Now that sufficient time has passed to more fully assess the side effects and long-term efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines (or whatever they really might be), the news is not good, and it is time to weaponize the latest adverse findings in the fight against any possible 2024 candidacy of Donald Trump.
Select Subcommittee Uncovers Trump White House’s Extreme Pressure Campaigns Targeting FDA’s Coronavirus Response
Washington, D.C. (August 24, 2022) – Today, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, released a staff report revealing extensive new evidence of the Trump White House’s relentless pressure campaigns targeting the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) coronavirus response.
[OCS: Committee Chair Clyburn is a virulent anti-Trump antagonist and hyper-partisan. I would suggest that evidence is the wrong word to describe cherry-picked information designed to support an anti-Trump political narrative. As for the suggestion of “relentless pressure,” let us remember the panicked response to the spread of the original virus and the glacial slowness of the bureaucratic government response, including the CDC and FDA – both of which refused to release contemporary documents on the ongoing crisis.]
This staff report is the second installment in a series of reports documenting the Select Subcommittee’s findings from its investigation into the Trump Administration’s rampant political interference with the federal public health response to the coronavirus pandemic. The first installment chronicled the Trump White House’s embrace of a dangerous and discredited herd immunity via mass infection strategy well before vaccines were available, in an effort to prioritize then-President Trump’s political prospects at the expense of public health.
[OCS: Instead of investigating the origins of the coronavirus, which appears to have been genetically engineered in a program funded by the government, and the perversion of scientific findings to support a political narrative designed by bureaucrats, they chose to focus on Donald Trump. Interesting because they did not and apparently cannot demonstrate where Donald Trump overrode the recommendations of his credentialed advisers. As for any discussion of herd immunity through mass infection, it was one scenario among many and deserved consideration given the rapidity of disease spread.]
Chairman Clyburn released the following statement about today’s report:
“The Select Subcommittee’s findings that Trump White House officials deliberately and repeatedly sought to bend FDA’s scientific work on coronavirus treatments and vaccines to the White House’s political will are yet another example of how the prior Administration prioritized politics over public health. As today’s report makes clear, senior Trump Administration officials undermined public health experts because they believed doing so would benefit the former president politically—plotting covertly with known conspiracy theorists to dangerously push a disproven coronavirus treatment, bullying FDA to change its vaccine guidance, and advocating for federal investigations into those who stood in their way. These assaults on our nation’s public health institutions undermined the nation’s coronavirus response—and are precisely why we must never again settle for leaders who prioritize politics over keeping Americans safe.
[OCS: There is little doubt that the leadership of the major public health agencies was politicized and behaved in a partisan manner that resisted the Trump Administration’s demand for urgency. Those that deviated from the partisan narrative of the public health bureaucrats were labeled as “conspiracy theorists” and censored or de-platformed in an attempt to control the politicized narrative. A narrative based, not on science, but leveraging the crisis for political advantage by those that did not support the Administration. There is no doubt in my mind that the leaders that need to be sanctioned and replaced are those who ignored scientific findings and opted for ineffective masking and economy-disrupting lockdowns. Likewise, disparaging findings from community practitioners who were equally educated, experienced, and possessed significant subject-matter knowledge.]
“Today’s report also contains extensive new evidence that Trump White House officials, including Peter Navarro, conducted government business using private email accounts. Unless these officials took steps to preserve these records, this conduct may have violated the Presidential Records Act—a conclusion the Department of Justice reached when it recently filed a lawsuit against Mr. Navarro based on evidence first uncovered by the Select Subcommittee last year. No one is above the law, no matter how high up in the White House they worked, and I applaud the Department of Justice for seeking to uphold the law and hold Mr. Navarro accountable.”
[OCS: Nobody is above the law except Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the cadre of bureaucrats who did the same thing and were never recommended for prosecution or escaped being held accountable. Again, note the attention given to the anti-Trump political aspect of an inquiry that has turned into a political attack mechanism.
Today’s staff report is entitled “A ‘Knife Fight’ with the FDA: The Trump White House’s Relentless Attacks on FDA’s Coronavirus Response,” and is available in full here.
[OCS: Note the inappropriate and derogatory nature of the report’s title, and you can see it reeks of blatant hypocrisy and politics.]
Perhaps the most telling motivation for this worthless report can be found in the report’s last paragraph…
[OCS: Translation: Trump can never be trusted to hold any high office or the public’s health is at risk]
Interference with the FDA, you say?
Nate Silver: ‘Liberal elites’ pressured Pfizer to delay vaccine until after 2020 election
Nate Silver claimed “liberal public health elites” pressured Pfizer to delay fast-track approval of its COVID-19 vaccine until after the 2020 presidential election — thus denying then-President Donald Trump a political win before voters headed to the polls.
The number-crunching data journalist reacted to an article by Politico that cited a House report that claimed the Trump administration sought to expedite approvals for both vaccines and “unproven treatments” for COVID-19.
“‘Trump pushed for vaccine approvals too fast’ is the worst possible critique of the Trump administration’s COVID policy,” Silver, founder of the Disney-owned FiveThirtyEight political news and analysis website, tweeted.
“That probably saved a lot of lives. If anything approval should have been faster.”
In a subsequent tweet, Silver wrote that “liberal public health elites” pushed Pfizer to “change its original protocols” that govern its authorization of vaccines so that the decision would be put off until after Election Day two years ago.
Silver noted that Pfizer’s decision “had the convenient side-effect of delaying any vaccine announcement until after the election” and that the story “deserves more scrutiny.” <Source>
Committee's dereliction of duty…
Where is the Committee’s response to the clear and present danger of unmonitored illegal aliens spreading infectious diseases throughout the nation as they are moved surreptitiously into communities to serve as disease vectors for coronavirus and worse? With nary a peep from the public health agencies, the Biden Administration, or the Committee?
Where is the Committee’s “evidence” that the FDA changed any of their decisions on hydroxychloroquine or other therapies based on White House “pressure?”
Like the January 6 Committee, this is another Pelosi-led political attack on Donald Trump to discourage a 2024 presidential run.
Truth be told, how many people have been fired or denied their freedoms based on political theatre -- or better yet, how many have died because the public health agencies were headed by politicians and not objective scientists?
Where is the Committee's admonishment of Fauci and Daszak for funding the experiments that were the proximate cause of the pandemic?
Until the "experts" discovered the vaccine was a debacle, time was of the essence, and risks were assumed. Now that we know more and it's not looking good, the disaster is a political tool to target Trump.
We are so screwed.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS