Dr. Fauci responds to Elon Musk’s calls to prosecute him and promises to release ‘Fauci files’

On Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci responded to Elon Musk’s calls to sue the former White House chief medical adviser and his promise to release the so-called “Fauci files.”

On the first day of the new year, the new Twitter CEO teased the publication of the so-called “Fauci files” in his latest attack on the former NIAID director, who has come under scrutiny for his restrictive policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Musk promised at the time that the files would be released “later this week,” but almost two weeks later, he has yet to submit any revealing documents about Fauci.

Last month, Musk tweeted, “My pronouns are prosecution/Fauci,” in a picture about Fauci and transgender people and their use of their favorite pronouns. He did not elaborate on why he thinks the doctor should be sued.

Fauci welcomed the Congressional investigation into the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.AFP via Getty Images

During an appearance on Fox News’ Your World, host Neil Cavuto asked Fauci what he “thinks of the richest man in the world – or the second richest person right now – chasing you.”

“I have no idea what he’s talking about, Neil. I would like. I mean, I just… I have no idea what he’s talking about,” Fauci replied.

“He says the Fauci files were supposed to come out last week. We are now at the end of this week. I just don’t understand what he’s doing. And I don’t even think I should talk about it, because it confuses me a little, ”he said.

After Musk’s $44 billion takeover of Twitter in October, the billionaire provided reporters with internal documents known as the “Twitter files,” a look at how the company’s former social media management decided to censor content on the platform.

In December, Musk revealed that former Twitter employees maintain a Slack channel called “Fauci Fan Club.”

“He wants to sue Fauci,” Cavuto told the doctor, “for being too comfortable working in cahoots with Twitter and the government to come up with a common answer to all this… But [Musk has] never published any details about it. I don’t know if it will come. But it’s very similar to what Rand Paul said about you in the United States Senate, some of those Republican members of the House of Representatives said that you only made an already messed up situation worse.

Cavuto noted that any congressional hearings regarding the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which could likely involve new GOP control of the House of Representatives, “could take a long time.”

Elon MuskMusk said on January 1 that he would release the “Fauci files,” but has yet to release any documents.dpa/picture alliance via Getty I

Fauci had previously said he would “absolutely” cooperate with House Republicans in the investigation into the pandemic, which he repeated to Cavuto.

“And what will be, will be. As I said, Neil, and I’ll say it again, I have a lot of respect for the oversight process. I have absolutely nothing to hide. I can protect – protect everything I’ve done.

“That’s why a lot of people talk a lot about me on Twitter too. I don’t have a Twitter account. I have never had a Twitter account. I don’t plan to have a Twitter account. And I have nothing to do with Twitter. So I don’t know what they’re talking about when they say that, Neil. I don’t do it. I’m confused.

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