In May, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) confronted Dr. Tony Fauci for funding gain of function research in the US and then later at a lab in in Wuhan, China.
Dr. Fauci refuted the claims under oath despite the fact that there are documents that prove the US was funding the Wuhan lab under his direction.
As The Gateway Pundit has reported since early 2020, the Wuhan lab was likely the source of the coronavirus outbreak and Dr. Fauci was funding the lab for years.
On Wednesday Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institute of Health and Dr. Fauci’s boss, admitted to radio host Hugh Hewitt that the US collaborated with the Wuhan Virology Laboratory.
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** Here is the full interview – Dr. Collins with Hugh Hewitt.
Via The National Pulse:
Well, we, when we give a grant, Hugh, it has terms attached to it of what it is that the grantee is supposed to be doing with those funds. And we require annual reports to see whether that in fact is what they have been doing. And we trust the grantee to be honest and not deceptive. The grant funds that went to Wuhan, which were a subcontract from Eco Health, were very specifically aimed to try to categorize viruses that they could isolate from bats in Chinese caves, which we had a good reason to want to know more about, given SARS and MERS that had come out of there. And so we basically had those criteria attached to the grant. And of course, the amount of money that we were providing to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, I’m sure, was a tiny fraction of their total funding. And we had no control over what else they were doing with those funds. That’s another thing we’d like to know more about, and an investigation might potentially tell us.
Collins goes on to admit that the Chinese Communist Party is, in fact, involved in the Wuhan lab, but attempts to play down their influence.