Judicial Watch files suit against HHS for access to Fauci's calendar details

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Updated: January 14, 2022 - 10:31am

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Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit on behalf of OpenTheBooks.com against the Department of Health and Human Services for Dr. Anthony Fauci's calendars and calendar entries.

The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, following the failure of the NIH to respond to a FOIA request from Nov. 5 of last year. 

The request was 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 request was for calendars and entries dated between November 2019 and late March 2020. 

Adam Andrzejewski, the founder and CEO of OpenTheBooks.com said, "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."

This is not the first Fauci-related suit Judicial Watch has filed on behalf of Andrzejewski's company. In late October 2021, the watchdog group filed a FOIA lawsuit against HHS to obtain financial disclosure documents and employment contracts of Dr. Fauci. 

Judicial Watch has been prolific in its FOIA requests and lawsuits pertaining to Dr. Fauci. Recently, the organization unearthed records that confirm officials at NIAID, the agency of which Fauci is the director, knew about and approved funding for the EcoHealth Alliance's research into bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. 

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