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(FreedomWire.org) – Newly obtained emails from disgraced Dr. Anthony Fauci reveal what he was privately telling his friends while publicly lying to Americans.

While Dr. Fauci repeatedly and publicly mandated that Americans wear masks under CDC guidelines, he secretly told friends that masks were “ineffective.”

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt explains, “In Feb ‘20 he emailed a friend advising her masks were ineffective.”

Dr. Fauci again emailed on March 31st about the ineffectiveness of masks.

“On Apr 3 he’s adamant masks should be worn even though he couldn’t cite a single study to prove it,” Schmitt said. “Mandates followed — Lives ruined.”

Tulsi Gabbard said in a tweet, “Fauci is wrong. The “real danger” isn’t unvaccinated ppl – it’s his continued lie claiming vaccines & cloth/paper masks prevent catching & spreading COVID (only tightly-fitted N95/KN95 respirators work) & ongoing taxpayer funding for dangerous ‘Gain of function’ experiments.”

During an interview, Hugh Hewitt directly confronted Dr. Fauci by saying, “I have lost confidence in the CDC and the FDA and I actually believe a lot of Americans, a significant part of America now have lost confidence in you, Dr. Fauci.”

He asked, “Is there a point where you will say, ‘I do more harm than good because people don’t listen to me anymore,’ and step aside?”

“No. Absolutely, unequivocally no, Hugh. Sorry,” Fauci reacted.

To explain his hypocrisy and flip-flops, Fauci said, “When you have an evolving situation and data are rapidly evolving in something that is unprecedented and unknown, you have to evolve with it and look at the data as it exists now and make to the best of your ability a decision, a recommendation, all the kinds of things that go into the evolution.”

“It’s just a fact that Tony Fauci, not the guy I’m talking with but Tony Fauci- the person in people’s minds, is now an impediment to public health because people won’t listen to you,” Hewitt said.

“They actively reject what Tony Fauci says for reasons which are complicated… but can you accept that if that’s just the fact, you ought to respond to it and say ‘Mr. President, I think my time is up as a successful and effective spokesperson?’”

Fauci responded, “You know, with all due respect… I just completely disagree with that premise because there are an awful lot of people who do listen, who do the right thing from a public health standpoint.”

“So because there are a lot of people who have ideas of conspiracies and changing minds and flip-flopping, that’s not a reason to step down. Not at all,” Fauci added.

(FreedomWire.org) – Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made his way back to the White House for a news briefing on Tuesday.

His return didn’t go quite as smoothly as White House officials were likely hoping it would, thanks to one adamant reporter.

According to Fox News, that reporter was Diana Glebova, the Daily Caller’s White House correspondent, whose questions prompted a scolding from White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

Glebova attempted to ask Fauci about the origins of COVID before Jean-Pierre shut the line of inquiry down.

“We have a process here. I’m not calling out on people who yell. And you’re being … disrespectful to your colleagues, and you’re being disrespectful to our guest,” Jean-Pierre said.

“I will not call on you if you yell, and also you’re taking time off the clock because Dr. Fauci has to leave in a couple of minutes.”

Another reporter, Simon Ateba of Today News Africa, came to the defense of his fellow reporter.

As he spoke out, a bit of chaos ensued in the briefing room as numerous voices began to talk over one another.

“You need to call people across the room. She has a valid question. She’s asked about the origin of COVID,” Ateba said.

Jean-Pierre again doubled down.

“It is not your turn. It is not your turn,” Jean-Pierre said.

“I hear the question. I hear your question, but we’re not doing this the way you want it. This is disrespectful.”

“Simon, I’m done. Simon, I’m done. I’m done with you right now. … You’re taking time away from your colleagues.

It is strange that they won’t tolerate questions on the virus origin. Is it because Fauci funded the gain of function research in Wuhan that most likely created it?

(FreedomWire.org) – At the G-20 summit in Bali, we’ve seen the first face-to-face meeting between the weakest American president since Jimmy Carter, and the toughest and most powerful Chinese leader since Mao. Of course, it was a debacle.

Perhaps the most ludicrous result of the Bali meeting was the White House’s claim that Biden and Xi agreed to work together on “health and food security,” when Biden was too timid to bring up the origins of Covid or the need to get to the bottom of what happened in those Wuhan labs — for China’s sake as well as ours. Nor did he bring up fentanyl, the major killer of young Americans.

To Biden’s credit, Taiwan did come up, but the president seems to misunderstand what the goal with regard to the island democracy needs to be. It isn’t to prevent a war over Taiwan. It’s to prevent a Chinese takeover of Taiwan.

Biden and Xi Jinping’s three-hour meeting will be meaningless if the U.S. doesn’t respond to Chinese misconduct, said Gordon Chang.

“This meeting may have established some order in the Taiwan Strait, but the issue is whether Xi Jinping believes Biden,” he added. “Xi has seen Biden’s failure to impose costs on China for openly supporting the Russian military in Ukraine and may believe he can similarly ignore Biden’s warnings on Taiwan.”

Beijing views Taiwan as an inalienable part of China. The self-ruled island’s democratically-elected government rejects Beijing’s claims of sovereignty over it, while China has accused the U.S. in recent years of encouraging Taiwan independence.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is blasting Biden’s meeting with Xi Jinping, saying the president should have held the Chinese Communist Party “accountable” for human rights abuses, its refusal to probe the COVID-19 origins, and the theft of American intellectual property.

“This meeting should have held the CCP accountable for its rampant human rights abuses, ongoing theft of American intellectual property, and its refusal to investigate the origins of COVID-19.”

Rubio added, “Instead, President Biden demonstrated that he is willing to sacrifice everything — including our national security and the security of our allies — for the sake of pursuing ill-fated climate talks with our nation’s greatest adversary.”

Biden has signaled before that the United States will act in Taiwan’s defense in case of a Chinese invasion. But, with no GOP majority in the Senate and only a thin majority in the House to restrain Biden, Xi has to know he has two more years to consolidate his power and move forward with his plans — up to and including Taiwan.

(FreedomWire.org) – Meta, the parent company of Facebook, announced Tuesday that it would lay off more than 11,000 employees. 

“I’ve decided to reduce the size of our team by about 13% and let more than 11,000 of our talented employees go,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a letter to staff. “We are also taking a number of additional steps to become a leaner and more efficient company by cutting discretionary spending and extending our hiring freeze through Q1.”

“I want to take accountability for these decisions and for how we got here. I know this is tough for everyone, and I’m especially sorry to those impacted,” he said.

The billionaire wrote that, at the start of the pandemic, he and “many people” predicted that the surge of e-commerce would be a “permanent acceleration.” 

That led to the decision to significantly increased investments for Meta.

“Unfortunately, this did not play out the way I expected. Not only has online commerce returned to prior trends, but the macroeconomic downturn, increased competition, and ads signal loss have caused our revenue to be much lower than I’d expected,” Zuckerberg said. “I got this wrong, and I take responsibility for that.”

Now, the Meta chief says the company needs to become more capital efficient, with an emphasis on cutting costs across the business — including reducing perks and its real estate footprint — and shifting resources into a smaller number of “high-priority growth areas.” 

It was further reported by CNBC that:

“That means some teams will grow meaningfully, but most other teams will stay flat or shrink over the next year,” Zuckerberg said. “In aggregate, we expect to end 2023 as either roughly the same size, or even a slightly smaller organization than we are today.”

Meta counts more than 87,000 employees as of the end of September.

Here’s Mark Zuckerberg’s letter to employees:

“Today I’m sharing some of the most difficult changes we’ve made in Meta’s history. I’ve decided to reduce the size of our team by about 13% and let more than 11,000 of our talented employees go. We are also taking a number of additional steps to become a leaner and more efficient company by cutting discretionary spending and extending our hiring freeze through Q1.

I want to take accountability for these decisions and for how we got here. I know this is tough for everyone, and I’m especially sorry to those impacted.

It has certainly been an interesting couple of months for Facebook and its highly visible founder and CEO. the CEO of Meta has always been on the Forbes list since 2015, but this year he has lost more than half his fortune. Forbes reported, “Zuckerberg has lost more than half his fortune—a staggering $76.8 billion—since September 2021, dropping him from No. 3 on The Forbes 400 list of the U.S.’ wealthiest people to No. 11. Worth $57.7 billion on this year’s list, which used stock prices from September 2.”

The largest loss for Zuckerberg’s fortune came from the stock price of Meta plummeting 57% since last year.

(FreedomWire.org) – Bill and Melinda Gates were married for 27 years and used their fortune to connect with many philanthropic causes. Bill, as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, continued to be high-profile in financial and philanthropic matters. The couple divorced last year and the legal action was final in August. Now, Melinda Gates has opened up about some of the aspects of her marriage to Gates and what she went through. One factor was Gates’ relationship with Jeffery Epstein.

Epstein died by suicide in August 2019 after being arrested on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking.

When he was arrested, the world was appalled at the revelations that surrounded Epstein’s dealings. The owner of a secluded island near the Virgin Islands that was used for sex trafficking purposes, Epstein ran with an international crowd, including such big names as Britain’s Prince Andrew and many U.S. politicians.

Epstein had a list of clients that crossed international boundaries in a “little black book” and was aided by British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell who, according to court documents, dated Epstein and then recruited underage girls for him to have relations with. Maxwell was arrested by the FBI and in December 2021 was convicted of five sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. Prosecutors alleged Maxwell worked with Epstein to “recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse” children.

One of the relationships supported by information found and existing photographs was that between Epstein and Melinda Gates’ now ex-husband Bill Gates.

In opening up about her divorce from the Microsoft founder, Melinda Gates is saying the pandemic played a role and gave her the opportunity to get out of the marriage.

“I had some reasons I just couldn’t stay in that marriage anymore,” she said in an interview. “But the odd thing about COVID is that it gave me the privacy to do what I needed to do. It’s unbelievably painful, in innumerable ways, but I had the privacy to get through it.”

“I kept working with the person I was moving away from, and I needed to show up and be my best self every single day,” she said. “So even though I might be crying at 9 a.m. and then have to be on a video conference at 10 a.m. with the person I’m leaving, I have to show up and be my best. I learned as a leader that I could do it. It reminded me that the foundation calls me to be my best.”

In the interview this year, King asked about her ex-husband’s affair with a staffer 20 years ago, which a spokesperson for the Microsoft co-founder confirmed in May 2021. “I certainly believe in forgiveness, so thought we had worked through some of that,” Melinda said. “It wasn’t one moment or one specific thing that happened. There just came a point in time where there was enough there that I realized it just wasn’t healthy. And I couldn’t trust what we had.”

Melinda mentioned that her husband’s relationship with the late Jeffrey Epstein played a role. In the interview with CBS host Gayle King, the 57-year-old spoke about infidelity and more, The Daily Beast reported. But one thing that stuck out more than the others is the role that the late convicted sex offender Epstein played in her wanting a divorce.

Melinda said, “I did not like that he had meetings with Jeffery Epstein, no. I made that clear to him.” She met Epstein one time, curious to see who he was, but says, “I regretted it the second I walked in the door. He was abhorrent. He was evil personified. My heart breaks for these women.”

When King asked if she shared her immense hatred for Epstein with Bill, Melinda is nodding, but says, distancing herself from the relationship her former husband had with Epstein, “Any of the questions remaining about what Bill’s relationship there was, those are for Bill to answer, but I made it very clear how I felt about him.”

When Epstein died, Bill Gates made a statement to CBS Mornings saying, “Meeting with Epstein was a mistake that I regret deeply. It was a substantial error in judgement.” In August 2021, Gates also told CNN the he regrets the time he spent with Epstein.

In September 2021, Bill Gates squirmed his way through an awkward PBS interview after being asked about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. Gates appeared to be insistent on making the point that Epstein was dead.

(FreedomWire.org) – Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) slammed President Joe Biden’s policies, saying they have “screwed up” the United States.

Appearing on Fox News’s Jesse Watters Primetime Wednesday, Kennedy blasted Biden’s infrastructure bill as being “emblematic of a larger problem.”

The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was touted by the Biden administration as a major bipartisan achievement that will create jobs and provide much-needed funding for roads, bridges, water projects, and broadband access, passed Congress in August 2021.

“The American people have learned over the past 20 months that if you want something screwed up, President Biden is your man,” Kennedy said. “It has been 20 months of misery and vexation and Homer Simpson goes to Washington. I mean, pick your issue. The infrastructure bill, COVID, crime, the border, Congress, the economy, inflation, gas prices, Afghanistan, baby formula, for God’s sakes.”

“That’s why, based on the polling, you can see it,” Kennedy continued. “A majority of Americans believe that if you put the Biden Administration in charge of the Sahara Desert, it would quickly run out of sand.”

Kennedy, who is running for reelection in the Senate and is heavily favored to win, also said the “wokers” with whom Biden surrounds himself have turned him into a laughable caricature.

“The journalism professors with their comment-worthy man purses, experts like James Taylor and Vice President Harris — these people have way more zeal than wisdom,” Kennedy said. “They have turned our president into a caricature of this nice elderly gentleman — maybe on a day pass from a nursing home — happily eating ice cream and wandering around the country saying, ‘Well, the economy is slowing and prices are rising, and your 401Ks are crashing because the economy is so good and my policies are so good.’ And nobody is believing it. Because it’s not true.”

A new battleground election tracker released earlier this week showed many voters are not satisfied with the direction of the country and blame Biden. More than 70% of voters said the Biden administration’s policies are responsible for the current state of the economy, with 45% saying it is to blame “a great deal.”

(FreedomWire.org) – The Army National Guard could discharge up to 14,000 troops over the next two years for refusing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, service leaders told Stars and Stripes Tuesday.

That number includes individuals who have applied for medical or religious waivers to the vaccine, which is required by the Department of Defense (DOD) even though President Biden has declared the pandemic “over,” Anson Smith, deputy chief of the Army National Guard Strength Maintenance Division, told Stars and Stripes. Nearly 10,000 National Guard troops have declined to receive the vaccine, according to DOD data, and wait in limbo until the Army gives permission for the Guard to issue discharges.

“Biden declared the pandemic is over,” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responded. “So, when will he let those discharged from the military due to vax mandates return to protecting our country?” he asked.

Mike Pompeo, the Former Secretary of State, followed DeSantis’ stating that Biden continues “kicking tens of thousands of healthy soldiers out of the military with his COVID vaccine mandate.”

Pompeo said, “These soldiers should be reinstated immediately.”

The Supreme Court stopped Biden’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandate, which would have affected large companies.

A report said that the Pentagon has not yet discharged tens of thousands of troops who have not followed the vaccine mandate.

There could be 100,000 additional troops facing discharge due to the vaccine mandate joining the thousands of troops that have already been discharged due to Biden’s mandate.

“And now, after the Pentagon has tried, and failed, to make up the difference by reducing recruitment standards, over 100,000 active service members—who taxpayers paid to train—face discharge during the worst recruiting year in our military’s history,” Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA), said in a statement.

Jack Posobiec tweeted, “If we have to defend Taiwan with recruitment in freefall and vaccine mandates booting troops, you’re gonna need a military draft. Biden and his administration know it.”

(FreedomWire.org) – More than a year and a half into the Biden administration, the White House continues to double down on lies, denials, and spin whenever its spokespeople are pressed on the out-of-control border crisis. By doing so, the administration is demonstrating a shameless refusal to take responsibility for the effects of its own open-borders policies. It is also insulting the intelligence of the American people, a large majority of whom are apparently not buying the official narrative. Needless to say, attempting to deny reality is hardly a solid basis for good policy.

During a White House press briefing on August 29, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked by Peter Doocy, about the administration’s double standards as to who is allowed to enter the country. Referring to Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, who was not allowed to compete in the U.S. Open because he was not vaccinated for COVID-19, Doocy asked the straightforward, common-sense question of “How come migrants are allowed to come into this country unvaccinated but world-class tennis players are not?”

In response, Ms. Jean-Pierre asserted that “they’re two different things.” “It is not that simple. It’s not just that people are walking across the border,” lied the press secretary, who simultaneously played the blame game, stating that the Biden administration was simply “fixing a broken system that was actually left by the last administration” – a favorite Team Biden talking point. Apparently, releasing COVID-positive illegal aliens into the country’s interior is necessary to “fix” our immigration system.

The truth is much different than Biden administration propaganda, of course. Since President Biden took office, almost 5 million illegal aliens have crossed the U.S. border, which translates into thousands of foreign nationals violating our sovereign frontiers by “walking” – or perhaps running, sprinting, or swimming in – every single day. Plenty of footage confirming this is available online. In places like Eagle Pass, Texas, local resources are so overwhelmed – especially due to increased migrant drownings accompanying the increased illegal crossing numbers – that some 911 calls, including domestic-violence incidents, go unanswered.

A Daily Caller News Foundation reporter contradicted a claim by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about the border and the vaccination status of migrants with one Twitter post Tuesday morning.

DCNF investigative reporter Jennie Taer posted a video of migrants walking across the border at a section where border fencing is incomplete on Twitter. Taer tagged Jean-Pierre in the post with the 65-second video.

Given the disaster that is the Biden Border Crisis, it is perhaps understandable why they are lying, that is all the administration has left as a defense. For the sake of the country, however, it would be preferable if – in the spirit of “better late than never” – Team Biden acknowledged the reality on the ground and attempted to fix the mess it has created.

(FreedomWire.org) – Microbiologist Dr. Richard Ebright testified before the U.S. Senate Wednesday that top public health officials lied about dangerous gain-of-function (GoF) research experiments conducted in China.

Ebright testified that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other U.S. federal agencies funded research that fit the definition of GoF at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) without proper oversight. His claim directly contradicts those made by numerous public health officials, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Ebright testified that research funded by federal agencies at the WIV in the 2010s violated an NIH pause on GoF research funding between 2014 and 2017. After the pause was lifted in 2017, Ebright claimed that GoF projects which continued did not properly go through the agency’s regulatory process for oversight.

“Gain-of-function research of concern involves the creation of new health threats–health threats that did not exist previously and that might not have come to exist by natural means for tens, hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of years,” Ebright said.

“The statements made on repeated occasions to the public, to the press and to policymakers by the NIAID director, Dr. Fauci, have been untruthful. I do not understand why those statements are being made because they are demonstrably false,” Ebright explained Wednesday.

Ebright’s assertion that the NIH-funded research is GoF work directly contradicts previous testimony by Fauci before the U.S. Senate.

(FreedomWire.org) – After promising to lunch with Vice President Kamala Harris once a week, when he first took office, President Biden has only lunched with Harris twice in the last four months.

When Biden gained office, he vowed to make lunching alone with Harris a weekly event, as had been the case when he was President Barack Obama’s Vice President but has fallen short of the promise, according to his calendar.

Real Clear Politics noted that Biden the lunches would be “the deal when we’re both in-country,” adding that “we’ll be for a while because of COVID, and I see her all the time.”

However, since the President has taken office, Biden and Harris’ offices seem to have grown distant.
Many speculate this has to do with Harris’s mishandling issues and her reportedly toxic work environment, which have blemished her image and her central role in the White House.

This week, Harris’s distant relationship with the President came under scrutiny when she tested positive for COVID-19, but Biden wasn’t listed under her close contacts.

The White House statement clarified that Harris and Biden had last seen each other eight days before her positive test — on April 18.

When questioned about Biden not sticking to his promise of frequent lunches, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki argued that the lunches are still a top priority for Biden.

On Wednesday (April 27), Psaki said to reporters that Harris and Biden would not be “dining in person while she is quarantining at home.” However, she emphasized that they had spoken on Tuesday (April 26), adding that she expects Biden and Harris “will speak regularly while she is quarantining.”

However, even the liberal media is admitting there is tension between President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.