There’s one tactic Democrats used to escape a huge scandal.
They want to avoid accountability at any cost.
But this top Republican just exposed how the Democrats have been covering up major COVID information.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said on Tuesday that he suspects information has been intentionally overclassified by the intelligence community in order to avoid Congressional oversight.
During a broadcast of Newsmax’s “Eric Bolling The Balance,” Paul said the investigation into the origins of COVID was hampered because of “the intelligence agencies classifying things that need to be declassified.”
“I think there’s an overclassification problem here. Everything’s classified. And in all likelihood, what we’ll find is this is not some sort of organized scheme to have the secrets to the nuclear weapon in his [Biden’s] Corvette,” Paul said.
“I think it’s more likely than not that we’ve classified so many documents that it’s hard to find documents that are not classified,” he continued.
According to CNN, the government produced a classified report in 2020 warning that COVID may have leaked from a lab, however, it was not immediately available for Republican lawmakers to see because it had been classified as “top secret.”
“The one problem with classifying so much is that there is right now – to my knowledge – pretty good information out there in the intelligence community about the virus originating from the lab in China, and yet they classify it to try to prohibit people [like]me giving you the information that we already know that this came from a lab. And so this is a real problem. We need to allow less classification so the American people can understand more about what’s on with their government.”
Paul also emphasized that what’s often labeled by the intelligence community as “classified” turns out to be “not really that secret.”
“When Trump — when this came up, and Trump had some documents, the left-wing media acted as if oh, these are the Manhattan Project. This is the secrets to the nuclear weapon. … Really, most of the stuff we see is not really that secret. But it’s all stamped that way. The intelligence community does this so they have more power and we have less power. I have long argued that Congress needs to know more and the American people need to know more about what the CIA does, what the FBI does. Because we can’t oversee them, we can’t have oversight and reform if we don’t know what they’re doing, and they avoid oversight by classifying things, and often there’s a policy decision like, for example, with COVID, we need to know if COVID came from a lab so we can prevent this from happening again. Some of this is being stymied by the intelligence agencies classifying things that need to be declassified.”
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