Top Fauci Adviser Bragged About Making Emails ‘Disappear’

Top Fauci Adviser Bragged About Making Emails ‘Disappear’

  • May 22, 2024

Zachary Stieber, The Epoch Times

A top U.S. government official bragged that he had learned of a way to make emails vanish after receiving Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, messages made public on May 22 show.

“I learned from our FOIA lady here how to make emails disappear after I am FOIA’d but before the search starts, so I think we are all safe,” Dr. David Morens, senior adviser to the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, wrote in an email on Feb. 24, 2021.

In another missive, Dr. Morens advised friends to try to send emails to his Gmail address. “But if something goes to my govt mail by accident it’s OK, I have spoken to our FOIA folks and am managing my stuff after emails are sent or received, such that I should be safe from future FOIAs. Don’t ask how…”

In a third message, Dr. Morens said he “learned the tricks from an old friend, Marg Moore, who heads our FOIA office and also hates FOIAs.”

The emails were obtained by the U.S. House of Representatives Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic and released to the public on Wednesday. They were sent by Dr. Morens using his personal address after he detailed that was one way to avoid FOIA.

Dr. Morens, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and the National Institutes of Health, the institute’s parent agency, did not respond to requests for comment. An email sent to Ms. Moore bounced back.

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