As the discussion surrounding the release of emails from Anthony Fauci ripples through the media, we should all consider carefully the consequential ramifications of the discussion upon our nation.  At the heart of the current debate is a question about whether the SARS-CoV-2 virus originated from a bio research lab in Wuhan China. An article in Vanity Fair magazine provides some stark background to contemplate:

[Excerpt] – […] In one State Department meeting, officials seeking to demand transparency from the Chinese government say they were explicitly told by colleagues not to explore the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s gain-of-function research, because it would bring unwelcome attention to U.S. government funding of it.

In an internal memo obtained by Vanity Fair, Thomas DiNanno, former acting assistant secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, wrote that staff from two bureaus, his own and the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, “warned” leaders within his bureau “not to pursue an investigation into the origin of COVID-19” because it would “‘open a can of worms’ if it continued.”

[…] In late March, former Centers for Disease Control director Robert Redfield received death threats from fellow scientists after telling CNN that he believed COVID-19 had originated in a lab. “I was threatened and ostracized because I proposed another hypothesis,” Redfield told Vanity Fair. “I expected it from politicians. I didn’t expect it from science.” (read more)

There are a lot of familiar institutions and people within the article highlighting just how political everything around the COVID outbreak became.  As a nation we have all lived through the consequences of these political manipulations.  However, the application of Occam’s razor can serve as a guide; and I think the data is aligning in one specific direction.


Whether the virus originated in a Wuhan lab and was leaked accidentally or whether it was created by Chinese scientists and released purposefully is obviously something that will be debated for quite some time.  For the sake of this particular point of discussion that particular aspect is less important.  What is important, and indeed more factually likely, is that regardless of SARS-CoV-2 origination there were political elements inside the U.S. who sought to take advantage of the crisis.

As President Obama’s former chief of staff and later Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, famously said: “never let a crisis go to waste.”   I think the answers to the outcome of COVID-19 in the era of President Donald Trump can be identified within that statement.  Unfortunately, that means the discussion of COVID-19 is going to be exponentially politicized and that means discovering the truth will be even more challenging.

Nothing happens in a vacuum and as we have noted within these pages for years if you follow the sequence and timeline you get a better picture of what is really going on.  Consider this sequence:

  • A once beloved Bill Gates, the primary advocate for COVID vaccines, suddenly became a target by the political left.  It was quite a shift.
  • The White House announces their support of investigation into the origin of COVID-19.
  • Media report on State Dept investigators who were handcuffed during their research into the COVID origination.
  • Suddenly discussion of the “Lab Leak Theory” was permitted by those who control the platforms of speech.
  • Media then report of Anthony Fauci gaining a lucrative book deal.
  • Joe Biden gives a speech in Oklahoma on Tuesday; and immediately thereafter the White House announces no more public appearances for the remainder of the week.
  • The Fauci emails are released under the auspices of a FOIA fulfillment.


This shift in the overall narrative where the media, White House and Big Tech platforms like Facebook were now supporting discussion of the “lab leak theory” – starts to make sense when you put the engineering into the sequence.

The release of the Anthony Fauci emails was part of a FOIA fulfillment.  The administrative state knew these emails were going to be released, and that explains why multiple vested interests started trying to get out in front of the information by opening up the “lab leak” discussion for new approvals.  In essence, knowing this information was about to enter the public bloodstream, all of those vested interests had a reason to get out in front of the story.  Hence, the previously forbidden discussion(s) and topics were now approved for public debate.

That brings us to a key question:  Why would the Deep State release these emails, instead of just hiding them?

This point, which will be overlooked by most, should be very familiar to CTH readers…. The FOIA fulfillment of these emails has a very distinct fingerprint that implies there is something much larger in the background.

You will remember the Carter Page FISA application was also released under the guise of a FOIA fulfillment.  On July 21, 2018, the Mueller team (led by Andrew Weissmann) released the Page FISA application, the first release of a FISA application in history.  The motive was to hide/bury the much larger issue of President Obama’s administration using the Intelligence Community to conduct surveillance on their political opponents.

Everyone jumped on the stories around the FISA release, and few people paused to ask why this “Top Secret” Title-1 Search and surveillance authorization document was released in the first place?   Requesting the public release of such a top secret document would have been the easiest FOIA request to deny… but the DOJ choose to release it.

The Mueller/Weissmann motive was simple: they needed to cloud the bigger issue of surveillance of a political campaign (they also knew SSCI Security Officer James Wolfe had already leaked it to the media on March 17th of 2017).

Everyone was excited to read and discuss the content of the FISA application and exhaust thousands of column inches on the discussion as people took sides based on the DOJ/FBI justification for the FISA itself.

The Weissmann release had the intended effect… people stopped debating whether President Obama was conducting political surveillance on behalf of Hillary Clinton and their political alignment.  THAT debate was a much bigger issue that just disappeared with the emergence of the FISA application.

The release of these Fauci emails has an almost identical smell, which would indicate there is a much bigger story in the background that this release is intended to dilute.

Perhaps the bigger story is the creation of the virus; perhaps the bigger story is an intentional release of a manufactured virus; or perhaps the bigger story is the manipulation of the virus -the creation of a fraudulent narrative- to achieve political goals.  Against the backdrop of “never letting a crisis go to waste”, the latter seems much more likely.

The origination of SARS-CoV-2 (natural or lab leak) becomes a moot point.  What matters is how the operatives in the U.S. sought to take advantage of the crisis the COVID outbreak provided.  The timing of the steps they took to take advantage of the opportunity also align with the outbreak.  Even the selection of Joe Biden as the front-man beneficiary just before Super-Tuesday 2020 fits into the opportunity timeline. The COVID-19 outbreak became a tool to achieve a variety of objectives:

• The stalling of a fantastic economy that was benefiting every American voter.

• Deployment of mail-in ballots that can be used and manipulated to achieve fraudulent results.

• Controls over presidential debates to avoid a weak candidate being exposed or confronted.

• The deployed ‘excuse‘ for a very visible lack of voter enthusiasm for the puppet (Biden).

In short, without COVID as a tool the manipulated election outcome is more difficult. The ‘never let a crisis go to waste‘ strategy includes the necessary precursor of a crisis.  Everything downstream was manipulated political opportunity.  All roads lead to “stop Trump.”

On February 25, 2020, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, former DOJ Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s sister, who was director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (link) held a conference call with reporters.  Messonnier’s remarks were rogue and not approved by HHS secretary Alex Azar. Messonnier’s remarks were made without authorization from anyone in the White House:

We are asking the American public to work with us to prepare for the expectation that this could be bad.” … “I understand this whole situation may seem overwhelming and that disruption to everyday life may be severe. But these are things that people need to start thinking about now.” (link)

The alarming message from Dr. Messonnier was quickly picked up by most major news organizations and pushed into all reporting on the issue.  The COVID panic had begun.

While the attack weapons were previously being put into position it was Messonnier’s alarm that triggered the first wave of political confrontation against the Trump administration. The narrative was triggered.  The alarms were sounded.  The crisis was officially being exploited and COVID was now fully weaponized to eliminate the Presidency of Donald Trump.

Just like the release of the Carter Page FISA application was cover for the bigger story, there’s little doubt the administrative state sees the release of these Fauci emails as a strategy toward keeping political weaponization of the crisis, the removal of President Donald Trump, hidden in the background.

As President Obama’s former campaign manager stated so openly…