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Fauci Gets Outrageous Honor from Mayo Clinic, Even After Potentially Lying to Congress

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Perhaps now wasn’t the time to be conferring an honorary degree upon Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Sure, there are likely some on the left who are wondering why their sainted hero hasn’t been made an actual saint by the Vatican yet. (“Whaddya mean — you have to be dead?”)

However, out on the rest of the political spectrum, those who were paying attention were likely curious why an honorary doctorate was bestowed Saturday on the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases by the prestigious Mayo Clinic.

The honor came only days after new documents indicated Fauci may have lied to Congress when he said his institute had never paid for so-called “gain-of-function” research at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology.

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The documents were first reported by The Intercept, a left-of-center outlet, on Sept. 6. In the 900 pages detailing the work of EcoHealth Alliance, a biomedical nonprofit that received federal grants for its research into bat coronaviruses at the Chinese laboratory, it emerged that the risks of the research were apparent and — most importantly — some of the work involved essentially creating variants of viruses from existing samples, not just researching them.

Of the $3.1 million provided to EcoHealth Alliance in federal grants, $599,000 was given to the health organization to work with the Wuhan Institute of Virology for experiments with bat coronaviruses that could potentially infect humans, including work that would alter the viruses to make them more potent.

Lab animals were used, Rutgers University molecular biologist Richard Ebright told The Intercept, but they were lab animals as stand-ins for humans.

“The viruses they constructed were tested for their ability to infect mice that were engineered to display human type receptors on their cell,” Ebright wrote to the outlet.

In a separate series of Twitter posts, Ebright wrote that the newly released documents “confirm the grants supported the construction — in Wuhan — of novel chimeric SARS-related coronaviruses that combined a spike gene from one coronavirus with genetic information from another coronavirus, and confirmed the resulting viruses could infect human cells.”

“The materials further reveal for the first time that one of the resulting novel, laboratory-generated SARS-related coronaviruses — one not been previously disclosed publicly — was more pathogenic to humanized mice than the starting virus from which it was constructed and thus not only was reasonably anticipated to exhibit enhanced pathogenicity, but, indeed, was *demonstrated* to exhibit enhanced pathogenicity,” he added.

As the Daily Caller noted, Fauci had previously told Congress in May that both the National Institute of Health and NIAID “categorically has not funded gain-of-function research to be conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”

That may be true only on a technicality: “The documents contain several critical details about the research in Wuhan, including the fact that key experimental work with humanized mice was conducted at a biosafety level 3 lab at Wuhan University Center for Animal Experiment — and not at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, as was previously assumed,” The Intercept reported.

However, Fauci’s testimony is key. Given that a bat coronavirus is the closest relative and most likely origin of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, “gain-of-function” research that changed the virus to be more pathogenic to humans would make the lab-leak theory of the pandemic’s origins that much more probable. The fact that the experiments were conducted at a biosafety level 3 lab — not at a level 4 lab, which receives the strictest measures — only increases suspicions.

To Fauci critics, like Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Fauci was simply lying to Congress. And he wants Fauci to pay the consequences.

“It’s a felony punishable by five years in jail,” Paul told Fox News host Sean Hannity in a Sept. 7 interview, according to the Washington Examiner. “We’ve referred it to the Department of Justice. I don’t think Biden’s Department of Justice will do anything with it, but yes, it is very dangerous to have public officials, who we need to have trust in, coming and lying to us.”

“I have already asked the DOJ to review Fauci’s testimony for lying to Congress,” Paul wrote in a Twitter post published the same day.

And yet, on Saturday, the Mayo Clinic’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences conferred an honorary doctoral degree on Fauci, turning over a virtual stage to the liberal-media celebrity to wax ecstatic about the virtues of capital-S Science.

“We have learned collectively to be open-minded and humble enough to re-examine and even change our recommendations, our guidelines, our policies, depending on the evolving data,” Fauci told graduates of the school, according to Alpha News Minnesota, a regional conservative publication that covered the virtual speech given to the Rochester, Minnesota, medical institution.

“Importantly, in the context of your career choice as scientists, where public health measures have in part failed in the response to COVID-19, it is science that has been our savior,” he added.

“For the speed and efficacy with which highly efficacious vaccines were developed and their potential for saving millions of lives were due to an extraordinary, multidisciplinary effort involving basic preclinical and clinical science that had been underway, out of the spotlight and under the radar screen, for decades before the unfolding of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Fauci said.

That may all be true, but that also wasn’t the time to be offering a paean to almighty science just when it’s coming out that “gain-of-function” research could indeed be responsible for the coronavirus pandemic — and that there are serious questions as to whether Fauci was telling the truth or lying to Congress regarding funding for that kind of research from the NIH and NIAID.

In other words, it was no time for the Mayo Clinic to be giving an honorary degree to Anthony Fauci.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Biden Lies 2nd Time in 1 Week on National TV, Tells Debunked Amtrak Story for 4th Time

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While President Joe Biden’s gaffes are always concerning to watch, they usually just resemble an elderly man losing his bearings as Father Time continues to take his toll.

Lately, though, Biden has traded those gaffes for blatant lying on national television.

On Wednesday, Biden repeated a debunked story about an Amtrack employee named Angelo Negri, with whom he claimed to have had a conversation.

“Ang came up to me one day when I was … when they just had announced that I had flown 1 million … some ‘x’ number of miles on Air Force aircraft,” Biden said.

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“And Ang comes up, and I’m getting in the car and he goes, ‘Joey baby … you know how many miles you did Amtrak?’ And I said, ‘No, Ang, I don’t have any idea pal.’

“He said, ‘Let me tell you, we were at the retirement dinner … we added it up. You averaged … 121 days a year … you’ve traveled over 2 million miles, Joe. I don’t wanna hear any more about the Air Force.'”

Biden said Negri told him this statistic “seven years into” his vice presidency, which would have been around 2015. According to Negri’s obituary, he retired from Amtrak in 1993 and died in 2014.

The first time Biden told this bizarre, factually incorrect story was in May. At that time, Biden claimed Negri told him he had traveled 1,515,000 miles on Amtrak, and he said the conversation happened in fourth of fifth year of his vice presidency.

Biden retold the story in June, but it was hardly even understandable that time as Biden stumbled through it.

At this point, it seems important to mention that Biden’s mother, who he claims to have been visiting in either 2014, 2015 or 2017 depending on the iteration, died in 2010. This casts even further doubt on the validity of Biden’s anecdote.

Biden told the story for a third time during a September meeting with United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson. This was the first time he changed the number of miles he supposedly traveled on Amtrak from 1.5 million to 2 million.

And it all culminated on Wednesday with Biden’s fourth iteration of the story.

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There are really only two probable explanations for Biden’s repeated insistence on telling this debunked story. First, it could be that Biden is experiencing a cognitive decline causing him confusion, but the Democratic establishment has ensured us that is not the case.

The only other explanation for Biden telling a factually incorrect story is that he is lying to the American people. If that is the case, it would not even be the first time this week Biden has done so.

During the 2021 State and National Teachers of the Year event at the White House on Monday, Biden said he had been “involved in the civil rights movement.”

According to a tweet from The Intercept, Biden made similar claims as far back as 1987. He later redacted the claims and said he was “not an activist” during the movement, only to start making them again recently.

Biden’s embarrassing faux pas are bad enough, but his blatant lying adds a whole new level of concern for the country.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

While President Joe Biden’s gaffes are always concerning to watch, they usually just resemble an elderly man losing his bearings as Father Time continues to take his toll. Lately, though, Biden has traded those gaffes for blatant lying on national television. On Wednesday, Biden repeated a debunked story about an Amtrack employee named Angelo Negri, with whom he claimed to have had a conversation. “Ang came up to me one day when I was … when they just had announced that I had flown 1 million … some ‘x’ number of miles on Air Force aircraft,” Biden said. “And Ang comes up, and I’m getting in the car and he goes, ‘Joey baby … you know how many miles you did Amtrak?’ And I said, ‘No, Ang, I don’t have any idea pal.’ “He said, ‘Let me tell you, we were at the retirement dinner … we added it up. You averaged … 121 days a year … you’ve traveled over 2 million miles, Joe. I don’t wanna hear any more about the Air Force.'” WATCH: Joe Biden tells a debunked story about an Amtrak worker for the FOURTH time as president. Biden says the conversation took place “7 years into” his vice presidency, which would be 2015. The Amtrak worker retired in 1993 and passed away in 2014. pic.twitter.com/OlSjMzCLIw — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 20, 2021 Biden said Negri told him this statistic “seven years into” his vice presidency, which would have been around 2015. According to Negri’s obituary, he retired from Amtrak in 1993 and died in 2014. The first time Biden told this bizarre, factually incorrect story was in May. At that time, Biden claimed Negri told him he had traveled 1,515,000 miles on Amtrak, and he said the conversation happened in fourth of fifth year of…

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Biden Knowingly Lies on National TV About His Past During MLK Memorial Event

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On Thursday, President Joe Biden spoke in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. He used the opportunity to repeat a lie about his past.

The expressed purpose of the speech was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the official declaration of the memorial, according to a White House transcript. Instead, Biden subtly and dishonestly tried to make the event about himself.

At one point in the speech, Biden used the event to make his case against election integrity laws.

“Today, the right to vote and the rule of law are under unrelenting assault from Republican governors, attorneys general, secretaries of state, state legislators,” he said. “And they’re following my predecessor — the last president — into a deep, deep black hole and abyss.”

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This in and of itself is insulting to King. By comparing voter ID requirements for every race to legitimate segregation during MLK’s life, Biden is cheapening the work real civil rights leaders have accomplished.

Right after that, the president repeated the lie that he was “involved” in the civil rights movement during his younger days.



Biden claimed as far back as 1987 that he had marched in the civil rights movement, according to The Intercept. He later walked back that claim and said he was “concerned” with the movement but was not an “activist.”

Obviously, being concerned about something does not mean you are really “involved” in it. I’m concerned every time I watch a Virginia Tech football game, but that doesn’t make me a player.

But as soon as it became politically convenient, Biden decided to go back to his same old lies.

The fact that he has admitted this claim is fabricated before and yet continues to repeat it cannot be described as anything other than deliberate lying, and that behavior is disrespectful during an event meant to honor MLK.

This is the second time this week Biden has told the exact same lie. He first made the claim on Monday during the State and National Teachers of the Year event.

During another speech on Wednesday, Biden told another debunked story about Amtrak. He recalled a conversation he had with an Amtrak employee named Angelo Negri “seven years into” his vice presidency, but Negri died before that time.

The president has told that same story three other times, and it has been debunked every single time. Yet he continues to repeat the lies.

At least three times this week, Biden has publicly said something that is certifiably false. He is either lying or confused, neither of which is particularly encouraging for the country.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

On Thursday, President Joe Biden spoke in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. He used the opportunity to repeat a lie about his past. The expressed purpose of the speech was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the official declaration of the memorial, according to a White House transcript. Instead, Biden subtly and dishonestly tried to make the event about himself. At one point in the speech, Biden used the event to make his case against election integrity laws. “Today, the right to vote and the rule of law are under unrelenting assault from Republican governors, attorneys general, secretaries of state, state legislators,” he said. “And they’re following my predecessor — the last president — into a deep, deep black hole and abyss.” This in and of itself is insulting to King. By comparing voter ID requirements for every race to legitimate segregation during MLK’s life, Biden is cheapening the work real civil rights leaders have accomplished. Right after that, the president repeated the lie that he was “involved” in the civil rights movement during his younger days. https://youtu.be/6Ro4pmaSjuk Biden claimed as far back as 1987 that he had marched in the civil rights movement, according to The Intercept. He later walked back that claim and said he was “concerned” with the movement but was not an “activist.” In 1987, Joe Biden claimed he marched in the civil rights movement. A few months later, Biden disavowed the claim. Decades later, during the Obama era, and more recently on the campaign trail, he started making the same claims again. https://t.co/NAlMJ6ZTq7 pic.twitter.com/tpmE6VXmG6 — The Intercept (@theintercept) February 14, 2020 Obviously, being concerned about something does not mean you are really “involved” in it. I’m concerned every time I watch a Virginia Tech football game, but that…

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