Michael Caputo, conspiracist with Russia ties, is new HHS comms chief - 2020-04-16

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F88.png Michael Caputo, conspiracist with Russia ties, is new HHS comms chief April 16, 2020, Tom Porter, Business Insider

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has appointed Michael Caputo to be its new Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, a top communications position.

Caputo is a loyalist to President Donald Trump, who has worked on Republican campaigns since the 1980s, and for a Russian state-owned energy company in the 1990s as a public-relations consultant.

He is also a longtime associate of political strategist Roger Stone, who was found guilty late last year of lying to Congress and witness tampering in the Mueller investigation.

In recent years Caputo has spread conspiracy theories alleging that the investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, and Trump's 2019 Ukraine phone call, were plots by elites to damage Trump's presidency.

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{{cite news | first = Tom | last = Porter | title = Michael Caputo, conspiracist with Russia ties, is new HHS comms chief | url = https://www.businessinsider.com/michael-caputo-hhs-trump-loyalist-ukraine-roger-stone-2020-4 | work = Business Insider | date = April 16, 2020 | accessdate = September 14, 2020 }}