Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) sat down with Breitbart News Daily for an interview with some explosive news regarding Dr. Fauci. “[W]e ended up referring him [Dr. Fauci] again this week to the Department of Justice, for prosecution for lying to Congress” said Senator Paul. Paul emphasized that he gave the former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases the benefit of the doubt back in 2020 and started with the assumption that the public health official was a “disinterested…figure”.
Repeated interactions with Dr. Fauci, however, convinced the physician-turned-senator that he was a “dishonest” personage who was trying to cover up material regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Senator Paul told the media outlet that the most recent referral to the Department of Justice was over the uncovering of an email where Fauci summarized a certain phone call back in 2020.
The Republican senator explained that “[t]his is when they’re just beginning to look into the pandemic. And in that email, he basically says, ‘Yes, we’re suspicious that this could be a manipulated virus because it came from a lab in Wuhan, where they do gain of function research,’ and he describes the research.”
“Well, 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” observed Senator Paul.
He continued saying there was an “exchange of emails between Anthony Fauci and half a dozen prominent international virologists, and these emails go back and forth…These virologists from around the world are saying, they’re looking at the genetic sequence of COVID-19, and they find that there are some striking, strikingly unusual characteristics of it that make it look like it’s been manipulated in the lab.”
Dr. Paul elaborated that “his band of close virologists that are his close buddies–and these are all people who have been proponents previously of gain of function research, creating viruses that don’t occur in nature to experimentation — they all tell him it looks manipulative.”
The Kentucky Republican told Breitbart that Dr. Fauci and his friends then had a phone call on February 1, 2020, to discuss this matter further. Fauci then summarized that phone call in an email which was later “obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and through the House involvement through threat of subpoena.” In that same email Dr. Fauci “describes the worry among all these virologists, himself included — he’s not a virologist, but he also has worries and is worried that it looks like it’s been manipulated,” said the senator.
He further explained that “this is especially suspicious because we know they do gain of function research in Wuhan, and he describes the research.” This is evidence, Senator Paul maintains, that Dr. Fauci lied to Congress and attempted to cover up this lie.