Biden signs law requiring US intelligence release documents on COVID origins
Joe Biden signed on Monday a new law that could shed light on the links between the coronavirus pandemic and a Wuhan lab in China from which it stemmed.
The move requires all U.S. intelligence related to that link and the origins of COVID-19 to be declassified.
‘In implementing this legislation, my administration will declassify and share as much of that information as possible,’ he added.
The bill passed unanimously in the House and the Senate before being passed along to the White House.
Biden’s signature now instructs Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines to declassify any information the U.S. intelligence community has collected related to the origins of the COVID-19 virus in the next 90 days.
The debate in Washington, D.C. over China intentionally leaking the virus from a lab in Wuhan was recently refueled. The Wall Street Journal reported last month the Energy Department assessed – albeit with low confidence – that the pandemic likely arose from the alleged Chinese laboratory leak.
Beijing denies this assessment.
The president claims that he believes in Congress’ goal of making available as much information as possible about where and how the coronavirus pandemic originated.
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