Trump appointees sought to change reports "in a misguided effort to achieve herd immunity,” House investigators found.
The ad campaign reportedly touts the "new normal" even as the American COVID-19 death toll soars past 200,000.
Michael Caputo accused CDC scientists of "sedition" and urged his followers to "buy ammunition" in a wild Facebook video.
Michael Caputo is taking a leave of absence from his post as assistant secretary for public affairs in the federal health department after spewing conspiracy theories about COVID-19 in a Facebook live video.
Michael Caputo, who urged people to buy ammunition before the election, is stepping aside “to focus on his health and the well-being of his family."
Michael Caputo baselessly accused CDC scientists of having a “resistance unit” and plotting “how they’re going to attack Trump,” The New York Times reported.
Michael Caputo's efforts to change CDC reports to make Trump look good could be even more complicated.
Health Department public affairs and former Trump campaign official Michael Caputo called pressure on scientists a defense against the "deep state."
Recent reports have described a stifled relationship between Azar and President Trump. Now, Azar may be on the cutting block.
Michael Caputo tweeted conspiracy theories and claimed "millions of Chinese suck the blood out of rabid bats."