WASHINGTON– The Democratic chairman of a Home subcommittee released subpoenas on Monday to force Health and Person Provider Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Illness Control Director Dr. Robert Redfield to produce documents associated with the companies’ coronavirus response
Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., who is running a special committee created to examine the federal government response to the coronavirus, is looking for information about what he states was HHS officials efforts to “interfere” at the CDC, declaring the actions were “even more comprehensive and dangerous than previously understood.”
Clyburn declares in a letter sent with the subpoenas that starting in May and extending over a period of 4 months, Trump administration political appointees tried to change or block at least 13 scientific reports connected to the virus. The infection, which began to take hold in the U.S. in March, was continuing to spread out across the country in May.
” Top political authorities at HHS and CDC not only tolerated these efforts, however in some cases helped them,” Clyburn says in the letter to Redfield and Azar. Clyburn provided the pair a deadline of Dec. 30 to produce the additional files, which he stated he has been asking for because September.
An HHS representative