Rand Paul Vows to Investigate Fauci’s ‘Secret Trips’ to CIA, Promises Further Probe into COVID-19 Origins

Senator Rand Paul, known for his ongoing investigation into the origins of COVID-19, has revealed plans to delve into Dr. Anthony Fauci’s alleged undisclosed visits to the CIA. In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Paul disclosed his intentions to scrutinize Fauci’s connections with the CIA, particularly in light of conflicting narratives surrounding the origins of the pandemic.

According to Paul, the CIA’s official stance attributing COVID-19 to animal origins contrasts sharply with findings from other federal agencies, such as the Department of Energy and FBI, which suggest a potential lab leak from Wuhan, China. Paul highlighted the suspicious reversal of the CIA’s initial assessment, alleging that senior officials overruled their own scientific committee’s conclusion that the virus likely originated from a lab. More from the Daily Mail:

‘The CIA officially still says [COVID-19 is] probably from animals,’ Paul said. ‘We also have stories, rumors and innuendo that Fauci was a frequent visitor off the books to the CIA.’

He pointed to how the CIA disagrees with findings from the Department of Energy and FBI that have said the the pandemic likely originated from a leak at a Wuhan, China, lab.

And that though an initial CIA assessment found the lab leak theory was likely, senior officials in the agency overruled their findings.

‘We have another whistleblower from the CIA that says that the scientific committee that was commissioned to look into the origins of the virus actually voted six to one that it came from the lab and that they were overruled by superiors at the CIA,’ the senator told DailyMail.com.

Furthermore, Paul raised concerns regarding a 2018 proposal from the Wuhan Institute of Virology and EcoHealth Alliance to create a novel coronavirus, which involved collaboration with several U.S. federal agencies, including the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) led by Fauci. Paul underscored Fauci’s potential knowledge of the proposal, given NIAID’s partnership, and questioned the agency’s response to the subsequent COVID-19 outbreak.

Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) attributing the pandemic to animal origins, Paul criticized this explanation as “batty,” citing awareness of the Wuhan lab’s proposal among federal agencies. He also raised suspicions regarding the NIAID budget’s increase for biomedical weapons research under Fauci’s leadership.

Paul expressed frustration with the lack of cooperation from federal agencies under the Biden administration but expressed optimism about the potential for a more favorable administration in the future. Hinting at a Trump presidency, Paul suggested that better access to sealed documents could aid in his investigation.

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