US ‘deliberately let China eavesdrop on a call to Dominic Raab to send a message to Beijing’

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US ‘deliberately let China eavesdrop on a call to Dominic Raab to send a message to the Communist Party in Beijing’

  • Call was used to suggest that the coronavirus had been leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology
  • Washington source said Mr. Raab had been “very supportive” during the phone call
  • Source said: ‘We did it on an open phone to make sure the Chinese could hear’

US officials have deliberately made a phone call to Secretary of State Dominic Raab about an uncertain line to allow the Chinese government to eavesdrop on their discussions about the origins of the coronavirus, Washington sources told The Mail Sunday.

Shortly before leaving office with President Donald Trump in January, former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used the call to inform Mr. Raab of his plan to point the finger at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, suggesting that the pandemic was caused by a leak from a laboratory.

A Washington source said Mr. Raab had been “ very supportive ” during the phone call at the end of December, which also involved the foreign ministers of Australia, Canada and New Zealand – the intelligence-sharing group of countries that known as Five Eyes.

U.S. officials deliberately held a phone call with Secretary of State Dominic Raab about an uncertain line to allow the Chinese government to eavesdrop on their discussions about the origins of the coronavirus, Washington sources told The Mail Sunday.

U.S. officials deliberately held a phone call with Secretary of State Dominic Raab about an uncertain line to allow the Chinese government to eavesdrop on their discussions about the origins of the coronavirus, Washington sources told The Mail Sunday.

The source said: ‘We did it on an open phone to make sure the Chinese could hear it. We sent a message – we wanted to tell the Chinese.

‘They have been overrun from day one and refused to give us or you Brits any information day in and day out.

“Therefore, based on the frustration between the State Department and our closest allies towards the end of the year, the Secretary of State wanted to send a clear signal.”

However, a UK government source said Mr Raab had not supported Mr Pompeo’s actions and merely ‘listened as Pompeo set out what he was up to’.

Shortly before leaving office with President Donald Trump in January, former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used the call to inform Mr. Raab of his plan to point the finger at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, suggesting that the pandemic was caused by a leak from a laboratory.

Shortly before leaving office with President Donald Trump in January, former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used the call to inform Mr. Raab of his plan to point the finger at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, suggesting that the pandemic was caused by a leak from a laboratory.

Shortly before leaving office with President Donald Trump in January, former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used the call to inform Mr. Raab of his plan to point the finger at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, suggesting that the pandemic was caused by a leak from a laboratory.

Two weeks later, Mr. Pompeo announced that American intelligence agencies had identified employees at the IPH who fell ill with Covid-like symptoms in the fall of 2019, weeks before the alarm was raised.

He also said IPH scientists were working on covert military projects and experimenting with a bat coronavirus very similar to the virus that causes Covid.

State Department officials, now reporting to Joe Biden, do not believe the virus leak was deliberate, but rather that it was a catastrophic accident caused by poor safety procedures.

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