The U.S. State Department was notified in 2015 by French Intelligence Officials that China was kicking them out of the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), according to a report from a former State Department investigator.
France and China jointly launched the lab project in 2004, but it was not until 2017 that France was formally pushed off the scene, former U.S. State Department official David Asher told the Daily Caller.
After being “kicked out,” French officials became concerned of the communist country’s sinister motivations, prompting them to warn the United States, according to Asher.
This, he said, should have led the U.S. to “shut down all cooperation” with the Chinese lab.
Instead, they provided $1.1 million to EcoHealth Alliance for a sub-agreement with the WIV between October 2009 and May 2019, according to a report by the U.S. Agency for International Development.
This news is especially important, as there is increasing support for the theory that the virus was leaked from the Wuhan lab.
Along with the possibility that Wuhan leaked COVID-19, the lab was engaging in military research for the communist Chinese government since 2017 along with dangerous “gain-of-function” research to engineer deadlier versions of viruses, according to a 2021 U.S. State Department fact sheet.
The U.S. should also be alarmed with China’s recent rejection of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) plan to further investigate COVID-19 origins at WIV, NPR reported.
As justified frustration grows against China, the WHO, and the United States’ lackadaisical approach to holding them accountable, this news adds fuel to the fire.