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(FreedomWire.org) – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi might visit Taiwan during her trip to Asia. She was initially going in April, but canceled after testing positive for COVID.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is still going to Asia, knowing the trip has the potential of upsetting the Chinese Communist Party.

Pelosi is scheduled to visit several allied Asian countries during her multi-day tour of the continent.

One possible destination with major ramifications is Taiwan — officially known as the Republic of China. The island has been expecting a visit from Pelosi, but recent threats from the People’s Republic of China have drawn global attention to the potential visit.

President Donald Trump reacted to the trip by blasting Pelosi saying she will only make the situation “worse.”

Trump went on Truth Social to say, “Why is Nancy Pelosi getting involved with China and Taiwan other than to make trouble and more money, possibly involving insider trading and information, for her cheatin’ husband? Everything she touches turns to Chaos, Disruption, and “Crap” (her second big Congress “flop” happening now!), and the China mess is the last thing she should be involved in – She will only make it worse. Crazy Nancy just inserts herself and causes great friction and hatred. She is such a mess!!!”

A propagandist for the Chinese Communist Party threatened Pelosi over the trip.

“If U.S. fighter jets escort Pelosi’s plane into Taiwan, it is invasion,” Hu Xijin, an analyst for the Chinese state-controlled Global Times propaganda outlet tweeted, according to the Free Beacon. “The PLA has the right to forcibly dispel Pelosi’s plane and the U.S. fighter jets, including firing warning shots and making tactical movement of obstruction. If ineffective, then shoot them down.”

(FreedomWire.org) – Joe Biden has been rapidly depleting the Strategic Petroleum Reserve of oil in order to lower gas prices in the United States or so he says, but 6 million barrels of oil have been sold to Unipec, the trading division of the Chinese state-owned Sinopec. In 2015, BHR, an investment firm partially owned by Hunter Biden bought up a $1.7 billion dollar share of Sinopec, a communist Chinese-controlled company.

The DOE sold four million barrels to Unipec in the fall of 2021, almost six months before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. That oil sold for $63 dollars a barrel or about eight dollars a barrel less than oil was selling on the open market. If only Joe would be that nice to Americans, but alas, no American oil company has put Hunter on its Board of Directors. What would be happening right now if it were Don Jr. rather than Hunter. The NYT and WaPo would be demanding that President Trump be impeached.

Ben Lieberman, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute said, “I think it takes a bad policy and makes it worse. The idea of tapping into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve rather than maxing out on American drilling was foolish from the start, it’s like taking out a loan instead of going out and earning more money.”

“The Strategic Petroleum Reserve never really was a substitute for that and now to hear that this oil is going to China is problematic because it undercuts their rationale even more,” said Lieberman. “Biden’s policy just shows that he’s not putting American consumers and the American economy first or second or even third.”

(FreedomWire.org) – New found evidence from a 2018 voicemail from President Biden to Hunter Biden about his business dealings in China raises questions about the federal probe of the first son, legal experts said Tuesday — as Republican lawmakers vowed congressional hearings into the matter.

On December 12, 2018, the elder Biden called Hunter after reading a NEW YORK TIMES article about Hunter’s multi-million-dollar dealings with CCP oil giant CEFC. The NYT story had reported that CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming had been arrested in China and his top officer Patrick Ho had been convicted in the United States over bribing African officials to help Iran evade oil sanctions. The NYT had also reported that when Ho had been arrested, he’d called Joe’s brother Jim, who told the NYT he thought the call had been meant for Hunter.

After seeing the story online in the TIMES, Joe called Hunter and left this message: “Hey, pal. It’s Dad. It’s 8:15 on Wednesday night. If you get a chance, just give me a call. Nothing urgent. I just wanted to talk to you. I thought the article released online, it’s going to be printed tomorrow in the TIMES, was good. I think you’re clear. And, anyway, if you get a chance, give me a call. I love you.”

Former Justice Department prosecutor Jim Trusty called the situation “a huge integrity test” for the FBI and for Attorney General Merrick Garland.

“Will they walk away from powerful evidence? Will they come up with a soft plea — like a tax charge — that does not remotely capture the actual wrongdoing?” he said.

“Or will they treat Hunter Biden like any other white-collar defendant in the federal system?”

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley said the recording “only magnifies the concerns over the failure of Attorney General Merrick Garland to appoint a special counsel with broad investigative authority.”

“The record is now replete with references to President Biden and contradictions of his public denials,” he said.

“The concern is that a plea bargain could effectively foreclose further inquiry or prosecution for possible crimes related to influence peddling.”

Rep. Jody Hice (R-Georgia) tweeted “SMOKING GUN!” after the Daily Mail posted the voicemail message online Monday, saying it came from a backup of an iPhone XS stored on the infamous Hunter Biden laptop.

When “#HunterBiden” began trending ahead of Tuesday’s hearing of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, Hice added, “Even Big Tech can’t ignore Hunter problem anymore.”

“It’s time for a hearing,” he said.

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) said the voicemail “confirms what most Americans already knew: President Biden has been complicit in Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings.”

“President Biden has repeatedly denied speaking to Hunter about his business dealings, but the evidence now is insurmountable,” he said.

“When Republicans take over the House in January, we will thoroughly investigate Hunter Biden’s business dealings and President Biden’s participation in his son’s activities.”

Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) said, “Every piece of information that has come to light so far suggests President Biden knew exactly what Hunter was up to abroad, but many questions still remain.”

“I look forward to a future Republican House majority focused on exposing the truth and pressing for accountability,” she added.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said, “Throughout my review of our forensic copy of the Hunter Biden laptop, one conclusion is inescapable: Joe Biden has not told anything resembling the full truth and he needs to come clean.”

“His refusal to do so is only making it worse, and the Congress should absolutely conduct a robust and responsible investigation,” he said.

(FreedomWire.org) – There has been an unprecedented leak of a recording of a top-secret meeting of China’s People’s Liberation Army leadership. During the meeting, senior military and  the Communist Party of China  officials are heard discussing detailed plans to “smash” the military forces of Taiwan. There are also detailed discussions of logistical support for the invasion involving various companies that will provide needed supplies. Maintaining the security of key regions of mainland China from any sort of counterattacks is also discussed. The leaked audio raises several questions, including who would have carried out the leak and whether this is an actual plan or simply a preparatory exercise.

The first question to address is whether this meeting was a discussion of active plans for an invasion with a targeted date to attack or not. An attack on Taiwan from China is always possible, but they could also just be going over and refining their strategy in a preparatory exercise meant to intimidate.

The second question is who would have risked their lives to leak out the audio of this meeting. The Chinese are notoriously good at keeping their inside information secret and the penalties for any perceived disloyalty are harsh beyond belief. If this leak is real, there may be some dissent among the ranks going on, with someone being opposed to an invasion of Taiwan.

According to analysis from Jennifer Zeng, host of Inconvenient Truths, she said, “that audio they mentioned quite a few names of factories, trains, companies.” Zeng said she checked all the names that they mentioned in the audio and matched them with the public record and they all match. “A factory they mentioned really produced drones and that sort of machinery. They knew what they were talking about.”

A former senior Trump administration official said the audio was “meant to intimidate.”

Steve Yates, chair of the China Policy Initiative, told TheDCNF that it was “extremely unlikely” the video was an unauthorized leak, noting that Chinese authorities would “follow up” with the leaker.

“So we have to assume this content was meant to influence as much as inform,” Yates said. “The CCP is now saying the quiet part out loud. The challenge for the U.S. and allies is that there is no way to discern between exercises meant to influence versus actual mobilization to attack.”

The alleged leaked audio follows President Joe Biden’s recent visit to Asia and comes only weeks after China conducted a “rehearsal” for a Taiwan invasion between May 6-8.

Zeng said China is clearly in the process of decoupling from the West, citing the Chinese government forcing companies like Didi Chuxing to delist from the New York Stock Exchange. She also pointed to Xi Jinping’s stated goal of achieving “internal circulation of the economy” and China’s efforts to buy up crops from overseas as well as the recent “insane lockdown order” in Shanghai as evidence of China’s intention to decouple.

(FreedomWire.org) – In a joint military exercise Russia and China flew nuclear-capable bombers through the Sea of Japan, continuing through the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea on Tuesday, during President Biden’s trip to eastern Asia.

The joint patrol lasted 13 hours and involved Russian Tu-95 strategic bombers and Chinese Xian H-6 jets.  

Planes from the Japanese and South Korean air forces shadowed the Russian and Chinese jets for part of the exercise.

Tokyo conveyed “grave concerns” to both Russia and China through diplomatic channels, Kishi said at a news conference.  He characterized the incident as a likely provocation by both Beijing and Moscow on a day when Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australia’s newly elected leader, Anthony Albanese, were meeting in Tokyo. 

The drills, are the most significant cooperation between the two countries since Russia invaded Ukraine three months ago. Bomber exercises such as this cannot be planned quickly, and was likely planned well in advance by both countries . Chinese naval vessels also likely participated.

This is a sign that China has decided that they’ll continue to closely align themselves with Russia as it brutalizes Ukraine. While many other countries are trying to isolate Russia, it is also a sign that Russia will stand with China in the East & South China Seas.

(FreedomWire.org) – Speaking in Tokyo on Monday, Biden was asked about the US commitment to Taiwan. Biden said, “yes,” the US would intervene militarily to defend Taiwan if it came under attack from China. He said the US’s responsibility to protect the self-ruled island, was “even stronger” after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The US president went on to say, any attempt by China to use force against Taiwan would “just not be appropriate … it would dislocate the entire region and be another action similar to what happened in Ukraine”.

“America is committed to a one-China policy but that does not mean China has the jurisdiction to use force to take Taiwan,” Biden said, adding: “My expectation is that will not happen.”

A White House official walked back Biden’s remarks almost immediately.

“As the president said, our policy has not changed,” the spokesperson said. “He reiterated our One China Policy and our commitment to peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. He also reiterated our commitment under the Taiwan Relations Act to provide Taiwan with the military means to defend itself.”

There is a contradiction of what Biden said and the spokesperson. While Biden asserted he would intervene militarily, i.e. with the US military, his administration apparently wants to make it clear that we are only committing to providing military aid to Taiwan so it can “defend itself.” That’s significant in that it signals to China that the only thing we’d do is what we’ve been doing in Ukraine.

(FreedomWire.org) – While on the road in California this week, Vice President Kamala Harris made a stop at Vandenburg Space Force Base north of Los Angeles to announce a new U.S. policy that again handicaps U.S. defense capabilities when it comes to ensuring foreign threats are able to be deterred or destroyed. 

As ABC7 reported, “the vice president announced that the United States is committing to a ban on destructive, anti-satellite missile testing, and calling on other countries to do the same.” The Biden administration’s ban comes after Russia and China have already carried out such tests in the past and are unlikely to heed the Biden administration’s request that they stop pursuing offensive space capabilities. 

If the U.S. sticks to Harris’ commitment, that puts America at a disadvantage in space against foreign foes who may seek to take out critical satellites and now know there won’t be a retaliatory hit from the United States. So, not exactly the “peace through strength” that’s necessary to deal with nations like China and Russia. 

Harris also, in the course of her remarks to Space Force Guardians, attempt to explain…space. In a section of her remarks delivered Monday, ones that were reminiscent of her comments on the “significance of the passage of time,” she really went for it:

“I think everyone here recognizes how extraordinary space is,” Harris said. “Whether it is satellites that orbit the earth, humans that land on the moon, or telescopes that peer into the furthest reaches of the universe, space is exciting,” she told the Space Force Guardians who presumably were already aware of what space is. “It spurs our imaginations, and it forces us to ask big questions,” Harris added. “Space, it affects us all — and it connects us all.” 

Thank you, space cadet Harris. 

(FreedomWire.org) – Hunter Biden’s ex-business partner Tony Bobulinski told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will be “compromised” as president because of his family’s business dealings with China.

“I think Joe Biden and the Biden family are compromised,” Bobulinski said.

“I just don’t see, given the history here in the facts, how Joe can’t be influenced in some manner based on the history that they have,” Bobulinski said. “So as a citizen and an American taxpayer, I’m very, very concerned.”

Bobulinski explained how he met with Joe Biden in Los Angeles on May 2, 2017, at the request of Hunter and his uncle, Jim Biden, to discuss the Biden family dealings at a high level.

“They were sort of wining and dining me and presenting the strength of the Biden family to get me more engaged and want to take on the CEO role” of the joint business venture between the Chinese energy firm CEFC China Energy Co. and Oneida Holdings, a Delaware-based LLC.

Bobulinksi said it was “crystal clear” that Hunter Biden had brought his father up to speed on the status of a joint venture deal with the before he met with the former vice president. 

“They were putting their entire family legacy on the line. They knew exactly what they were doing. They were dealing with a Chinese owned enterprise … that had strong financial support and political support from the Chinese Communist Party. That’s how it was presented to me. That’s not my own words. That’s how they presented it to me and read me in on it,” Bobulinski said.

Bobulinski recalled bringing up his concerns with Jim Biden the following day after his meeting with the former vice president that their business dealings with the Chinese could impact his brother’s 2020 presidential aspirations.

“I know Joe decided not to run in 2016, but what if he ran in the future? Aren’t they taking political risk or headline risk? And I remember looking at Jim Biden and saying, ‘How are you guys getting away with this? Like, aren’t you concerned?’”

“And he certainly looked at me and he laughed a little bit and said, ‘plausible deniability.’” Bobulinski said.

Later that day, Bobulinski described a second meeting he had with Joe Biden in a parking lot in which the former vice president told him to “keep an eye on his son and brother.”

Joe Biden is not named in any corporate documents for Oneida, despite a much-publicized May 13, 2017, email Bobulinski received from Hunter Biden associate James Gilliar saying that 10% of the firm would be “held by H for the big guy.”

Bobulinski said the “big guy” in the email is a reference to Joe Biden.

Jim Biden was granted a 20% stake in Oneida when the deal was finalized on May 22, 2017, up from his proposed 10% stake in Gilliar’s May 13 email, according to documents obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation and other media outlets.

Bobulinski said he did not know why Jim Biden’s ownership in the firm went from 10% as proposed in Gilliar’s email to 20% when the deal was ultimately finalized.

“I’m sure there were discussions within the Biden family. I wasn’t privy to that discussion. But this is Jim Biden, the brother of the potential future president of the United States. It’s not a distant cousin. It’s not an employee. It’s his brother who in  documents defines himself as a political advisor to his brother.”

During negotiations over the structure of Oneida, Hunter Biden texted Bobulinski stating: “both James’ and my Chairman gave an emphatic NO.”

Bobulinski said Hunter Biden was referring to his father when he said, “my Chairman,” in the May 19, 2017, text.

“What Hunter’s referencing there is he spoke with his father and his father is giving an emphatic no to the ask that I had, which was putting proper governance in place around Oneida Holdings,” Bobulinski said.

To the Chinese involved in the deal, Bobulinski said, “it was always the Biden family… who is obviously led and operated by Joe Biden.”

After a failed left-wing cover-up campaign, the mainstream media has conceded that Hunter Biden’s laptop and its content have been “authenticated.”

Fact-checkers wrongfully buried the story, labeling it “false” and “misleading,” just months before the 2020 presidential election.

The laptop not only contains disturbing images and videos of Hunter’s crack cocaine use and sex escapades, but it also implicates his father’s participation and abuse of power by being involved in Hunter’s corrupt overseas business dealings.

Hunter is accused of receiving millions of dollars from various sources in Ukraine, Russia, and China while his father was serving as vice president under Barack Obama.

These incoming wire transfers were flagged by big banks as “potential criminal activity,” which triggered an ongoing U.S. Department of Justice investigation into Hunter’s activities. A federal grand jury is currently considering possible criminal charges against Hunter.

Here are the eight scandals involving Joe Biden via The Federalist:

1. Pay-to-Play in Ukraine

While former Vice President Joe Biden oversaw foreign policy in Ukraine, his son Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma Holdings, the largest gas company in the country.

Hunter’s laptop contains emails and text messages that show he leveraged his dad’s position while working for Burisma. In exchange, Hunter received $50,000 per month despite having no experience in energy and no connection to Ukraine as a private U.S. citizen.

In a desperate attempt to continue the massive cover-up effort, liberal fact-checkers like USA Today continue to say such allegations are “unproven” and “lack context.”

Joe Biden was caught on video footage openly admitted that he participated in pay-to-play schemes in Ukraine. Biden leveraged $1 billion in aid to persuade Ukraine to remove its top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, in March 2016.

Fact-checkers are quick to point out that Shokin was not investigating Burisma. The important point is that Biden clearly had a massive conflict of interest. He was actively abusing his power and position to make demands on Ukraine. Hunter’s own emails and texts allege that his father was aware and involved in these dealings.

2. China Gets in the Game

In emails and text messages, Hunter repeatedly refers to his father as “the big guy.”

Hunter Biden’s joint global equity firm, the Bohai Harvest Equity Investment Fund, coordinated a purchase by a Chinese mining company of the world’s largest cobalt source in the Congo.

This was a significant deal because it gave China control over a huge chunk of the world’s known cobalt supplies. This ingredient is necessary to make electric car batteries.

Again, Biden has no experience in Chinese mining or cobalt supplies. He also has no connection to the Congo and China as a private U.S. citizen.

Nonetheless, Hunter finds himself involved in a transaction that connects directly to his father. Less than two weeks after Joe Biden traveled to China on Air Force Two along with his son, Hunter Biden’s company Bohai followed through with its corrupt scandal.

Hunter’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski provides further proof that this scandal reaches the top of the Biden family.

3. Moscow, Kazakhstan, and More

While Ukraine and China likely hold the most significant revelations, once those threads are pulled, investigators should move on to Moscow, which according to a Senate report, holds another possible scandal. That report documents that Hunter also received a combined $3.5 million from the wife of the former Moscow mayor, a Kazakhstan investor, and several other individuals. After all, there is no reason to think that a person willing to let his son sell access to the vice president of the United States would close the money train to just a few countries.

4. Ukraine’s Firing of the Prosecutor Investigating Burisma

With the elite media now deigning coverage of Hunter’s laptop appropriate, the public knows the Burisma scandal was real and threatened to be spectacularly devastating to the elder Biden. That makes questions concerning then-Vice President Joe Biden’s demands that Ukraine fire the state prosecutor who was reportedly investigating Burisma ripe to revisit.

That prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was fired, according to statements Joe Biden made during a 2018 event, after Biden threatened to withhold a billion-dollar loan guarantee if the Ukrainian government refused to ax Shokin. A video of the event captured Biden recounting the event:

I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours.’ If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a b-tch. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.

5. Obama-Biden Administration Ignoring Conflicts of Interest

Biden also needs to answer questions about his decision to ignore the clear conflicts of interest involved with him negotiating with the same countries Hunter was shaking down. Of course, since “the big guy” was in on the scam, bowing out over conflicts of interest is the lesser of the evils, but it is still worth investigating to assess how Biden handled the concerns raised by the Obama administration’s State Department.

Here, the testimony of the State Department official charged with issues related to Ukraine again proves significant. Kent told lawmakers that after learning Hunter sat on the board of Burisma, he raised concerns with the vice president’s office about the relationship.

“I raised my concerns that I had heard that Hunter Biden was on the board of a company owned by somebody that the U.S. Government had spent money trying to get tens of millions of dollars back and that could create the perception of a conflict of interest,” Kent testified before House members in October of 2019. “The message that I recall hearing back was that the vice president’s son Beau was dying of cancer and that there was no further bandwidth to deal with family-related issues at that time … That was the end of that conversation.”

6. The Intelligence Community’s Briefing of Biden

Another scandal reaching President Biden concerns his interactions with the intelligence community after the FBI, and presumably the CIA and other such agencies, learned in December of 2019, that Hunter Biden believed Russians had stolen Hunter’s laptop, rendering the Bidens susceptible to blackmail.

Here, it is important to understand that there are two separate Hunter Biden laptops at issue. The most-discussed laptop was actually the second laptop. That laptop was the one Hunter had abandoned at the Delaware repair shop. Then, after the repair shop owner discovered concerning material on the MacBook, the store owner handed it to the FBI in December of 2019. The owner of the repair shop, however, had first made a copy of the hard drive, which resulted in The New York Post’s coverage in October 2020.

7. Possible Collusion to Interfere in the 2020 Election

An honest press should also investigate whether now-President Biden or anyone connected to his then-presidential campaign pressured reporters, media outlets, or companies such as Twitter and Facebook to censor the Hunter Biden story. And what about the “fifty former intelligence officials” who publicly declared the laptop resembled a Russian disinformation campaign—something clearly untrue? Did Biden or his campaign coordinate with those individuals, several of whom had endorsed the Democratic candidate, in the release of the letter?

Given that polls show that 17 percent of Joe Biden voters would not have voted for him in 2020, if they had known about the Biden family scandals, the collective burying of the laptop scandal represents the most significant interference in elections ever seen in our country. So, “Did Biden or his campaign have anything to do with the decision to kill the New York Post’s reporting on Hunter’s MacBook?” And “What about the ‘fifty former intelligence officials?’

8. Joe Biden Is a ‘Lying Dog-Faced Pony Soldier’

The final Joe Biden scandal the press should push President Biden to answer concerns his lies to the American public. While there are too many to count, two merit further questioning.

First, the media should demand Biden answer for lying to the country when he seethed, “I have never discussed, with my son or my brother or with anyone else, anything having to do with their businesses. Period.” The evidence overwhelmingly shows that Biden not only knew of the family business deals but was part of them.

(FreedomWire.org) – Since COVID emerged from Wuhan China in late 2019 – early 2020 it was seen as a one-off case. Then suddenly in early 2020, it exploded as it leaked out of Asia as a continent. Suddenly people across the globe were dropping like flies. We now had a global pandemic on our hands. Then-President Trump took this unprecedented challenge like a champ and made executive decisions about closing borders to countries, and keeping those potentially infracted from reaching our shores. 

While many of these decisions were largely unpopular, his condemnation of Wuhan and their research labs seems to be spot-on accurate – defying all the skeptics and the liberal mainstream media. Now a report in the British publication Daily Telegraph all but confirms those suspicions. Speaking with former British army officer Hamish de Bretton-Gordon his words are incredible.

“I think the official view [within Government] is that it is as likely as anything else to have caused the pandemic. A lot of people like myself think it is more likely. I think attitudes have changed a little bit. There is a huge amount of concern about coming out publicly, but behind closed doors, most people think it’s a lab leak. And they are coming round to the fact that even if they don’t agree with that, they must accept it’s likely, and they must make sure the policies are in place to stop it.”

This stance is one many in America have taken too. Given its transmission rate, how it’s transmitted, and the mortality of the virus, it would only make sense. Additionally, when you consider the fact that labs had been working on coronavirus variants for vaccines despite previous outbreaks being minor and short-lived, this looks like it was something that just escaped by accident. 

A previous letter has stated the exact opposite information, and even shun people for believing this was a lab-created virus. One was published in the English medical journal The Lancet was signed off on by 27 scientists and was organized by Dr. Peter Daszak. This letter was filled with condemnation of anyone who believed in the ‘conspiracy theories’ of this being lab-created. Granted, it was also quickly discovered that Dr. Daszak served as the President of the US-based EcoHealth Alliance. 

This same organization was funded heavily by Dr. Fauci’s National Institute of Health, and they in turn funded research at the very Wuhan Institute of Virology that COVID is thought to have escaped from. Despite Dr. Daszak’s best efforts, it was easy to see that he was trying to hide his connections, and the trail would stop there in his mind. Unfortunately, that was not the case.

Not only the American people, but the world deserves the truth in this matter. There may not be a great excuse for allowing a leak like this to happen. Especially when it happens without some sort of response that would end it quickly. Previously Republicans in the House of Representatives did their research and discovered evidence that this was a lab leak as well. Something that many in the mainstream media pushed off as President Trump had said the same thing, and in their eyes, he could never be right. 

People like Colonel De Bretton-Gordon, who formerly served as the commander of Britain’s Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Regiment have seen enough and now not only have solutions but are worried as well. “If you’d had detectors at stations and airports in Wuhan, you could have prevented about four million journeys in that first week. With that kind of system, you could stop a lab leak turning into an epidemic, turning into a pandemic…My big concern is that next time it might not be an accident, because it’s easy to do. If you had no morals and no scruples, why not infect your enemy?”