State Dept. Leaders Were Warned Not to Investigate China’s Wuhan Lab Leak COVID Theory, Former Officials Say

Former State Department officials told Fox News that the department’s leaders were warned against investigating ties between gain of function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) and the origins of COVID-19 due to concerns that such investigative efforts could bring “unwelcome” attention to the U.S. government’s funding for that research.

Officials’ confirmation to Fox News’ follows a new Vanity Fair report last week on an internal State Department memo it obtained from January 2020, written by Thomas DiNanno, the former acting assistant secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance. DiNanno wrote that his bureau and the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, “warned” leaders “not to pursue an investigation into the origin of COVID-19” because it would “‘open a can of worms’ if it continued.”

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