Dr. Anthony Fauci’s two most recent financial disclosures have been made available for public perusal by a senator.
Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) obtained and published the documents (pdf), which cover the years 2020 and 2019.
The forms show Fauci’s investments are in market funds, as are those of his wife.
They also show he is worth millions of dollars.
Lawrence Tabak, now the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), signed off on the forms in May 2021, about a month after they were filed. He said Fauci had complied with applicable laws and regulations.
Fauci’s 2021 disclosure is due later this year.
Fauci must file disclosures for himself and immediate family members per the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, but the disclosures had not been readily accessible.
Fauci directs the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is part of the NIH.
A NIAID spokesperson had told The Epoch Times that the forms could only be released if a specific document were filled out requesting them. The document states that the forms would only be available through the mail or in-person, not online. The agency had not responded when asked how long it would take to deliver the documents to a requester.
Marshall got the results in two days after writing to Fauci on Jan. 12 following a contentious Senate hearing during which he confronted the doctor over the forms.
Marshall noted that several federal officials, including Federal Reserve Vice Chair Richard Clarida, recently stepped down over their failure to properly report their financial trades, and said there was “an air of appearance that maybe some shenanigans are going on” with Fauci, who regularly learns of matters before the general public before adding, “I assume that’s not the case.”
Fauci insisted the forms were “public knowledge” and have been for decades. He’s directed the institute since 1984.
After publishing the forms, Marshall accused Fauci of lying about them.
“Just like he has misled the American people about sending taxpayers dollars to Wuhan, China to fund gain-of-function research, about masks, testing, and more, Dr. Fauci was completely dishonest about his financial disclosures being open to the public—it’s no wonder he is the least trusted bureaucrat in America,” Marshall said in a statement.
“At the end of the day, Dr. Fauci must be held accountable to all Americans who have been suing and requesting for this information but don’t have the power of a Senate office to ask for it. For these reasons, I will be introducing the FAUCI Act so financial disclosures like these are made public and are easily accessible online to every American,” he added.
NIAID has not responded to recent requests for comment on the disclosures.
The act, Marshall’s office says, would require disclosures filed by officials like Fauci to be made available on the website of the Office of Government Ethics.
Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services, the parent agency of NIH, last year asking for disclosure documents filed by Fauci. The organization filed on behalf of OpenTheBooks.com, which said its attempts to obtain the documents were stonewalled by government officials.
“No one is above the law including Dr. Anthony Fauci. It shouldn’t take a subpoena or a lawsuit to force open basic employment documents that executive-level federal bureaucrats are required by law to file,” Adam Andrzejewski, CEO of the website, said at the time.
In a recent filing in the case, government lawyers said they were working on producing the requested records, including trying to figure out Fauci’s current job description. The court ordered the parties to file a joint status report by Feb. 10.
From The Epoch Times