My previous article, “CDC commits new vaccine-autism crime,” details the CDC’s refusal to allow its own researcher and chief whistleblower, William Thompson, to testify in a court case involving a boy who was severely damaged by vaccinations.
TND Guest Contributor: Jon Rappoport
It’s time to remember William Thompson—again. Here are excerpts from two articles I wrote before the stunning film Vaxxed (trailer) was released. Vaxxed is all about Thompson’s revelations and their implications.
(August 2015) …William Thompson, long-time CDC researcher, publicly admitted he hid evidence that indicted the MMR vaccine for its connection to autism.
It’s been a year since Thompson publicly accused his colleagues at the CDC of doing the same thing. Two of those colleagues, Frank DeStefano and Collen Boyle, are high-ranking CDC executives in the area of vaccine safety.
During this past year, mainstream reporters and defenders of the realm have taken two approaches: silence; and vague claims that Thompson’s statements are false.
Both of these approaches are slimy and disingenuous, because the man we want to hear from is Thompson himself. And we have not.
We want to hear from him in a public setting, in front of a hearing where he can speak at length, where he can fill in details, where he can air all his claims without censorship.
At the moment, the possibility of such a hearing is remote, because the US Congress is bought and sold.
Short of a hearing, we want Thompson to sit down with a reporter and speak on camera, extensively, and submit himself to questions.
He has said he will not do this. He and his lawyer, Rick Morgan, know there are a number of reporters who will do a proper interview, without edits. I could easily name a dozen reporters who would conduct an in-depth interview, live, online, for the whole world to see.
What if there never is a full-blooded open Congressional hearing? What then? Will Thompson maintain silence for the rest of his life?
More is at stake here than the danger of the MMR vaccine. The CDC has done hundreds of key studies on vaccine safety. They are all thrown into doubt by Thompson’s assertion— recently quoted by Congressman Bill Posey on the floor of the Congress—that Thompson and his colleagues brought a garbage can into a CDC office and threw out documents that would have shown the MMR connection to autism.
This speaks of a massive indifference to human life and safety.
Thompson should also know, and certainly does know, that Congressional hearings have a way of soft-pedaling accusations against government agencies. There is no guarantee that, in such a setting, he would be able to air his confession and his grievances in full.
Whereas, in an interview with independent investigators/reporters, he would have complete latitude. Time constraints would not apply. He would be asked for many, many details. The full story, from his point of view, would emerge.
It is my conclusion that Thompson entered into an arrangement with his bosses at the CDC. After his public confession of a year ago, it was too late to put the genie back in the bottle and cork it. But damage control could be undertaken.
Thompson could say (and he did) that he was willing (and only willing) to work with Congress to present the truth. His CDC bosses were confident they could, with the help of powerful friends in government and in the pharmaceutical industry, prevent Congressional investigation and exposure.
And if Thompson maintained silence otherwise, refusing to talk to reporters, he would be off the hook.
The CDC assured Thompson that he could continue to work for them and retire and receive his full pension.
That’s my conclusion. If I’m in error, let Thompson or his lawyer, Rick Morgan, correct me.
Beyond Thompson’s public confession, there are taped phone calls between him and Brian Hooker and Andrew Wakefield. In these fragments, Thompson expresses his outrage about the use of mercury in vaccines. He makes other damning statements about vaccines.
These statements should also be the springboard for an in-depth interview with Thompson, on camera.
Then there is the matter of a 2004 letter Thompson wrote to the head of the CDC, Julie Gerberding. He informed Gerberding that he had data about the MMR vaccine that was very sensitive and troubling. He was surely referring to the suppressed truth about the MMR-autism connection. Thompson was about to present these data at a major CDC vaccine conference
Apparently, Gerberding never answered the letter and instead stonewalled Thompson. His presentation was cancelled. But some five years later, when she left the CDC, Gerberding went to work for Merck as the president of their vaccine division…
And Merck does, in fact, manufacture the MMR vaccine.
What are the odds that this potential stick of dynamite would be permitted to explode during an open Congressional hearing, with Gerberding on the stand under oath?
The likelihood is on the level of the full moon turning into a cowboy on a horse in full view of the whole world.
So we have the silence of the Congress, the silence of the major media, and the silence of Thompson himself.
I have no doubt he fears for his life. On the other hand, can he maintain invisibility forever?
At stake is the severe neurological damage caused by the MMR and other vaccines.
The pretense of major media in all this is preposterous. After 30 years of working as a reporter, I know what makes a story. I know that a major researcher (which Thompson is) at a major government agency (the CDC), admitting to gross fraud in an area as charged as vaccines, is, without further ado or parsing, a blockbuster, a page-one headline. There is absolutely no doubt about it.
We aren’t talking about somebody coming in from the outside and claiming the CDC is cooking their research books. No, this is a house man, a valued member of the research club, blowing the whistle on himself and his highly placed colleagues, at considerable risk to himself.
This is already a huge story, without taking another step.
To achieve the stunning media silence, there was active repression and widespread collusion and pressure, and lies told and excuses made.
In retrospect, we can understand why a major push for mandatory vaccination has been launched. Thompson was cutting close to the bone with his revelations. Alternative news sites were bristling with stories exposing the dangers of vaccines. The powers-that-be decided it was time to double down.
It was time to overwhelm the noise and go all-out. It was time to pass new laws eliminating vaccine exemptions, and it was time to hurl waves of vicious accusations against truth tellers.
The Thompson case remains in limbo. Will he ever speak out and spill all the secrets? Will he emerge from the shadows?
This isn’t over. It’s far from over.
—here is my follow-up article about Thompson—
Bombshell: CDC destroyed vaccine documents, Congressman reveals; CDC whistleblower case is back (July 2015)
“…the [CDC] co-authors scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the [MMR vaccine-autism] study. The remaining four co-authors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room and reviewed and went through all the hard copy documents that we had thought we should discard and put them in a huge garbage can.” (William Thompson, CDC researcher)
On July 29, US Congressman Bill Posey made his last stand on the floor of the House. Granted five minutes to speak, he laid bare the lying of the CDC in a now-famous 2004 study that exonerated the MMR vaccine and claimed it had no connection to autism.
“No connection to autism” was the lie.
Congressman Posey read a statement from long-time CDC researcher William Thompson, one of the authors of the 2004 Pediatrics study designed to determine, once and for all, whether the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine could cause autism.
Thompson saw and participated in violating the protocol of the study. He helped his co-authors destroy documents that would have shown an MMR-autism link.
Of note: two of the CDC researchers on the infamous 2004 study, who according to Thompson, destroyed vital documents, are Coleen Boyle and Frank DeStephano. They are both high-ranking executives at the CDC in the area of vaccine safety.
This calls into question every single CDC study, under their tenure, that claims vaccines are safe.
CDC whistleblower Thompson’s statement, which Posey read on the House floor, includes this bombshell: “However, because I [Thompson] assumed it [destroying the documents] was illegal and would violate both FOIA and DOJ requests, I kept hard copies of all documents in my office and I retained all associated computer files. I believe we intentionally withheld controversial findings from the final draft of the Pediatrics paper.”
Thompson has the smoking-gun documents. So does Congressman Posey. I believe others do as well.
There are lawsuits to be filed. Eleven years have passed since the CDC committed its crime of concealing the MMR vaccine-autism connection. How many parents, never informed of the truth, have permitted their children to receive this vaccine? How many children have been struck down by the vaccine?
The lawsuits should be filed against the CDC and the individual authors of the 2004 study. Lawyers must depose every CDC employee who had knowledge of the crime.
And what about the fact that the MMR vaccine is one of the shots that has been mandated, by law, in California, in other states, and in Australia? Mandating neurological destruction of children is a crime that must be investigated and punished. If these states (and other countries) insist on keeping the MMR on their schedules, they are guilty parties.
Understand what we are dealing with here, in terms of public exposure: the author of a peer-reviewed and published study; the author who has worked for many years at the CDC; the author who participated in destruction of vital documents; the author has come forward and admitted his crime and the crime of his colleagues. This kind of confession never happens.
But it did happen.
And this story and what it means must not die, no matter how major media outlets try to spin it or ignore it.
Parents who are, in ignorance, allowing their children to receive the MMR vaccine, must be informed. They must know what is going on. They must know the danger to their children.
Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Germany, France, India, China, South Africa…wherever the MMR vaccine is given…parents must be made aware they’re gambling with their children’s lives.
Government officials anywhere in the world who make this continuing crime possible are liable.
So are manufacturers of the MMR.
—end of article—
My final comments for now: William Thompson retained the services of a well-known whistleblower attorney, Rick Morgan, in 2014. Because Thompson admitted to a crime then, and also accused several of his colleagues of the same crime (gross fraud), he was blowing a whistle. But notice that his lawyer hasn’t filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the government. Why not?
Usually, those suits are filed when an employee of a corporation receiving a federal contract observes cheating, lying, falsification in the work of his company, and alerts the government that its money is being wasted.
But here we have a government employee, Thompson, accusing his own government agency of a crime. A suit could be filed, but the chances of it moving forward are very slim, because the Dept. of Justice, without giving a reason, can simply decide to let the matter drop. Then it’s dead in the water.
Thompson knows this. So does Rick Morgan, his lawyer. The “whistleblowing” situation here is all about protecting Thompson from government retaliation, in the form of firing, possible penalties for violating non-disclosure agreements, and cancellation of his pension.
From available evidence, no lawsuit against the government is planned. Thompson has said he would work with Congress, if an investigation and hearing were launched. But that’s it. Other than that, he states he will remain silent. Presumably, he believes that Congress could give him protection from government retaliation.
More likely, as I’ve stated above, Thompson believes he will never have to break his silence again, because a Congressional investigation will never get off the ground.
Guilt-ridden in 2014, and realizing his confessional phone conversations with Brian Hooker and Andrew Wakefield had been taped, he stepped out into the light for a brief moment, and then retreated into the shadows.
That’s where he stays; a self-confessed felon, having accused his colleagues of the same felony, isolated, still working at CDC (now in the HIV/AIDS unit), miles away from anything having to do with vaccine safety.
Unless a federal judge in a case involving vaccine damage orders him to testify to what he knows, Thompson will make no public appearances. Even if a judge does issue that order, the CDC will do everything possible to deny Thompson a day in court. The ensuing inter-branch wrangle could go on for years.
This is why the film, Vaxxed, is so important. It does what Thompson would do, if he threw caution to the winds. The film lays out the case for intense corruption at the CDC vaccine section. In the process, it exposes sick government manipulations on behalf of the medical cartel that mark our time.# # # #
About Jon Rappoport:
Mr. Rappoport is the author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX. Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com