‘Follow the Money’: CBS Wakes Up to Wuhan Lab’s ‘High-Risk Research’

Nicholas Fondacaro | March 13, 2023
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After initially ignoring congressional hearings on the origins of COVID-19 last week, CBS Mornings warmed up to the increasingly likely theory that the virus originated from a lab leak in Wuhan, China. They even adopted the Watergate truism of “follow the money” to scrutinize U.S. payments to the lab where they were reportedly conducting risky “gain-of-function research,” and overbilling the U.S. agencies that were doling out funds hand over fist to the tune of millions of dollars.

“We've got new details to share with you today about an investigation into U.S. funding the Chinese research lab in the city at the center of the pandemic,” co-anchor Michelle Miller announced. “It's raising questions about how closely passed administrations were following the use of the money.”

CBS investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge spoke with Diane Cutler, a former federal investigator of white-collar crimes hired by Republican Senator Roger Marshall (KS) to dig through billing documents from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).


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