Washington – Fresh evidence of funding for China’s Wuhan Lab by Anthony Fauci, advisor to President Joe Biden, has emerged. Senator Rand Paul has accused Fauci of lying to the US Congress, citing this evidence. Senator Paul also demanded that Fauci be fired from his post immediately for lying.
The US-based website The Intercept has unveiled more than 900 pages of documents about Chinese lab funding by the US administration. The document names the EcoHealth Alliance and the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Anthony Fauci has been the head of the organisation. About USD 3.1 million was sanctioned during his tenure. Of this, approximately USD 600,000 was donated to Wuhan Lab for Bat Coronavirus Research, according to the documents.
Advisor Anthony Fauci has repeatedly denied in congressional hearings in recent months that he has funded China’s Wuhan Lab under the gain-of-function research category. Fauci has been often questioned about this by several US lawmakers, including Senator Rand Paul. However, he has consistently denied any involvement with Wuhan Lab’s funding. It was revealed a few days ago that Fauci had opposed former US President Donald Trump’s order to suspend funding to the Wuhan Lab. But Fauci was still in denial.
Against this backdrop, documents leaked by ‘The Intercept’ strengthen the accusations that Anthony Fauci was trying to save the Wuhan Lab, the originator of the Coronavirus. Senator Rand Paul tweeted, ‘Fauci Lied Again,’ citing new evidence. At the same time, he also claimed that the points he made in this regard had been proved correct. In an interview with Fox News, Senator Paul also demanded his expulsion, accusing Fauci of lying to Congress.
Before Rand Paul, Jim Jordan, a Republican, had called for Fauci’s ouster. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican in the US House of Representatives, also introduced a bill called ‘Fire Fauci’.
Major countries in the world, including the United States and European countries, have blamed China for the origins of the Coronavirus. Last year, former US President Donald Trump openly accused that the Coronavirus originated in China’s Wuhan lab. After that, many senior US leaders, officials and researchers pointed to the Wuhan laboratory. A researcher from China had also revealed that she had evidence in this regard.
US President Joe Biden then ordered US agencies to investigate the Wuhan lab leak and submit a report. The World Health Organisation had twice called on China to cooperate for a new investigation. But China has rejected the demand both times.