Because Fauci claims to have been "misled" by the WHO, and possibly by China as well, Judicial Watch, which is representing the Daily Caller News Foundation, "wants answers" and is seeking discovery of the full communications between Fauci and the WHO.
"In a crisis, transparency and the rule of law should not fall on the wayside," says Tom Fitton, the head of Judicial Watch.
Early on, Fauci had made an incorrect assessment "of how transmittable the virus was," according to Fitton, who believes that, "in part, I'm sure that came from the Chinese." Consequently, Fitton and Judicial Watch have already filed more than 30 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to obtain complete records on the federal government's response to the pandemic, as well as information related to the "outrageous lockdowns" that governors across the United States have illicitly imposed on Americans.
According to Fitton, whose position aligns with the U.S. Constitution, governments "have no lawful authority to shut down entire states," no matter the alleged threat. Fitton is thus seeking to investigate all senior leadership at the NIH, including Fauci, because it is "important to know what the WHO was telling our top medical officials."
"It's a crisis that shut the country down so we need to know the details of how it was handled by the government initially," Fitton stated to Lou Dobbs during a recent appearance on Fox Business.
"But more importantly, what that corrupt agency, the WHO, was telling our senior officials like Dr. Fauci not only about coronavirus but about China's connections to it," he added. "We can't FOIA WHO, at least I don't think we can directly, but we can talk to or try to get documents from agencies that were talking to WHO, and that's why our client, Daily Caller News Foundation, was so smart to ask NIH for the materials, and what's troubling is that they haven't given us the records."
Other entities complicit in the mishandling of this pandemic are similarly refusing to talk, claiming that they are simply "too busy to follow the law." This is a disturbing development that only adds to the Judicial Watch case against Fauci and the federal government.
As you may recall, Fauci was supportive of the WHO's efforts in how it was handling the pandemic back in January and February. It was clear that he did not want to press the international United Nations body too hard, and some might contend that he has been on the side of the WHO rather than on the side of Americans this entire time.
Whatever the case may be, Fauci certainly has some explaining to do, as do other federal entities like the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The American people deserve to know the truth, and most importantly these "public servants" need to be held to full account for their handling of this pandemic.
"We're going to find that the WHO was probably playing defense for China early on, mimicking or pushing out the narrative that China was pushing out early on. And if it misled Fauci, if it misled our top agency officials, there's got to be accountability for what went on and we want to find the evidence here," Fitton says.
"We know what publicly was said, but my guess is that it was even worse privately."
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