Ex-NY GOP strategist Michael Caputo apologizes for Facebook tirade

3017875_web1_3017875-52a4ea797dc24a44a70c95d5250c65c1

Fox News Flash top headlines are here.

However, the HHS staffers noted that Caputo's fate has yet to be determined.

Politico reports that staffers in attendance revealed that Caputo admitted that his recent remarks that the CDC was acting as a "resistant unit" doing political harm to President Donald Trump did not serve the HHS communications office well.

In addition, Democrats on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis sent a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, seeking to interview Caputo and other top HHS officials "regarding efforts by the Trump Administration to block the publication of accurate scientific reports related to the coronavirus crisis".

By Monday afternoon, the personal Twitter account for Caputo, the assistant secretary for public affairs at the Health and Human Services Department, displayed a message saying "This account doesn't exist". "Yet HHS officials apparently viewed these scientific reports as opportunities for political manipulation". His Facebook page has since been made private.


The investigation centers on the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports, which researchers have referred to for the most current and reliable details on the coronavirus. Known as MMWR, the report has always been a sacred government information resource for doctors, scientists and researchers tracking outbreaks.

"Secretary Azar can not meet his basic responsibilities while allowing Michael A. Caputo, a yes-man for President Trump with no scientific expertise who publicly attacked CDC scientists and privately interfered with key CDC reports, to continue serving in such an influential role". The bulletins are normally free from political influence.

"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 also said. "That was a drill".

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.

According to Politico, Mr Caputo and Mr Alexander complained about a report that explained children can transmit the coronavirus and Mr Alexander asked the CDC to alter it or pull it down, saying the report could impact school reopening and hurt Mr Trump politically. According to the Times, Caputo also said: "I don't like being alone in Washington", and that there were "shadows on the ceiling in my apartment, there alone, shadows are so long".

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Trump Set to Visit California to Assess Damage Done By Deadly Wildfires
Every day, I hear a family displaced. "That's the hard part for little kids". "Eventually, they want to go outside". About 3 million acres (1.2 million hectares) of land have been burned in the state, according to Cal Fire.

Samsung brings sleeker 0.7μm-Pixel ISOCELL Image Sensors up to 108MP
Its first 0.7-micrometer-pixel sensor, which was the industry's first, debuted previous year with 43.7 megapixels of resolution. The new camera sensors-108MP ISOCELL HM2 , 64MP ISOCELL GW3 , 48MP ISOCELL GM5 , and 32MP ISOCELL JD1-use 0.7µm pixels.

Trump to preside over historic Arab-Israel recognition deals
Many Palestinians feel the new Israeli accords have left them abandoned by some Arab allies. The UAE deal was announced last month , with the Bahrain deal announced on Friday.

Air quality advisory for OR extended through Thursday
Air quality across many parts of Montana is now rated at levels ranging from "unhealthy for sensitive groups" to "hazardous". While the air quality is expected to improve, officials say it will remain hazardous for the next few days.

Sasha Banks Confirmed For The Mandalorian Season 2
The bounty hunter runs into a pair of X-Wing pilots and gets into a fight while attending an alien wrestling match. And returning from Season 1 alongside Pascal are Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and Giancarlo Esposito .

Other news