January 13, 2022
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on behalf of OpenTheBooks.com against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for calendars and calendar entries of Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Dr. Anthony Fauci (American Transparency, d/b/a/ OpenTheBooks.com and Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (No. 1:22-cv-00036)).
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is an agency of HHS, failed to respond to a November 5, 2021, FOIA request for:
All calendars or calendar entries for Dr. Anthony Fauci, including calendars maintained on Dr. Fauci’s behalf. For calendars or calendar entries created electronically, the records should include the names of invitees, notes, and other attachments for a given entry.
The time frame of the request was identified as “November 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.”
“It’s an understatement to say that Dr. Fauci’s daily calendar from the earliest days of the pandemic is in the public interest. By not producing it, NIH is acting like it has a lot to hide,” said Adam Andrzejewski, CEO and founder of OpenTheBooks.com.
“Fauci wields enormous power and the American people have a right to know what he has been up to,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
On October 28, 2021, Judicial Watch filed a FOIA lawsuit on behalf of OpenTheBooks.com against the HHS for the employment contracts; financial, conflict of interest, and financial disclosure documents; and job description of Dr. Fauci, as well as royalties paid to NIH employees by outside entities (American Transparency, DBA OpenTheBooks.com v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (No. 1:21-cv-02821)).
Judicial Watch has several other FOIA lawsuits concerning Dr. Fauci. One of these lawsuits recently uncovered emails and other records that confirm Fauci agency funding for gain of function research in Wuhan, China.
About OpenTheBooks.com: In 2021, the organization filed 40,500 FOIA requests – the most in American history. They successfully captured $6 trillion in federal, state and local spending. In January 2021, their investigation found that Anthony Fauci was the #1 most highly compensated federal employee – even out earning the president, here. Auditors at OpenTheBooks.com estimate that Dr. Fauci’s golden parachute retirement benefits will exceed $350,000 per year, making it the largest in U.S. federal government history.