Dr. Anthony Fauci has been testifying in closed-door sessions with the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. Dr. Fauci reportedly answered “I can’t recall” more than 100 times, and during breaks he wasn’t taking questions from reporters. While the transcript awaits, embattled Americans might recall Fauci’s take on a deadly episode from the pandemic.

In December of 2020, Dr. Fauci appeared at a press conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warning that January would be a tough month with a “substantial proportion of health care providers and people in your nursing homes.” Gov. Cuomo ordered long-term care facilities to accept patients returning from hospitals, where 17,425 died from Covid, according to New York Department of Health Statistics. In 2021, Cuomo claimed he was only following federal guidelines, and Jim Scietto of CNN asked Dr. Fauci if that was indeed the case.

You know, Jim, I can’t,” Fauci responded, “ “I mean, excuse me. I really am—I’m honestly not trying to erase your question, but I’m not really sure of all the details of that, and I think if I, if you make a statement, it might be wrong or taken out of context. So, I prefer not to comment on that.”

As it happened, Fauci was on record that New York responded “properly” and “correctly” to the pandemic. So according to Dr. Fauci, sending elderly patients back into nursing homes was the right thing to do.

Anthony Fauci earned a medical degree in 1966 but in 1968 he hired on with the National Institutes of Health. His bio showed no advanced degrees in biochemistry or molecular biology, but in 1984 the NIH made him head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

According to Nobel laureate Kary Mullis, inventor of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), Fauci “doesn’t understand electron microscopy and he doesn’t understand medicine. He should not be in a position like he’s in.” But he was, for nearly 40 years, and as Sen. Rand Paul, also a medical doctor, pointed out in Deception: the Great Covid Cover-up, Fauci was never once confirmed by the Senate.

The NIAID boss controlled public health policy and medical research spending, a huge concentration of power. Consider the experience of Dr. Jonathan Fishbein, an NIH official Fauci fired for exposing dangerous drug experiments.

“Dealing with Tony Fauci is like dealing with organized crime,” Fishbein told Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in The Real Anthony Fauci. “He’s like the Godfather. He has connections everywhere. He’s always got people that he’s giving money to in powerful positions to make sure he gets his way, that he gets what he wants.”

Fauci tried to cover up the origin of the Covid virus at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Fauci funded the WIV to perform dangerous gain-of-function research that makes viruses more lethal and transmissible. As congressional investigators should know, that is only part of the story.

In 2020, before Fauci took over, the government’s main mouthpiece was Dr. Nancy Messonnier, longtime director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD). In a January 30, telebriefing, Dr. Messonnier referred to “this new virus” without revealing how it differed from others.

In her February 3, 2020 telebriefing, Dr. Messonnier mentioned five additional infections from the “novel coronavirus,” four with travel history to Wuhan. On February 5, reporters asked about individuals returning from Wuhan. Dr. Messonnier said that was “not something that I’m at liberty to talk about today.” None of the reporters asked which official was laying down the rules for Dr. Messonnier, a veteran of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service.

The EIS functions as the CDC’s medical CIA, and the intrepid “officers” are tasked to prevent viruses from arriving on American soil. With Covid the EIS obviously failed, but the failure remains unexamined. As it turns out, the EIS includes citizens of other nations, including China. Embattled Americans might wonder which nation’s interests the Chinese EIS officers represent, and what they were up to before and during the pandemic.

In May of 2021, Dr. Messonnier suddenly resigned and CDC boss Dr. Rachel Walensky hailed her as a “true hero,” with “significant contributions” during the pandemic. The select subcommittee might want to bring in Dr. Messonnier for questioning. Another candidate would be CDC official James LeDuc, former director of the Galveston National Laboratory (GNL), a high-security biocontainment facility.

Under LeDuc, the GNL began collaborating with China in 2013 when construction began on the WIV, and LeDuc paid a visit in 2017. The following year, the State Department expressed concerns over safety at the lab, but the GNL boss was not troubled. LeDuc charged that the lab origin of Covid was a “global conspiracy theory,” that the virus emerged in the wild, and “the Chinese just happened to be in the place where this was discovered.” That was straight from Fauci’s play-book, but LeDuc took it to another level.

LeDuc signed agreements with three Chinese labs, including the WIV, giving China the power to destroy “secret files, materials and equipment, without any backups.” The agreements applied to “all cooperation and exchange documents, data, details, and materials,” were renewable every five years, and the confidentiality terms remaining in force even after termination.

LeDuc, Messonnier, and Fauci give the select subcommittee plenty to investigate. The people have suffered enough and have a right to know. The time has come to hold Fauci and friends fully accountable for their actions.