Former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said Wednesday on Fox News that Dr. Anthony Fauci has trouble telling the truth.
The U.S. Department of Energy recently concluded with “low” and “moderate” confidence that the coronavirus leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology despite the fact that the lab leak theory was long considered a conspiracy. Fauci has repeatedly argued the virus did not leak from a lab despite objections from other leading scientific figures, including Redfield.
“Anthony Fauci, last time you came out and said it was a lab leak and you were kept off calls because you didn’t feel it was an animal to animal transfer, he says ‘well, it’s unfortunate,’ he basically called you a liar. What is your reaction then and what is it now?” host Brian Kilmeade asked.
“I’m just very disappointed because he is not telling the truth. I think if people want to look historically about Fauci and the number of things that he has done, one of the things I think he has had trouble with at times is being – is telling the truth. There’s actually a hearing with Rand Paul, that you can find where Fauci actually admits that he arranged the phone call.”
“The phone call everybody was on that left you out,” Kilmeade corroborated.
Redfield also said that while he likes to stay away from the word “conspiracy” “if there was any conspiracy it was a decision to approach a single narrative that this came from a wet market.” (RELATED: John Ratcliffe Testifies Lab Leak Is Only ‘Credibly Supported’ Explanation For COVID-19)
“We have no further evidence of the wet market… and we have substantial evidence that this most likely came from the lab,” he continued, adding the scientific community could have concluded this in 2020 but now it’s up to the intelligence community to do so.
Redfield has previously testified that there were three red flags which he believes points to the lab leak theory. Redfield outlined how the lab “deleted the sequences” in September of 2019, “changed the command and control from civilian control to the military control” and “let a contractor redo the ventilation system in that laboratory.”