Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has formally requested that the Department of Justice investigate Dr. Anthony Fauci regarding alleged lies concerning COVID-19.
The Washington Examiner obtained the criminal referral Senator Paul sent to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday.
“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.
Fauci also faces new calls to resign after the release of a new report showing gain of function research funded by the National Institute of Health at the Wuhan Institute of Virology that many believe is the origin of COVID-19.
“NEWLY RELEASED documents provide details of US-funded research on…coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology…The Intercept has obtained more than 900 pages of documents detailing…work of…Eco Health Alliance…at the Chinese lab…” Richard Ebright tweeted on Monday.
The new report reveals Dr. Fauci repeatedly lied to Congress regarding statements that he authorized and was involved in gain of function research in Wuhan connected with the release of the coronavirus.
Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan tweeted, “Your tax dollars funded coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.”
He added, “What is Fauci hiding?”
The report makes it clear that a Fauci-led group funded research at the Wuhan institute that included gain of function research in direct contradiction with the NIH Director’s statements under oath. Fauci has committed a crime that could get him up to five years in prison if convicted.
In addition, his group is partly at fault for the development of the virus that likely leaked from a lab his group funded that is responsible for thousands of lives and the shutdown of normal life worldwide.
The Biden administration should be making this one of its top priorities, but President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris cannot even be found speaking a word of criticism on the topic. Perhaps it’s lost in the pile of problems Biden fails to address, along with Americans in Afghanistan, a tanking economy, skyrocketing inflation, rising gas prices, an out-of-control border crisis and host of other issues that continue to escalate.
But of all the problems facing our nation and world at the moment, COVID-19 has arguably impacted the most people. Americans want to know who is responsible for it and how to end it. We may not have the answer on how to stop it, regardless of claims about vaccines, but we now have a better idea of how it began.
With more than 900 pages of new information on the research behind coronaviruses in China, it’s clear there were dangerous situations that could have led to its release. Research was conducted both in the lab and at least one other location, according to the report. The jump from the lab to a human would make more sense than most other theories that have been offered, but Fauci doesn’t want to make that case, as it only hurts him as more information is released.