Newly released documents "unequivocally" show that Dr. Anthony Fauci lied about the U.S. government issuing grants that were used to fund gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a scientist said.
Richard Ebright, board of governors professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Rutgers University and laboratory director at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, told Newsweek the documents obtained by The Intercept “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 in Wuhan are untruthful.”
Fauci has continually denied in testimony before Congress that the NIH and NIAID funded gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab, which involves modifying a biological agent, like a virus, so that it becomes more active.
Sen. Rand Paul said in an interview this week that Fauci should be held accountable for lying to Congress. “It’s a felony punishable by five years in jail,” he said in an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News.