US intelligence and national security officials say the United States government is looking into the possibility that the novel coronavirus originated in a Chinese laboratory rather than a market, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter who caution it is premature to draw any conclusions.
The theory has been pushed by supporters of the President, including some congressional Republicans, who are eager to deflect criticisms of Trump’s handling of the pandemic.
An intelligence official familiar with the government analysis said a theory US intelligence officials are investigating is that the virus originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, China, and was accidentally released to the public.
Tom Cotton was right.https://t.co/RgR82xxVNf
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) April 16, 2020
They accused @SenTomCotton of spreading “Debunked” “Conspiracy Theories” for suggesting that China Virus might have come from a Lab and now it turns out he might be right.
Everyone owes Senator Cotton an apology. pic.twitter.com/a2TjsxpQIL
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 15, 2020
Thnx @SenTomCotton for FIRST raising awareness of #china #wuhan super lab 2/16/20 @SundayFutures @FoxNews “just a few miles away from food market is China’s only biosafety level 4 super laboratory that researches human infectious diseases.” Our viewers knew 1st @MorningsMaria
— Maria Bartiromo (@MariaBartiromo) April 16, 2020
Where does @SenTomCotton go to gets his apologies?
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) April 16, 2020