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Thu May 14, 2020, 10:48 AM

Whistleblower Rick Bright's complaint shows high likelihood of 'wrongdoing,' watchdog says

Source: CNBC

A government watchdog has preliminarily found a “substantial likelihood of wrongdoing” in the removal of a vaccine specialist from a federal agency overseeing coronavirus response efforts, according to a document released Thursday.

The finding from the Office of the Special Counsel was revealed as Rick Bright, who has filed a whistleblower complaint, was set to testify before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health about the circumstances of his unwilling transfer to another health agency.

Bright has claimed he was removed as director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority after resisting efforts to increase access to an anti-malarial drug promoted by President Donald Trump as a possible treatment for Covid-19.

In his complaint, Bright alleged that employees at the Department of Health and Human Services and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response “engaged in conduct that may constitute violations of law, rule, or regulation; gross mismanagement; a gross waste of funds; an abuse of authority; a substantial and specific danger to public health and safety; and censorship related to scientific research,” OSC noted in a letter to Bright released Thursday.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/14/coronavirus-rick-bright-testifies-as-trump-criticizes-him.html

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SouthernCal_Dem May 2020 OP
Mike 03 May 2020 #1
Yonnie3 May 2020 #2
CrispyQ May 2020 #3
C Moon May 2020 #5
calimary May 2020 #6
walkingman May 2020 #4
Brainfodder May 2020 #7
Cha May 2020 #8

Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 14, 2020, 10:53 AM

1. I hope Alex Azar goes down in flames as a result.

He's two-faced scum.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 14, 2020, 10:54 AM

2. and HHS slams him as he testifies

This pisses me off ...





Full text of their release is at https://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sr86pd

News Release about Dr. Bright from HHS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 14, 2020

CLAIM vs. REALITY


Rick Bright was transferred from his role as BARDA director to lead a bold new $1 billion testing program at NIH, critical to saving lives and reopening America. Mr. Bright has not yet shown up for work, but continues to collect his $285,010 salary, while using his taxpayer-funded medical leave to work with partisan attorneys who are politicizing the response to COVID-19. His whistleblower complaint is filled with one-sided arguments and misinformation. HHS is reviewing the complaint and strongly disagrees with the allegations and characterizations made by Rick Bright.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 14, 2020, 11:08 AM

3. The GOP is not in government for public service.

I asked my rwnj cousin why he votes for people who have disdain for government. I asked if he didn't think it was hypocritical to dis government at the same time you're campaigning for a government job.

Crickets.

I have lost all respect for anyone who still identifies with the GOP. Fuck 'em all to hell.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #3)

Thu May 14, 2020, 11:38 AM

5. "I have lost all respect for anyone who still identifies with the GOP."

Me too. A few years ago.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #5)

Thu May 14, 2020, 02:01 PM

6. No kidding.

It automatically puts a black mark by their name, in my mind. And it inserts a little red lens through which I see them, and consider what they say and do - from then on.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 14, 2020, 11:21 AM

4. A Virus is not partisan - I fear that the result of this will be

that some of our most brilliant scientists will refuse to work for the Government and can you blame them? The GOP has no honor.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 14, 2020, 02:28 PM

7. The word that comes to mind is.....

DUH!

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 14, 2020, 06:27 PM

8. KR!

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