First Thing: FBI director endorses Covid lab leak theory


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Good morning. Christopher Wray, the FBI director, has weighed in on the debate over the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, endorsing the theory that it may have come from a leak in a Chinese laboratory. “The FBI has for quite some time now assessed that the origins of the pandemic are most likely a potential lab incident in Wuhan,” Wray told Fox News’ Brett Baier. The FBI reportedly reached the conclusion in 2021 with “moderate confidence”. Wray’s high-profile public comment highlights the divide within the US intelligence community about the origins of the pandemic, with some federal agencies, including the...