(READ) FBI found it ‘alarming’ that Fauci and NIH were funding ‘gain-of-function’ research

The FBI was tipped off in April 2020 to gain-of-function virus research in China, funded by the agency formerly headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci.

According to emails among FBI agents, the research was to be designed to “leave no signature of purposeful human manipulation.”

One FBI agent at the bureau’s Newark Field Office referred to the revelation as “alarming.” Another agent called the tip “interesting,” and vowed to follow-up with others at the FBI.

The watchdog Judicial Watch recently obtained the five-pages of emails. That was in response to a May 17, 2023, FOIA request for: emails and text messages of the Newark Field Office, including to Special Agent David A. Miller, containing the terms “gain of function,” “GoF,” “R01A|110964,” and/or “EcoHealth.”

Judicial Watch sent the FOIA request to follow up on earlier materials that uncovered there was an FBI Newark Field Office investigation of the Fauci agency’s gain-of-function grants after the Covid-19 pandemic began.

These smoking gun documents showed the FBI quickly understood that Fauci’s agency funded the gain-of-function research that could disguise the resulting coronavirus as ‘natural.’ These new documents further demonstrate the need for a comprehensive criminal investigation into Fauci’s gain-of-function scandal.

Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch President

Excerpts below provided by Judicial Watch:

On April 23, 2020, an email exchange with the subject “Follow up call” takes place between several unnamed Newark Field Office FBI officials. A person whose name is redacted writes:

Details of the current NIAID [Fauci’s National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases] grant for WIV [Wuhan Institute of Virology] bat coronavirus surveillance and WIV bat coronavirus gain-of-function research are available at: https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=9819304&icde=49645421&ddparam=&ddvalue=&ddsub=&cr=1&csb=default&cs=ASC&pball= [summary of NIH grant to EcoHealth Alliance for Project 2R01AI110964-06].

The key activity for bat coronavirus surveillance is ‘Aim 1 … We will sequence receptor binding domains (spike proteins) to identify viruses with the highest potential for spillover which we will include in our experimental investigations. (Aim 3).’

The key activity for bat coronavirus gain of function is “Aim 3 … We will use S protein sequence data, infectious clone technology, in vitro and in vivo infection experiments and analysis of receptor binding to test the hypothesis that 0/0 divergence thresholds in S protein sequences predict spillover potential.”

Translated into lay language, this equates to: “In Aim 3, we will use de novo synthesis to construct novel viruses encoding different spike proteins in an otherwise-constant genomic context, and we will test the ability of the resulting novel viruses to infect human cells in culture and to infect laboratory animals. We hypothesize that there is a direct correlation between the receptor binding affinity of the spike protein and the abilities to infect human cells in culture and to infect laboratory animals. We will test this hypothesis by asking whether novel viruses encoding spike proteins with the highest receptor-binding affinity have the highest abilities to infect human cells in culture and to infect laboratory animals.”

The reason I am writing is that the experimental strategy proposed in Aim 3 (“infectious clone technology”), if performed using commercial or in-house gene synthesis to prepare the infectious clones, *** would leave no signatures of purposeful human manipulation***.

A colleague replies:

Hey, are you going to be in office tomorrow? We just interviewed our person from [redacted] again and he provided us with some alarming new info. Give me call if you can.

The email thread is then forwarded by the Newark Office Assistant Special Agent in Charge-National Security Branch (ASAC-NSB), whose name is redacted, to then-special agent in charge of the Newark Field Office, Gregory Ehrie:

This is interesting. I’m following up with the squad tomorrow morning.

Ehrie replies:

[Redacted] Details when you can.

Read more from Judicial Watch here.

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2 thoughts on “(READ) FBI found it ‘alarming’ that Fauci and NIH were funding ‘gain-of-function’ research”

  1. Isn’t that nice, now you know why very few citizens trust this government. Just willi nelli go off on your own and do what you want. Accountability? What accountability? Where is the accountability? No where.
    I believe we’re lied to by all government agencies.

  2. Dr. Fauci has been involved in gain of function research since at least 2010. He is a criminal and the most prolific serial killer in history. He needs to be brought to justice.

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