Trump ally who sought to change CDC Covid reports claims he was fighting 'deep state' - 2020-09-12

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F345.png Trump ally who sought to change CDC Covid reports claims he was fighting 'deep state' September 12, 2020, Martin Pengelly, The Guardian

A former Trump campaign official now spokesman for the US health department sought to change key reports on the coronavirus pandemic, in some cases "openly complaining" that they "would undermine the president's optimistic messages about the outbreak", according to internal emails seen by Politico.

The official, Michael Caputo, told the website he was attempting to stymie "ulterior deep state motives in the bowels" of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC.

The news comes after reports that a whistleblower at the Department of Homeland Security said he was told to stop making Donald Trump "look bad", via reports on Russian election interference.

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{{cite news | first = Martin | last = Pengelly | title = Trump ally who sought to change CDC Covid reports claims he was fighting 'deep state' | url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/12/donald-trump-michael-caputo-cdc-covid-reports-politico-deep-state | work = The Guardian | date = September 12, 2020 | accessdate = September 14, 2020 }}