Top US Official Matthew Pottinger was cited as saying that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was where the virus originated. Pottinger is a former officer in the Marine Corps and was once a journalist who wrote for the Wall Street Journal and Reuters but now serves as Deputy National Security Adviser for President Trump. More from The Daily Wire:
A top U.S. official reportedly told politicians from around the world last week that a “growing body of evidence” points to a Chinese lab as being the point of origin for the coronavirus pandemic.
“Matthew Pottinger, who is President Donald Trump’s respected Deputy National Security Adviser, told politicians from around the world that even China’s leaders now openly admit their previous claims that the virus originated in a Wuhan market are false,” The Daily Mail reported. “The comments, which were made during a Zoom conference with MPs on China last week, come as a team of experts from the World Health Organization prepare to fly to Wuhan to investigate how the pandemic began.”
The Mail reported that Pottinger pointed to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which is only several miles away from the wet market in Wuhan, saying, “There is a growing body of evidence that the lab is likely the most credible source of the virus.”
Pottinger is a former officer in the U.S. Marines, is fluent in Mandarin, and is a former journalist for Reuters and The Wall Street Journal.
It was not that long ago where anyone who suggested that this virus was something that came out of a laboratory was slandered by the media, labeled a conspiracy theorist, and had their name dragged through the mud. What was a “baseless conspiracy theory” may one day be a fact, the media uses the terminology to disparage anyone who challenges the status quo.