Incredible whistleblower testimony on Tuesday reveals that the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) rewarded analysts with hush money to bury their findings surrounding the origins of COVID. Specifically, the testimony from the “seemingly credible” multi-decade, senior-level, current Agency officer alleges the CIA offered to pay analysts to keep secret their conclusion that COVID-19 most likely leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China.

The bombshell revelations came to light when the senior level CIA officer told House Committee leaders that his agency tried to bribe with money at least six analysts who found that SARS-CoV-2 likely originated in a Wuhan lab, per a letter sent Tuesday to CIA Director William Burns. According to the whistleblower, as the New York Post reported, the analysts would receive monetary compensation if they switched positions and said that the virus jumped from animals to humans.

Unfortunately, this new information is not shocking. Remember, ever since disgraced Anthony Fauci’s February 2020 emergency teleconference before the pandemic was officially underway, the origins of COVID-19 have run the gamut. With a concerted effort involving numerous parts of the U.S. government to keep the focus away from a lab leak or bio-terrorism, everyone paying attention to the dangerous introduction of the gene-damaging mRNA jabs, including The Lancet’s Jeffrey Sachs, has called for an unbiased inquiry into the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In May 2022, Sachs called on universities to open their databases for immediate examination amid suspicions that laboratories were genetically modifying viruses.

Right on queue, a March 2021 World Health Organization (WHO) report on the pandemic’s origins determined it was “extremely unlikely” that the virus emerged accidentally from a lab. Following the WHO’s report, Joe Biden ordered the nation’s intelligence agencies to investigate the matter. Nonetheless, the review, carried out by the world’s most skilled agents, yielded no new consensus inside the agencies. Moreover, the intelligence agencies indicated they did not believe there was any evidence that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 was deliberately created as a biological weapon.

In February 2023, citing new, unnamed intelligence, the U.S. Energy Department concluded that an accidental laboratory leak in China most likely caused the coronavirus pandemic. However, the agency reported it remained divided over the origins of the virus. As noted by the N.Y. Times, the origins of COVID have become a divisive line of intelligence reporting, with many Democrats following Joe Biden’s narrative indicating they believe the virus originated from natural causes. On the other hand, many Republicans, including Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan, have remained steadfast in their view that the virus most likely came from one of China’s research labs in Wuhan, which have traceable ties to the United States.

The Energy Department’s review was presented in an update to a 2021 document from Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines’ office. The Event 201 player’s agency reaffirmed a consensus in the intelligence community that the emergence of COVID-19 wasn’t the result of a Chinese biological weapons program. An American program, perhaps? They didn’t say. Still, the updated 10-page DNI report, released in June 2023, discloses that the U.S. Intelligence Community found “biosafety concerns” present at the Wuhan lab and assessed that “genetic engineering” of coronavirus was taking place at the facility in China where researchers tied to the People’s Liberation Army also conducted work. Frustrated with the lack of transparency by the ODNI in reaching its limited findings, Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan) remarked to The Post:

“As we’ve seen nearly every step of the way while trying to uncover the origins of COVID-19 virus, the Biden Administration has failed to be transparent with the American people and members of Congress. Today’s release of the declassified documents is late and does not provide the full picture of what our intelligence agencies know.”

Following the bombshell September 12, 2023 testimony that COVID-19 most likely leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China, Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic Chairman Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Mike Turner (R-Ohio) requested all documents, communications and pay info from the CIA’s COVID Discovery Team by September 26. In a letter to CIA Director William J. Burns, Wenstrup and Turner wrote:

“According to the whistleblower, at the end of its review, six of the seven members of the Team believed the intelligence and science were sufficient to make a low-confidence assessment that COVID-19 originated from a laboratory in Wuhan, China.

The seventh member of the Team, who also happened to be the most senior, was the lone officer to believe COVID-19 originated through zoonosis.

The whistleblower further contends that to come to the eventual public determination of uncertainty, the other six members were given a significant monetary incentive to change their position.”

Additionally, the House committee leaders identified former CIA Chief Operating Officer Andrew Makridis as having “played a central role” in the COVID investigation. In a separate letter, committee leaders asked Makridis to sit for a transcribed interview. The Post reports that Makridis did not immediately respond to a request for comment. With the same deadline as the one set for CIA Director Burns to share all documents, communications, and pay info from the CIA’s COVID Discovery Team, Makridis has until September 26, 2023, to participate in a voluntary transcribed interview with the committee.


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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