Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio to weigh in on the lies of Anthony Fauci and Merrick Garland to Congress regarding gain of function funding and labeling parents domestic terrorists that oppose to school board mandates.
Leahy: Crom Carmichael, the original all-star panelist is in with us. Crom, lots of developments on the origin of the coronavirus. A stunning letter was released on Wednesday from the deputy director of the National Institute for Health, basically saying Fauci and Collins misled Congress of funding gain of function research at the Wuhan lab. What’s your reaction to that letter.
Carmichael: Yes. The letter is going to really put the Justice Department on the spot because Fauci, frankly, lied to Congress
Carmichael: Yes. And that’s the point. Because Ron Paul was very specific in his questions on each of those occasions over a period of about six months. And Fauci not only denied it but he also in the process, said that it was Ron Paul who was lying.
And so now we’re going to see whether or not the Justice Department will hold Fauci accountable. And by the way, if, in fact, that NIH letter is true.
Leahy: It is true. It exists. It was written by the deputy principal deputy director, a guy named Tabak.
Carmichael: Yes, but if what is in that letter is true, then that casts to me an entirely different and even worse light on Fauchi. Gain of function research is potentially species threatening.
Leahy: Absolutely! Absolutely!
Carmichael: It is worse than any bomb that you could conceive of because it could potentially wipe out the human race.
Leahy: It potentially could. Talking about reaction. Our own Chris Butler contacted members of the Tennessee congressional delegation to get their reaction to that letter. And here’s his report.
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News that the Bethesda, Maryland, based National Institute of Health funded gain of function research in Wuhan, China, has attracted the attention of certain members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation.
Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger, who represents Tennessee’s First Congressional District, said in a new Washington Examiner column that Anthony Fauci and the National Institute of Health knew more than they led on about a possible lab leak at the Wuhan Institute of Virology as the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic. Harshberger said ‘Taxpayers deserve to know exactly what Fauci was aware of when and why he did not take action.’
Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn, meanwhile, tweeted that Fauci lied to Congress. ‘He knew we were funding gain of function research, and he lied about it. This admission is long overdue.’ Reporting for The Tennessee Star and The Tennessee Star Report, this is Chris Butler.
Carmichael: Now, that’s a great report, Fauci, I think, should be in enormous trouble because not only did he lie, but if it is proven that he lied to Congress, it’s not just the fact that he lied to Congress, it’s what the lie was about. Gain of function research should not be done, period.
Gain of function where you take two viruses and you put them together to see how bad they can get. In short, that’s what you’re trying to do. You’re trying to see if it’s possible to create a super virus that would be devastating.
That’s what they were over there trying to figure out. Whether or not it was possible to do it. And this is Fauci’s argument from a number of years ago is that it’s a national defense issue to be able to determine whether or not that’s possible.
But if he was doing it in the Wuhan lab, then that takes that argument and completely flips it, because now he’s actually helping the Chinese develop a deadly virus.
Leahy: Here’s what looks like happened. For years, Dr. Anthony Fauci approved funding to a vendor who then gave money to the Wuhan lab who approved this money to improve the gain of function to make the coronavirus deadly to humans. This is what it looks like to me.
Carmichael: That resulted. I would say they didn’t do it to do what happened because you don’t know what’s going to happen. That’s the whole point.
Leahy: That resulted in.
Carmichael: That resulted in.
Leahy: And from that now in the United States, we have now had more than 600,000 deaths because of that result of that gain of function research done in China by our primary adversary in the world and funded by U.S. taxpayers. Approved by Anthony Fauci who lied about it and hid it. To me, that is one of the great crimes of America.
Carmichael: We’ll see what the Justice Department does because Merrick Garland testified yesterday himself the Justice Department is extremely busy trying to figure out whether or not parents are inflicting mental harm on school board members by complaining to them about the lousy job they are doing in education.
Leahy: He’s already instructed the FBI to go after American parents.
Carmichael: He denied that yesterday.
Leahy: Except who are you going to believe? Your lying eyes? He did deny it. How do you deny the statement that he told them to go after them?
Carmichael: Well, what I’m saying is now, if the FBI actually is investigating parents, then Merrick Garland will be found out to have lied to Congress also.
Leahy: It sounds like a blatant lie to me.
Carmichael: It does to me. But what I’m saying is either he may have told them to do it. Now, he may go back and tell them not to do it.
Leahy: There’s a memo that tells him to do that. The memo says investigate these incidents of domestic terrorism from parents.
Carmichael: And he says, you’re taking that entirely out of context.
Leahy: In other words, you’re reading it directly. (Laughter)
Carmichael: What I’m saying, though, is that Merrick Garland, has politicized the Department of Justice more than any person I can remember.
Carmichael: And he’s done it in less than a year. And then now you have this Anthony Fauci lie to Congress and whether or not he does anything about it because the lie will certainly be referred to the Justice Department for action.
Leahy: We’ll see what he does.
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