House COVID-19 subcommittee subpoenas top Fauci advisor over obstruction allegations

The subpoena is for Dr. David Morens, who was a top advisor for Fauci at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and accuses him of trying to stall his testimony until after Fauci testifies on June 3.

The House COVID-19 subcommittee has issued a subpoena to Dr. David Morens, a senior advisor to Dr. Anthony Fauci, over allegations that he attempted to obstruct transparency during the pandemic. The subpoena, announced by Chairman Brad Wenstrup, seeks to obtain documents from Morens’s personal email related to COVID-19. Evidence, including whistleblower testimony and emails, suggests that Morens used personal email to circumvent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requirements and potentially deleted documents concerning COVID-19’s origins and internal discussions.

This move follows an internal NIH investigation, which has not fully disclosed its findings. The subcommittee is probing further after accusations that Morens tried to influence narratives about COVID-19’s origins and leaked non-public information to EcoHealth Alliance President Dr. Peter Daszak. These efforts allegedly aimed to protect Dr. Fauci and the NIAID from scrutiny during the pandemic. The subcommittee insists that this subpoena is crucial to uncover any abuse of power and to hold health officials accountable​​​​​​.

For further details on this ongoing investigation, you can refer to the official press releases and articles provided by the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability and other sources.

For more information about the subpoena of Dr. David Morens, refer to the following official press releases and articles:

  1. Press Release from the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability
    • Published on October 13, 2023, this press release provides details about the subpoena and the background leading to it. It includes email exchanges between Morens and Daszak and highlights previous correspondence by the subcommittee regarding Morens’s alleged evasion of FOIA laws.
      Read the full press release here​​.
  2. Further Information and Background Documents
    • Additional background documents, including the subcommittee’s letters to Dr. Morens and NIH officials, can be found in previous releases.
      Access the resources here​​.
  3. Article from National Review
    • An article from the National Review summarizes the subpoena and its connection to the internal NIH investigation and previous whistleblower testimony.
      Read the article here​​.

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