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Shocking Revelation: Fauci’s Lucrative Government Paycheck Still Rolling

The retirement plans of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the former leader of the Coronavirus Task Force, have been the subject of speculation since last year. However, Senator Rand Paul remains skeptical and believes that Fauci might still be employed by the government. In a letter sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and the head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Paul requested additional information about Fauci’s employment status and taxpayer-funded benefits.

Senator Paul referred to Fauci’s statements from late last year, where he mentioned moving on from his current positions but did not explicitly state that he would be retiring. This ambiguity raises questions about Fauci’s current employment status and whether he is still receiving certain taxpayer-funded benefits associated with active public service.

The contentious history between Fauci and Paul revolves around their differing views on the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the origins of the virus. Paul suggested that there was evidence of COVID-19 originating from a lab in Wuhan, China, where gain-of-function research, funded by the U.S., took place. Initially, Fauci denied these claims, but later the NIH acknowledged the research’s existence, and the U.S. government admitted to providing funding. Paul also accused Fauci of covering up the potential funding.

Despite being labeled a conspiracy theorist at the time, Paul’s assertions gained traction, with even the FBI stating in March that a lab leak was the most likely origin of the virus. Given this background, the request for clarity on Fauci’s employment status is crucial.

According to a Capitol Hill source, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, headed by Senator Paul, was supposed to be notified about Fauci’s security status at the end of his employment with the administration. However, no communication has been received from the administration six months after Fauci indicated he was done.

Given the ongoing debate and the importance of transparency, taxpayers deserve to know whether Fauci is still working for the government. Senator Paul’s inquiry seeks to shed light on Fauci’s current employment status and the benefits he may be receiving. The American public should be informed about the continuation or conclusion of Fauci’s role in the government, and this information should be provided without further delay.

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