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"I Don't Recall": Forgetful Fauci's Memory Fails Over 100 Times During Congression

•, by Tyler Durden

Anthony Fauci, the longtime head of the US National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) seemed sharp as a tack last year while jousting with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) over 'gain-of-function' research he funded in Wuhan, China - however now that the worm has turned, poor Fauci's memory appears to have failed him.

While under oath, Fauci, 83, told lawmakers that he 'could not recall' things a surprising number of times.

"There may be over 100 or so, so far, 'I don't recall', 'I don't remember' answers," said Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) following 14 hours of closed-door testimony in front of the House of Representatives Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic - his first time speaking under oath since he left office.

"We're doing a lot of conversation about the process of research, of grants, oversight, if you will, of regulations, and possible solutions for a better path going forward," Wenstrup continued.

According to Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY), lawmakers were going over the grants process with Fauci, trying to figure out whether US funding directly contributed to the creation of Covid-19, adding that Democrats even asked him about his involvement with a controversial paper that claimed COVID-19 couldn't have come from a lab.

Part of the private session drilled down on how Dr. Fauci defines gain-of-function, which is known to many scientists as enhancing the pathogenesis or transmissibility of a virus or pathogen.

Dr. Fauci has claimed that his agency did not fund gain-of-function research in China, even though a report from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), of which the NIAID is part, concluded that NIAID-funded experiments resulted in the creation of a bat coronavirus that made mice sicker. -Epoch Times