Lawsuit filed against US State Dept for allegedly concealing info on ‘abusive’ anal-swab testing of American diplomats in China


A nonprofit organization in the US has sued the State Department, claiming the Biden administration is unlawfully withholding records of American diplomats who allegedly have been subjected to anal swab Covid tests by Beijing.

Judicial Watch, a conservative non-partisan educational foundation, filed the lawsuit on Friday. Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the organization had previously requested the State Department to provide “non-identifying records of US diplomatic personnel being subjected to invasive COVID-19 ‘anal swab’ tests by the Chinese government.” However, no response has been provided within a legitimate time period.

Our diplomatic personnel were abused in a reprehensible way by the Chinese and the Biden administration seems to have done little in response – except to cover it up,” Judicial Watch’s President Tom Fitton stated.

Judicial Watch said that, while acting under FOIA provisions, it was seeking records about US diplomatic personnel who might have been subjected to the “abusive” procedure upon entering China. Information on “complaints and communications regarding such testing” have been requested, with the diplomats’ personal identifying information understood to have been not disclosed. The State Department acknowledged receipt of the request but unlawfully withheld the records, the lawsuit claims, saying that it’s now asking the court to order the defendant to search for and release the details.

The Covid testing method that involves insertion of a cotton swab three to five centimeters into the rectum has been officially used in China, with its authorities saying it’s more accurate than the widely used nose and throat swabbing. While Chinese people have been subjected to the controversial procedure amid the pandemic, some American nationals have also reportedly been made to undergo the anal probing. After hearing such reports, the US State Department said that Washington had “never agreed” to such tests and protested directly to the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs back in February. Beijing said it had no knowledge of American diplomatic staff being subjected to “undignified” anal probing for Covid-19 in China.

4 thoughts on “Lawsuit filed against US State Dept for allegedly concealing info on ‘abusive’ anal-swab testing of American diplomats in China

  1. I approve of this for government officials.

    My only caveat is that we get video of their faces when they unwrap the swab stick that looks like a table leg from the round table.

  2. I wonder if they had to use a speculum to prevent contamination of the probe…oops… I mean swab until it reached the “magic” 1 ¼” to 2″ sample depth.

  3. We should recommend daily probing of our diplomats and politicians

    Why not , we already know what it feels like
    They should too

    And the tool used for this practice on them should be a Louisville Slugger .. the wood one

Join the Conversation

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *