For years, Dr. Anthony Fauci used his power to push lockdowns and mask mandates. Now he’s in the legal hot seat.
And a top adviser to Dr. Fauci confesses shocking crimes.
Americans wish they could forget that they allowed big government bureaucrats to tell them what to do during the COVID panic.
Unfortunately, Fauci and his team are rearing their ugly head again.
But this time, they’ll be the ones answering questions and following orders.
According to records obtained by House lawmakers investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, a top adviser to Dr. Anthony Fauci at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) admitted to using his personal email account to avoid Freedom of Information Act requests and even went so far as to delete some emails during the pandemic.
The emails were released on Thursday by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, which alleged that Dr. David Morens, who has worked for the NIAID for nearly 25 years, may have broken the law.
Morens made it apparent in an email discussion with Bloomberg writer Jason Gale that he needed permission from the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services to discuss the “origins” of COVID-19.
“Sometimes they are touchy about certain issues and say no. For many months, I have not been approved to talk about the ‘origins’ on the record,” Morens wrote in the email, which was first published by The Intercept.
“But today, to my total surprise, my boss Tony [Fauci] actually ASKED me to speak to the National Geographic on the record about origins. I interpret this to mean that our government is lightening up[,] but that Tony doesn’t want his fingerprints on origin stories,” he added in the July 29, 2021, email to Gale.
Morens indicated anxiety in additional emails about what was sent to his business email and what was sent to his personal email, assuring individuals on the email chain that they did not need to worry and that he would “delete anything I don’t want to see in the New York Times.”
“As you know, I try to always communicate on gmail because my NIH email is FOIA’d constantly,” Morens wrote in a September 2021 email, which was sent at the time to many scientists involved in the debate over the origins of COVID. “Stuff sent to my gmail gets to my phone … but not my NIH computer.”
“Don’t worry, just send to any of my addresses, and I will delete anything I don’t want to see in the New York Times,” he added in the email.
In a Sept. 7, 2021, email, EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak wrote to Morens about previous reporting from The Intercept on coronavirus research in Chinese labs, saying, “The lab leakers are already stirring up bulls–t lines of attack that will bring more negative publicity our way — which is what this is about — a way to line up the [gain-of-function] attack on Fauci, or the ‘risky research’ attack on all of us.”
“Do not rule out suing these a–holes for slander,” Morens replied, referencing the report.
The Government Accountability Office disclosed earlier this month that EcoHealth Alliance received more than $2 million in subgrants from the National Institutes of Health and the US Agency for International Development between 2014 and 2021.
The subcommittee’s chair, Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, wrote to Morens on Thursday about the records discovered by House legislators.
The documents obtained by the committee, according to Wenstrup, “suggest that you may have used your personal e-mail to avoid transparency and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), potentially intentionally deleted federal records, and acted in your official capacity to disparage your fellow scientists, including by encouraging litigation against them.”
The committee also said that the email about Fauci not wanting any “fingerprints” on the matter raises “concerns that you may have knowledge or information suggesting Dr. Anthony Fauci … wished to influence the COVID-19 origins narrative without his ‘fingerprints.’”
“This is all very troubling and raises serious questions,” stated Wenstrup to Morens.
Morens has been asked to produce a number of additional records, including those from his own device, as well as to sit for an interview by the select subcommittee.
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