National Security Adviser @jakejsullivan says the upcoming @WHO report on China lacks critical data held back by China about “the origins of the pandemic, in Wuhan, China.” @FaceTheNation
.@JakeSullivan46 won’t stand by or dispute the State Dept Jan 15 report on evidence of sick researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology months before the outbreak. He dodged the question repeatedly to @margbrennan on @FaceTheNation
Pottinger tells @margbrennan evidence exists that the Chinese military was doing coronavirus experiments on animals for years and that the researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology got sick in Autumn, 2019. @FaceTheNation
Pottinger also explains that when people repeat that the virus was not man made or genetically modified, that’s true but misses the point. The theory is that human error contributed to the outbreak (lab accident) not that the virus itself was man made. @FaceTheNation

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