If you want to find Democrats doing something wrong, just follow the money. Any money. Because Democrat money trails always lead to corruption.
It’s about time that Republican lawmakers demand answers from Fauci and everyone else who participated in the scamdemic that robbed our country of billions of dollars and destroyed our workforce. And that’s exactly what’s happening now that news of secret royalty checks emerged.
Dr. Fauci and hundred of other NIH scientists accepted checks from drug makers and other third parties. And the Democrats in charge are as tight lipped as a Royal Guard standing in front of Buckingham Palace. They didn’t want anyone to learn that these payments totaled at least $350 million.
However, thanks to a government watchdog known as Open the Books, the truth is exposed, and now we know that Fauci, NIH Director Francis Collins, and a slew of scientists took in these undisclosed royalties and worked to keep it hush-hush. But Judicial Watch uncovered these figures after going through thousands of pages of documents gained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit. Yet, the lawsuit didn’t prompt transparency at the NIH.
Instead, they tried to release only 300 pages a month when they held more than 3,000 pages of disclosure relating directly to royalty payments. According to Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, the NIH refuses to hand over documents until November.
According to NEWSTARGET:
In response, The Epoch Times reached out to Representative Frank Pallone of New Jersey, who is the chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Finance, along with Senator Patty Murray of Washington, who serves as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. The two panels are the main vessels of congressional oversight for the NIH. Neither lawmaker responded to the publication, nor did an NIH spokesman who they reached out to multiple times for comment.
The royalty payments, which are typically paid for work on new drugs, could represent a significant conflict of interest and violation of federal ethics laws and regulations because the NIH gives out billions of dollars in research grants to researchers and medical institutions each year.
During the period studied, NIH and NIAID head and Chief Presidential Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci was given 23 royalty payments, while Collins received 14. Fauci’s deputy, Clifford Lane, received eight payments during the time studied.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz is among the most vocal Republicans demanding answers. It’s too bad we don’t have 50 more like him sitting on the Senate floor. Of course, I’m betting November will usher in the red wave we so desperately need.
Cruz called the report regarding these royalties “disturbing,” adding that Americans DESERVE answers. Honestly, it’s time we get them.
Several colleagues weighed in.
The article continues:
Representative Greg Steube of Florida, meanwhile, called for an investigation, saying: “Of course it’s a direct conflict of interest for scientists like Anthony Fauci to rake in $350 million in royalties from third parties who benefit from federal taxpayer-funded grants.
“Anthony Fauci is a millionaire that has gotten rich off taxpayer dollars. He is a prime example of the bloated federal bureaucracy. This royalty system should be examined to ensure it isn’t making matters worse.”
Representative Buddy Carter of Georgia concurred, telling The Epoch Times: “Dr. Fauci should have been fired a long time ago, and that remains true today.” He identified several abuses of trust of the American people by Fauci and the NIH, including lying about gain of function research and “walking back” COVID-19 claims.
Senator Marsha Blackburn had harsher words for the situation. She told the publication that “the NIH is a dark money pit. They covered up grants for gain of function research in Wuhan, so it is no surprise that they are now refusing to release critical data regarding allegations of millions in royalty fees paid to in-house scientists like Fauci.
“If the NIH wants to keep spending taxpayer dollars, they have a responsibility to provide transparency,” she added.