The guy says in a 89 page complaint that he was demoted because his view of how to go at the virus clashed with the political lines from the White House….
If Joe Biden wins come November?
There is gonna be a TON of people coming out with these kinds of revelations and a LOT of tell-all books…
If Trump & Co. think they are gonna leave Washington D.C. without it biting them back for stuff they’ve done?
They are sadly mistaken…
An the media is gonna eat this stuff up on their front pages…
Rick Bright, former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, was removed from his post on April 20 after having served as BARDA director for nearly four years. He was reassigned to a narrower role at the National Institutes of Health that the Department of Health and Human Services touted as part of a “bold new plan” to defeat covid-19, the disease caused by coronavirus.
Bright portrays himself in the 89-page complaint as one of the administration’s health officials trying to sound the alarm about the virus as early as January. He said he called for the rapid development of treatments and vaccines, as well as the stockpiling of additional N95 masks and ventilators, at a time when HHS political leadership, including Secretary Alex Azar, appeared to him to be underestimating the threat.
He offers copies of emails that suggest he repeatedly pressed the Trump administration in January to obtain samples of the virus from China so that scientists could get to work on a vaccine and diagnostic treatments, but was met with indifference by top administration officials.
He also notes that he clashed with his boss, assistant secretary for preparedness and response at HHS Robert Kadlec, for at least two years, according to the complaint. Bright alleged that Kadlec and others pressured him to buy drugs and medical products for the nation’s stockpile of emergency medical equipment from companies that were linked politically to the administration and that he resisted such efforts….