The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would require the director of national intelligence to make public all intelligence regarding the origin of COVID–19.
The bill, which was introduced by Republican Mike Braun and Josh Hawley, was passed without objection. According to the Energy Department, the most likely source of the pandemic was a leak from a laboratory.
This week, Christopher Wray, the head of the FBI, confirmed that his agency concurs with the assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.
During a Fox News interview, Christopher Wray, the head of the FBI, said that the agency has been aware of the possibility that the COVID–19 pandemic was caused by a leak from a government-controlled laboratory in Wuhan.
The bill states that it is important that the public knows the origin of the virus so that they can prevent a similar pandemic from happening in the future. It requires the director of national intelligence to provide the public with all intelligence related to the outbreak within 90 days.
Tonight the Senate UNANIMOUSLY passed my bill to declassify all the intelligence the government has on #covid origins. Let the people see the truth!
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) March 2, 2023
The bill seeks information related to the activities of the Wuhan Institute for Virology, as well as details about the individuals who fell ill in 2019.
Following the bill's passage, Senator Josh Hawley praised it on Twitter. He noted that the public should be allowed to see the truth about the incident.
Senator Mike Braun urged the House to pass the legislation.
In response, Mike Braun called on the House to pass the legislation. He noted that President Joe Biden should stop ignoring the issue and allow the people to make their own decisions.
No immediate response was provided by the DNI to a request for comment.
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