Over 300 pages of Dr. Fauci’s emails were released to Judicial Watch and the Daily Caller News Foundation following a FOIA lawsuit. According to the Daily Caller, the emails are heavily redacted, notably in conversations between Fauci and World Health Organization officials.
Financial details, including COVID-19 federal spending, were hidden under FOIA Exemption 4, which allows trade secrets, commercial or financial information to be redacted. “The American people have every right to know key information on our government’s role in COVID-19. This sort of hiding, dodging, and stonewalling is one reason why trust in national authorities is near all-time lows,” said Daily Caller President Neil Patel.
These reports follow records showing the US federally funded the controversial Wuhan Institute of Virology. In June, FBA reported, “The agency funds directed to the Wuhan Institute of Virology between the years 2014-2019 total $826,277. All of the projects listed in the chart are titled ‘Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence.’”
After delayed FOIA requests last year, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said, “The FOIA request at issue here concerns records that are likely to shed light on the China and WHO disinformation campaign on coronavirus — the stonewall seems calculated to undermine [President Donald Trump] and protect WHO and China.”
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