How on earth is this legal?
According to reports, between 2010-2020, a whopping $193 million-$350 million in royalties from vaccine companies were paid out to 1,800 N.I.H. employees…
Fauci downplayed the seriousness of the allegations by claiming that at least some of the royalty payments were incredibly small, these are, of course, the ones we know about—the clearly documented ones.
True to his usual demeanor, Rand Paul sparred with Fauci in a heated exchange:
This is immoral, should be illegal, and bad for the public! https://t.co/38duACDlYp
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) June 17, 2022
Acting NIH Director Admits Appearance Of Conflict Of Interest In Secret Royalty Payments To Fauci, Scientists https://t.co/7Jad26LQv5
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) May 12, 2022
Washington Examiner captured Paul’s central question to Fauci:
“Over the period of time from 2010 to 2016, 27,000 royalty payments were paid to 18,000 NIH employees.
We know that not because you told us but because we forced you to tell us through the Freedom of Information Act,” Paul said.
“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?”
Between fiscal years 2010 + 2020, more than $350 million in royalties were paid by 3rd parties to NIH + its scientists. Dr. Fauci received 23 royalty payments, but the NIH has yet to disclose the sum total of those payments.https://t.co/P6PSDvlso1
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) May 12, 2022
“It’s just another reason why NIH needs to come clean with the American people and produce the full record.”
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) June 9, 2022
Zero Hedge offered more revealing information:
The secret royalty payments, which were first reported by The Epoch Times, are among thousands estimated to total at least $350 million paid between 2010 and 2020.
Long-time NIH Director Francis Collins received 14 payments, Anthony Fauci, who heads NIH’s National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), received 23, and Clifford Lane, Fauci’s chief deputy, got eight payments.