U.S. National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger reportedly claimed “there is a growing body of evidence” that COVID-19 was manufactured in a Chinese lab.
The remarks are said to have occurred on the Trump appointee’s recent Zoom call with British officials.
“There is a growing body of evidence that the lab is likely the most credible source of the virus,” Pottinger noted. according to the Daily Mail.
Pottinger continued, noting the World Health Organization’s (WHO) probe to discern the origins of COVID-19 is a ruse and that the pathogen likely escaped through “‘leak or an accident.”
He encouraged British Members of Parliament (MP) to help expose the Chinese Communist Party’s role in manufacturing the virus, downplaying the wet market theory as being “openly dismissed” by “establishment figures in Beijing:
“MPs around the world have a moral role to play in exposing the WHO investigation as a Potemkin exercise. Even establishment figures in Beijing have openly dismissed the wet market story.”