Anthony Fauci

January 19, 2022

‘Fauci Was Completely Dishonest’: Senator Leaks Unredacted Financial Records

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The Republican lawmaker who had a heated exchange with Anthony Fauci over his financial disclosures — culminating with an exasperated Fauci calling him a “moron” under his breath — has released the White House’s chief medical adviser’s financial records.

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) claimed that Fauci was dishonest during the Senate hearing when he said his financial disclosures were public knowledge. Marshall wrote a letter to Fauci, formally requesting his records “for the fiscal years covering the pandemic” with only “personal and sensitive information” redacted.

“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,” Marshall said in a statement.

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 said.

The records, which are available to view here, show that Fauci and his wife, a top bioethicist at the National Institutes of Health, have a combined wealth of $10.4 million.

Fauci is the highest-paid federal employee, out-earning President Joe Biden, making $434,312 annually. Fauci’s pension will be the largest in U.S. history when he retires, exceeding $350,000 per year.

According to the records, he and his wife made $13,298 to attend four galas and ceremonies in 2020. Fauci’s three Charles Schwab accounts total more than $8.3 million.

During the Senate hearing, the pair’s heated exchange began when Marshall asked the disease expert if he’d be willing to submit his financial disclosures. Fauci replied: “I don’t understand why you’re asking me that question.”

“My financial disclosure is public knowledge and has been so for the last 37 years or so.”

Earlier, the Kansas Republican announced he’d be introducing the Financial Accountability for Uniquely Compensated Individuals (FAUCI) Act, requiring financial disclosures of administration officials to be publicly accessible online.

“At the end of the day, Dr. Fauci must be held accountable to all Americans who have been suing and requesting for this information but don’t have the power of a Senate office to ask for it. For these reasons, I will be introducing the FAUCI Act so financial disclosures like these are made public and are easily accessible online to every American,” he said.


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January 15, 2022

Senator Who Fauci Called a ‘Moron’ Authors Financial Disclosure Bill in His Honor

The Republican lawmaker who Anthony Fauci called a “moron” earlier this week is set to introduce a new bill in the infectious disease expert’s honor.

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) will introduce the Financial Accountability for Uniquely Compensated Individuals (FAUCI) Act, a spokesperson told The Hill. The bill would require the Office of Government Ethics to provide the financial records of administration officials like Fauci.

The move follows a heated exchange between the pair during a Senate hearing earlier this week, wherein a hot mic caught Fauci calling Marshall a “moron” for not knowing that his financial records were public.

The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit journalism center, found that Fauci’s financial records are publicly available but said it is hard to obtain them. 

The center’s Liz Essley Whyte reported that to get the records, she had submitted a completed OGE form 201 to the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Freedom of Information office and then “politely badgered” the NIH office after not hearing back about her request for a month. She said the process had taken more than two months.

“The NIH also chose to give the disclosure to me under the Freedom of Information Act, which they didn’t need to do and caused the document to be partially redacted. (Though most of the information about Fauci’s income, gifts and investments in 2019 is still there for all to see.),” she wrote.


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January 13, 2022

Hot Mic Catches Fauci Calling GOP Senator ‘a Moron’ [Video]

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Following a heated exchange during a Senate Health Committee hearing, a live microphone caught White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci calling a GOP senator a “moron.”

The tense exchange occurred after Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) questioned Fauci about financial disclosures. Marshall cited a recent report that Fauci is the highest-paid federal employee, even out-earning the president.

“I don’t understand why you’re asking me that question,” Fauci said. “My financial disclosure is public knowledge and has been so for the last 37 years or so.”

“The big tech giants are doing an incredible job of keeping it from being public,” Marshall responded. “We’ll continue to look for it. Where would we find it?” 

“All you have to do is ask for it,” Fauci said. “You’re so misinformed, it’s extraordinary.” 

After the back-and-forth concluded, Fauci muttered, “What a moron” and “Jesus Christ.”

Marshall later responded to Fauci’s remarks, saying that “contrary to what Dr. Fauci said, Dr. Fauci’s financial disclosures for the years of the COVID pandemic are not public.”

“I understand that Anthony Fauci had a very frustrating day: having a bombshell report show he in fact did award U.S. tax dollars for gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and being called out about his personal financial disclosure during the COVID pandemic NOT being publically available must be very frustrating,” Marshall said in a statement. “Calling me a moron during a Senate hearing may have alleviated the stress of the least trusted bureaucrat in America, but it didn’t take away from the facts.”

The interaction between Fauci and Marshall wasn’t the doctor’s only tense exchange during the Senate hearing. He also butted heads with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), accusing the lawmaker of “distorting everything about” him.


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January 3, 2022

The Highest-Paid Federal Employee: Inside Fauci’s Staggering Financial Compensation

When Dr. Anthony Fauci retires from his job as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, he will make at least $350,000 per year.

Fauci, 81, was eligible for retirement in 2005, but he stayed at his post, which now pays him $434,312 annually — the highest of any federal employee, including the president. The doctor out-earned the president for the second year in a row.

His staggering pension will be the largest in U.S. history. Open the Books calculated his retirement earnings at 80% of his highest three-year average plus cost of living increases.

Fauci recently told ABC’s Jonathan Karl he has no plans to retire.

“There’s no way I’m going to walk away from this until we get this under control. I mean, that’s the purpose of what we do. That’s our mission in life. In the middle of it, I’m not going to walk away,” Fauci said. “It’s kind of like we’re halfway through World War II and you decide, ‘Well, I think I’ve had enough of this. I’m walking away.'”

Fauci’s inevitable retirement earnings are a sharp contrast to the 1 in 4 Americans who have no retirement savings. According to Yahoo News, the median retirement balance for people ages 55 to 64 is $120,000, which would only yield $1,000 a month in their retirement years.


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January 2, 2022

Fauci Defends New CDC Guidelines

Dr. Anthony Fauci defended the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recent decision to reduce the recommended COVID-19 quarantine time to five days for people who are asymptomatic.

In the CDC’s press release regarding the change, the organization cited science as the reason for the update. But Fauci, the Biden administration’s chief medical adviser, said there was a need to reduce the isolation period to get people back to work.

“The reason is that now that we have such an overwhelming volume of cases coming in, many of which are without symptoms, there’s the danger that this is going to have a really negative impact on our ability to really get society to function properly,” Fauci told Morning in America.

“The CDC made a decision to balance what’s good for public health at the same time as keeping the society running,” he continued.

The decision, Fauci said, strikes a balance of keeping Americans safe without “drain[ing] society of their very critical workers.”

“It’s not 100% risk-free but then again nothing is 100% risk-free,” Fauci said.

Fauci said asymptomatic people leaving isolation after five days should mask diligently around others and when they return to work. 

“Let them go out with a mask being careful so that they can fulfill their job in society to keep society going smoothly,” he said. 

Fauci’s comments come after the CDC’s guideline update faced some criticism.

Last week, former Surgeon General Jerome Adams advised the public against following the guidance.

“I love the CDC. Grew up wanting to work there and have been one of their most ardent defenders. I never dreamed the day would come when I would advise people NOT to follow their guidance,” Adams tweeted on Tuesday. “They wouldn’t even follow it for their own family.”


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December 31, 2021

Former Surgeon General Warns Against CDC Guidance

Former U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned the public against following the recent update to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) COVID-19 guidelines shortening the recommended quarantine duration for asymptomatic people to five days.

“Regardless of what CDC says, you really should try to obtain an antigen test (I know- easier said than done) and confirm it’s negative prior to leaving isolation and quarantine,” Adams tweeted. “There’s not a scientist or doctor I’ve met yet who wouldn’t do this for themselves/ their family.”

“I love the CDC. Grew up wanting to work there and have been one of their most ardent defenders. I never dreamed the day would come when I would advise people NOT to follow their guidance,” Adams wrote in a follow-up tweet.

On Monday, the CDC reduced their recommended quarantine time from 10 days to five for asymptomatic individuals with COVID-19.

“People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter,” the CDC said in a statement.

The update came after the CEO of Delta Airlines wrote a letter to the CDC requesting that it shorten their recommended quarantine time from 10 days to five.

The CDC said the decision was sparked by science that indicated most virus transmission occurs earlier in its course.

But the Biden administration’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, indicated that getting people back to work was the inspiration behind the update.

“The reason is that with the sheer volume of new cases that we are having and that we expect to continue with omicron, one of the things we want to be careful of is we don’t have so many people out,” Fauci told CNN’s Jim Acosta on Monday, adding that he thought the decision was a good choice.

“If you are asymptomatic and you are infected, we want to get people back to the jobs, especially those with essential jobs,” he added.

When asked if it’s difficult for Americans to keep track of the CDC’s changes, Fauci said: “It just makes sense, keeping them out for five days.”

“I don’t think it’s confusing,” he added. “I think it’s a rather crisp recommendation.”


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December 28, 2021

Fauci Weighs In On Trump Getting Booed

White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci accused former President Trump of “poisoning the well” on vaccines during his term.

During an interview with CNN’s New Day, Fauci said he was “stunned” when Trump was recently booed after revealing he’d received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.

“I was stunned by the fact that he’s doing that, and he’s getting booed in some places for doing that,” Fauci said.

“Which means that you know, poisoning the well early on about — even not being enthusiastic or outright not pushing — vaccines or discouraging vaccines, now has a lingering effect,” he added.

Fauci noted that some of Trump’s most loyal supporters aren’t heeding his calls for people to get their shots.

“Really tells you the strength of the divisiveness in our society, which I’ve always said to me is the biggest stumbling block about getting this pandemic under control,” Fauci said.

He added that there “is no place for divisiveness politically when you have a classical historical, unprecedented pandemic. I mean, it just doesn’t make any sense.”

Trump has urged supporters to recognize his administration’s efforts and accomplishments with the COVID-19 vaccine.

“This was us. We did this. And the distribution is moving along, according to our plan. And it’s moving along really well,” Trump said during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this year.

Fauci told This Week he was “a bit dismayed” by the audience’s negative reaction to the former president’s vaccination.

“I mean, given the fact of how popular he is with that group, that they would boo him, which tells me how recalcitrant they are about being told what they should do,” Fauci said.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 200 million Americans are fully vaccinated, and roughly 65 million have received a booster.


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December 24, 2021

Fauci Says Fox News Host ‘Should Be Fired On the Spot’

Dr. Anthony Fauci says a prominent Fox News host should be fired following comments he made at a conservative conference encouraging attendees to ambush-interview the infectious disease expert with “kill shot” questions.

“Now you go in for the kill shot. The kill shot? With an ambush? Deadly. Because he doesn’t see it coming,” said Jesse Watters, a longtime Fox News personality and current co-host of The Five.

Watters’ comments came during the right-wing Turning Points USA conference where he provided students with a playbook on how to capture viral moments that Fox News and similar outlets would air.

“This is where you say Dr. Fauci you funded risky research at a sloppy Chinese lab. The same lab that sprung this pandemic on the world. You know what people don’t trust you, don’t you?” said Jesse Watters, a longtime Fox News personality and current co-host of The Five.

“Boom. He is dead! His dead. He’s done. You do that 30 seconds, it’s all you need.” 

Social media critics panned Watters’ remarks, arguing they were incendiary and promoted violence.

During an appearance on CNN’s New Day, Fauci called Watters’ words “horrible.”

“That just is such a reflection of the craziness that goes on in society,” Fauci said. “And he’s gonna go, very likely, unaccountable … I mean whatever network he’s on is not going to do anything. I mean that’s crazy, the guy should be fired on the spot.” 

Fox News put out a statement, saying Watters’ words were “twisted completely out of context.”

“Based on watching the full clip and reading the entire transcript, it’s more than clear that Jesse Watters was using a metaphor for asking hard-hitting questions to Dr. Fauci about gain-of-function research,” the network said.


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December 10, 2021

Fauci: Americans Should Require Proof of Vaccination From Their Family Members

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s chief medical adviser, said that Americans should request proof of vaccination from their family members ahead of the holidays.

“Let’s take the holiday setting. You’re with your family. You have grandparents and parents and children. When you get vaccinated and you have a vaccinated group and you are in an indoor setting, you can enjoy, as we have traditionally over the years, dinners and gatherings within the home with people who are vaccinated,” Fauci said during an interview with The Washington Post

“And that’s the reason why people should, if they invite people over their home, essentially ask and maybe require that people show evidence that they are vaccinated, or give their honest and good faith word that they have been vaccinated,” he continued.

Fauci has been criticized for being inconsistent with information relating to the pandemic, especially regarding his inconsistent guidelines for fully-vaccinated individuals.

December 3, 2021

Biden Jokes That Fauci Is the President [Video]

President Joe Biden joked during a press conference that Dr. Anthony Fauci is so involved in White House dealings that it sometimes feels like the disease expert is the president.

Biden was addressing his administration’s latest response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He opened by applauding Fauci, saying he sees him more than his wife, and Biden joked that Fauci is the commander-in-chief.

“I’ve seen more of Dr. Fauci than I have my wife, we kid each other,” Biden said. “Look, who’s president? Fauci!”


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