Is Dr. Fauci under criminal investigation? Tucker Carlson points to evidence, says he should be

Fox News host Tucker Carlson delved into the thousands of emails connected to Dr. Fauci that were uncovered by a Freedom of Information Act request, suggesting that the nation’s top immunologist should be under investigation.

Carlson pointed out on his show Wednesday how leftists worship Fauci: “It tells you that Tony Fauci is no longer a scientist, assuming he ever was. He’s a figure of religious veneration — Jesus for people who don’t believe in God.”

The conservative host called out Fauci’s “utter fraudulence” and said he should be under criminal investigation for his role in the coronavirus pandemic, especially in light of his support of the experiments that potentially led to the spread of COVID-19.

The email trove dates back to the early winter of 2020. Carlson noted: “Collectively, they show that from the beginning, Tony Fauci was worried the public might conclude that COVID originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Now why was Fauci be concerned that Americans would conclude that? Possibly because Tony Fauci knew perfectly well that he had funded gain-of-function experiments at that very same laboratory.”

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“The emails prove Fauci lied about this under oath,” Carlson declared.

Carlson then tore into the meat of the emails. He started out with one from January 31, 2020, that originated from immunologist Kristian Andersen who is employed at the Scripps Research Institute in California. That email warned Fauci that the virus appeared to have been possibly manipulated in a laboratory: “The unusual features of the virus make up a really small part of the genome (less than point one percent), so one has to look really closely at all the sequences to see that some of the features (potentially) look engineered.”

Fauci answered by stating: “Thanks, Kristian. Talk soon on the call.”

Following that email, the doctor sent an urgent email to his top deputy, Hugh Auchincloss. In the subject line, it read “IMPORTANT”: “Hugh: It is essential that we speak this AM. Keep your cell phone on. Read this paper as well as the email that I will forward you know. You will have tasks today that must be done.”

The attachment to that email was entitled: “Baric, Shi, et al — Nature Medicine — SARS Gain of Function.pdf.”

That pdf name refers to Ralph Baric who is a virologist that worked hand-in-hand with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Carlson explained. Baric collaborated with Dr. Shi Zhengli, aka the “Bat Lady,” named as such due to her work with manipulating coronaviruses that infect bats.

Carlson then pointed out Fauci’s dishonesty and possible perjury: “Keep in mind that during questioning from Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky fairly recently, Tony Fauci denied that this same Ralph Baric had conducted gain-of-function research. Again, this is the Ralph Baric in Fauci’s attachment which was entitled, ‘Baric, Shi et al – SARS Gain of Function.’ Yet, under oath before the United States Congress, Fauci denied it.”

Another point of contention came to light as it was revealed that Jeremy Farrar, a British physician who runs a major research nonprofit, sent an email insinuating that the virus could have been created by the Chinese as a bioweapon, something that Fauci claimed could not be true since he declared that COVID-19 was not manmade. He has contended from the beginning that the coronavirus jumped from animal to human and then spread.

Carlson also addressed an email from Peter Daszak, who is a virologist with ties to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. It was addressed to Fauci and thanked him for his support: “I just wanted to say a personal thank you on behalf of our staff and collaborators.” That response was in reference to Fauci publicly rejecting the idea that the lab was connected to the release of the virus.

Then he pivoted to immunity after the disease is contracted:

In March of last year, former Obama official Zeke Emanuel wrote to Fauci to ask a very simple question, one that we’ve asked countless times: Are people who’ve recovered from COVID generally immune from getting infected from COVID once again? That applies to about 100 million Americans, so it’s not a small question.

Fauci’s response: “No evidence in this regard, but you would assume that there would be substantial immunity post-infection.”

Yes, you would assume that. We always have. And in fact, studies now show it’s true. People who’ve had COVID and recovered almost never get sick again from COVID. So they don’t need to be vaccinated. Yet to this day, Tony Fauci has never admitted that in public. In his email to Zeke Emmanuel, he admitted something else that’s also now obvious: surgical masks, the paper kind all of us wear, don’t really work. They offer very little protection from COVID. In fact, at least one study shows they may accelerate transmission of viruses. They are, in  short, a form of make-believe. Yet, once again, while under oath in public, Fauci claimed precisely the opposite.


Senator Rand Paul has relentlessly gone after Fauci over the mask mandate and he was not surprised by the emails that were revealed. He is a strong proponent of firing Dr. Fauci for his dishonesty and incompetence. Carlson shares that sentiment.

Fauci is also very close with Bill Gates. His name was mentioned more than two dozen times in the bevy of emails uncovered. Carlson wondered at the relationship between the two men: “Has Bill Gates profited in any way from Tony Fauci’s COVID guidance? That would definitely be worth knowing. Immediately.”

CNN’s take on the exposure of Fauci’s emails appeared biased and dishonest as well according to the Fox News host who noted that no media outlet seemed interested in the trove of email communications to and from Fauci. Not one question was asked at Wednesday’s White House briefing concerning the emails.


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