In an interview with CNN on Friday, Fauci defended his communications and said that his critics have taken them out of context.
“The emails were taken deliberately and egregiously out of context and therefore are profoundly misleading,” Dr. Fauci told CNN. “That’s just it. There is no doubt about it.” On accusations he lied under oath, Fauci responded, “Are you kidding me?” This news comes as the disclosure of 4,000 pages of released emails from Fauci’s government account. While President Biden has said that he is still “very confident in Dr. Fauci,” many Republicans are not.
These emails offer an important window into communications he was having during the early months of the pandemic last year. His Republican critics say that they confirm their worst suspicions of him, with some even claiming they prove he lied under oath. Former President Donald Trump had blasted Fauci over the emails in a statement released by his leadership PAC, saying, “After seeing the emails, our Country is fortunate I didn’t do what Dr. Fauci wanted me to do. There are a lot of questions that must be answered by Dr. Fauci” [CNN].
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