Dr. Anthony Fauci’s peaceful retirement may be short-lived as Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) accused him on Thursday of committing a clear act of perjury. The Republican made his comments on FNC’s “Fox & Friends.”
The senator discussed his referral of the former White House infectious disease expert to the Department of Justice for prosecution.
Paul declared that there may never have been “a clearer case of perjury in the history of government testimony.” He referenced Fauci’s adamant denial that Washington never funded gain-of-function research believed to have been conducted in Wuhan, China.
Many believe this research led to the COVID-19 outbreak that killed millions around the globe.
Paul told the hosts that the government accountability office (GAO) has confessed the funding took place and came from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The acting director of NIH, Lawrence Tabak, admitted that in writing according to the senator.
Fauci is the former director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases from 1984-2022.
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The move by Paul comes just weeks after he submitted a criminal referral for Fauci with the DOJ.
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Paul went on to describe private comments made by Fauci as “the smoking gun.” After testifying to Congress in no uncertain terms that the government did not fund gain-of-function research, the doctor’s private comments tell quite another story.
The senator quoted Fauci as saying, “We are suspicious that the virus has been manipulated, and we are suspicious because we know they are doing gain-of-function research.”
The former White House official then reportedly went into detail on the exact research that was conducted in Wuhan. That, Paul said, is “exactly the research that the NIH funded.”
Paul noted an email from Feb. 2020 in which Fauci described a task-force call that included several well-respected scientists. Concerns were expressed that mutations in the coronavirus “would be most unusual to have evolved naturally in the bats.”
Suspicions were raised on the call that the mutation “was intentionally inserted.”
At issue, Paul said, is getting action from “an incredibly partisan Attorney General [Merrick] Garland. He said because of the AG’s refusal to respond, he approached the local U.S. attorney in D.C. about the alleged perjury.
Paul noted the partisanship seeping through Washington. “You don’t get prosecuted if you are a Democrat under this administration no matter what you do.”