Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said the newly released documents revealing Fauci funded “chimeric Coronaviruses” proved once again he lied to Congress.
Fauci has repeatedly denied the NIH funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan.
The Intercept obtained 900 pages of Wuhan documents through a FOIA request revealing Fauci lied about his role funding gain-of-function research.
“Surprise surprise – Fauci lied again” Rand Paul said on Tuesday.
“And I was right about his agency funding novel Coronavirus research at Wuhan.” the Kentucky Senator added.
Surprise surprise – Fauci lied again
And I was right about his agency funding novel Coronavirus research at Wuhan.
Read this thread and the papers released. https://t.co/zQizKXLdbd
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) September 7, 2021
Fox News reported:
Paul’s tweet followed a story in The Intercept that revealed the U.S. government pumped $3.1 million into American health organization EcoHealth Alliance to back bat coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).
According to the report, almost $600,000 of that federal moneywas partially used by the WIV to find and alter bat coronaviruses that could jump to humans and infect them.
Additionally, the documents revealed that experimental research on genetically engineered mice with human cell receptors was conducted at the Wuhan University Center for Animal Experiment, and not the WIV as previously thought.
“The documents make it clear that assertions by the NIH Director, Francis Collins, and the NIAID Director, Anthony Fauci, that the NIH did not support gain-of-function research or potential pandemic pathogen enhancement at WIV are untruthful,” Rutgers University chemical biology professor Richard Ebright said.
The materials further reveal that the the grants also supported the construction–in Wuhan–of novel chimeric MERS-related coronaviruses that combined spike genes from one MERS-related coronavirus with genetic information from another MERS-related coronavirus.
— Richard H. Ebright (@R_H_Ebright) September 7, 2021