came from. It’s where they’re TAKING US with it that matters
— AmericanDaisy17 (@GrammyRock7) March 1, 2023
They are only admitting a half truth because they are getting desperate
— justin everett (@justine59707100) March 1, 2023
Now, we wait for them to admit the rest of the truth. https://t.co/NP5o59IjT6
— Phoenix (@PhoenixPeaceLuv) March 1, 2023
I’m not a conspiracy nut but should you be cautious that suddenly in a week multiple different government agencies are coming up with the “yep chinese lab” https://t.co/A7d5rA84kS
— Pepi (@pepipop) March 1, 2023
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