Persons familiar with the discussion also told the Daily Caller that “literally, all members of Congress will be sent a detailed brief about this suit in the near future.” The pause in briefing Congress was explained as necessary to avoid diverting their “laser focus” from passing the Phase 3 coronavirus stimulus package.

Of note, Berman Law Group is advised by Francis Biden, brother to former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden, while Lucas | Compton employs George Sorial, a longtime Trump ally. The team leading the suit believes it’s important to petition both political parties across the whole of government to champion the cause if it has any real chance of making China pay for coronavirus fallout.

“We believe that this is not a Democratic issue or a Republican issue. This is an American issue,” Berman’s chief strategist Jeremy Alters told the DCNF. “The best way to do this is with a bipartisan effort to hold China accountable.”

“We should be unified in our response and our strategy about how we manage and navigate the situation with the government of China,” Travis Lucas, managing partner of Lucas | Compton, added. “The government of China needs to be held accountable, not only to its people but also the rest of the world.”