Has Fauci profited from pandemic? Senator he called ‘moron’ publishes his unredacted financial disclosure

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In response to Dr. Anthony Fauci calling him a “moron,” Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall, a Republican, has obtained and published the longtime bureaucrat’s financial records.

Released through the Republican senator’s congressional website on Friday, the records appear to show that Fauci and his wife, top National Institutes of Health Clinical Center bioethicist Christine Grady, are swimming in cash.

Combined, their wealth reportedly totaled over $10.4 million at the end of 2020. An estimated $5.3 million of that wealth was in Fauci’s personal trust account, $2.4 million was in his brokerage trust account, $639,000 was in his IRA, $120,000 was in his wife’s IRA and $1.96 million was in his wife’s personal trust account.

That’s a lot of money for a bureaucrat, though in fairness, Fauci is the highest paid bureaucrat in the country.

As previously reported via a recent Forbes report, “For the second year in a row, Fauci was the most highly compensated federal employee and out earned the president, four star generals, and roughly 4.3 million of his colleagues.”

“As director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Fauci earned $434,312 in 2020, the latest year available, up from $417,608 in 2019,” the report continued.

The records released Friday also show that Fauci was paid $13,298 to attend several galas and ceremonies, some of them virtual.

“He was paid $5,000 to attend a ‘RFK Ripple of Hope’ virtual awards ceremony in December 2020; $1,600 to attend ‘An Evening of Hope’ virtual event in April 2020; and $1,500 to attend a ‘Prepared for Life’ virtual gala in October 2020,” according to the Daily Mail.

“He was also reimbursed $5,198 for costs associated with his being awarded federal employee of the year and being given the Service to America medal, in October 2020. The four events were listed under ‘gifts and travel reimbursements,'” the Mail notes.

Marshall’s release of Fauci’s records came three days after the bureaucrat called the senator a “moron” for questioning him about his financial records.

During a Senate hearing, the Republican lawmaker complained that his staff was unable to locate the bureaucrat’s records and stressed that this was an issue.

In response, Fauci claimed his financial disclosures “are public knowledge” and then called Marshall “a moron” under his breath.

In a press release published Friday alongside Fauci’s records, Marshall’s office said that in the end, he had to obtain the letter directly from the bureaucrat.

“Since the disclosures were not public, on Wednesday, Senator Marshall sent a letter to Dr. Fauci formally requesting his un-redacted financial disclosures by 5:00pm Friday, January 14th. In response, Dr. Fauci produced these previously unpublished documents,” the presser reads.

The fact that this was the only way the lawmaker was able to obtain the information proved to him that Fauci is a liar.

“Dr. Fauci lied to the American people. He is more concerned with being a media star and posing for the cover of magazines than he is being honest with the American people and holding China accountable for the COVID pandemic that has taken the lives of almost 850 thousand Americans,” he said.

“Just like he has misled the American people about sending taxpayers dollars to Wuhan, China to fund gain-of-function research, about masks, testing, and more, Dr. Fauci was completely dishonest about his financial disclosures being open to the public – it’s no wonder he is the least trusted bureaucrat in America,” Marshall added.

Is he a liar, though? Regarding the COVID crisis, the answer appears to be a definitive yes:

Regarding his finances, on one hand a fact-check from The Kansas City Star notes that Fauci’s financial disclosures are technically “a public record.” However, the paper also stresses that this “doesn’t always mean it’s easy for the public to get them.”

“To submit the request, you have to register an account on the National Institutes of Health Freedom of Information Act portal and submit the form. It then takes time for the agency to process the request before they either mail it or say it is available to be picked up,” according to the City Star.

The paper further notes that when a reporter for the Center of Public Integrity requested Fauci’s disclosures in 2020, it took two months for her to receive them. And even then, they arrived with redactions.

But there’s more. According to Forbes contributor Adam Andrzejewski, the CEO and founder of OpenTheBooks.com, his organization has had to sue the NIH “for production of those records.”

“It’s not public what Dr. Fauci’s salary was last year or this year. (The latest published salary is from FY2020.) It’s not public what stocks and bonds Dr. Fauci bought and sold in 2020 or 2021, as he influenced Covid policies,” he notes in Forbes.

“It’s not public what Fauci received – or didn’t receive – in royalties. (There are up to 1,000 current and former NIH scientists receiving royalties.) Each payment could be a potential conflict of interest,” according to Andrzejewski.

And so the argument can be made that Fauci is, at the very least, deceptive for acting like obtaining his records is as easy as pie. But the argument can also be made that he’s a full-fledged liar — an extremely wealthy one, to boot.

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