Evidence Surfaces that Dr. Anthony Fauci Funded COVID-19 Research and Development After Obama Put a Moratorium On Research in US

Evidence Surfaces that Dr. Anthony Fauci Funded COVID-19 Research and Development After Obama Put a Moratorium On Research in US

Steve Hilton shared an investigation that reveals the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic virus, and it links back to research done in the US, but specifically, it links to Dr. Anthony Fauci.   Yes, that Dr. Anthony Fauci.

On Fox’s “The Next Revolution,” the host explained to his viewers that the evidence uncovered “points to the most likely cause of the pandemic and it’s worse than anything that we have heard so far.”

Hilton went over a study done a decade ago in the Netherlands that involved ferrets.  They used ferrets because apparently, they have respiratory systems that are similar to human beings.  Hilton said that the researchers “were trying to see if the virus that starts out without the ability to be transmitted through the air can eventually gain that ability.”

“This led to the creation of an entirely new type of scientific research made possible by advances in gene technology,” he said. “It was called gain of function virus research. The idea was to replicate in a lab what had been done with those ferrets — to take the virus and manipulate the genetic code to make it stronger and powerful. The virus would gain new function, hence the name.”

Hilton said that the original idea for the research was to engineer some of the most deadly contagious viruses inside laboratories “to learn about treatments and vaccines about the calamity of an actual outbreak.”

The rumors are true.  The Chinese Wuhan laboratory was the main research hub, and the research was done around the world.  the Wuhan lab was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is run by Dr. Anthony Fauci.

The risk of doing this kind of work smacks of horror films where a very dangerous experiment by a mad scientist gets out of the lab and does irreparable harm to the world.  And that’s exactly what happened with COVID-19.

The host noted that the Obama administration, to its credit, put a moratorium on the very dangerous research.

“Despite the controversy surrounding this type of research,” Hilton said, “it always had one steadfast champion, a leading figure in the world of infectious diseases, Anthony Fauci. His institute funded that first ferret study. At the time he co-wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post describing the research as a risk worth taking… important information and insight can come from generating a potentially dangerous virus in the laboratory.”

“Shortly before the Obama Administration’s ban on gain of function research in 2014, Dr. Fauci commissioned … a project to assess the risk of new coronaviruses emerging from wild animals like bats — one of the aims was to see what viruses can infect animals and humans,” Hilton said.

Hilton said that after the Obama administration ended the research Fauci “continued on by subcontracting it” to EcoHealth Alliance a New York entity.  From there, EcoHealth Alliance subcontracted it out to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

The head of the Wuhan laboratory created a progress report that reveals a money trail that leads right back to Dr. Anthony Fauci.

“Until now, the only reporting of Dr. Fauci’s role in all of this has been his funding of the Wuhan lab in general,” Hilton said. “But tonight we can go further thanks to this paper. We can see the specific activity that Dr. Fauci funded and it is terrifying, so terrifying that after we reached out to NIH this paper was mysteriously taken off-line on Friday for a while. But we downloaded it weeks ago.”

Hilton then mentioned what happened next, including researchers gathering samples of bat feces from a cave somewhere in China and how they found multiple novel coronaviruses.  He went on to reveal that they then genetically engineered BRAND NEW viruses inside the lab!

“They infected human cells with them in the lab. And they then showed that their man-made viruses could replicate as a functional virus,” Hilton said. “Here is the most important part, the genetic changes they made in the lab unlocked a highly specific doorway into the human body. The virus that causes COVID-19 uses that same exact doorway. To be clear, none of the genetically engineered viruses created in 2017 and reported in this paper were the exact ones we’re dealing with now, but what they confirm was it was possible to make the COVID-19 virus using the technique developed in the Fauci project.”  That project ran for three more years.

Hilton said that when you compare the viruses created in the Wuhan laboratory with the COVID-19 virus it “looks like a combination of two different bat viruses from a completely different species.”

This is Dr. Frankenstein’s kind of stuff.  It’s stunning to think that Fauci knew this all along and never admitted to any of it, never told the American people that he was intimately involved in the creation of the virus that killed so many innocent people.  In my eyes, he is a criminal.

The host went on to point out hows ridiculous it would be to claim this virus was the result of nature.

“Multiple different species of bats in south China would have to infect each other, and some other unknown animals, and that either these animals or an infected human will need to have traveled 1000 miles without affecting anyone until they got to Wuhan,” Hilton said.

“We’re not suggesting for a second that the coronavirus was created or released as a bioweapon,” he stressed. “But lab accidents happen. that’s literally the reason the Obama administration stopped this research.”

We do have to ask the question, did the Chinese government use this virus against the world as a bioweapon?  Think about it.  China was on the rise, Joe Biden gave speeches where he made sure that the American people were satisfied with the fact that China growing in the civilized world was a good thing for America.  China had a long-term plan to take over the United States in the area of being the world’s top superpower, and they had almost achieved it.  But then along came a man named Donald Trump who got elected president of the United States and he restructured the trade deals that we had with China that were totally in china’s favor and cause many American workers to lose their jobs that went to China.

Matt Pottinger, a former Trump’s deputy national security advisor, privately told a group of British officials, “a growing body of evidence supported the idea that the virus leaked from the Wuhan lab.”

Sir Richard Dearlove, former head of the British Secret Intelligence Service MI6, said, “It’s an engineered escapee from the Wuhan institute, I’m not saying anything other than the fact that… is was the result of an accident.”

Of course, no one is going to come right out and accuse China of using the virus as a weapon, because China uses its markets around the globe as a tactical weapon as well.  Piss off the Communist Chinese Party and your country could lose a lot of money by China pulling their markets out.  It’s no different from what Amazon, Google, and Apple have done to Parler and other free speech entities.

After learning that the Obama administration ceased working with the virus, Hilton has to ask, “Why on earth didn’t Dr. Fauci stop it as soon as the Obama moratorium was announced back in 2014?”

“The response from the medical establishment has been shocking,” he added. “Instead of trying to figure out what happened, they have been pushing a cover-up.”

Noting that as the evidence mounts, it is strongly suggesting that the United States, under Dr. Fauci, commissioned the actual research that created the COVID-19 virus, Hilton called on the infectious disease expert to “step aside” until it’s all sorted out.

“This week President Biden made Dr. Fauci his chief medical advisor with an enhanced role,” Hilton said. “In the light of the documents and the evidence we presented tonight, that role is completely untenable. Fauci must step aside until we get to the bottom of this in creating, unintentionally, of course, the catastrophic global pandemic.”

How many of you believe Biden will ask Dr. Fauci, the man who helped engineer the virus that helped the Woke Supremacy Democrats to defeat Donald Trump in the 2020 election and bankrupt thousands of small businesses, to stand down?  Democrats never admit when they make a mistake, so Fauci isn’t going anywhere unless more people start to question his role in the development of the COVID-19 virus.

Senator Rubio Lashed Out At Dr. Fauci, Accusing Him of Lying About Masks and Herd Immunity Estimates

Senator Rubio Lashed Out At Dr. Fauci, Accusing Him of Lying About Masks and Herd Immunity Estimates

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) went off on America’s top infectious disease government expert on COVID-19, charging Dr. Anthony Fauci of duping the American pubic on the effectiveness of waring face masks and for downplaying what it will take to get rid of the virus from human populations.

On Sunday morning Rubio took to social media to let his anger be known.

“Dr. Fauci lied about masks in March

Dr. Fauci has been distorting the level of vaccination needed for herd immunity

It isn’t just him

Many in elite bubbles believe the American public doesn’t know “what’s good for them” so they need to be tricked into “doing the right thing”

The Florida senator tweeted the comments after Fauci appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union,” where he told Fake News anchor Dana Bash that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is still yet to come.

These virus dictators will never let the American people believe there’s ever going to be an end to the virus, because then they have to go back to not ordering the people around, forcing them to wear masks, socially distance, and stay locked down while the local stores are being shut down and the Democrats’ billionaire friends take in billions in profits like Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.

Fauci has been criticized for constantly changing his guidance and projections since the the Chinese virus pandemic first hit our shores. He was one of the original members of the Trump administration’s White House Task Force on coronavirus, which was created back in January, you know, the month that Democrats all lie about, claiming that Trump hadn’t done anything about COVID back then?  In fact, the Democrats were too busy impeaching Trump over doing absolutely nothing wrong when Trump was already taking steps to combat the virus.

Back when this whole thing first started Fauci was a huge influence on President Trump’s response to the virus, on his public opinion, the mitigation policies on the state and local level across the country.  Several Fake News outlets tried to put Fauci against the president and at times when it hurt Trump, they reduced Fauci’s perceived expertise to that of a politicized agenda.  That’s primarily because we no longer have an honest press.  They are all corrupt.

Earlier this month, Fauci was offered a job offer by Joe Biden to become his chief medical adviser and he accepted.  God save us all.

The New York Times, the best use of which would be at the bottom of a dirty birdcage, recently reported that Fauci “has begun incrementally raising his herd-immunity estimate.”:

In the pandemic’s early days, Dr. Fauci tended to cite the same 60 to 70 percent estimate that most experts did. About a month ago, he began saying “70, 75 percent” in television interviews. And last week, in an interview with CNBC News, he said “75, 80, 85 percent” and “75 to 80-plus percent.”

In a telephone interview the next day, Dr. Fauci acknowledged that he had slowly but deliberately been moving the goal posts. He is doing so, he said, partly based on new science, and partly on his gut feeling that the country is finally ready to hear what he really thinks.

Hard as it may be to hear, he said, he believes that it may take close to 90 percent immunity to bring the virus to a halt – almost as much as is needed to stop a measles outbreak.

President Trump in October started referring to Fauci as a media darling, saying that he has been a disaster.

“Dr.Tony Fauci says we don’t allow him to do television, and yet I saw him last night on @60Minutes, and he seems to get more airtime than anybody since the late, great, Bob Hope. All I ask of Tony is that he make better decisions. He said “no masks & let China in”. Also, Bad arm!”

The president talked about how earlier this year Fauci’s advice was to oppose restricting travel to and from China, where COVID-19 started.

I remember in the very beginning when Fauci said that coronavirus was nothing to get upset about, and a bunch of other things that he later changed his positions on, and all the while the president was following Fauci’s advise.  In fact, President Trump did everything his medical and science advisers told him, and yet Fauci’s friends, the Democrats, still claim Trump never listened to the science.  Perhaps if the good doctor had set those idiots straight the minute they started hammering those lies, his relationship with White House may have been stronger.

Big Brother – Dr. Anthony Fauci: Americans Must ‘Do What You’re Told’ Despite Their ‘Independent Spirit’

Big Brother – Dr. Anthony Fauci: Americans Must ‘Do What You’re Told’ Despite Their ‘Independent Spirit’

As Fall has swept in and temperatures are dropping, the seasonal illnesses like the flu and common cold are here. No surprise to Americans as this is just part of life and we have everything from home remedies to prescriptions to help us get back on our feet.

COVID-19, which has a 99.98 percent recovery rate for healthy individuals under 50, is once again being used by progressives to push for lockdowns and more tyranny in nations around the world.

Unlike the other annual sicknesses, COVID’s infections and death totals did not reset for the season, thus is presented as an ongoing number of over 200K deaths, to create more fear for those who don’t realize what they are doing.

With the probability of a Biden Presidency, the messaging coming from his campaign indicates a national mask requirement would be one of Joe’s first edicts coming out of the Oval Office.

The 2 things that will be a deterrent to Biden’s plans are those who reject the whole notion of taking away their liberties for the sake of those who are more prone to the effects of COVID and the US Constitution.

Supreme Court Justice Alito weighed in this week says the Covid-19 Pandemic Has Led to “Unimaginable” Curbs on Individual Liberty (VIDEO)

Of those who Biden will use to try to convince us of the need for draconian measures, Dr. Fauci is expected to lead the charge and is already out sharing his concerns about those who will resists their efforts to keep us locked down.

Via Breitbart

Dr. Anthony Fauci expressed concerns Thursday about an independent society trying to fight the coronavirus, arguing Americans should just listen to public health officials.

Fauci spoke in a forum about working with officials in the United Kingdom who faced a similar problem.

“[E]ach of our countries have that independent spirit, where we don’t want to be told what to do,” he said. “Well, I understand that, but now is the time to do what you’re told.”

Fauci spoke at the National Cathedral’s 2020 Ignatius Forum about facing a “second wave” of the virus in the Fall and the Winter.

“We’re not done, we still need to implement public health measures in a very intense way,” he said.

Fauci said he loved the federalist nature of the United States, but indicated it was problematic states had different approaches to fighting the virus.

“We had too much individual approaches towards how we were going to handle the outbreak, so our baseline never came down to the low level where we wanted it to be,” he said.

Fauci said there would continue to be a “core of people” who would never take a vaccine, but that it was important to combat misinformation to the larger public about the importance of vaccines.

He said it would be “problematic” if up to 50 percent of Americans refused to take the coronavirus vaccine which would allow the virus to spread. Fauci continued:

I think there has been an anti-authority component to this, we had ‘anti-vax’ people don’t like to be told to be vaccinated. Scientists are often perceived as authoritarian and sometimes in fact they’ve made that perception themselves by the way they act. I think we can improve on that.

So hold on American patriot, and prepare to take your stand again the increasing public pressure from those who get further indoctrinated through the coordinated news networks.

“The Great One” – Mark Levin Rips Dr. Fauci For PRAISING New York’s Disastrous CV-19 Response

“The Great One” – Mark Levin Rips Dr. Fauci For PRAISING New York’s Disastrous CV-19 Response

Of any of the US cities to use, as an example of how great a job they did fighting the “VIRUS’, New York City would NOT be one of them.

According to many, such as Gothamist, NYC  Mayor Bill De Blasio has a long record of missteps during their CV-19 response.

On January 24th, Mayor Bill de Blasio held his first briefing on the coronavirus crisis in New York City. At the time, there were no confirmed cases in New York City, and the focus was still on Wuhan (a week prior, it was announced that travelers from that area of China would be screened at area airports). At that first briefing, Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot said, “New Yorkers should know the risk to residents of the city is low.” It’s likely the virus was already spreading here at that time, we simply weren’t testing for it.

On March 11th, de Blasio went on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, joked about elbow bumps, and recommended that New Yorkers could go about their lives with only a few lifestyle changes.

On February 2nd, a week after that first press briefing on the virus, de Blasio said, “We understand some things about this disease… what is clear is the only way you get it is with substantial contact with someone who already has it. You don’t get it from a surface. You don’t get it from very temporary contact, based on what we know now.”

From NY Post

Mayor Bill de Blasio said some hospitalized patients who have tested positive for the coronavirus should still return to their nursing homes — even though they risk exposing other elderly residents to the deadly bug.

“If the better care in that individual case is the hospital, of course, that’s a go-to option, but there’s going to be a time when a nursing home could be the better care if it’s set up that way,” de Blasio insisted on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday.

MSNBC host Willie Geist had asked de Blasio if the order issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to allow patients with coronavirus to leave hospitals and go back into nursing homes was a mistake, given that the death toll at nursing homes surged to 4,813 earlier this week — nearly a quarter of all fatalities in the state.

Then after issues, a shelter is place order from NYC,

Well, believe it or not, the failed one, Dr. Anthony Fauci, recently praised NY for its handling of the “pandemic”. National talk show host, the Great One, Mark Levin, ripped Fauci’s appearance on PBS praising NY’S handling of the “VIRUS”.

Via The Blaze

Mark Levin ripped into White House health expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, who in a recent PBS interview praised New York as the model for fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

“We know that when you do it properly, you bring down those cases. We have done it. We have done it in New York,” Fauci said of New York, the former COVID-19 epicenter.

More than 400,000 New Yorkers have been infected with COVID-19 since the pandemic began and at least 32,463 people have died in the state.

Levin called Fauci’s statement “shocking,” adding that Fauci’s “gift of communication” gives him an odd sort of charisma and that the mainstream media has consistently over-hyped his proficiency.

“It’s clear, he’s extremely political. He’s been in government 50 years. He’s incompetent,” Levin said of Fauci.

“He’s been in this job for 37 years. He’s been in the federal government for 50 years … that means in 2009, when they didn’t have a handle on the swine flu, when they didn’t know what they were doing, when it was pure luck, he was the infectious disease guy then, too. Remember, he’s the infectious disease guy. He’s not ‘America’s doctor‘. He’s not America’s health expert for all purposes. He’s the infectious disease guy.”

Yes, Mark, the leftists, including Fauci, have completely mishandled this virus. Why this happened, leads us to several possible options:

  1. On accident, was a new type of virus
  2. Due to incompetence
  3. Was weaponized for political purposes

Of these three options, your choice would probably reveal your confidence in the morality of our government officials and might even confirm who you will be voting for on November 3rd, 2020.

Democrat Professor Blaming Trump Supporters and White America for CCP Virus Outbreak. Declares she has tenure and won’t be fired for comments.

Democrat Professor Blaming Trump Supporters and White America for CCP Virus Outbreak. Declares she has tenure and won’t be fired for comments.

A professor at a New Jersey university is blaming President Trump and his supporters for the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, claiming it’s their fault African-Americans have been dying at a disproportionate rate.

This is a prime example of the Professors that are teaching and leading our youth today. This ignorant rant blames the spread of the CCP Virus on President Trump and his supporters. I guess science isn’t good enough to explain how the spread of a virus works. And then she goes on to say that it’s their fault “African-Americans have been dying at a disproportionate rate.” This is what victimhood looks like. As a free American, every single person has the freedom to eat what they will and take care of themselves. The reason why blacks are dying ay disproportionate rates is that their diet causes diabetes, heart disease. You can choose to eat an apple or a bag of chips. No matter your income level, you can make a healthier decision. And blacks kill blacks at a higher rate than any other race kills blacks. And blacks are 13% of the American population yet have 36% of the abortions. These are choices made by people. Perhaps the professor needs to take a look in the mirror before blaming others for circumstances they may be bringing on themselves.

And the fact that she boasts that she won’t get fired for her hateful, racist comments is proof that these colleges are perpetuating the division and hateful rhetoric in this country. She should be a poster child for why kids should go into trade schools and get out of these brainwashing institutions.

By Dom Calicchio | Fox News

A professor at a New Jersey university doubled down Thursday, saying she’s tenured, after blaming President Trump and his supporters for the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, claiming it’s their fault African-Americans have been dying at a disproportionate rate.

“F— each and every Trump supporter. You absolutely did this. You are to blame,” were among the comments – several of them containing profanity – posted on Twitter this week by Brittney Cooper, an associate professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University.

“I said what I meant. And I curse cuz I’m grown,” she wrote in part in a series of tweets Thursday, adding, “I have tenure. Rutgers won’t be firing me for tweets.”

In another post, Cooper wrote that she and other African-Americans suspect that recent efforts to reopen the country following stay-at-home orders were “all about a gross necropolitical calculation that it is Black people who are dying disproportionately from COVID.”

“Not only do white conservatives not care about Black life,” she wrote, “but my most cynical negative read of the white supremacists among them is that they welcome this mass winnowing of Black folks in order to slow demographic shifts and shore up political power.”

Last week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said during an online interview that high coronavirus death rates among African-Americans were largely attributable to pre-existing health conditions that are common in the black community, such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes and asthma.

Brittney Cooper, associated professor of Women's, Gender and Africana studies, Rutgers University. (Getty Images)

Brittney Cooper, associated professor of Women’s, Gender and Africana studies, Rutgers University. (Getty Images)

“It’s really terrible, because it’s just one of the failings of our society, that African-Americans have a disproportionate prevalence in incidents of the very comorbid conditions that put you at a high risk,” Fauci told actor Will Smith, who conducted the interview.

In another post, Cooper claimed Trump supporters’ loyalty to the president impaired their judgment about the outbreak.

“They are literally willing to die from this clusterf—ed COVID response rather than admit absolutely anybody other than him [Trump] would have been a better president,” she wrote. “And when whiteness has a death wish, we are all in for a serious problem.”

 

Five days earlier, on April 23, Cooper wrote about “the depths of white depravity,” claiming whites refused “to be swayed by facts, reason or the value of life itself, especially when those lives are Black.

“It staggers me,” Cooper wrote.

Cooper has a history of criticizing President Trump. Last October she asserted the president’s policies were partly to blame for weight problems among African-American women. Last August, she claimed Trump was willing to “get us into war” to keep the economy strong to bolster his 2020 reelection hopes.

She is the author of “Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower,” which The Guardian ranked among its “Top 10 Books About Angry Women,” according to Amazon.

Read the entire article here: New Jersey professor responds to backlash after ‘F— each and every Trump supporter’ comment



What Americans should consider as Schumer calls for more hearings on Trump over CCP Virus packages

What Americans should consider as Schumer calls for more hearings on Trump over CCP Virus packages

Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) on Tuesday blasted the Trump administration for failing to properly implement the four coronavirus relief packages passed by Congress, saying he would

Schumer went on MSNBC and announced he is calling for an oversight committee to have hearings on why the Trump administration has failed miserably implementing almost all the things Congress has passed,”. 

As an American, there are a few things we should step back and look at when we hear Schumer calling for yet another hearing. First, if Schumer and other Democrats truly care about small businesses getting money then why have they included hospitals and art museums in that bill? Because you know that the hospitals will be given priority to small businesses. And while the GOP has remained in Washington putting these packages together, why are the Democrats constantly taking their time off and then coming back wanting to change things. They should be working with the GOP in a bi-partisan effort to get it done. 

Another thing we should consider is that these are unprecedented times. Even states like California have had a very difficult time rolling out the unemployment they promised everyone. When systems need to be created quickly in order to implement these massive relief plans we have to expect some imperfection. Our welfare system, VA hospitals, and other government institutions have been in place for decades and still have huge problems in implementation. 

We should ask what is Schumer and Pelosi’s angle and intentions. They have been popping up on these liberal media outlets spreading hate and divisive behavior. If they truly wanted to make these laws work for the American people they would put their hate for President Trump aside and work with the administration to help in the implementation.  But they don’t want him or America to be successful so they can leverage it in the elections this year. And the American people should take note of this. 

There have been some businesses that I feel should not have applied for or received small business loans. But I am sure that the SBA is looking at the parameters Congress set and is following those the best they can. Just like doctors are given certain parameters by the CDC to do testing for the CCP Virus and they are trying to floor them. No administration would be able to implement this with flawless implementation. Schumer and Pelosi need to take a breathe and work to get us through this, not work to divide us and display hateful rhetoric because they simply hate Trump. I think their egos need some serious checking. I think at this time we need the elected officials working together not holding another televised mockery of our government.

The Hill  |. BY ALEXANDER BOLTON – 

Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) on Tuesday blasted the Trump administration for failing to properly implement the four coronavirus relief packages passed by Congress, saying he would call on the Senate to begin oversight hearings next week.

“This administration has been an abject failure at implementing most of these laws,” Schumer said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday, asserting the administration doesn’t have the necessary qualified personnel and focus.

“All too often it seems the president’s ego is at stake,” he added.

Schumer announced that he and other Senate Democrats will send a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) demanding Senate oversight hearings for the first four coronavirus relief bills passed by Congress, including the $2.2 trillion CARES Act.

“What we should do now that we’re coming back next week is have hearings, oversight. Haul in Dr. Birx, Dr. Fauci, Azar, and say ‘Why isn’t testing working?’” he said, referring to Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci, two senior health advisers to President Trump, and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

Schumer said the administration’s plan for implementing more widespread testing “had almost no details as to how it’s going to work.”

“Why don’t we need a national regime to make sure that the manufacturing and supplies chains work?” he added.

The Democratic leader also called for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza to testify about reports that big businesses such as the Los Angeles Lakers, a basketball franchise with an estimated value of $4.4 billion, received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that were supposed to go to small businesses.

“Why after 30 days — we passed the first COVID bill 30 days [ago] — are computers breaking down? Where was the extra support? Where are the personnel?” he said.

“We could have oversight hearings, and I hope Leader McConnell will do that,” he said.

McConnell has informed colleagues they will reconvene in Washington the week of May 4 and said he plans to vote on nominations. 

Schumer made his comments shortly after Mnuchin acknowledged some problems with the implementation of the small-business lending program on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

Mnuchin said it was “outrageous” that the Lakers, one of the most valuable franchises in all of sports, received a $4.6 million small-business loan, which the organization has said it will return.

“I’m not a big fan of the fact that they took $4.6 million,” he said, adding he “would have never expected in a million years that the Los Angeles Lakers” would accept such a loan. He said he was glad the team returned the money and would have faced a “liability” had they not.

Mnuchin warned last week that big companies that receive forgivable loans that were intended for small business could be investigated if they did not have a real need for federal assistance.

He admitted during a Fox Business interview that it was “questionable” whether some larger companies that accepted loans truly qualified as small businesses in need.

Shake Shack, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Potbelly Sandwiches drew criticism earlier this month for accepting PPP small-business loans at a time when many smaller businesses were unable to obtain federally backed loans. All three companies have said they will return the loans. All three restaurant chains are publicly traded.

Schumer on Tuesday put the blame on the administration for improperly implementing the $670 billion small-business loan program and other components of coronavirus relief legislation.

“Call these people before the Congress,” Schumer said. “This will enable [senators] to ask tough question after tough question.”

“The executive branch has failed miserably implementing almost all the things Congress has passed,” he added. “I’ve never seen an administration so bad at enacting the laws that Congress has put together.”

Source: Schumer calls for hearings on Trump’s ‘abject failure at



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