Although there were hints as to the origins of the virus at the outset of the epidemic, contradictory information has muddled the facts, and some members of the House are examining who knew what and when regarding the pandemic. The House of Representatives is examining Dr. Anthony Fauci, the medical spokesperson for the Biden administration, and his remarks on the virus, its origin, and the pandemic.
In July 2021, Senator Rand Paul indicated he will make a criminal referral to the Department of Justice for deceiving Congress. The declaration by Senator Paul follows a heated exchange with Dr. Fauci over his claims regarding the NIAID’s sponsorship of ‘gain of function’ research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology via subcontractor EcoHealth Alliance.
“Dr. Fauci, as you’re aware, it is a crime to lie to Congress,” Senator Paul began his interrogation of Fauci. “Section 1001 of the U.S. Criminal Code creates a felony and a five-year penalty for lying to Congress.”
“On your last trip to our committee on May 11th, you stated that the NIH has not ever and has not now funded gain of function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” Paul continued. “And yet, gain of function research was done entirely in the Wuhan Institute by Dr. Shi and was funded by the NIH.”
Tuesday of last week, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Epidemic of the House of Representatives held hearings in which Fauci and government remarks were linked to laws against lying to Congress.
House Republicans are “building the case” to issue criminal referrals against Dr. Anthony Fauci for lying to Congress, according to news reported on “The Benny Show” with journalist Benny Johnson. “So, specifically before your committee, and also before Rand Paul over in the Senate, Dr. Fauci has, of course, absolved himself of all funding of gain-of-function,” Johnson said. “He said he doesn’t know anything about it. It is verifiable and demonstrable that he lied. Now, there are codes in Congress. I have a code right here, 18 U.S. Code 1001.”
“1001,” Jordan said. “Statements — false statements to Congress,” Johnson replied. “Says you can be imprisoned, says you can be imprisoned for eight years if you lie to Congress. It seems like there has never been a more clear-cut case of some individual lying to Congress.”
“Yeah, we can do — there could be a referral, but you would refer to the Biden Justice Department,” Jordan remarked. “I don’t know that — they’re going to pursue that, but you can definitely do that. You could, have to have one of the committees, the Senate Judiciary Committee could do a referral. I doubt they will with the Democrats in charge.”
“We could do a referral potentially,” he continued. “I would, frankly, prefer just to have Dr. Fauci come back in and take another round of questions here, but we’re building the case. You know, like, we had Dr. Redfield testify last week, Chairman Wenstrup did. I thought he was — I thought he was great. As were the other witnesses that were brought in.” CONTINUE READING…