One week ago we reported that a man believed to be the highest-ranking Chinese defector ever was working with the Defense Intelligence Agency and that he had direct knowledge of special weapons programs in China, including bioweapons programs. We also reported that the defector provided an extensive, technically detailed debrief to US officials, that the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) was able to corroborate very technical details of the information provided, and that in DIA's assessment, the information provided by the defector is legitimate.
RedState has now learned some details of the information provided by the defector, including that he provided data proving that SARS-CoV-2 was manmade and leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, in addition to evidence confirming that the People's Liberation Army managed the Wuhan program (and others), as Chinese virologist Yan Li-Meng told the FBI last year.
Technical details provided by the defector, RedState is told, were given to scientists (who were not told how that information was given to the government) who then re-analyzed data from published sources in conjunction with the new data and concluded that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was engineered. And, the defector was able to confirm numerous non-public details Yan provided the US government.
Pause for a moment and consider this. Our government now has additional evidence that a virus that killed 600,000 Americans, sickened millions more, nearly destroyed our economy, and inflicted untold collateral damage, was a bioweapon created by the Chinese military and deliberately released.
I say “additional” evidence because the FBI has had some of this evidence for more than a year and the person who brought it forward has only been subjected to a thorough smear campaign for her efforts – which is highly relevant when attempting to understand the newest defector's actions.
As reported in my original story about the defector, sources told RedState that the FBI, the State Department, and CIA were intentionally kept in the dark about the fact that the defector was working with the DIA. Many in the intelligence community were highly skeptical of that claim for logistical reasons (i.e., China obviously knew the guy was gone as soon as he was gone, and any assets/spies within our foreign government also knew, so how could they keep his location a secret for so long?), but the fact that the FBI had a lot of this information from Yan for more than a year and nothing to investigate or validate it makes it easy to understand why this defector wanted nothing to do with the CIA or, especially, the FBI.
Also, a separate source confirmed to RedState that several members of Congress who have been working on investigating the virus' origin have been briefed on many of DIA's findings, including Rep. Matt Gaetz. That explains Gaetz's grilling of FBI Director Christopher Wray Thursday on Capitol Hill.
Gaetz laid out the thumbnail of Yan's story to Wray and low-key accused the FBI of being part of the coronavirus origin coverup because they did not attempt to verify the scientific or intelligence information she provided, and they did not prevent the massive effort to discredit Yan undertaken by both the Chinese government, the United States media, and “scientists” like Dr. Peter Daszak. (They may have even been part of that effort.) He said (not in this order):
“On April 28th, Dr. Yan Li-Meng landed at LAX. One of your agents interviewed her at that time. She then traveled to New York. Your agent from Los Angeles followed her to New York and sought an interview on both the 1st of May and the 2nd of May in 2020. The FBI took Dr. Yan's phone on which she showed evidence of WeChat communications between herself and the director of the CDC in Beijing dating back to December 2019 regarding the Chinese military's involvement in the development of the virus and specific links to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
“It is hard to believe that the FBI did not believe Dr. Yan was credible or significant, because she lands on April 28th. Your agent, Dana Murphy, takes her phone that day. I am holding the receipt from when you got the phone that had the WeChat messages that had very important information regarding Beijing and the Chinese Communist Party. It is not every day an FBI agent flies from Los Angeles to New York to follow a Chinese doctor who is a whistleblower and a fact witness. Even if Dr. Yan's technical analysis of the virus is incorrect, the fact that she showed up saying she wanted to provide information and tell the truth seems significant.
“On October 14th, 2020, FBI agent Andrew Zitman [sp] brought a scientist who was working with FBI to meet with Dr. Yan in New York. They met for nearly six hours.”
Gaetz asked Wray:
“When did you become aware of your agency's interface with Dr. Yan? When did you review those [WeChat] messages?”
“Can you tell us anything about that [Oct. 14] meeting and what it tells us about the origins of this virus?”
“Will you provide to this committee any scientific analysis that the FBI has done regarding Dr. Yan's claims and regarding messages she provided to you regarding Beijing's knowledge of the origins of this virus, and the military's involvement, and even efforts to try to present to the world a fake genome sequence at the beginning of these developments?”
Wray's answer to each was essentially that he can't comment on ongoing investigations and some things might be classified.
Gaetz also mentioned that from that the moment Yan made the “pronouncements” about the Chinese military's involvement people were trying to discredit her and asked if the FBI was able to determine whether that was part of a counterintelligence campaign by the Chinese government. No answer there, either.
Tellingly, Wray repeatedly said he knew what Gaetz was referring to in his statements. Could he have been referring to the fact that Yan wrote in her papers that the double CGG amino acid sequence was the smoking gun evidence showing that SARS-CoV-2 was an engineered virus (since that sequence hasn't ever occurred naturally) and was dismissed, but a Wall Street Journal opinion piece published just this week by a Stanford virologist agreed and found that Beijing omitted that sequence from the genome it provided the world at the beginning of the outbreak?
Verified again! “CGG-CGG” in SARS-CoV-2 genome is part of smoking-gun evidence to prove Gain-of-Function done by CCP.— Dr. Li-Meng YAN (@DrLiMengYAN1) June 9, 2021
I have presented analysis with other smoking guns in the First Yan Report last Sep.
However, CCP’s unrestricted misinformation campaign dismiss it using lies! https://t.co/sM7520Asxh pic.twitter.com/mkzQVCAqx8
And just how was it that Yan's information was able to be so effectively dismissed? As we've covered over the last few weeks, EcoHealth Alliance's Peter Daszak strongarmed other researchers into writing pieces in influential journals, like Lancet and Nature, dismissing the theory, and specifically dismissing Yan's claims. Those pieces were used by Science Feedback, Facebook's fact-checker, to deplatform news organizations who shared the information and wouldn't take it down and to shut down the accounts of individuals who shared the information. News organizations couldn't even report about Yan's appearance on Tucker Carlson without being censored by big tech.
But back to Wray. The kicker is the ending to his answer regarding the information gleaned from the October 14 meeting:
“There are differences of view within the intelligence community about the origins of the coronavirus and so forth, and we are taking a deeper dive on the subject.”
A deeper dive? Just now? Not when you got the intel over a year ago? As Gaetz said, you can't say that you didn't find Yan at least somewhat credible, and since she was at the very least a fact witness it made sense to fully investigate what she said. If she wasn't credible that would be learned in quick order. Also, if the FBI took a woman's phone filled with a lot of information that can get a lot of people killed, did nothing to investigate her claims, and participated in a smear campaign designed to get the world to ignore her, that would look a lot like they were in on the scam.
Is it any wonder that the entire Democrat/Media Complex is trying to destroy Matt Gaetz? Think about when the questions into his supposedly improper relationships with females started flooding the airwaves and which government organization is “investigating” Gaetz. I'm sure it's all just a big coincidence and not an attempt to silence or intimidate Gaetz.
A lot of bureaucrats in the federal government are justifiably panicking right now, not knowing what other information is going to come to light to show just who knew what, when.
Watch Gaetz's questioning of Wray below.