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The Brief: Fauci Panics as Congress Exposes his COVID Cover-Up and Potential Perjury

Gregg is joined by Rep. Jim Jordan, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci is in a panic.  He should be.

His carefully choreographed charade is unraveling.  His efforts to hide the truth about the origin of the deadly COVID virus and the Machiavellian maneuvers he took to cover-up his suspected role in creating the contagion inside a Wuhan laboratory are falling apart.

Two years ago I penned a column calling for a criminal investigation of Fauci and his potential prosecution.  Recent revelations amid a congressional probe have only intensified that need.  A deeply worried Fauci is now lashing out.  It is a symptom of his panic.  Here’s a sample:

“There’s no response to that craziness —I mean, prosecute me for what?  What are they talking about?,” he blubbered on CNN.

I’ll tell you what they’re talking about, Fauci.  It’s exactly what I discussed in detail in a series of columns and television appearances in May and June of 2021.  It’s called perjury —a felony.  You know, lying to congress.  Making false statements.  You’ll find the statutes in the criminal code, 18 USC 1621 and 1001.

Fauci’s deceptive testimony fits those crimes like a snug glove.  His only hope is that Biden’s biased and corrupted Justice Department will turn a blind eye to the obvious.

In a senate hearing in May of 2021, Fauci flatly denied that his agency helped fund research at the Wuhan lab in China.  The incredibly dangerous experiments were designed to turn a virus into a lethal “superbug.”  It’s commonly known as gain-of-function research (GOF), where scientists genetically enhance bat pathogens to make them more lethal to humans.  It’s insane and stupid and reckless.  If an accident happens and a leak occurs, millions of people can be wiped out.  It is no coincidence that this is precisely what happened during the pandemic.

“The NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute,” Fauci declared at the senate hearing on Capitol Hill.  Sen. Rand Paul, who was questioning Fauci in their heated exchange, already suspected that documents hidden at the National Institutes of Health belied Fauci’s claim.  Sen. Paul correctly accused him of lying.

Two months later, Fauci testified again.  He was given a second chance to recant his earlier statement.  “Dr. Fauci, knowing that it is a crime to lie to Congress, do you wish to retract your statement of May 1, where you claimed the NIH never funded gain-of-function research?”  The doctor doubled down and refused, “Sen. Paul, I have never lied before Congress, and I do not retract that statement!”

In October of 2021, the NIH finally came clean and sent a letter to Congress confessing that it did, indeed, funnel money through a third party to the Wuhan lab that had the “unexpected result” of creating a coronavirus that was more infectious.  Yet, in a head-banging contradiction, the agency insisted that it did not create the particular virus that sparked the pandemic and killed some 6.87 million people worldwide, including more than a million Americans.

No sentient person believes that nonsense.  It’s like saying 2 plus 2 does not equal four.  It also ignores reports that the very first infected cases occurred in and around the lab itself, not in some supposed “wet market” geographically far away.  That was always a scapegoat excuse.

But Fauci’s misfeasance doesn’t end there.  It dates back pre-pandemic.  When then-president Trump canceled our government’s funding of GOF programs overseas because they were way too risky, the NIH balked.  There is compelling evidence that Fauci and others deliberately chose to circumvent that directive after being personally warned to end the program.

When confronted about his defiance of the president, Fauci told congress that he couldn’t remember the presidential order or why he received it.  His sudden amnesia was convenient.  The incriminating evidence against him is not.

To weasel out of their predicament, both the NIH and Fauci tried to parse the meaning of their words.  On their own, they altered the language and changed the definition of gain-of-function.  The agency now calls it “enhanced pathogens of pandemic potential.”  Fauci prefers the term, “reverse genetics.” Don’t be fooled.  It’s the same thing as GOF.  Indeed, if you take the time to review Fauci’s past remarks —as I did— he describes reverse genetics as synonymous with gain-of-function.

The families of the millions of people who died don’t care what you call it.  The practice of supercharging a deadly virus was a dumb and dangerous game that Fauci and others were playing.  The evidence is persuasive that they had a role in making the virus happen.  That led to a devious cover-up.

It is no wonder that Fauci dismissed the lab-leak theory as “implausible” while blaming the virus on animal-to-human transmission in nature, despite no empirical evidence whatsoever to support his hypothesis.  He did not want his COVID complicity revealed.

Nor did the Wuhan lab want their financial gravy train to end.  Newly uncovered evidence shows that American taxpayers were scammed out of tens of millions of dollars by the Chinese lab courtesy of its third party conduit, EcoHealth Alliance.  Documents show double billing, and potential theft of government funds for medical supplies, equipment, travel, salaries.  All the while, Fauci was covering up the NIH’s relationship with the Wuhan Lab.  The new evidence comes from an investigation commissioned by Sen. Roger Marshall of Kansas.

Recently, Dr. Robert Redfield, an experienced virologist who served as the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and was a member of the Coronavirus Task Force, informed congress that “it is not scientifically plausible” that the virus somehow originated in animals.  He blamed the deadly outbreak on gain-of-function research inside the Wuhan lab, testifying that GOF “probably caused the greatest pandemic in history.”  Who helped finance those dangerous experiments?  Anthony Fauci and through the NIH.

Panicked that he might be exposed, Fauci began manipulating public opinion by driving what Redfield described as “a single narrative” —a narrative that would absolve him in the COVID disaster.  After a group of virologists informed Fauci in a February 1, 2020 telephone call that the virus “looked engineered in a laboratory,” he appears to have convinced them to reverse their opinion.  They did so in a matter of three days, which is inconceivable and scientifically impossible.  Fauci denies it.

Behind the scenes, Fauci secretly commissioned his same science pals to publish a report arguing the exact opposite —that the virus magically jumped species from an animal to human.  Then, he held a splashy news conference and publicly touted the report as the definitive scientific verdict on COVID’s genesis without disclosing his own involvement and shifty manipulations.  Fauci pretended that he did not even know the scientists.  It was all a clever sham.

Redfield called their sudden about-face “antithetical to science” and accused Fauci of “an attempt to misguide and redirect debate.”  He’s right.  And isn’t it curious that those scientists became the beneficiaries of millions of dollars in funding from the NIH under Fauci after their sudden reversal?

As I noted in my last column, Anthony Fauci is not the saintly figure that he and a sycophantic media have long portrayed.  He’s a vainglorious fake.  When Sen. Rand Paul accused him of perjury in his senate testimony, Fauci barked back, “I totally resent the lie you are now propagating.”

The evidence is mounting that it was Fauci who propagated lies to cover-up his own complicity in one of the deadliest man-made catastrophes in history.