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Fox: CIA Whistleblower says agency hid payoff on Covid

  |   By Polling+ Staff

The term “blockbuster” in the news business can be vastly overused or misused. But in the case of a new Fox News story that hardly seems the case. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/whistleblower-alleges-cia-offered-officials-significant-monetary-incentive-to-change-view-of-covid-origins

The Fox headline:

Whistleblower alleges CIA offered officials money to change view of COVID origins

Intel community has not concluded whether COVID was spurred by a lab leak or natural exposure

The story reports:

FIRST ON FOX: A CIA whistleblower told Congress that the agency offered officials on a team investigating COVID-19 origins ‘significant monetary incentive’ to change their positions, from that it originated out of a leak from the Wuhan lab to ‘unable to determine’ the origins, Fox News Digital has learned. 

Fox News Digital obtained letters House Coronavirus Subcommittee Chairman Brad Wenstrup and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner sent to the CIA and a former official. 

‘The Select Committee on the Coronavirus Pandemic and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence have received new and concerning whistleblower testimony regarding the Agency’s investigation into the origins of COVID-19,’ Wenstrup and Turner wrote to CIA Director William Burns Tuesday. 

‘A multi-decade, senior-level, current Agency officer has come forward to provide information to the Committees regarding the Agency’s analysis into the origins of COVID-19,’ they wrote.”

Got that? This whistleblower is saying that the CIA offered “significant monetary incentive” for investigators looking into the origin of Covid  “to change their positions, from that it originated out of a leak from the Wuhan lab to ‘unable to determine’ the origins, Fox News Digital has learned.”

The obvious question – one of many – would be who authorized the pay-off and why?  This is, after all, Covid we’re talking about. A decidedly serious pandemic that killed millions. And the CIA is charged with deliberately trying to hide the origins – and paying off someone to do that?

It would be hard to get more blockbuster than that.