The frustration expressed by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee at the inability to find out the Biden administration’s 90 day investigation into the origins and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, during a closed-door briefing this Wednesday, was that the Biden administration had not provided any findings.
Sources told CNN that GOP members of the committee raised concerns about bias in the investigation, which included bias by experts who were not disclosed to the probe by Biden.
The Sept. 29 briefing became contentious after Republicans tried to get to know which experts were used to probing the issue. They failed to determine whether the virus had natural or escaped from the Wuhan, China virology laboratory.
CNN reported that one of the five sources stated that Congress has the authority and power to demand the information. However, Democrats control the House so Republicans will not be able to get the information they think is necessary to expose bias in the investigation.
According to the report, Republicans claim that the Biden administration allows an alleged China cover-up on coronavirus origins in order to continue with bias.
According to sources, Democrats were arrested after Republicans asked intelligence briefers whether they would like to know which individuals might be consulted during the investigation. This caused frustration on both sides of the intel panel.
Peter Daszak, EcoHealth Alliance’s representative to the World Health Organization, Wuhan Institute of Virology, (WIV), has had his past conflicts of interests exposed. He also participated in past investigations to discredit the Wuhan lab leakage as a conspiracy theory.
The briefing by the Republicans included publicly available information. They noted that the “preponderance evidence suggests” that the COVID-19 pandemic originated within the WIV. Sources told CNN that the August report, which was released by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), was one of these sources.
“Unfortunately, the Biden administration is refusing to take investigating the origins of this virus seriously,” McCaul said in June.