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GOP senator releases Fauci’s financial records, claims they show he ‘lied’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Fauci and other government health officials updated the Senate on how to safely get back to school and the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. (KEVIN DIETSCH/AP)

GOP senator releases Fauci’s financial records, claims they show he ‘lied’

Abigail Adcox January 14, 08:50 PMJanuary 14, 08:52 PM

Sen. Roger Marshall released financial records Friday he said were obtained from Dr. Anthony Fauci after the two clashed earlier this week at a hearing over access to such disclosures.

The Kansas Republican claims the documents from the National Institutes of Health show Fauci, who is President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser and a leading government voice advising the public on dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, “lied to the American people” when he claimed during a Senate hearing Tuesday that the information was “public knowledge.”

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GOP SENATOR FAUCI CALLED A ‘MORON’ TO INTRODUCE FAUCI ACT ON FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

“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 his statement, noting that he specifically requested unredacted copies.

During the hearing Tuesday, Marshall pressed Fauci, saying his office could not find financial disclosure information that includes his past and current investments. Fauci countered by asserting that such information “is totally accessible to you if you want it.” The health official made headlines when a hot mic caught him muttering that Marshall was a “moron.”

Earlier Friday, Marshall announced that he would be introducing the Financial Accountability for Uniquely Compensated Individuals Act, otherwise known as the FAUCI Act, which would mandate that the Office of Government Ethics present the financial records for officials such as Fauci on its website.

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The Ethics in Government Act of 1978 mandates the public disclosure of public officials and their immediate families’ financial and employment history, but not all are posted online. The rest have to be requested through the appropriate agency.

Reporting in recent weeks disclosed that the doctor will be making at least $350,000 per year after he retires from his job as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases — a government pension that would be the largest in U.S. history.

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