On Monday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) made startling claims regarding Dr. Anthony Fauci’s potential involvement with the CIA and his influence on the narrative surrounding COVID-19 origins. Sen. Paul discussed the extensive censorship of crucial information during the COVID-19 pandemic, while questioning the reliability of health officials within the government.
The Senator accused Dr. Fauci of orchestrating a cover-up regarding the origins of the COVID-19 virus. He alleged that Fauci persuaded scientists to publicly deny the likelihood of the virus originating from a laboratory, despite their private beliefs to the contrary.
“He [Dr. Fauci] convinced them [scientists] in public to say the opposite,” Sen. Paul said. “He commissioned and edited a paper that said that absolutely this did not come from a lab, while privately all of these same scientists were saying in all likelihood it did come from a lab. So there really was an orchestrated cover-up on this.”
Perhaps the most eyebrow-raising claim was Paul’s assertion about Fauci’s frequent, unrecorded visits to the CIA. The Senator raised concerns about the nature of these visits and whether they influenced the public narrative about the pandemic.
“We also now know that he [Dr. Fauci] was visiting the CIA scientists, seven of them, voted 6 to 1 to say it came from the lab, and then they were reversed by superiors. We need to know whether Anthony Fauci influenced the superiors, or perhaps the opposite. Did the CIA influence Anthony Fauci?”
In October, Sen. Paul also unleashed a string of accusations against Fauci, alleging that he concealed his role in funding the lab in Wuhan, China, and lied about it during hearings.
“From the very beginning, Anthony Fauci knew he was involved with funding this lab, and he did everything possible. It’s throughout our government. Eight different agencies in our government are covering up their support for this lab in Wuhan,” said Sen. Paul.
“We have evidence, yes, that they were dishonest, that Anthony Fauci lied in hearings to me, which is a felony, punishable up to five years. We now have emails that show him saying that he knew it was gain of function, that the virus looked manipulated, and that he was worried that this came from the Wuhan lab,” Sen. Paul said.
“We also know that there was a safety committee that should have reviewed this. And we know that Anthony Fauci went around the safety committee. The safety committee set up in place to make sure this wouldn’t happen never saw the Wuhan funding because Anthony Fauci allowed the funding to go around the safety committee.”
Paul’s closing remarks were a firm condemnation: “This is a bombshell revelation and this will eventually bring down Anthony Fauci.”
In July, Sen. Paul sat down with Breitbart for an interview. Repeated interactions with Fauci at the time convinced the physician-turned-Senator that he was a “dishonest” person trying to cover up material.
“This 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.”
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.”
The Kentucky Republican told Breitbart that 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.