Joe Biden signed legislation Monday to declassify U.S. intelligence regarding the origins of COVID-19.
“I am pleased to sign into law S. 619, the ‘COVID-19 Origin Act of 2023.’ I share the Congress’s goal of releasing as much information as possible about the origin of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),” Biden said in a statement.
“In implementing this legislation, my Administration will declassify and share as much of that information as possible, consistent with my constitutional authority to protect against the disclosure of information that would harm national security,” he added.
JUST IN – Biden signs law to declassify "as much as possible" US intelligence on the origins of COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/VseJFnuSTF
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) March 20, 2023
The House of Representatives unanimously voted for a COVID origins bill that would force the Director of National Intelligence to release all information regarding the origins of COVID-19.
BREAKING: All That Stands Between Us And Transparency On Covid-19 Origins Is Biden
JUST IN – House votes 419-0 on a bill that requires the Director of National Intelligence to declassify all information on the origins of COVID. The bill now requires Biden's signature. pic.twitter.com/WWsYef40oh
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) March 10, 2023
The U.S. Senate also unanimously passed legislation to release information regarding the origins of COVID-19.
🚨BIG NEWS🚨 My COVID origins bill has been passed unanimously by every Senator and every Representative. I hope that the President will do the right thing and uncover the truth for Americans. pic.twitter.com/Y8tfqTl3jY
— Senator Mike Braun (@SenatorBraun) March 10, 2023
“China has been so worked up about this COVID origins bill, Communist officials wrote to my office earlier this week and demanded I drop it,” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) stated.
China has been so worked up about this COVID origins bill, Communist officials wrote to my office earlier this week and demanded I drop it. I thought I’d update President Xi on today’s passage 👇 pic.twitter.com/uuzGiIebEl
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) March 10, 2023
The U.S. Energy Department recently released a report stating with “low confidence” that COVID-19 arose from a lab leak.
U.S. Government Agency Admits COVID-19 ‘Conspiracy Theory’ Likely True
FBI Director Christopher Wray said COVID-19 most likely originated from a lab incident in Wuhan.
The FBI’s Christopher Wray Contradicts Fauci’s COVID Origins Narrative pic.twitter.com/ENv4KM1ju9
— Red Voice Media (@redvoicenews) March 1, 2023
Under the legislation, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines has 90 days to declassify all information on possible links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origins of Covid. The Wuhan Institute of Virology has been a major center of coronavirus research.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has also concluded that the pandemic likely began with a lab incident in Wuhan, China, the agency’s director Christopher Wray told Fox News earlier this month.
“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 told Fox News. “Here you are talking about a potential leak from a Chinese government-controlled lab.”
The Wall Street Journal first reported the Energy Department’s assessment, citing people who had read a classified report. White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan would not confirm or deny the report, but said Biden had specifically requested that national labs under the Energy Department participate in a review of how the pandemic started.
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