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Congressman: House should investigate Fauci for possible profit motives related to COVID-19

"You can turn the stock market so you go and invest your money in this or that, turn the stock market, and sell it back into this or that; it's an easy process," Carl said.

Updated: June 15, 2021 - 11:34pm

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Alabama Republican Rep. Jerry Carl told Just the News that he wants the House of Representatives to investigate Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, for possible profit-making motives related to COVID-19.

Carl, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said he came to the conclusion that such an investigation should take place after reviewing about 700 of Fauci's email messages, which he said were "easy to read" because they were heavily redacted.

"I would like to know if he made any money off of this COVID-19," Carl told "Just the News AM" on Monday. "I think that's a fair question. What most people don't realize are the true bureaucrats in Washington are in your state capitol, on your local government, they control so much of what's going on. And when you're like Fauci and you can step out on the stage at any given day, make a statement and turn the stock market, it's easy to predict that.

"You can turn the stock market so you go and invest your money in this or that, turn the stock market, and sell it back into this or that. It's an easy process. Do I have anything to base that on? No, I do not. All I'm saying it's a great time for us, the people, to ask that our bureaucrats be held responsible for what they do and how they say it." 

Buzzfeed obtained and published thousands of Fauci's emails. 

Carl said Fauci's email messages related to Facebook made him wonder about a potential profit motive.

"Facebook refers to an offer that they made, and then it was blacked out, it was whited out," he said. "So I'm just really curious what that offer was — was it a financial offer? Was it an offer to open up Facebook to getting his messages out? I don't know, but it's whited out. But that one kind of stuck out to me."

Carl explained that he sees a Fauci probe as separate from investigating the origins of COVID-19.

"I'd love access to his personal email account, because what we're looking at is his government email account," he explained. "No telling what's on his personal email account, and again, that would be tough to get to; the same would be as financials."