Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.The government agency responsible for whistleblower complaints said it has determined there are “reasonable grounds” to believe the Trump administration’s decision to remove a former government scientist from his post was done in retaliation, his attorneys said Friday.Attorneys for Dr. Rick Bright said the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) notified them Thursday of its findings, and they requested he be reinstated as director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) for 45 days while it completes its investigation.”The OSC has made a threshold determination that HHS [Department of Health and Human Services] violated the Whistleblower Protection Act by removing Dr. Bright from his position because he made protected disclosures in the best interest of the American public,” Bright’s lawyers, Debra Katz and Lisa Banks, said in a joint statement.CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGEBright said he was removed from his position and transferred to a lesser role at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) last month in response to his position that he would not permit the widespread use of hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug that President Trump had once touted as being effective in treating patients with COVID-19.An analysis released last month found that


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