Rep. Brad Westrup, chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, wants to know if Dr. Anthony Fauci’s covert visit to the Central Intelligence Agency succeeded in gaining CIA support for Fauci’s contention that the pandemic arose naturally in the wild, what he calls “proximal origin.” Sen. Rand Paul, a medical doctor who has called for a criminal investigation of Fauci, has a few thoughts.
Fauci may have outright “convinced the CIA to dishonestly obscure the lab origin of COVID.” It is also possible that the CIA “convinced Fauci to obscure the lab origin of COVID.” Or, as Paul sees it, “an outside entity or person with unlimited monetary resources convinced Fauci to influence the CIA to obscure the lab origin of COVID.” By now that should be obvious to all but the willfully blind.
As head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Dr. Fauci funded the Wuhan Institute of Virology to conduct gain-of-function research that makes viruses more lethal and transmissible. The WIV, in turn, received shipments of deadly pathogens courtesy of Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, the Chinese national who headed the special pathogens unit at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory. In 2017 and 2018, Qiu made at least five trips to the Wuhan lab.
The lab origin was obvious to medical scientist such as Dr. Kristian Andersen of Scripps Research. Fauci pressured him into changing his view to the proximal origin theory, which is speculation, not science. Former CDC director Robert Redfield found evidence of a laboratory origin, he got death threats. No word of any investigation by the FBI, and no surprise that the CIA would collaborate with Fauci.
At the best of Anthony Blinken and the Biden campaign, the “intelligence community,” persuaded some 50 officials, including former CIA boss John Brennan, to say that the Hunter Biden’s laptop was “Russian disinformation.” According to Rep. Westrup, the agency offered six CIA analysts significant financial incentives to conclude that the result of its investigation was inconclusive.
Those funds could have come from Dr. Fauci, who commanded a budget in the range of $6 billion. Consider the experience of Dr. Jonathan Fishbein, the NIH official Fauci fired for exposing his dangerous drug experiments.
“Dealing with Tony Fauci is like dealing with organized crime,” Dr. Jonathan Fishbein told Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in The Real Anthony Fauci. “He’s like the Godfather. He has connections everywhere. He’s always got people that he’s giving money to in powerful positions to make sure he gets his way, that he gets what he wants.” Despite the best efforts of Fauci, the lab origin failed to go away.
In 2021, Biden ordered the intelligence community to look into it, but results were inconclusive. “Critical information about the origins of this pandemic exists in the People’s Republic of China,” Biden said in a statement. “Government officials in China have worked to prevent international investigators and members of the global public health community from accessing it.”
According to the late Angelo Codevilla, a veteran staffer of the Senate Intelligence Community, U.S. intelligence has few assets in China, human or technical, capable of rendering information on the Wuhan lab. On the other hand, the CDC’s “medical CIA” is well suited for the task.
The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) supposedly prevents epidemics from arriving on American soil. The intrepid EIS failed to stop the Covid virus from arriving stateside. In early 2020, EIS veteran Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the sister of Rod Rosenstein, delivered a series of press briefings that faithfully echoed China’s talking points.
“We are proud of our training and service in the EIS, promoting CDC’s vital mission to protect the health of the American people,” claims an October 14, 2020 “Open Letter by Epidemic Intelligence Service Officers Past and Present – in Support of CDC.” As the letter explains, “the US epidemic is sustained by deadly chains of transmission that crisscross the entire country.”
How the deadly epidemic managed to escape the intrepid EIS, land stateside, and crisscross the entire country the letter does not explain. The signers “express our concern about the ominous politicization and silencing of the nation’s health protection agency during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”
In reality, the CDC was anything but silent – except on the EIS connections of Dr. Nancy Messonnier, their major mouthpiece on the pandemic. The 2013 EIS conference Messonnier attended provides further enlightenment on the CDC’s medical CIA.
“Fifty-seven of the new officers are women (70 percent), and 12 are citizens of other nations (15 percent),” explains Douglas H. Hamilton, director of the EIS division of applied science. “Besides the United States, this year’s officers represent Cambodia, China, Kenya, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Peru, South Korea, Taiwan, Uganda, and the United Kingdom.” (emphases added)
The CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service is actually a multinational body that includes “officers” from the People’s Republic of China. Embattled Americans might wonder which nation’s interests the Chinese EIS officers represent, and if any were on the CDC “team” working with China for many years.
While looking into the NIAID-CIA axis, Rep. Westrup’s committee should include the EIS, which has escaped investigation. So has Dr. Anthony Fauci, the person most responsible for the Covid catastrophe, and a lot more. Sen. Paul’s call for a criminal investigation is entirely appropriate. Maybe the next administration will make it a priority.