Anthony Fauci may not be at the forefront of the news anymore. But he’s not getting off that easy.
Because Dr. Fauci has been hit with a criminal investigation that he never saw coming.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has long been a critic of the way Dr. Anthony Fauci carries himself professionally as a supposed “leader” of the safety and health of Americans.
During the COVID-19 pandemic panic, Rand Paul was sick and tired of Fauci seemingly flip-flopping on almost everything related to COVID-19 and called him out on it several times in Senate hearings.
Needless to say, the two probably don’t like each other much at all.
But Dr. Fauci resigned from his position late last year and would ride off into the sunset, right? Well not so fast.
Rand Paul has been learning in recent months that Fauci may not even be truly retired like he led Americans to believe he was going to be. Reports indicate that he may still yet be on the payroll of the federal government.
This unclarity surrounding Dr. Fauci and his motives is a recurring theme and Rand Paul is really tired of the games. He wants to see Fauci held responsible for his actions.
That’s why Rand Paul has sent a Washington, D.C. federal attorney, Matthew Graves, a letter demanding that Fauci be investigated for his alleged lies before Congress which were underoath.
In the letter, Rand Paul said that he “warned Dr. Fauci of the criminal implications of lying to Congress and offered him an opportunity to recant his previous statements.”
Paul goes on to say that “Fauci stated that he had ‘never lied before to Congress’.”
Because of the DOJ’s inaction regarding Fauci’s lies to congress, I’ve now sent a criminal referral to D.C. U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves. I’m demanding an investigation. Read the full letter here: https://t.co/HLEySLgfkv pic.twitter.com/ih2b7pgcqm
— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) August 8, 2023
A major sticking point has been over Fauci’s apparent lies over whether the federal government was using taxpayer dollars to fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Paul reminded Fauci of the definition of gain-of-function which seemed to fit what Fauci and his colleagues were doing in the Wuhan lab.
Yet Fauci insisted that they were doing nothing of the sort.
Fauci vs. Paul pic.twitter.com/zatCUDfBjf
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) January 11, 2022
The Wuhan lab has since been defunded of taxpayer dollars as the Biden administration’s hand was forced to see the writing on the wall.
Multiple American federal agencies have submitted reports saying that they are at least somewhat confident that the COVID-19 virus leaked out of a lab from China.
Which makes the investigation into what Fauci and his colleagues were up to in Wuhan, China that much more important.
Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.