The White House has blocked the testimony of U.S. chief infectious disease officer Anthony Fauci, a House panel investigating the authorities’ response to the coronavirus outbreak in the country. This was told by a representative of the panel on May 1, Evan Hollander.
“A representative of [President Donald Trump’s] administration told us that the White House blocked Dr. Fauci’s testimony,” Politico quoted him as saying.
For his part, the U.S. leader’s spokesman Judd Deer called it counterproductive to divert specialists involved in the fight against the spread of coronavirus infection or the procedure for lifting restrictions in the country.
At the same time, the publication notes that Fauci is likely to testify before the U.S. Senate on May 11.
Recent polls show that U.S. citizens trust Dr. Fauci more than Trump in questions about the pandemic.