Congressional Committee Accuses Former Fauci Advisor of ‘Illegal Activity’

The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic Republican Staff accused former National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Fauci’s senior advisor David Morens of criminal activity.

In a press release, the congressional committee wrote, “Today, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic released a staff memorandum titled ‘Allegations of Wrongdoing and Illegal Activity by Dr. David Morens, Senior Advisor to National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases former-Director, Dr. Anthony Fauci.’ This memo presents overwhelming evidence from Dr. Morens’s own email that he engaged in serious misconduct and potentially illegal actions while serving as a Senior Advisor to Dr. Fauci during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“The memo includes previously unreleased email correspondence, obtained by subpoena, that incriminates Dr. Morens in undermining the operations of the U.S. government, unlawfully deleting federal COVID-19 records, using a personal email to avoid the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and repeatedly acting unbecoming of a federal employee. Further, the memo reveals new emails suggesting Dr. Fauci was aware of Dr. Morens’s nefarious behavior and may have even engaged in federal records violations himself.”

Morens used his personal email to conduct business, the committee alleged.

“This raises serious questions as to whether Dr. Fauci took part in a conspiracy amongst the highest levels of NIH to hide official records related to the origins of COVID-19,” the committee wrote, explaining that such actions would have intentionally undermined the “operations of the U.S. government by assisting Dr. Morens’s efforts to backchannel internal NIH information to EcoHealth Alliance President Dr. Peter Daszak.”

Morens also deleted correspondence with EcoHealth Alliance to protect himself from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. To further avoid FOIA, Morens used his personal email instead of his NIH email for communication.

“I learned from our foia lady here how to make emails disappear,” Morens wrote in a recovered correspondence.

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) told Fox News, “It’s a felony to destroy records. It’s a felony to destroy evidence.”

Paul said he will be sending a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) to prosecute Morens.

“The question is, will the Department of Justice act?”