Elon Musk’s ongoing release of “Twitter Files” revelations could take another fascinating turn this week. On Sunday, the new Twitter owner and CEO hinted that new reports of the “Fauci Files” would be coming sometime this week.
Musk tweeted on New Year’s Day: “Hope you’re having a great day 1 2023! One thing’s for sure, it won’t be boring.”
Later this week
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 1, 2023
Among the thousands of replies and quote tweets, Juanita Broaddrick, who famously accused President Bill Clinton of a brutal assault, responded with “Waiting …… for #FauciFiles.”
Musk responded to Broaddrick: “Later this week.”
Other than the hashtag posted by Broaddrick that Musk affirmed, it is not clear at this time precisely what the disclosures could contain or whether they will be released in the same manner as the “Twitter Files” tweet thread reporting from recent weeks. So far, the Twitter Files have primarily focused on censorship efforts by the social media giant before Musk took over and its collaboration with government agencies.
However, there have been some COVID-19-related disclosures in some of the Twitter Files reporting. For example, independent journalist Bari Weiss revealed that the platform secretly blocked Stanford University professor of medicine Dr. Jay Bhattacharya. An early and strong critic of Dr. Anthony Fauci, Bhattacharya was targeted by Twitter because he “argued that Covid lockdowns would harm children,” according to Weiss.
Fauci, 82, stepped down at the end of 2022 as Joe Biden’s top medical advisor and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.
Even though he has retired from government service, Republicans have promised an aggressive and thorough investigation of Fauci’s actions related to the pandemic and coronavirus research. The GOP will take control of the House this week. If a Speaker can be quickly elected, the Republican caucus is expected to begin its work regarding Fauci immediately.
Fauci has been the most controversial figure representing the federal government since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. He has been celebrated by Democrats and progressives as the face of trustworthy government guidance on health-related issues.
However, many critics have blasted Fauci for his aggressive advice recommending lockdowns and mandates. In addition, his representations about the safety and efficacy of experimental vaccines have come under intense scrutiny over the last year.
Fauci’s main Congressional critic, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), has scrutinized him closely regarding his claims that the federal government never funded gain-of-function viral research in a lab in Wuhan, China. Many have assessed it is likely the COVID-19 pandemic originated through a leak from that lab.
Musk has actively criticized Fauci since closing the purchase of Twitter in October for $44 billion in cash.
He has blasted some previous Twitter staffers for using an internal messaging channel named the “Fauci Fan Club.”
My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 11, 2022
Musk angered Fauci defenders and woke ideologues last month when he tweeted: “My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci.”