The Institute of Virology in Wuhan China has been at the centre of global suspicion for starting the global coronavirus pandemic.
On Saturday evening a former White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon claims that scientists from the secret Wuhan lab have “defected” to the West.
He claims they are now in the hands of Western intelligence agencies Such as the CIA, MI5 and MI6.
Bannon told the Mail on Sunday that spies are building a case of “pre-meditated murder” as Beijing covered up the coronavirus leak from the Wuhan lab.
Bannon worked as a naval officer before becoming a chief strategist and sat on the US National Security Council, still retains close ties to the Trump administration and other agencies.
Bannon revealed that “I know that certain defectors are working with the FBI here to try to knit together what happened” at the secret Wuhan lab which was “horribly run and terribly mismanaged.”
He said that “they are not talking to the media yet, but there are people out of the Wuhan lad and other labs that have come to the West and are turning over evidence of the culpability of the Chinese Communist Party.
“I think people are going to the shocked.”
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, Bannon said, “I think that they [spy agencies] have electronic intelligence, and that they have done a full inventory of who has provided access to that lab.
“I think they have very compelling evidence. And there have also been defectors.
“People around these labs have been leaving China and Hong Kong since mid-February. [US intelligence] along with MI5 and MI6 are trying to build a very thorough legal case, which may take a long time. It’s not like James Bond.”
The former chief strategist suggested that when the French government helped build the secret lab in Wuhan, they left behind monitoring systems.
Bannon added, “The thing was built with the French help, so don’t think that there aren’t some monitoring devices in there.
“I think what you are going to find out is that these guys were doing experiments which they weren’t fully authorised or knew what they were doing and that somehow, either through an inadvertent mistake, or on a lab technician, one of these things got out.
“It’s not that hard for these viruses to get out. That is why these labs are so dangerous.
“You essentially had a biological Chernobyl in Wuhan, but the centre of gravity, the Ground Zero, was round the Wuhan lab, in terms of the casualty rates.
“And like Chernobyl, you also had the cover-up – the state apparatus reports to itself and just protects itself.”
Bannon said that if the Chinese government had been truthful in December then many lives would have been saved and the economic “carnage” would not have happened.
He told the newspaper, “Regardless of whether it came out of the market or the Wuhan lab, the Chinese Communist party’s subsequent decisions hold them guilty of pre-meditated murder.
“We know this because Taiwan formally informed the WHO on December 31 that there was some sort of epidemic coming out of Hubei province [where Wuhan is]. The CDC in Beijing was informed on January 2 or 3, and they decided to withhold that information and then sign a trade deal [with the US on January 15].
“If they had been straightforward and truthful in the last week of December, 95 per cent of the lives lost and the economic carnage would have been contained.
“That is the tragedy here. They used the time to scoop up all the world’s personal protective equipment.
“This is a murderous dictatorship. The blood is [also] on the hands of the world’s corporations – the investment banks, the hedge funds and the pension funds – and it is time to start calling it out before it leads to the destruction of the West.
“We are in the most extraordinary crisis in modern American history, more than Vietnam, the Cold War, even the Second World War. A global pandemic and an economic inferno. I have no faith in the WHO, the leadership should face criminal charges and be shut down.”
In February Chinese scientist’s broke cover and announced the true cause of the spread of coronavirus, and said the oubreak started in a science laboratory in Wuhan yards away from a wet market.
One of the scientists told how a sick bat attacked the researchers and bled on them and urinated on another, they were then forced to quarantine themselves for 14-days.
The report describes how “the killer coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory in Wuhan.
“We noted two laboratories conducting research on bat coronavirus in Wuhan, one of which was only 280 metres from the seafood market.
“We briefly examined the histories of the laboratories and proposed that the coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory.
“Our proposal provided an alternative origin of the coronavirus in addition to natural recombination and intermediate host.”
The scientists in Wuhan said, “In summary, somebody was entangled with the evolution of 2019-nCoV coronavirus.
Earlier this year a Taiwanese scientist claimed Chinese microbiologists probably created coronavirus in the Wuhan lab, China.
Based on the virus unusual structure it is most likely “man made” and there is a theory coronavirus was somehow leaked or released from the Institute of Virology in Wuhan China, said Professor Fang Chi-tai from the National Taiwan University (NTU).
Professor Fang said China’s track record with safety standards and laboratory management has been questioned in the past.