Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has announced that he has filed an “official criminal referral” against Dr. Anthony Fauci for telling an “absolute lie” during testimony before Congress.
During a grilling before the Senate in July 2021, Paul specifically asked Fauci about the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which he led at the time, funding dangerous gain-of-function research.
Dr. Fauci claimed that NIAID wasn’t funding such research and argued that the experiments that the taxpayer-funded agency was conducting were not considered to be gain-of-function.
Fauci even insisted that Paul, a medical doctor, doesn’t “know” what he’s “talking about.”
However, Paul has now uncovered emails from Fauci that show his describing the experiments as gain-of-function, which is illegal in America.
Paul has now forwarded copies of Fauci’s 2020 email exchanges to the Department of Justice as evidence that he lied under oath.
The emails show Fauci confirming that he knew “scientists in Wuhan University are known to have been working on gain-of-function experiments.”
The email Fauci sent to then-Inspector General of the Health and Human Services Department Garrett Grisby, cites a conversation Fauci had with, “highly credible scientists.”
Those scientists “were concerned about the fact that upon viewing the sequences of several isolates of the nCov there were mutations in the virus that would be most unusual to have evolved naturally in the bats and that there was a suspicion that this mutation was intentionally inserted.”
“Upon considerable discussion, some of the scientists felt more strongly about this possibility, but two others felt differently,” Fauci wrote.
“They felt that it was entirely conceivable that this could have evolved naturally even though these mutations have never been seen in a bat virus before.
“The reasons for each side of the argument are too complicated to bother you with,” Fauci added.
This directly contradicts everything he said in committee hearing to me, denying absolutely that they funded any gain of function, and it’s absolutely a lie. That’s why I sent an official criminal referral to the DOJ. https://t.co/Y191SmMiIr
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 29, 2023
Sen. Paul has repeatedly vowed to expose Fauci’s role in a cover-up of the origins of Covid, as Slay News has reported.
Last week Paul also took aim at several virologists who apparently agreed that pursuing evidence concerning a coronavirus lab leak in Wuhan would cause a “sh*t show” of problems with China.
They argued that it was better to dismiss the notion out of hand.