Not long ago a whistleblower came forward and made allegations that the CIA paid their analysts to change their conclusions about COVID.
Now, The Oversight Project, a government watchdog group launched by the Heritage Foundations, has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking to find records that may confirm the whistleblower’s allegations.
“This is an action under the Freedom of Information Act (‘FOIA’), 5 U.S.C. § 552, to compel production of CIA records relating to allegations that members of the CIA’s COVID Discovery Team, a group of employees tasked with analyzing the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, received monetary incentives to change their position on the origins of the virus,” the suit says.
Assessments from the Energy Department and the FBI have said that the leak was likely from the Wuhan lab, which the left claimed was a conspiracy theory. Five other federal agencies have claimed that the disease likely spread through natural transmission despite there being no evolutionary track.
Currently, the CIA has not reached any conclusions on where or how the virus originated.
House investigators are now investigating the whistleblower’s claims after testimony in September from a senior-level CIA officer disclosed that “the agency offered money to its COVID investigators to change their conclusions.”
“According to the whistleblower, at the end of its review, six of the seven members of the Team believed the intelligence and science were sufficient to make a low confidence assessment that COVID-19 originated from a laboratory in Wuhan, China,” Ohio Rep. Brad Wenstrup, who chairs the subcommittee, and Ohio Rep. Mike Turner, who chairs the Intelligence committee, said in a statement.
According to reports the Biden administration is refusing to turn over documents.
“A CIA whistleblower has made serious allegations that the agency bought off employees of the agency to further obstruct efforts to get to the truth of the virus’s origins. This obstruction cannot stand and we’re fighting in federal court to get to the bottom of this,” Brosnan said, according to the New York Post.