Democrats to probe whether officials meddled with virus data

Former Donald Trump campaign official Michael Caputo joined by his attorney Dennis C. Vacco leaves after being interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee staff

Former Donald Trump campaign official Michael Caputo joined by his attorney Dennis C. Vacco leaves after being interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee staff

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[S] ince Michael Caputo, a former Trump campaign official with no medical or scientific background, was installed in April as the Health and Human Services department's new spokesperson, there have been substantial efforts to align the reports with Trump's statements, including the president's claims that fears about the outbreak are overstated, or stop the reports altogether.

On Monday Caputo deleted his personal Twitter account. In another post, Caputo referred to another user on the social media site as a feminine hygiene product and mocked that person by saying "you have four followers".

Responding to the Times' report on Caputo's remarks in a series of tweets, Murray urged Azar to demand Caputo's resignation because as HHS secretary, Azar has a "basic responsibility to ensure our public health experts are able to do their jobs" especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the video, he said without evidence that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was harboring a resistance unit determined to undermine President Donald Trump, according to the Times.

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Caputo and his team have attempted to add caveats to the CDC's findings, including an effort to retroactively change agency reports that they said wrongly inflated the risks of Covid-19 and should have made clear that Americans sickened by the virus may have been infected due to their own behavior, according to the individuals familiar with the situation and emails reviewed by POLITICO. His Facebook page has since been made private. Known as MMWR, the report has always been a sacred government information resource for doctors, scientists and researchers tracking outbreaks.

"With almost 200,000 Americans killed and hundreds more dying each day from the coronavirus pandemic, the public needs and deserves truthful scientific information so they can keep themselves and their families healthy", the Democrats wrote.

Caputo, who ran Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino's campaign for governor of NY in 2010, spoke in a live video on his Facebook page, according to the Times.

"You understand that they're going to have to kill me, and unfortunately, I think that's where this is going", he said in the video, according to the Times. Caputo also said. "That was a drill".

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