Asked in a follow up question what gave him such confidence, he said: “I can’t tell you that. I’m not allowed to tell you that.”
The speculation over the origins of the coronavirus have been the subject of intense scrutiny as of late, but were first questioned by former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon on Episode 1 of his War Room: Pandemic podcast back in January.
While establishment media outlets have poured scorn on the matter, U.S. intelligence agencies have remained skeptical over the official explanation for the virus.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Thursday morning: “The entire Intelligence Community has been consistently providing critical support to U.S. policymakers and those responding to the COVID-19 virus, which originated in China,” the ODNI said in a statement. “The Intelligence Community also concurs with the wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not manmade or genetically modified.”