Alex Berenson — @AlexBerenson on Twitter — notes:
1/ Feb. 1, 2020 was a very big day for Dr. Anthony S. Fauci.
That afternoon he had a conference call with virologists – one of whom had just flagged the potentially “engineered” features of #SarsCov2 to him – to discuss a document called “coronavirus sequence comparison.”
2/ But Dr. Fauci had other calls on his mind that day too.
At 12:29 a.m. on Feb. 1 (a Saturday), he emailed his deputy, Dr. Hugh Auchincloss. The subject line was “IMPORTANT.” He attached a 2015 paper from Nature Medicine describing gain-of-function research on coronaviruses…
3/ Research that the director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology had helped conduct. Research that other scientists had criticized publicly as overly risky.
“Hugh, it is essential that we speak this AM,” he wrote. “Read this paper… You will have tasks today that must be done.”
4/ Tasks that must be done. Gee, that doesn’t sound suspicious at all.
What tasks? I dunno, Dr. Fauci didn’t say specifically – at least not in any emails we’ve seen yet. Maybe he just was sending ol’ Hugh on a coffee run. Mocha, skim, hop to it, doc!
Or maybe not.
Here’s the timeline, then:
February 1: Fauci receives inquiries about this Nature article discussing genetically engineering a bat Covid virus to make it infections to humans.
On this day, he directs an underling to perform unspecified “tasks.”
February 19: Fauci’s crony Peter Daszak organizes his “Theses Nailed to the Church Doors” stating that anyone who questions the Wuhan lab’s role in this pandemic is a racist and heretic who must be purged.
March 30: Nature appends a special warning to the article, stating that people are using the article for “unverified theories,” and that there is no evidence — none at all! — suggesting that the virus was engineered in a lab.
It then repeats Fauci’s baseless claim that it’s “likely” the virus evolved naturally.
Wow, Jinx buy me a Coke, huh?
Note the article was co-written by “The Bat Lady,” Dr. Zenglii.
These are facts. Make of them what you will.
I don’t want to start any Debunked Xenophobic Conspiracy Theories, but I sure do want to ask Fauci, under oath, what “tasks” he assigned a taxpayer-paid government worker to February 1, 2020.
We need an Inspector General. NOW.
An investigation now would merely be a leftist project to provide credibility to their goal to absolve China (and their involvement) of any responsibility for the release of the virus. If there is ever any such investigation, NO DEMOCRATS should be allowed to be involved.
When you look for rationales for the actions of Fauci and his corona virus response, nothing makes it all make sense better than if he simply decided base on hurting President Trump.