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Press Release Published: Sep 16, 2021

Comer: Biden’s Inconclusive Assessment on COVID-19 Origins Only Served to Provide More Confusion

Requests all raw intelligence reports, notes, and emails relied upon to produce the inconclusive Assessment

WASHINGTON – House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) sent a letter to the Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines requesting all raw intelligence reports, meeting notes, and emails relied upon by the Intelligence Community (IC) when developing the recently released Assessment on COVID-19 Origins. The Biden Administration’s 90-day study was woefully inconclusive and failed to provide Americans a thorough response on the origins of the virus.  

“On May 26, 2021, President Biden ordered the Intelligence Community to begin a 90-day study into the origin of the virus that caused the ongoing pandemic. The report, recently released on August 27, 2021, did not provide a conclusive assessment on the origin of the virus. Unfortunately, the Assessment on COVID-19 Origins only served to provide more confusion providing the American public with a vague, two-page unclassified summary,” wrote Ranking Member Comer. “This is an unacceptable response that gives the American people little confidence our country is prepared for the next pandemic. Therefore, to assist the Committee with its oversight, we request all raw intelligence reports, meeting notes, and emails relied upon by the IC to develop the Assessment.”

Read the letter to Director Haines here.