Former Investigator Calls Newly-Released Fauci Emails ‘Cover-Up’

A former State Department investigator described recently-revealed emails from Dr. Anthony Fauci regarding the origins of the coronavirus pandemic a “cover-up.” Dr. David Asher made the statements this week following the release of numerous documents related to Fauci’s approach to the pandemic.

Asher said that the revelations showed that the correspondence proved that Fauci “orchestrated” the creation of an official document “that concluded that beyond a reasonable doubt, this thing came from nature.” 

Dr. Asher said that further emails will place a focus on “scientists that testified under oath that they had never really taken the zoonotic story behind covered as a primary thesis.”

The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic released a statement on the emails’ findings, including testimony from Dr. Kristian Andersen and Dr. Robert Garry regarding the origins of the pandemic. 

These included the participation of Fauci and former National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins drafting the Proximal Origin document dismissing a possible artificial origin of the disease. 

The subcommittee said that there was a “coordinated effort between public health officials in the United States government and expert scientists to craft a narrative that would advance the zoonotic origin of COVID-19 in order to protect the Chinese government from any potential criticism and repercussions.”

Furthermore, the subcommittee determined that Proximal Origin’s assertions “rest on insufficient evidence, draw inaccurate assumptions and have never been proven or verified by the wider scientific community.” 

Furthermore, the testimony of Dr. Andersen confirmed that the United States provided funding for “gain-of-function” research similar to the possible artificial origins of the pandemic. 

The congressional panel wrote that Dr. Fauci and Dr. Collins prioritized “political expediency” in a manner that requires a full investigation.

Rep. James Comer (R-KY) said during congressional testimony that the “preferred political narrative has always been to attack those that think this may have come from a lab.”

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) asked why evidence that the COVID-19 virus was unusual was downplayed in favor of a natural origin theory. 

She highlighted a statement in an email in which a researcher said that there was not a “plausible natural scenario when you get from the bat virus or one very similar to it.”