State Department staff ‘warned officials NOT to investigate Wuhan lab-leak Covid theory’ as it would ‘open can of worms’

STATE Department officials were warned not to look into the Covid-19 “lab leak” theory because it would “open a can of worms” for the US. Leaders were told that looking into the origin theory would bring too much attention to the US funding of gain of function research in China, according to a new report. US Department of StateThomas DiNanno reported being blocked when trying to look into the lab leak theory[/caption] Getty Images – GettyThe Wuhan Institute of Virology is at the center of the lab leak theory[/caption] A memo obtained by Vanity Fair shows that Thomas DiNanno, former acting assistant secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, wrote about being told not to pursue the possibility. In the memo, DiNanno wrote that staff from two bureaus “warned” leaders within his bureau “not to pursue an investigation into the origin of Covid-19” because it would “open a can of worms if it continued.” In one State Department meeting, officials said they were explicitly told not to look into the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s gain of function research or say anything that may point to the US role in it. The Institute of Virology is…

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State Department staff ‘warned officials NOT to investigate Wuhan lab-leak Covid theory’ as it would ‘open can of worms’

Updated: June 3, 2021 — 10:27 pm