Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) followed through on sending a criminal referral to the DOJ about Dr. Anthony Fauci, who he says lied to Congress about funding gain of function research with taxpayer money as director of the National Institutes of Health.
Fauci said that the research specified was not gain of function, but it seemed to fit the definition of that kind of research, which genetically modifies viruses to make them more transmissible.
“I write to urge the United States Department of Justice to open an investigation into testimony made to the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions by Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on May 11, 2021,” Paul wrote to Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Paul noted at Fauci’s recent appearance before Congress that lying to Congress was punishable by five years in prison, but Fauci insisted that he had not done anything wrong or lied about it.
Of course, there’s no chance Garland and the DOJ will do anything to Fauci, so it’s easy for him to insist that he is in the right and tell Paul, “You do not know what you are talking about.
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