by Mary Chastain at legalinsurrection.com
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) announced he sent an “official criminal referral” of Dr. Anthony Fauci to the DOJ over the latter’s COVID testimony.
Leslie wrote about Paul’s movements last week.
Paul said on FOX News this morning:
“So what happens now because [Fauci] said in front of you there’s no gain-of-function research, it might be semantics, his definition of gain-of-function might be different than yours, and you can go into that, and now this email is resurfacing,” co-host Ainsley Earhardt asked.
“There’s probably never been a government official caught more red-handed, lying to us,” Paul said. “He has proved the lie in his own words. So at first he kind of acted like ‘Oh we don’t have anything to do with the research over there, we don’t fund the research in Wuhan, so we found the actual scientific papers, we found the grant number proving it came from his agency. And then he said, ‘Oh well, we’re funding it, but it’s not gain-of-function. My experts up and down have looked at this and it’s not gain-of-function.’ We have contemporaneous documents, documents from February of 2020 in the height of the beginning of the pandemic, where he is saying privately ‘We’re suspicious that this virus could have come from the lab because they’re doing gain-of-function research.’ He describes the projects, that I had described to him a year later, which he said ‘Oh, there’s nothing to see here.’ We have in his own words admitting it was gain of function, admitting they funded it and admitting it gave them suspicion to the possibility this pandemic came from the lab.”
“We have him dead to rights, the problem is this: we have Merrick Garland who I think is a pure-rank partisan. I don’t think he’ll ever be prosecuted. We also have a Democrat Party that is happy to have paid him more than the president, more than any president makes and he actually got a million dollars from a private foundation while he was still a public servant. Everything about this is rotten to the core and if we don’t bring him to justice we’ll never get the control we need on this type of research to try and prevent it from happening again,” Paul continued.
Paul explained the referral to the DOJ is for lying to Congress and can carry a five-year sentence. Paul said Fauci made a “judgment error.”
Paul and Fauci had numerous encounters since COVID. People bashed Paul, called him a conspiracy theorist and hater of science.
People forget that Paul graduated from Duke Medical School and practiced ophthalmology before his senate career.
So Paul knows a thing or two about medicine.
But Paul, one of the OG Tea Party members and government skeptic like his father, also doubted Fauci’s truthfulness regarding NIH’s relationship with the Wuhan lab.read more