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Liberals for some reason are discounting any and all theory — regardless of evidence — that includes the very idea that COVID-19 was developed in a lab in Wuhan. This is especially true if said theory says that the virus may have been intentionally released. But in 2009, Hillary Clinton was warning of exactly this scenario.

Clinton called President Trump a racist when he said the virus may have originated in a lab in Wuhan. But was the idea racist in 2009 when she said the Wuhan Institute of Virology could be a source of “biological weapons proliferation.” The source is a cable obtained by Wikileaks, which plainly states these concerns:

The U.S. believes participants would benefit from hearing about your experiences assisting China in setting up a Biosafety Level-4 (BSL-4) laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology from the export control and intangible technology transfer perspectives. We are particularly interested to know how China plans to vet incoming foreign researchers from countries of biological weapons proliferation concern.

Information Exchange participants could benefit from a presentation on how you vet visa applicants to prevent intangible technology transfer to countries of chemical and biological weapons proliferation concerns.

This concern has existed long before COVID-19 was a thing. Now, any time someone so much as mentions the very increasingly likely possibility that the Wuhan lab developed the Coronavirus, they are shouted down as a “racist” by everyone on the Left — all of whom seem to say that any speculation, even backed with evidence, is racist and contributes to “anti-Asian bigotry.” The problem with this is that no one hates Asians. We simply want the truth about what is going on.

Hillary Clinton is now singing a different tune, joining the “bigotry” crowd in saying that China couldn’t and wouldn’t unleash a biological weapon on the world. Except, they would.

You know how Biden seems to be pretty sure that COVID-19 was not the result of a lab leak? Well, it turns out that he actually doesn’t know because there’s a ton of unexamined evidence, much of which may point to that possibility, but he chose to ignore it and declare it a closed issue. He seems to have done that too soon.

The New York Times surprised everyone by reporting, honestly, that there is a bunch of “unexamined evidence” intelligence officials told the White House about. After details of this evidence came out, Biden declared a “90 day sprint” to determine the origins of the virus. Previously, Biden, Democrats, and “fact checkers” all denied this. Via the Times:

“President Biden’s call for a 90-day sprint to understand the origins of the coronavirus pandemic came after intelligence officials told the White House they had a raft of still-unexamined evidence that required additional computer analysis that might shed light on the mystery, according to senior administration officials.”

“The officials declined to describe the new evidence,” the report says, noting that the evidence is likely liked to a lab leak:

“But the revelation that they are hoping to apply an extraordinary amount of computer power to the question of whether the virus accidentally leaked from a Chinese laboratory suggests that the government may not have exhausted its databases of Chinese communications, the movement of lab workers and the pattern of the outbreak of the disease around the city of Wuhan.”

Biden promises that the results of the investigation will be made public, but don’t count on it. We’re not exactly dealing with the most transparent presidential administration here.