Report: Biden Admin Shut Down Trump-Era Probe Into Coronavirus Lab Leak Theory

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President Joe Biden’s administration shut down a State Department inquiry into whether the coronavirus could have spread out of a lab where the Chinese government was studying coronaviruses, CNN reported Tuesday.

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly started the inquiry in late fall of 2020, seeking to establish whether the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had been using a lab in Wuhan to research COVID-19 and diseases like it, CNN reported. Biden’s administration reportedly cut off the inquiry this spring after questioning the legitimacy of the research and ultimately concluding it was a poor use of resources, the outlet reported.

Critics within the state department argued those conducting the inquiry were suspect due to their emphasis on secrecy, according to several unnamed sources cited by CNN.