‘Why Don’t You Let Us Know?’ Sen. Paul Presses Fauci on Royalty Payments


Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on June 16 pressed Dr. Anthony Fauci on the royalty payments he’s received while working for the federal government.

Recently disclosed information showed that Fauci was one of hundreds of scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to receive royalty payments. Fauci got 23 payments between October 2009 and September 2014, but it is unclear how much money he made.

“Can you tell me that you have not received a royalty from any entity that you ever oversaw the distribution of money in research grants?” Paul asked Fauci. “Have you ever received a royalty payment from a company that you later oversaw money going to that company?”

“I don’t know, as a fact, but I doubt it,” Fauci responded.

Fauci was testifying virtually during a Senate Health Committee hearing.

“Why don’t you let us know? Why don’t you reveal how much you’ve gotten, and from what entities?” Paul said.

The Epoch Times has submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for all royalty payments that Fauci has received since becoming head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is part of the NIH, in 1984.


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