NEW: Coronavirus Subcommittee Releases Bombshell Email Showing Fauci Knew Gain-of-Function Research Happened in Wuhan

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The House select subcommittee tasked with investigating the coronavirus pandemic has released a bombshell email through its Twitter account Thursday evening, which appears to show that former White House coronavirus task force advisor and National Institutes of Health (NIH) director Anthony Fauci knew that gain-of-function research was happening in Wuhan. He says so—in his own words.


You can read Fauci’s email below:

Letter from Dr. Anthony Fauci after conference call. (Credit: House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic)

In the letter, dated February 1, 2020, Fauci summarized a meeting held by the White House task force that he attended with other scientists about the origins of the coronavirus. He wrote that the scientists expressed concerns about a paper by an Indian research group suggesting “that there were mutations in the virus that would be most unusual to have evolved naturally in the bats and that there was a suspicion that this mutation was intentionally inserted.”

It continued:

The suspicion was heightened by the fact that scientists in Wuhan University are known to have been working on gain-of-function experiments to determine the molecular mechanisms associated with bat viruses adapting to human infection, and the outbreak originated in Wuhan.

One troubling passage near the end stresses that no one in the conversation sought to make “an assumption of foul play or guilt on anyone’s part….”


As part of the release, the subcommittee also sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, demanding his department provide answers about the summary email, and documentation on the conference call Fauci’s email references.

The letter to HHS:

Page 1 of subcommittee’s letter to HHS Sec. Becerra. (Credit: House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic)
Page 2 of subcommittee’s letter to HHS Sec. Becerra. (Credit: House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic)


The committee email reads, in part:

It is the Select Committee’s understanding that this summary [email by Fauci] was written.

Further, according to a separate U.S. government official with knowledge of the conference call, the Department [HHS] or one of its sub-agencies are in possession of contemporaneous notes from the conference call.

The Subcommittee informs Becerra that, as part of its investigation “into the origins of the COVID-19,” they request documents and other information to be turned over “no later than July 27, 2023”:

  • Any documents or memos relating to the conference call
  • Any notes the HHS has from the call

Since the summary email from Anthony Fauci is one of many the subcommittee refers to, don’t be surprised if more are released as their work uncovering the activities of Fauci and his cohorts continues. As always, we’ll bring you the latest on this important investigation.


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