White House BLOCKS Dr. Tony Fauci from testifying before House committee

White House BLOCKS Dr. Tony Fauci from testifying to House committee calling it 'counter-productive' - despite coronavirus expert spending hours on sidelines of Donald 's press briefings An Appropriations subcommittee wanted to hear from Fauci  It sought him as a witness for hearing about the coronavirus response White House said 'it is counter-productive to have the very individuals involved in [coronavirus] efforts appearing at Congressional hearings Agency heads and military chiefs routinely testify about matters they are overseeing in Congress  Fauci has urged states and citizens to maintain strict social distancing His remarks have sometimes contradicted President 's statements like claim hydroxychloroquine is a 'game-changer'  Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com

Published: 23:32 BST, 1 May 2020 | Updated: 23:43 BST, 1 May 2020

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The White House has blocked Dr. Anthony Fauci from testifying before an oversight hearing by the House Appropriations Committee, calling it 'counter-productive.'

Word of the order broke Friday afternoon, on a week when Fauci appeared at one White House coronavirus task force briefing but has been absent at others. 

'The Appropriations Committee sought Dr. Anthony Fauci as a witness at next week's Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee hearing on COVID-19 response. We have been informed by an administration official that the White House has blocked Dr. Fauci from testifying,' House Appropriations panel spokesman Evan Hollander said in a statement.

BLOCKED: The White House is not allowing Dr. Anthony Fauci to testify before Congress next week

BLOCKED: The White House is not allowing Dr. Anthony Fauci to testify before Congress next week

He didn't identify the official who blocked Fauci from appearing. 

Although the House is out of session next week on the recommendation of the Capitol physician, its committees are seeking to resume oversight, including remotely.

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