And just like that, after censoring or labeling as a racist conspiracy theorist anyone who dared question whether the virus that crippled the world came from a Wuhan lab, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has concluded that the COVID-19 pandemic most likely emerged from a mishap at a Chinese laboratory. Until now, the Energy Department, a branch of the U.S. Intelligence Community, has been undecided on the origin of the pandemic. However, the WSJ reports that the agency’s new shift, which aligns with that of the FBI, concludes that the coronavirus likely spread due to an accident at a Chinese lab and “is noted in an update to a 2021 document by the Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines’s office.”

For Haines, who generally stays behind the scenes, the likelihood of a catastrophic global pandemic wasn’t far-fetched, whether caused intentionally or not. An ally of Joe Biden, Haines was at Event 201, practicing for a Bill Gates-funded “true-to-life” coronavirus pandemic in New York City on October 18, 2019, while the virus was apparently creeping out of a lab and the superspreader military games were commencing in Wuhan. In 2010, Haines followed Biden to the White House when he became Vice President to work on Obama’s National Security Council. She then became CIA Deputy Director, where she blurred the lines in Obama-era presidential policy guidance related to drone strikes. Haines remarked at the time that the Chinese Communist Party was a “global competitor,” not an “adversary.”

Given the current state of affairs, one could quite easily wonder—are Haines and the Intelligence Community (IC), along with the Biden administration, intentionally blurring the lines on the origins of COVID-19? On February 13, 2023, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic renewed the committee’s December 13, 2022 request to Haines for all documents related to drafting the DNI’s “Assessment on COVID-19 Origins,” which was presented by Haines on October 29, 2021. The declassified IC assessment released by Haines lists “areas of broad agreement” within the IC regarding the origins of COVID.

According to the DNI document, the IC agreed that the virus was not developed as a biological weapon, was not genetically engineered and that officials in Communist China were unaware of the virus before the pandemic emerged. The IC also asserted in 2021 two plausible hypotheses on initial human exposure—either “natural transmission from animal to human” or transmission by a “laboratory-associated incident.” Comparing Sunday’s WSJ revelation to the October 29, 2021, IC report, those broad assessments remain unchanged, and no bombshell new evidence—at least not that was reported by the WSJ—appears to have surfaced to prompt the DOE to leak to the WSJ that COVID-19 likely originated from a Chinese lab.

After the publication of the WSJ article, Warren Strobel, a National Security Reporter at the paper, shared a Twitter thread that, according to him, offered “a very concise and accurate summary of where the IC is” regarding the origin hypothesis: the FBI and DOE believe the lab leak theory, medium and low, respectively; CIA plus one other are neutral; and NIC plus four others believe zoonosis theory to a low degree. According to the thread shared by Strobel, Joe Biden recently directed that national labs, which the DOE oversees, be brought into the COVID origins assessment. Yet, let’s not forget the DOE’s cutting-edge Lawrence Livermore Lab’s “Z-Division” concluded two years ago in June 2021 that COVID-19 could have come from a lab and needed further study, as reported by the WSJ. So again, why “re-announce” the lab leak theory now? Did further study occur, and if so, what was discovered?

In trying to determine which of the Energy Department’s 17 National Labs suddenly weighed in to enable the DOE to conclude the virus was the result of a lab leak, on February 27, 2023, Journalist Paul Thacker expanded on Strobel’s notion that it was Lawrence Livermore Lab’s “Z Division.” Thacker tweeted, “I’m told yesterday’s news was based on a report from another DOE lab: Los Alamos, which researches pandemic preparedness.” He continued, adding that one could argue the addition of Los Alamos is a “second assessment” because it involves different scientists at a different lab. Thus, along with the FBI’s assessment that the pandemic started from a lab accident, Thacker remarked you could call this “three separate assessments.” OK, another lab weighing in might make sense. What did the lab find? Undoubtedly, these U.S. taxpayer-funded bio labs should harbor a wealth of information. And the mission of the DOE’s national lab division is to track and mitigate the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, specifically in studying biological weapons like a virus. Therefore, shouldn’t the origins of COVID-19 already be in focus? Unless, of course, the origins are intentionally being blurred.

No doubt, the circumstances surrounding gain-of-function’s role in COVID-19 have been blurred. Since the start of the pandemic, when evaluating whether gain-of-function research—both admittedly and then covertly funded by the U.S. government—is behind COVID-19, many independent journalists and scientists believe it is. They contend the controversial research is tied to longstanding, left-leaning deep-state corruption that involves China and likely also the “Devil’s Playground” that is Ukraine. With that in mind, Thacker chimed back in, this time alluding to the frantic teleconference held by Dr. Anthony Fauci on February 1, 2020, which included new WHO Chief Scientist Jeremy Farrar and other science writers crafting the COVID origins narrative that would appear in the publication Nature. Noting mainstream media may not longer provide them cover, Thacker commented, “science writers can no longer control the narrative for the NIH and virologists.”

But Fauci and the others certainly succeeded initially with their plan. They managed to maintain fear and tyranny long enough to “fully vaccinate” 69 percent of the American population with an experimental DARPA-funded mRNA gene therapy product. On a February 9, 2020, podcast with Newt Gingrich, Fauci was asked if SARS-CoV-2 could have escaped from a Chinese lab, an idea he immediately brushed off. At the time, along with the rest of the world, Gingrich was unaware that Fauci and the teleconference gang secretly collaborated with the virologists reviewing drafts of a manuscript on COVID origins for Nature. Ultimately, thanks to the devious efforts of the conspirators, in the March 17, 2020 publication in Nature, the authors concluded, “We do not believe that any type of laboratory-based scenario is plausible.”

Now, with Meet the Press, “watched by many DC insiders,” and Face the Nation’s Margaret Brennan reporting on the lab leak, Thacker wrote, “this is narrative escape from the #scicomm ghetto,” adding, “again, this is not science writer ‘safe space’ for virologists & Fauci, but actual journalism stepping in” to discuss the lab leak possibility. But again, if that is what is going on, with mainstream media reporting the lab leak theory, what is the strategy for putting this information out now? Is it in preparation for the 2024 election so the Biden administration can insist that the IC under President Trump didn’t do enough to discover the origins of COVID, or even more absurdly preposterous—that Trump himself released the virus as a biological weapon to harm China?

Once an understanding is reached of the deep state’s massive efforts to sabotage the 2020 elections, which, let’s be honest, likely involve the COVID-19 pandemic, no level of sinister behavior should be dismissed. In the summer of 2021, as Joe Biden was overseeing an intelligence review into the origins of coronavirus, the sentiment at the time was that the idea the virus escaped from a Wuhan lab was “at least as credible” as the possibility it emerged naturally in the wild. Reporting at the time that the open-mindedness to the potential of a lab leak was “a dramatic shift from a year ago, when Democrats publicly downplayed the so-called lab leak,” a July 16, 2021, CNN article blamed Trump for Americans not knowing the origins of COVID, stating:

“Bill Evanina, the top counterintelligence official under President Donald Trump, said that early on, the intelligence community did not prioritize determining the origins of COVID the way it has now with the 90-day review.

Identifying the origins of the pandemic probably did not rise to a level of weapons of mass destruction or identifying the plans and intentions of foreign leaders,” Evanina said.

Continuing to ponder why the lab leak theory is being reported now, according to Dr. Paul Cottrell, who has offered insight into the pandemic as it has advanced, the scientific baseline in the U.S. is very low, and “that is why your government can control you.” Cottrell believes the U.S. dropped SARS-CoV-2 in China, and the origins of the ACE2 jump was from a Wuhan Lab. On February 27, following CNN’s February 26 report on the DOE lab leak assessment, Cottrell tweeted, “Wuhan started the ACE2 jump with HIV homology per Dr. Shi. USA labs, i.e., UNC Dr. Baric’s lab serial passaged virus assemblies to make 1,000s of different SARS-CoV-2 viruses with different affinities. USA dropped the SARS-CoV-2 viruses in China at least 3x.” The day before, noting the Republican eruption following the WSJ article, Cottrell wrote, “I have been proven right 100% again on the bioweapon. Started in Wuhan and finished in Dr. Baric’s lab in the USA. Shutdown the bioweapons labs, or you will have the 4th and 5th cocktail released from those labs. I warned you in 2020.”

Another quite terrifying but entirely possible hypothesis for the most recent lab leak assertion has been extensively researched and repeatedly shared by journalist Political Moonshine. In May 2021, Moonshine asserted that the lab leak was not sloppiness but rather Chinese bio-warfare. Moonshine argued that the U.S. has been in an undeclared World War III with China since at least October 2019. Moreover, Moonshine points out that the intentional carve-out in the COVID narrative—declaring it is an accidental leak—allows China to “further enshroud its broader construct that included leveraging a deep and broad infiltration of America’s institutions to remove a sitting U.S. president, overthrow the U.S. government and insert a Chinese proxy into the White House in Joe Biden.” In a lengthy and thought-provoking article following Sunday’s WSJ article, Political Moonshine wrote:

“We’re seeing the DOE report confirming a “lab leak” because the intelligence community wants us to see it and that narrative at this very particular point in time.

We’re just a couple of months down the road from Anthony Fauci’s retirement, and the COVID-19 narrative has imploded into shambles on all fronts. Both Fauci and the COVID-19 construct of enterprise fraud require an exit strategy from center stage. That exit strategy must occur in ways to compartmentalize the culpability for crimes against humanity and the limited hangout exist is the perfect time-tested lane for it. The DOE report on the “lab leak” confirmation is the perfect vehicle to travel down that lane.

In the end, nothing has changed as the complete and factual account of COVID-19 as a construct of enterprise fraud remains the target of obfuscation, deflection, and cover-up. That will never change until the American people rise-up as one and make it change.

For now, we’re seeing exactly what China and the intelligence community want us to and the proxy administration of Joe Biden is the facilitator for it.

They now say “lab leak” but for the cohort of discerning and capable independent thinkers, we know differently and we say deliberate biowarfare strike. Not without a sense of irony, that’s also what the evidence says.”

On Monday, as if confirming the limited hangout agenda at play explained by Political Moonshine, Fauci commented on the COVID origins impasse, siding with the Chinese Communist Party, not the United States, insisting “the problem is that they’ve attacked the Chinese so badly,” adding, “The Chinese authorities act suspicious, even when they have nothing to hide.”

Meanwhile, and tellingly, there has yet to be an official word on the DOE’s lab leak conclusion from the Biden administration. Conceivably, freedom, time, and perseverance will expose the details and motives behind the DOE’s announcement. However, freedom is at stake, time is critical, and it often feels as though it is running out. The brave warriors desperately pushing to save America—and there are many of us—are determined to uncover the corruption of the last three years before our nation is on an even faster track to being completely destroyed.

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Tracy Beanz & Michelle Edwards

Tracy Beanz is an investigative journalist with a focus on corruption. She is known for her unbiased, in-depth coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. She hosts the Dark to Light podcast, found on all major video and podcasting platforms. She is a bi-weekly guest on the Joe Pags Radio Show, has been on Steve Bannon’s WarRoom and is a frequent guest on Emerald Robinson’s show. Tracy is Editor-in-chief at