By Robert Willmann
At a U.S. Senate committee hearing on Tuesday, 11 January 2022, Dr. Roger Marshall, a medical doctor and senator from Kansas, asked Dr. Anthony Fauci, also a medical doctor, about his income at the National Institutes of Health, since it did not appear to be limited to his large salary from the taxpayers, believed to be $434,312 in fiscal year 2020. This is more than the salary of the U.S. president. Fauci started to tap dance, and claimed that: “My financial disclosures are public knowledge, and have been so. It is totally accessible to you, if you want it. To the public”. This statement turned out to be off the mark, as an article in Forbes Magazine explained the next day, which was written by the founder and CEO of American Transparency, doing business as openthebooks.com .
Meanwhile, Senator Marshall sent a letter demanding the release of the financial information . In response, the NIH sent 178 pages to the senator–
However, the Forbes article said that American Transparency / openthebooks.com had been told by the NIH that some 1,200 pages of financial information and conflict of interest disclosures about Fauci existed. The organization had sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the NIH initially on 28 January 2021. But since a complete response was not made, a lawsuit was filed in federal district court in Washington D.C. on 25 October 2021–
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