AMAC Exclusive – By Louis J. Senn
With Republicans poised to retake control of Congress this fall, many Americans are eager to finally get some real answers from Dr. Anthony Fauci. How much did he really know about gain of function research in Wuhan? Why did he change his position on masking? What conflicts of interest were at play when he was advising President Trump on COVID-19 policy? Until now, elected Democrats and the mainstream media have done all they can to protect Dr. Fauci from facing tough questions like these. Here’s a look at just a few questions Dr. Fauci might have to face after November.
How Much Did Fauci Know About Gain of Function Research in Wuhan?
We now know for certain that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was conducting gain of function research on coronaviruses prior to the first cases of COVID-19 popping up in Wuhan. However, what is still not clear is the degree to which the NIH – and specifically the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which Fauci leads – was involved with funding that research. As more information continues to come out about the research occurring at the Wuhan laboratory, Americans deserve to know if their government was using their tax dollars to fund research in a Chinese lab that may have unleashed or even created a virus which shut down the world for two years.
In a Senate hearing last November, Fauci told Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) that “gain of function is a very nebulous term.” However, Fauci’s dodgy answer does not seem to alleviate genuine concern. For example, Fauci had admitted that the NIH had contributed funds to the Wuhan Institute for the purposes of studying coronaviruses, however, he denied that gain of function was part of this study. But in a letter to Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the NIH tacitly admitted to some level of gain of function research when it said that experimentation was being done to see if bat coronaviruses could bind to human proteins.
What exactly was the NIH doing by providing funding to the Wuhan laboratory in question? Was the lab exploring making coronaviruses more lethal? While some Republicans like Senator Paul have tried to demand accountability from Fauci and other U.S. government officials, Democrats in Congress have consistently worked to stop the truth from coming out. With Republicans in control of hearings, Americans might finally get the transparency they deserve.
Did Fauci Have Reason to Believe Early in 2020 That the Virus Could Have Escaped From a Chinese Lab?
When some scientists and Republican politicians – most notably former President Trump – began raising questions in 2020, the media and Dr. Fauci were quick to dismiss the idea that COVID-19 could have escaped from the Wuhan lab. We now know that the lab leak theory was not only possible, but likely.
But even as Fauci was publicly denouncing the lab leak hypothesis, a release of some of Fauci’s emails in 2021 showed that in January of 2020, still well before any lockdowns, other scientists had warned Fauci that bits of the coronavirus appeared engineered. (Notably, Fauci continued to insist in the summer of 2021 that “the most likely explanation is a natural evolution from an animal reservoir to a human,” even as other scientists had warned otherwise.)
These emails provide more questions than answers. Why was Fauci so confident that COVID-19 could not have escaped from a lab in Wuhan? Why did he allegedly keep key information from top administration officials, including President Trump? Was he worried about his connections to that lab coming to light? Most importantly, could we have had a more effective response had we known all that Fauci knew in early 2020?
Has Fauci Been Abusing His Position to Enrich Himself?
With an annual salary higher than the president’s, Dr. Fauci is the highest-paid individual in the entire federal government. However, that may not be the only source of Fauci’s wealth.
Recently, Open the Books (an organization that “works hard to capture and post all disclosed [government] spending”) discovered that “between fiscal years 2010 and 2020, more than $350 million in royalties were paid by third-parties [pharmaceutical companies] to the agency and NIH scientists.” It has been known and documented that Fauci’s name appears on many patents going back decades that have come out of the NIH. If Fauci was influencing public policy during the pandemic and influencing doctors everywhere regarding treatment, Americans deserve to know where his potential conflict of interests may have been.
Fauci has claimed that his financial disclosures are easily accessible online but subsequent investigations have revealed that is not the case, and the NIH has denied multiple requests to release them. If Republicans win this fall, all that is set to change.
After two years of misdirection and obfuscation by Fauci and Congressional Democrats, Republicans could have an opportunity next year to restore integrity and transparency to our federal public health system. That starts with holding the nation’s unelected bureaucrats accountable – not just Dr. Fauci, but the entire army of permanent officials who too often seem to operate without answering to the American People.
Louis J. Senn is a lawyer living in Louisville, Kentucky. He previously served in the Trump administration.
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Here are a couple of other questions to ask:
How much money is he, his friends, family, etc. making off of this whole thing????
Who dicided that some unelected, not extremely intelligent or gifted bureaucrat should be paid more than anyone in the entire US government????
Dr. Fauci worse scientist and doctor AWARD. Just another over paid politician. Please retire………
As a member of AMAC this article and it’s questions are dead on. I appreciate AMAC putting this out there on their members behalf. Thank you!
He is the worst of the bunch.He knew EVERYTHING but, didn’t want caught.Lied about everything. Caused many needless deaths, heartaches and financial ruin.Why is he the highest paid gov employee in DC?Think about it, there is a reason.
People, the barn door is open. It is never going to shut. It does not matter if Republicans take back the House and Senate. McCarthy will be SoTH, McConnell will be SML. It will be business as usual, with a bit of conservatism to throw us a bone, so we will be happy and shut up. If by some act of God, Trump or DeSantis gets elected in 2024, this country will be torn apart more than it was during and after the Civil War. God has allowed America 247 years of this great experiment, if He does not intervene, the we can kiss it goodbye. The only proof you need is AOC. “We” all thought she was a flash in the pan, and she would go away. She was re-elected and is now entrenched. She will never go away. Look at the videos of the Texas border. You can’t see the end of the line of immigrants. Look at the murderer in Buffalo. He is not a right-wing MAGA, nut. He is a leftist mental health case. Find his manifesto and read what he believes. The media won’t tell you, I doubt Amac will tell you.
To the gallows we shall go.
To the gallows we shall go.
So in the mean time this very short quack is still the highest paid in the United States ???????? government. The crazy part of this situation is he was elected by no one. He keeps changing his position because that is what untruthful people do.
Anthony Fauci has never practiced medicine and was really controlled by making money in Wuhan. He is part of the deep state, and needs to be tried for treason.
Remove him from his position first, then, question him
Read the book…The Real Anthony Fauci. It is scary to say the least. Americans need to take America back and Fauci and corruption need to go!!
I so agree with you Mimi! However we are seeing all the corrupt left policies (
Got that right
If a Republican wins in 2024, I assume that Fauci will quit rather than answer those tough questions. He knows that those tough questions won’t come as long as the Democrats retain control.
The door is beckoning for Anthony Fauci to walk through & never looking back…Some of it depends on the outcome of the midterms in Nov…If the GOP retakes both houses, investigations into Biden, Hunter, their ill begotten wealth at the US taxpayers expense out of Russia, Ukraine & China begins in earnest, the president gets impeached, but he most likely finishes his ( 1 ) & only ill begotten term.
Before the spotlight once again hits Fauci over the validity of the poison vaccines, Gain of Function research he shipped over to Wuhan China & turning it into a ” bio-weapon ” used against humanity, Fauci will exit the scene permanently imho…He will take his $350 million dollar under the table bonus with him & comfortably retire without a scratch on his pimple of a head…
Great questions…I hope we can get more than answers ans then some, come this next congressional session. I say hopefully, there is the election integrity question????
Yes. It is long past time to start downsizing the federal government and cleaning out these entitled, leeching, and corrupt bureaucrats.
Send whole departments to Midwest states where their influence to meddle and disrupt will be broken.
Clear out the snake nest.
Dr. Fauci please go away as soon as possible and do NO more HARM. You have done so much harm to the American people; and gotten richer doing it. You have given doctors a BAD name!
100 percent correct!!!!
3 questions to ask Tony:
1) Who is your financial advisor?
2) Are you diversified with enough gold in your portfolio?
3) What is your current expected ROI?
I think the investment accounts of Fauci’s and Biden’s son should be audited on this virus.
Also dictator Biden/Obama/Clinton monies should be frozen until they are truly investigated but make sure it is not investigated by any United States agency’s because they are corrupted by these people.
If fascist Fauci isn’t going to be prosecuted for anything, we should not have to keep hearing about him. I’d be hard pressed to believe Fauci was not part of a Communist Chinese conspiracy to expose the world to a biological weapon.
BOTTOM LINE: Dr. Fauci is as GUILTY as hell and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law along with the rest of his cronies. He knew along what was going on.
Agreed Max… I trust that guy about as much as a rattler ready to strike…
Rattlers usually give a warning, this particular one has not and keeps changing his answers.
Things are so bad here in America, more people trust Dr. Pepper than Dr. Fauci.
…and for good reason…
I’m a Pepper, not a fascist Fauci.