Xavier Becerra, Joe Biden’s Health and Human Services Secretary, failed to reappoint 14 National Institutes of Health directors, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), charges a July 7 letter from the House Energy and. Commerce Committee. The failure could have “grave implications” for the actions of Dr. Fauci during his “unlawful tenure.”
According to Section 2033 of the 21st Century Cures Act, titled “Increasing Accountability at the National Institutes of Health,” Fauci’s five-year term expired on December 21, 2021. Fauci continued as NIAID boss until retirement on December 31, 2022 and, “if Dr. Fauci was never reappointed, every action he took is potentially invalid.” (emphasis added)
During that time, Fauci served as Biden’s chief medical adviser and “regularly attended high-level meetings” with policy makers “including the National Security Council and the intelligence committee.” Fauci “awarded a new grant to EcoHealth Alliance” despite unanswered concerns about possible double billing of USAID and NIH for the same research.
Fauci also failed “to produce laboratory notebooks and other records from the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” the Chinese lab Fauci funded to perform gain-of-function research that makes viruses more lethal and transmissible. That Fauci “exercised and amassed all of this authority and influence without being duly reappointed. . . demonstrates how ineffective HHS is a managing its component agencies and how little accountability currently exists.”
According to the committee, the failure to reappoint Fauci and the 13 others “jeopardizes the legal validity of more than $25 billion in federal biomedical research grants made in 2022 alone.” All told, the losses are far more extensive, and Dr. Fauci was kept in a position he never should have had in the first place.
Anthony Fauci earned a medical degree in 1966 but if he ever practiced medicine it was only for a short time. In 1968, to avoid treating wounded American soldiers, he took a cushy “yellow beret” job with the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Fauci’s bio showed no advanced degrees in molecular biology or biochemistry but in 1984 the NIH made Dr. Fauci head of NIAID.
Nobel laureate Kary Mullis, inventor of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), was on record that Fauci “doesn’t understand electron microscopy, and he doesn’t understand medicine. He should not be in a position like he’s in.” NIH kept him there, despite massive failure.
As Peter Duesberg noted in Inventing the AIDS Virus, Dr. Fauci’s drug of choice for AIDS was AZT (azidothymidine), a DNA chain terminator marketed as Zidovudine and Retrovir. In 1992, Dr. Fauci’s NIAID forced New York City foster children, most of them African American, to take AZT and other highly toxic drugs. As mathematical biologist Rebecca V. Culshaw explains in The Real AIDS Epidemic: How the Tragic HIV Mistake Threatens Us All, “several children died, not of AIDS but of strokes due to the toxic nature of these drugs.”
In similar style, Culshaw contends, the rush to approve allegedly “lifesaving” mRNA vaccines for COVID, “was essentially a massive clinical trial conducted in real time on the entire population.” The damage from Fauci’s vaccine mandates and lockdown policies is still being tabulated.
The NIAID boss controlled medical research funding and public health policy, a massive concentration of power. Dr. Anthony Fauci and NIH boss Francis Collins teamed up for “a quick and devastating published takedown,” of the scientists of the Great Barrington Declaration, which opposed Fauci’s draconian lockdowns.
Shortly after publication in October of 2020, the GBD was “censored on social media by Google, Facebook, Twitter, and others.” Dr. Fauci maintained the view that the COVID virus arose naturally in the wild, and that those who saw evidence of a lab origin were “conspiracy theorists.” And so on, as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. documented in The Real Anthony Fauci.
Even after his alleged retirement in January, Fauci enjoys the services of a security detail, staffed by the U.S. Marshals Service, and funded by taxpayers. “I have no idea why this bureaucrat still has a limo driver security detail,” Sen. Rand Paul told reporters, “the only retired official I know of that gets this kind of treatment is a former president.”
As taxpayers might recall, Joe Biden quipped that Dr. Fauci is the real president. Even so, Dr. Fauci’s “unlawful tenure” gives Congress the opportunity to conduct a full investigation, with real consequences. Also long overdue for investigation is HHS boss Xavier Becerra, who failed to reappoint Fauci and the 13 others.
Rep. Becerra, once on Hillary Clinton’s short list as a running mate, headed the House Democratic Caucus and was in charge of its server. The Democrats’ IT man Imran Awan, born in Pakistan, had access to that server, and that was a problem. The unvetted Awan also enjoyed access to the computers of 45 members of Congress, including members of the House Intelligence and Foreign Affairs committees.
When investigators from the Capitol Police requested the server under Becerra’s control, they got only false information. Becerra, reportedly in line for a key post on the House Ways and Means Committee, bolted for California, where Gov. Jerry Brown tapped him for attorney general.
In July of 2017, Awan attempted to flee the country but the authorities busted him for bank fraud. The case landed with Obama judge Tanya Chutkan, who played down the national security aspects of the case. Her frequent delays helped protect Becerra in his run to remain attorney general of California.
In August of 2018, Chutkan sentenced Awan to time served, his one day in detention. The IT man was never formally charged with unauthorized possession of government material, and in due time he would get his reward.
Congress wound up paying $850,000 to Awan and his family, who had supposedly lost their jobs because of their “Muslim faith and South Asian origins.” In these conditions, Democrats believed it was safe to bring Becerra back to Washington and tapped him to head HHS.
Xavier Becerra is as unqualified for the HHS post as Anthony Fauci was for NIAID. An investigation of both, with real consequences, is the first step toward eliminating white coat supremacy, restoring the rule of law, and securing justice for the people.