Kudos to Vanity Fair. The outlet has just published an explosive report on various efforts to investigate the origins of COVID-19. Consider these excerpts:
"A months long Vanity Fair investigation, interviews with more than 40 people, and a review of hundreds of pages of U.S. government documents . . . found that conflicts of interest, stemming in part from large government grants supporting controversial virology research, hampered the U.S. investigation into COVID-19's origin at every step.
"In one State Department meeting, officials seeking to demand transparency from the Chinese government say they were explicitly told by colleagues not to explore the Wuhan Institute of Virology's gain-of-function research, because it would bring unwelcome attention to U.S. government funding of it."
So elements of the Swamp were doing everything they could to prevent an investigation into the origins of COVID-19. One memo reveals that an official worried the investigation would "open a can of worms."
Well, what was he worried about? That an investigation would inevitably show that our public health bureaucracy, i.e. Dr. Anthony Fauci, without any consent from the American people, bankrolled dangerous research at the communist Chinese Wuhan lab? Apparently so.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, working with President Trump, did set up an investigative group at the State Department. Those researchers did their best to battle entrenched bureaucrats who refused to consider the obvious – that the virus leaked from the Wuhan lab.
That investigation was unceremoniously disbanded by the Biden White House. But in recent days, as the lab leak theory gained credibility, the Biden White House suddenly reversed course and ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to produce their own report on the origins of COVID-19 in 90 days.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what's going on here.
Biden shut down an investigation he could not control, led by people with strong relationships with Mike Pompeo and Donald Trump, and gave it to the same intelligence community that lied to us for years about President Trump allegedly colluding with Russia.
In my view, what happened was a shell game. Biden killed the investigation that might have resulted in a clear conclusion, forcing him to confront communist China for its responsibility for 600,000 American deaths. Instead, Biden would rather work with communist China on the fake issue of climate change.
There's an additional reason he might not want an independent investigation: It could cause problems for the Biden family's (Hunter Biden's) dealings in communist China.
While liberals are pounding the table demanding a high-level commission to investigate the events of January 6th, THIS is the high-level investigation we most urgently need right now.
But we must be realistic. Communist China has had 18 months to destroy evidence. They had that time because every time Donald Trump or any other conservative tried to get to the truth, the legacy media, social media and the entire progressive movement accused conservatives of promoting conspiracy theories.
And for good measure, they suggested that anyone trying to blame communist China was a white supremacist stoking anti-Asian hatred.
For 18 months the "fact checkers" did everything they could to prevent the facts from being known about the origins of COVID-19. And when they were confronted about their curious lack of interest in an obvious possible explanation, their answer was always the same: "We're relying on the World Health Organization and the CDC. We're following the scientists."
Well, we know the World Health Organization is in the hip pocket of President Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party. And elements of the CDC, and people like Dr. Fauci, had their own self-interested reasons to not investigate the lab because they were indirectly funding it and wanted to keep their cozy relationships with the Chinese communist public health authorities.
Meanwhile, the whole time our media and political elites were silencing people who were asking legitimate questions, communist China was telling the world that the virus originated in the United States.
Our media and the American political left were parroting communist propaganda and running interference for Beijing's brutal regime!
Dr. Fauci went on MSNBC yesterday and continued to make really absurd arguments. Perhaps his most outrageous statement was this one:
"I mean, obviously you want openness and cooperation. One of the ways you can get it is don't be accusatory. . . I think the accusatory part about it is only going to get them [communist China] to pull back even more."
Even now, Fauci is still running interference for Beijing. He's telling us that if we want his Chinese communist friends to cooperate, we need to be nice to them.
Dr. Fauci has got to go. He is dangerously naive.
As I noted yesterday, communist China has lied repeatedly about COVID-19. That's not in dispute. They're not going to cooperate. They never were going to cooperate.
The regime is committing genocide. That's not in dispute. It does not believe in free speech or transparency of any kind. It is a communist regime. They lie. They deceive. That's what communists do.
Pence In New Hampshire
Last night, former Vice President Mike Pence delivered a speech to a record crowd at the annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner hosted by New Hampshire's Hillsborough County Republican Party. Pence told the audience that Biden's policies will result in "another great Republican comeback." He said:
"They [the voters] didn't vote to open our borders, to give away the safety of our streets, our prosperity or our freedoms or our future. . . It's time for freedom-loving Americans to stand up and say, 'NO MORE!' It's time for freedom-loving Americans to unite behind an agenda that will bring America back!"
The New Hampshire speech is yet another indication that if Donald Trump chooses not to run again, Mike Pence will enter the fray for the 2024 GOP nomination.
- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation protecting girls' sports from biological boys who claim to be girls.
- More people of color (here and here) are speaking out against the Marxist, anti-American ideology of critical race theory.
- Parents opposed to critical race theory successfully forced a Florida school board to edit its "equity statement," removing references to "structures rooted in white advantage."
- A Michigan school district overruled the principal who attempted to censor religious speech from a valedictory address.
- Wisconsin legislators are investigating Mark Zuckerberg's Center for Tech and Civic Life, which may have violated state election laws during the 2020 election.
- Coca-Cola continues to get burned over its decision to go woke.
- Florida State University was forced to pay $100,000 for violating the free speech and religious liberty rights of a Catholic student who was punished for privately expressing his religious and political views.
- The state of California has been ordered to pay $2 million in legal fees to settle cases involving two more churches that sued Gov. Gavin Newsom for religious discrimination during the pandemic shutdowns.
- The seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases is down 94% from the January peak and at the lowest level since March of 2020.