Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers issued a top secret report last May. They concluded that the coronavirus could have occurred naturally but they were also concerned about the distinct possibility of a lab leak. According to James Rosen, the document definitely exists. He just hasn’t seen it yet. WJLA has more:
“Researchers at Livermore’s “Z Division,” the lab’s intelligence unit, issued the report May 27, 2020, classified “Top Secret.” Its existence is previously undisclosed. The Z Division report assessed that both the lab-origin theory and the zoonotic theory were plausible and warranted further investigation. Sinclair has not reviewed the report but confirmed its contents through interviews with multiple sources who read it or were briefed on its contents.
In an email to Sinclair, a Livermore spokesperson confirmed the existence of the report but declined to provide additional information. “Because the report you are referring to is classified,” wrote Lynda Seaver, director of public affairs, “it would be inappropriate for our lab to discuss this.”…
Asked about the Z Division report, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), ranking member on the House foreign affairs committee, declined to comment on classified material but emphasized the need for further study. “From what I have seen and read, you absolutely cannot dismiss the notion that the WIV lab is a potential source of the virus,” McCaul said in a statement to Sinclair. “And if you listen to the leaders in the previous and current administrations, they have said exactly the same thing.”
The most significant aspect of this has to do with the Biden administration. They did not back away from this as quickly as you would have thought, considering how they have treated everything else that is even loosely affiliated with the previous administration. Back in February, a spokesman for the Director of National Intelligence gave a very interesting quote about the origins of the virus. NBC News has the scoop:
“A Western intelligence official who has seen classified material told NBC News the U.S. has substantial intelligence that has not been made public about actions the Chinese government took — related to the Wuhan lab and other issues — that were designed to obscure the origins of Covid-19 and conceal its early impact. A former U.S. official who has also seen the intelligence agreed that it was significant, if inconclusive.”
Even the Washington Post editorial board did not seem to buy into any theories that did not originate with a lab leak. By the time March rolled around, they wanted an independent investigation. In other words, they wanted to know what had happened but they did not want to give China a chance to sway the outcome. Per the Post:
“What’s needed is an independent, multidisciplinary and unfettered investigation into the origins of the outbreak, both the zoonotic and laboratory hypotheses. China’s obduracy is not going away. The WHO, a membership organization, lacks the powers to pry open closed doors in China, and there is not another good alternative.
However, Dr. Tedros could appoint a new team of highly qualified international experts, including forensic specialists, to investigate the laboratory-leak hypothesis, and forcefully insist that China not stand in its way. If he openly challenged China on this matter, he would have the support of a world wanting to know how this nightmare began and how to prevent another.”
We have one last bit of information to share before we go. The former head of MI6, which functions as the British CIA equivalent, believes that the lab leak is the most likely explanation for what has taken place. LBC News has the full quote:
“Sir Richard, who headed up the spy agency between 1999 and 2004, told Tom the World Health Organisation’s report, which said a lab leak was highly unlikely but further work was needed, was a “farcical investigation”.
While he admitted “it’s possible” the virus jumped to humans from nature, Sir Richard said: “But the fact that… it’s far more likely, if you’re a scientist, that it was put together.
“All right, put it like this… It’s a natural virus that’s been, as it were, mucked around with and the characteristics of things like the spike protein, which make it so highly infectious, also point in the direction of it being somewhat tailored.”
He’s not basing this on much more than his own common sense but there’s nothing wrong with that. Common sense just isn’t that common these days!