A new U.S. intelligence report reported that an “inconclusive assessment of the origin of the virus” was reached after a 90-day investigation requested by President Joe Biden. The 18 agencies expressed divided positions on the matter, but there was agreement that the cooperation of the Chinese communist regime is needed to achieve a correct analysis of the situation.
Agency officials reported in a report that the Chinese regime is still unwilling to cooperate in its investigation to obtain answers about the origins of the virus. The report said that the regime’s collaboration with U.S. investigators is essential to determine whether or not the virus came from a laboratory.
“China’s cooperation most likely would be needed to reach a conclusive assessment of the origins of COVID-19,” their report stated. “Beijing, however, continues to hinder the global investigation, resist sharing information and blame(s) other countries, including the United States.”
“These actions reflect, in part, China’s government’s own uncertainty about where an investigation could lead as well as its frustration the international community is using the issue to exert political pressure on China.”
The report, compiled by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, stresses that the virus was not developed as a biological weapon. The intelligence community also believed that Chinese officials would have had no prior knowledge of the virus before the initial outbreak that triggered the global pandemic.
As reported by CNBC, Biden, in a statement following the report’s release, said the U.S. and its allies would continue to press the Chinese regime to reveal more about what happened when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus began to spread.
“Critical information about the origins of this pandemic exists in the People’s Republic of China, yet from the beginning, government officials in China have worked to prevent international investigators and members of the global public health community from accessing it,” Biden said.
Despite President Biden’s recent support for investigations into the origin of the virus, he came under fire in May 2021 when he announced the closure of an ongoing State Department investigation into the origins of the CCP virus, which had begun during the 2020s under the administration of former President Trump under the leadership of then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The investigation, suspended by Biden, was based on the premise that the virus escaped from the Wuhan lab, Fox News reported.
CNN, who had at the time condemned the Wuhan lab leak theory, reported at the time:
“The existence of the State Department investigation and its completion this spring by the Biden administration, neither of which has been previously reported, comes amid renewed interest in the theory that the virus may have leaked from a Wuhan lab with ties to the Chinese military. The Biden administration also faces scrutiny over its own efforts to determine whether the Chinese government was responsible for the virus.”
Following the suspension, Biden requested the investigation from the Intelligence Department, the preliminary results of which have just been released.
Chinese officials, for their part, have claimed since the beginning of the pandemic that the virus was transmitted to humans through a wet market in Wuhan, located several miles from the high-security laboratory. However, the regime actively suppressed information circulating online contrary to the official narrative that the COVID-19 outbreak was containable and punished doctors who issued warnings about the virus.