Yesterday in a comment exchange I expressed reservations about sundance's theory regarding Fauci being hung out to dry. That didn't mean that I didn't read his post with interest, nor that I disagreed with all of it. For example, Fauci is surely not at the top of the Covid cover-up food chain, so from that standpoint he should be eligible for being hung out. However, Fauci unquestionably knows an awful lot--not facts or science or stuff like that, but the people involved and their overall motives. So, just as in the Russia Hoax, where Comey and McCabe may know too much to be made scapegoats, the same may be true regarding Fauci.
But, then, what about sundance's very valid point--all the leaks lately, don't they point toward a scapegoating role for Fauci. My reservation in that regard is that--for now--the occupants of the White House seem to be circling the wagons to protect Fauci from these devastating reservations. Fauci himself appears to be returning to his original position--hadda be a natural origin for Covid, couldn't have been Gain-Of-Function experiment released by accident from a lab in Wuhan. Of course, it's possible that the White House occupants are still assessing the risks involved in making Fauci a scapegoat, so Tony can't rest easy.
My point is raising these issues is to simply exercise some caution. There are other things going on, too, and those developments may point in a slightly different direction--a direction that could be difficult for the White House occupants to control. It may prove impossible to protect Fauci for the long run. Those "other things" may also shed some light on the leaks we're seeing.
Before we get there, to Housley's scoop--if it is a scoop--let's review a few important bits of information.
The other day when the Fauci emails came out I--and, of course, others--put a lot of emphasis on Fauci's email exchange with a top level virologist at Scripps Research, Kristian Andersen. That exchange took place very near the the beginning of the Covid panic--Jan 31 - Feb 1. What Andersen wrote to Fauci--citing support from several other scientists--blows the "natural origins" argument out of the water. Now, later Andersen--who is associated with Peter Daszak, a major promoter of GOF at Wuhan--tried to walk back his original view, to make it conform with the official "natural origin" narrative. But now we have his original email, in which he states categorically:
... Eddie, Bob, Mike, and myself all find the genome inconsistent with expectations from evolutionary theory. ...
That appears to directly contradict what, by May 2020, had become Fauci's first line of defense, which you can hear in this excellent video of Tucker Carlson. Beginning at around the 4:45 mark we hear Fauci trying to claim that the genome "sequencing" of mutations is exactly what you'd expect in a natural evolutionary scheme.
But we now know that that narrative was the one being propagated by Peter Daszak with some behind the scenes manipulating. Daszak, again, was the guy funneling money to Wuhan. Other scientists with some for real creds--Nobel winning virologist David Baltimore, for example--remained adamant that the Covid genome contained "smoking gun" features (the now famous Furin cleavage) that made a lab engineering origin for the virus the only possible explanation.
These conflicts can't be walked back at this point.
Carlson also raised a fascinating point that may (or may not) be relevant to Housley's scoop. On June 2 Carlson observed that much of a particular Fauci email is redacted. The redaction comes under FOIA Exemption B7(A): "records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes." Watch that segment here:
Law enforcement purposes? FBI purposes? That's interesting. And watch the rest of the excellent monologue here:
So, finally, to Adam Housley's scoop. I'll insert the first tweet in the series, then include other following tweets. The first tweet is the money one, because Housley states point blank:
1. The FBI has obtained specific information from a defector that the Wuhan flu resulted from gain of function engineering in one of the Wuhan labs. Further,
2. FBI agents withheld the results of their debriefing of the defector in this regard from Director Chris Wray--until they were sure they had got all the relevant information from the defector recorded.
Being told the increased pressure on China in recent days is due to a defector with intimate knowledge. In fact, Wray didn’t know right away because they wanted to make sure they got all they needed before telling him.— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) June 4, 2021
Also...US intelligence believes China is trying to produce variants that suggest it came from bats to cover up that it originally came from a lab. The belief is still that it escaped accidentally, but was allowed to spread.Remember...much of what the mainstream press is now reporting about China and Coronavirus...a few of us have been reporting since last March. With details. All of that reporting is being completely verified.
This is true. This isn't "out of the blue" information. It's confirmation of what other investigators and scientists--scientists not under Fauci's control--have been saying.
My sources still believe it was out [the lab leak occurred] in August 2019.
Note, this is a "belief". Presumably there is evidence, but it's not proof at this point.
The belief of my sources....allowed to spread so that the economic impact and overall impact wouldn’t be just on China.Very few [FBI agents] do [trust Wray] ... outside of DC.@JohnBeason13 Replying to @adamhousleyThey don’t even trust the [FBI] director?... [Presence of Covid "in the wild," outside the lab] Proven to December and some show November. My sources think August. I don’t mean the U.S. in august...I mean my sources suspect it got out in China then...late in the month.Again...what I reported tonight. US intelligence has a Chinese defector with Wuhan info. AND China is trying to produce variants that suggest it came from bats to cover up that coronavirus originally came from a lab.Thanks and yep.@fleaflicker44 Replying to @adamhousleyChina owns us, and nothing will come of it. Cool scoop tho, nonetheless.
It's all very interesting, but unconfirmable at this point. Still, I don't think this story is going away.