The CIA is under scrutiny following whistleblower testimony that alleges six analysts were financially incentivized to change their stance on the lab leak theory regarding the origins of the coronavirus.
The House Oversight Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic has written to CIA Director William Burns and former CIA Chief Operating Officer Andrew Makridis, detailing the accusations.
The whistleblower, described as a senior-level officer with decades of service, claims that six out of seven members of the CIA’s Covid Discovery Team originally believed that the virus likely originated from a lab in Wuhan, China. However, they were allegedly given monetary rewards to shift their position.
The subcommittee is now demanding all related documents and communications, with Burns and Makridis expected to respond by September 26, 2023.