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Fauci in the Hot Seat as Emails Reveal His Lies

Saint Anthony's halo is tarnishing and hanging more crooked by the day. Dr. Anthony Fauci — whose medical expertise has been held as indisputable by mainstream media since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic — is now facing mounting scrutiny and critique as correspondence obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by Buzzfeed reveals he's lied both to the public and the U.S. Senate on a number of issues.

The emails were released to the public in the early-morning hours of June 2, 2021. All 3,234 pages of emails can be found on Document Cloud.1 News media pounced on the release, with each reporter offering their own spin on what the fallout of the emails might be.

In the video above,2 "The Next Revolution" host Steve Hilton details how Fauci and National Institute of Health director Dr. Francis Collins have both repeatedly lied about the origins of SARS-CoV-2.

'Utter Fraudulence'

In a no-holds-barred monologue Wednesday, June 2, 2021, Fox News host Tucker Carlson (above) called for a criminal investigation of Fauci in the aftermath of the release of thousands of emails, exchanged in the early days of the pandemic between Fauci and numerous individuals, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and billionaire Bill Gates.

Carlson blasted Fauci for what he said was "utter fraudulence" that should put Fauci under criminal investigation. After previously hosting him on many Fox newscasts, including Carlson's own, the emails show Fauci is "just another sleazy federal bureaucrat — deeply political and often dishonest," Carlson said.

What's worse, the emails implicate Fauci "in the very pandemic he'd been charged with fighting." While Fauci has denied funding gain-of-function research, emails now reveal he did indeed support "the grotesque and dangerous experiments that appeared to have made COVID possible," Carlson said, adding that the emails are so damning that "in retrospect it looks a lot like perjury."

Sen. Rand Paul apparently agrees. In a recent Fox News interview (below), Paul said the released emails reveal a "disturbing picture" that "should preclude [Fauci] from the position that he's in."

Fauci Lied About Not Funding Gain-of-Function Research

Some of the emails show Fauci, early in 2020, was concerned that Americans might think the virus came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in China. Why would he be concerned about that? As noted by Carlson, this makes perfect sense if he knew he had funded the very research that now looked like the source of the pandemic.

January 31, 2020, Kristian Andersen, a virologist at the Scripps Research Institute in California, emailed Fauci stating that "The unusual features of the virus make up a really small part of the genome (<0.1%) so one has to look really closely at all the sequences to see that some of the features (potentially) look engineered."

He later wrote that he and his team "all find the genome inconsistent with expectations from evolutionary theory." Interestingly, some six weeks later, Andersen published a paper in which he and his team insisted the virus could not have been created in a lab. I'll have more to say on this later, as the email cache also reveals Fauci had a hand in the creation of that paper. On a side note, four days after the release of the emails, Andersen deleted his entire Twitter account.3

The next day, Fauci sent an urgent email to Dr. Hugh Auchincloss, the principal deputy director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), titled "IMPORTANT." "It is essential that we speak this AM," Fauci wrote. "Keep your cell phone on … Read this paper as well as the e-mail that I will forward to you now. You will have tasks today that must be done."

Attached to the email was a file titled "Baric, Shi et al - Nature medicine - SARS Gain of function.pdf." This paper was written by Ralph Baric, Ph.D., a virologist in the U.S., and Shi Zhengli, a researcher at the WIV who specializes in bat coronaviruses.

May 11, 2021, Fauci testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.4 During an exchange with Sen. Rand Paul, Fauci insisted that "the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology." He also insisted that Baric does not engage in gain-of-function research. This is the same Baric whose paper Fauci sent to Auchincloss, clearly marked as "SARS gain-of-function."

As reviewed in "The Biggest Flip-Flop Ever — Who's Going to Jail?" the kind of research Fauci funded has long been referred to as gain-of-function, yet now he's trying to redefine what's covered by that term.

As noted by Carlson in his June 2, 2021, report, social media platforms aggressively censored and deplatformed people for the "crime" of talking about the possibility of SARS-CoV-2 being a lab creation that got loose, and they did so largely based on the word of Fauci himself. Fauci said it wasn't so, and that became the gospel repeated by fact checkers everywhere.

Now all of a sudden, there appears to have been a coordinated U-turn. The question is, why did they lie to us for so long? In the video report above, Carlson reveals part of the answer: Scientists were afraid to lose their funding, funding which, by the way, comes from the American taxpayers.