Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch and the fiscal watchdog group OpenTheBooks.com are suing to get records about Dr. Anthony Fauci’s employment and professional finances, including royalty payments.
This lawsuit was filed against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on October 28 in response to three Freedom of Information Acts (FOIA's) that went unanswered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) during the time period between January 28, 2021, and September 2021.
Below is the list of documents the lawsuit is seeking:
- All employment contracts, modifications and addendums since hiring as Director of National Institute for Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (January 28, 2021)
- Daily calendar from 1/1/2019 to the present time. (January 28, 2021) (After a phone call in January with NIH, we agreed to narrow our request and took this calendar request out.)
- Any confidentiality documents, conflict documents, and economic interest disclosure documents. (January 28, 2021)
- Current job description. (January 28, 2021)
- Any confidentiality agreements, conflict of interest documents, and economic interest disclosure documents pertaining to calendar year 2020 to the present. These include but are not limited to the OGE Form 278e and accompanying paperwork filed for 2020 with a May 2021 deadline. (May 27, 2021)
- A complete list/database of all personal royalties paid (including, but not limited to, FY2020) to current and former National Institutes of Health employees for work done while they were federally employed. The list/database should include, but not be limited to, the royalty recipient’s name, the amount of the royalty, the reason for the royalty, the date the royalty was paid, and the name of the entity paying the royalty. (September 15, 2021)
Adam Andrzejewski, CEO and founder of OpenTheBooks.com stated, "No one is above the law including Dr. Anthony Fauci. It shouldn’t take a subpoena or a lawsuit to force open basic employment documents that executive-level federal bureaucrats are required by law to file.”