(FreedomBeacon.com)- There was a time when claiming that the COVID-19 virus came from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, was an offense punishable by ostracization, press smears, and being banned from social media. But soon after, accounts previously banned from platforms like Twitter for making the claim were reinstated – financial blog ZeroHedge being just one example of that.
As time went by, more and more government officials began recognizing the possibility that China did in fact have a role to play in the outbreak, with both U.S. and Australian officials recognizing that unsafe practices in Wuhan could have allowed a virus to leave the research facility.
But with President Joe Biden in charge, the narrative is reverting back to the way it was at the beginning of the outbreak, with the federal government refusing to admit that the Wuhan laboratory could have been responsible for the leak. Despite House Intelligence Republicans insisting that there is “significant circumstantial evidence” that the virus came from the lab, Biden’s Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to admit last week whether or not the White House has seen any evidence that would prove the claim wrong.
Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked Psaki whether the White House has seen “any circumstantial evidence” that the virus did not originate in the Chinese lab.
As per usual, Psaki didn’t answer the question directly. Instead, she wrapped herself up in a word salad and just confused matters.
“First of all, I would caution you against disproving a negative there, which is never the responsible approach in our view,” she said. “When it…when it comes to getting to the bottom of the root causes of a pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands of people in the United States.”
Does the number of people who have died change where the virus came from?
Psaki insisted that they believe that there needs to be an “independent, transparent investigation” and that it must happen “with the cooperation and data provided from the Chinese government.”
Who here believes that the Chinese government will be transparent?
Republicans have pointed towards reports claiming that researchers from the Wuhan laboratory have experienced sickness similar to COVID-19 in the fall of 2019, and other reports of lab leaks resulting in infections from Wuhan, but the White House still refuses to acknowledge they exist.
What are they trying to hide?