FIRST ON FOX: Republican Senators Josh Hawley of Missouri and Mike Braun of Indiana sent a letter to the nation’s top spy, calling on her to comply with federal law by declassifying and turning over “any and all information” related to the origins of COVID-19 to Congress.
Hawley and Braun sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines on Tuesday, calling on the Office of National Intelligence (ODNI) head to follow the law they introduced that was enacted by President Biden “to help get to the truth about China and COVID-19.”
“That law required the Director of National Intelligence to ‘declassify any and all information’ relating to links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origin of COVID-19,” the senators wrote.
Sens. Josh Hawley and Mike Braun sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines on Tuesday calling on the Office of National Intelligence head to follow the law they introduced that was enacted by President Biden “to help get to the truth about China and COVID-19.”
“We invite you to try again. Within 7 business days, provide to Congress documentation that fully complies with the letter fo the law to disclose ‘any and all information’ related to the origins of COVID-19 and a lab leak with minimal redactions,” they continued.
Sens. Josh Hawley and Mike Braun said the Office of National Intelligence and the Biden administration appear to be holding back information to appease the communist Chinese government. (Getty Images)
“If you fail to do so, we would welcome your testimony before Congress on this matter so you may answer questions under oath,” Hawley and Braun wrote. “The American people deserve to know the truth about China’s role in the origins of COVID-19.”
The Republicans’ letter comes as scrutiny on the Biden administration and ODNI intensifies after the lackluster COVID-19 origins report was delivered late to Congress.
Fox News Digital’s Hanna Panreck contributed reporting.