Image 01 Image 03

‘Red-Handed’: Sen. Paul Explains Why He Filed ‘Official Criminal Referral’ of Fauci to the DOJ Over COVID Testimony

‘Red-Handed’: Sen. Paul Explains Why He Filed ‘Official Criminal Referral’ of Fauci to the DOJ Over COVID Testimony

“Here we have him in private admitting that it’s gain of function.”

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.

From Fox News:

Paul pointed to an email from February 2020 in which Fauci detailed a call with British medical researcher Jeremy Farrar, who was director of the Wellcome Trust at the time. According to Fauci, those on the task-force call, including Francis Collins, former director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, and other “highly credible” scientists with expertise in evolutionary biology, expressed concern about the “fact 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.”

“The suspicion was heightened by the fact that scientists in Wuhan University are known to have been working on gain-of-function experiments to determine the molecular mechanisms associated with bat viruses adapting to human infection, and the outbreak originated in Wuhan,” Fauci wrote, according to a screenshot of the newly unredacted email shared by RealClearPolitics White House reporter Philip Wegmann.

The issue stems from Fauci’s 2021 testimony in front of Congress:

During a heated exchange, Fauci insisted he had “never lied before Congress” during prior testimony in May, telling Paul that “you don’t know what you’re talking about.” Fauci further denied that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded gain-of-function research, despite Paul citing a journal article titled “Discovery of a rich gene pool of bat SARS-related coronaviruses.”

Paul, who graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and was a practicing doctor before being elected to Congress, noted how the paper’s author credits the NIH and lists the actual number of the grant given by the NIH. The author took two bat coronavirus spike genes and combined them with SARs-related backbone to create new viruses that are not found in nature, and the lab-created viruses were then shown to replicate in humans, Paul said during the July congressional hearing.

“Viruses that in nature only infect animals were manipulated in the Wuhan lab to gain the function of infecting humans,” he said.

Fauci said the paper to which Paul referred “was judged by qualified staff up and down the chain as not being gain of function.”

“Let’s read from the NIH definition of ‘gain of function,'” Paul said. “This is your definition that you guys wrote. It says that ‘scientific research that increases the transmissibility among mammals is gain of function.’ They took animal viruses that only occur in animals, and they increased their transmissibility to humans. How you can say that’s not gain of function – it’s a dance, and you’re dancing around this because you’re trying to obscure responsibility for 4 million people dying around the world from a pandemic.”


Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.


Does anyone think Merrick Himmler or the pedophile-in-chief’s Gestapo will do anything about this?

JohnSmith100 | July 31, 2023 at 11:20 am

Somewhere I read a much higher toll from China’s bio weapon. at a minimum Fauci should be charged for those deaths, he probably committed treason. He deserves capital punishment for those deaths and economic damages.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | July 31, 2023 at 11:29 am

the problem is this: we have Merrick Garland who I think is a pure-rank partisan.

THIS is our problem – Merrick Garland is not a “partisan”, “pure rank” or otherwise. He’s a criminal, a criminal of the worst type abusing the greatest powers of the government to attack the nation and the citizenry.

Why is Rand Paul not willing to call Garland the criminal that he is??

Antifundamentalist | July 31, 2023 at 12:23 pm

People who rob banks and embezzle money also “made a judgment error.” It doesn’t mean they should not be held responsible for their actions.

Dliefsarb Yrral | July 31, 2023 at 12:25 pm

From the systematic way the pandemic was exploited by Demoncraps to subvert the 2020 U.S. election, and effort which began early in 2020, I infer that they were behind the release of the virus. Remember Pelosi encouraging people to party in San Francisco? Remember the early exaggeration of Covid deaths, coinciding with reduction of death rates for other causes? The Demoncraps evil cabal wanted to be sure that mail-in voting was allowed for everybody. Fauci was in on it from the beginning.

Glad he did this, even if DOJ sticks it in a drawer. He had the credentials to challenge that snake in real-time and really served the public in doing so – rare in so-called public servants. A relative, who has a PhD in Microbiology also confirmed long ago the public comments about the odd structure of the virus, very unlikely to occur in nature.

In a just world, Fauci the sociopath, Collins at NIH, Walensky at CDC, Tedros at WHO, et al., would already be rotting in prison awaiting execution* for their crimes against humanity per the Nuremberg Codes.

*after a fair trial, of course

    MarkS in reply to LB1901. | July 31, 2023 at 3:31 pm

    Per The international Criminal Court’s Rome Statute, Garland is also guilty of crimes against Humanity, but let’s not hold our breaths

      ThePrimordialOrderedPair in reply to MarkS. | August 1, 2023 at 2:58 am

      There is no “International Criminal Court”. There’s a goofy satirical theater performance by a bunch of overgrown infants in The Hague that goes on every so often, but that’s just theater for the Eurotrash idiots who still harbor delusions of grandeur and total control over the world. But no one of any worth takes any of that seriously.

      Further, there is no such thing as “Crimes Against Humanity”.

      Garland is guilty of treason, and worse, as he has waged war against the nation and worked to destroy us. But he is really deserving of mob justice, since he has so heinously abused the judicial system, itself.

E Howard Hunt | July 31, 2023 at 1:49 pm

I cannot abide Fauci, but I am sick and tired of his stupid, high salary being constantly mentioned. Had he gone into private practice he would have acquired much more wealth than he did from his government salary and royalties. Focus on his evil deeds; not his salary.

    herm2416 in reply to E Howard Hunt. | July 31, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    You are assuming he would be a successful physician. He never practiced medicine; he went straight in to government service, from what I have read, after Viet Nam.

      E Howard Hunt in reply to herm2416. | July 31, 2023 at 2:04 pm

      “Had he gone” presumes he didn’t go straight into government service. Not too hard to understand. The little jerk was number 1 in his med school class. Any run of the mill doc at age 80 is wealthier than the F man.

        henrybowman in reply to E Howard Hunt. | July 31, 2023 at 3:58 pm

        Maybe. But he would have gotten his money from people who voluntarily paid him, not people whose wallets were mulcted at gunpoint.

        herm2416 in reply to E Howard Hunt. | July 31, 2023 at 6:38 pm

        The assumption is he lives on government salary ONLY. Far from it.

        ThePrimordialOrderedPair in reply to E Howard Hunt. | August 1, 2023 at 3:01 am

        But none have wielded even 1/100th the power he did. Not even 1/1000th.

        Fauci was overpaid, by a long shot. And he should have been tossed out back during the AIDs days when he screwed that up and tried to scare normal people into believing that AIDs was going to become a regular, heterosexual venereal disease any day … even though they already had tons of evidence against that from the populations infected and from the fact that the lowliest Times Square hookers were not even contracting AIDs, which really puzzled the doctors (and annoyed them to no end, I think).

      buck61 in reply to herm2416. | July 31, 2023 at 2:33 pm

      He became an expert at submitting the paperwork for government grants and funding, hiding highly questionable if not illegal activity from those who oversee and fund his work.

        herm2416 in reply to buck61. | July 31, 2023 at 6:37 pm

        He certainly did. Think of all the patents he has….which someone else researched and paid for.

Lying to Congress ought to be legal, first of all to level the playing field.

It was during, not after, Viet Nam.

There was a mandatory draft, so in order to bring young doctors into research, the government allowed draft-eligible doctors to go to Rockville MD instead of other less interesting places.

Folks like Fauci were known facetiously as the yellow berets. As contrasted with the brave green berets.

Fauci never did a residency, has never been board certified.

When NIH was first dreamt up and built, nobody imagined that somebody like Fauci could exist. So no safeguards exist. Heck his wife was permitted to be his ethicist!! Try THAT at even a crooked law firm lololol

Does it not say a lot about a person when he appoints wifey as ethicist?

That’s the kind of scenario that normal people would only make jokes about. When having some beers after work

Fauci has harmed a lot of people

    henrybowman in reply to T23. | July 31, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    Like an AG with a son-in-law who peddles DEI seminars, branding objecting school parents as terrorists?

I cannot understand why the House is even bothering to do anything. Nothing will get past the Senate. Supposedly, the House at least ‘controls the purse-strings’, yet it seems every week more money is laundered, I mean, sent to Ukraine.

The good news is that the statute of limitations for lying to Congress is five years. If a Republican wins the presidential election, the new AG needs to prosecute Fauci for lying to Congress and Garland for obstruction of justice.

If a new Republican Administration lets these guys escape prosecution, the Swamp will never be drained.