Judicial Watch — the conservative watchdog group who caught Hillary Clinton using a private email server and successfully won several court rulings to have her batches of her emails released to the public — has a new target.
Judicial Watch announced on Monday that it filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit on behalf of the Daily Caller News Foundation against the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for communications between National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci and Deputy Director H. Clifford Lane with and about the World Health Organization (WHO) concerning the coronavirus.
In other words, they want to know if there’s anything suspicious or concerning that Fauci has been told or said to WHO, the organization that President Donald Trump has been railing against lately for, as he argues, covering for China.
As reported by BizPac Review, here’s what the lawsuit states they are seeking:
- Communications between Dr. Fauci and Deputy Director Lane and World Health Organization officials concerning the novel coronavirus.
- Communications of Dr. Fauci and Deputy Director Lane concerning WHO, WHO official Bruce Aylward, WHO Director Genera Tedros Anhanom, and China.
- The time period for the request is January 1, 2020 to April 1, 2020.
Daily Caller News Foundation Co-Founder and President Neil Patel said: “This virus has killed hundreds of thousands of people and turned the whole world upside down. We know that China and WHO could have done a lot more to prevent or reduce this catastrophe. We, therefore, have a legitimate and urgent news purpose for seeking these documents regarding U.S. officials’ communications with WHO and demand that the agencies in question stop stalling and start following the law that entitles us to this vital information.”
“It is urgent that the NIH follow transparency law during the coronavirus crisis,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “It is of significant public interest to learn what WHO was telling our top medical officials about the coronavirus that originated in China.”
Back in March, Fauci praised WHO and Chairman Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, saying: “Tedros is really an outstanding person … I mean, obviously, over the years anyone who says that the WHO has not had problems has not been watching the WHO. But I think under his leadership they’ve done very well.”
One month after that, Trump tore into WHO and announced that he would be halting funding to the organization after they allegedly covered for China and refused to do anything after the coronavirus spread globally after originating in the Wuhan.
At the time, Trump said the WHO put “political correctness over lifesaving measures.” Additionally, President Trump said: “The WHO failed in this duty, and must be held accountable.”
He also slammed the organization and said they ignored “credible information” in December 2019 that the virus could be transmitted from human to human.
Time will tell what information comes to light, but the last time Judicial Watch went down this road, they exposed Hillary Clinton’s darkest secrets for the entire world to see.