The former Trump campaign PR pro suggested the western world is actively building a case against Beijing, attempting to prove that the novel virus “leaked from a Wuhan virus lab”, claims denounced by China as a bunch of “conspiracy theories”.

Staffers from the Wuhan laboratory, which has now taken centre stage in the debate about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, “defected” and landed in the hands of Western intelligence, Donald Trump’s former campaign strategist Steve Bannon told the Mail on Sunday.

In an exclusive interview with the British media outlet, Bannon claimed that spies, who he said also have “compelling evidence”, were building a case against Beijing based on the assumption that the global pandemic had ostensibly been caused by a leak from the Institute of Virology in Wuhan.



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