Fake News: John Bolton “dissolved the office” at the White House in charge of pandemic preparedness
Former Trump National Security adviser John Bolton reports:
Maybe false and misleading reporting has become so commonplace, people no longer care...but I do.
Reporting that alleges the Trump Administration dissolved National Security Council offices related to our biosecurity is false.
Tim Morrison, the former senior director for counterproliferation and biodefense on the National Security Council, drafted a must read article for The Washington Post to set the record straight.
It's a must-read for all those who value truth over politics in a time of crisis.
By Tim Morrison
March 16, 2020
President Trump gets his share of criticism — some warranted, much not. But recently the president’s critics have chosen curious ground to question his response to the coronavirus outbreak since it began spreading from Wuhan, China, in December.
It has been alleged by multiple officials of the Obama administration, including in The Post, that the president and his then-national security adviser, John Bolton, “dissolved the office” at the White House in charge of pandemic preparedness. Because I led the very directorate assigned that mission, the counterproliferation and biodefense office, for a year and then handed it off to another official who still holds the post, I know the charge is specious.
But it has left the biodefense staff unaffected — perhaps a recognition of the importance of that mission to the president.
...We’re less safe because the American people have been recklessly scared into doubting the competence of their government to help keep them safe, secure and healthy.
Read the complete op-ed on WashingtonPost.com
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