Trump health appointee Michael Caputo takes 'leave of absence' following accusations of political meddling - 2020-09-16

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F182.png Trump health appointee Michael Caputo takes 'leave of absence' following accusations of political meddling September 16, 2020, Associated Press, CBC News

The Trump administration health official embroiled in a furor over political meddling with the coronavirus response is taking a leave of absence, the government announced Wednesday.

The Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement that Michael Caputo was taking the time "to focus on his health and the well-being of his family."

Caputo, the department's top spokesman, apologized on Tuesday to his staff for a Facebook video in which he reportedly said scientists battling the coronavirus are conspiring against U.S. President Donald Trump and warned of shooting if Trump were to lose the November election.

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{{cite news | title = Trump health appointee Michael Caputo takes 'leave of absence' following accusations of political meddling | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/caputo-trump-covid-meddling-1.5726519 | work = Associated Press | publisher = CBC News | date = September 16, 2020 | accessdate = September 21, 2020 }}