Although Anthony Fauci ‘retired’ from his government bureaucrat position, the former NIAID director still receives taxpayer money.
Jesse Watters of Fox News said they obtained documents showing Fauci has around-the-clock taxpayer-funded security.
Watters said the only people who get a security detail after retirement are presidents, vice presidents, and their families.
The host said “Primetime” submitted a FOIA request for all documents related to Anthony Fauci’s security detail.
“Taxpayers are still paying for Fauci’s security,” Watters said.
“Fauci’s got millions in the bank. He doesn’t work for us anymore, so why are we paying for it?” he asked.
“The Attorney General Merrick Garland personally asked for Fauci to get the security detail,” he added. “He’s slated to have it through September, maybe even longer.”
“The guy’s got world-class U.S. Marshals and we also found out the security detail includes a limousine,” he noted.
“Why are we paying for it? What’s it cost?” Watters questioned.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said the government lied to him about taxpayer money funding Fauci’s security detail.
“It’s a terrible example of the government lying to its representatives and to the people,” Paul said.
“We want to know does he still get legal representation cause I think he may need that eventually,” he added.
ONLY ON PRIMETIME: After months of rumors, Primetime has cracked the case. We filed a FOIA and we can now reveal that taxpayers are funding Fauci’s security detail.
— Jesse Watters (@JesseBWatters) July 18, 2023
Fox News reports:
Despite his retirement from public service, U.S. tax dollars are being spent on protective details for Dr. Anthony Fauci and his family – courtesy of U.S. Marshals, documents obtained by Jesse Watters Primetime reveal.
The Health and Human Services was set to end its protection of Fauci, and the U.S. Marshals assumed protective responsibilities on Jan. 5, 2023, per an agreement with the National Institutes of Health.Advertisement
Emails reviewed by Fox News show a brief correspondence with the White House concerning Dr. Fauci’s parking during a visit on Feb. 1, 2023. The nature of the visit was not clear.
In another email, a redacted name from the U.S. Marshals responds to three individuals at the NIAID/NIH, telling them that “inappropriate communications referring to Dr. Fauci” can be sent to the Justice Department.
The revelations come after Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., sent a letter last month to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, his department’s Inspector General, and the current head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Paul requested “additional information regarding Dr. Fauci’s employment status and receipt of taxpayer-funded benefits.”
“While many interpreted these statements to mean Dr. Fauci would be ending his employment with the federal government in December 2022, it is not clear if that is in fact the case,” Paul wrote.