It’s been several months since we watched the once-worshipped Anthony Fauci lose his status in the media. The man who was looked to as the COVID expert by the liberal media lost plenty of respect, when released emails cast doubt on what he knew and when (and proof that he lied to the public). Evidence began to emerge in addition to that, which suggested he was helping fund the Wuhan lab where this pandemic started.
Since then, it seems Fauci has learned nothing. While not in the spotlight as much, he continues to push half-baked ideas about COVID—even telling vaccinated people they should wear masks again. Perhaps he thought the heat has subsided and he can salvage his reputation.
Not so fast, Fauci. His biggest critic, Sen. Rand Paul, is not through with him. In fact, Paul plans a serious course of action against this “expert.”
Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday he would send a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) requesting a criminal referral of White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci.
“You kicked off your questioning of Dr. Fauci emphasizing federal law makes lying to Congress, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Is it your belief based on the evidence, senator, that he lied before Congress and broke the law?,” Fox News host Sean Hannity, on whose show Paul appeared Tuesday, asked.
“Yes, and I will be sending a letter to the Department of Justice asking for a criminal referral because he has lied to Congress,” Paul replied. [Source: Daily Caller]
Rand Paul will be sending a criminal referral to the DOJ, accusing Fauci of lying under oath before Congress. Such a crime can result in five years in prison. Naturally, Fauci denies any such thing.
What did Fauci allegedly lie about? Paul claims Fauci lied when he said his institute—which we know was funding the Wuhan lab—was not directly funding its “gain-of-function” research. This kind of research actually experiments with viruses, making them deadlier and more contagious. It has become a growing opinion that this kind of research at the Wuhan lab produced COVID-19 which was then spread to world.
Fauci adamantly denies that the NIH supported Wuhan’s research. But he’s got very little evidence to support his claim. We know that his institute had been funding Wuhan for years. A 2017 paper revealed the chief scientists of the Chinese lab thanked the NIH for providing funding for this research. At the very least, Fauci was giving money to this lab—and not knowing what they were using it for.
(Which is very unlikely, since grants are given for specific purposes and the NIH would never give money blindly to Wuhan.)
Released emails show that Fauci was particularly frantic in the early days of the pandemic. Colleagues were emailing him, stressing that they meet. Is it possible they were discovering their support of the Wuhan lab contributed to the pandemic? We can’t say for certain now. But it doesn’t look good for Fauci and the NIH.
And I’m guessing there are a whole lot of people who want to know the truth.
Author: James Graham