Fauci is "puzzled" that his name came up in the 'Twitter Files'

"I have no idea what he's talking about (...) I've had nothing to do with Twitter. I don't know what they're talking about," the former NIAID director said.

The former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Anthony Fauci, assured in an interview with Fox News that he has "no idea" what Twitter CEO Elon Musk is talking about when it comes to the "Fauci Files."

The doctor claimed to know nothing about the situation. However, a few months ago it became publicly known that Republican lawmakers would ask him to explain the origins of Covid-19 in congressional hearings.

Elon Musk quickly entered the arena of controversy and joked about possibly releasing "The Fauci Files" in his promise to air the social network's irregularities, and put the now-retired NIAID director in the spotlight. The CEO posted a tweet last December that said his "pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci," in reference to the investigation that could be launched by GOP reps.

"I've had nothing to do with Twitter"

In another part of the interview in the program Your World, host Neil Cavuto asked Fauci, "What did you think of the richest man in the world, or the second richest man now, going after you?" The doctor replied that he finds the situation "a little disconcerting."

I have no idea what he's talking about. I wish I did. I'm clueless about what he's referring to. He's talking about how the 'Fauci Files," was supposed to come out last week. We're now at the end of this week. I just don't understand what he's doing. 

Fauci continued:

I have great deal respect for the process of oversight. I have absolutely nothing to hide at all. I'll be able to defend everything I've done. A lot of people are spouting out a lot of things about me and Twitter. I don't have a Twitter account and I've had nothing to do with Twitter. I don't know what they're talking about when they say that, Neil. I just don't. I'm puzzled."