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Emails show how Trump, officials planned to downplay COVID dangers
2021-11-12

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The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis released new emails and documents that show the extent to which top White House officials, under former President Donald Trump, interfered in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's efforts to warn people about COVID-19, according to Politico.

The subcommittee has conducted interviews over the last several months about how Trump and his closest confidantes, including former White House adviser Scott Atlas and son-in-law Jared Kushner, tried to steer the course of the federal response, sidestepping the interagency process.

The emails and transcripts detail how, in the early days of 2020, Trump and his allies in the White House blocked media briefings and interviews with CDC officials, attempted to alter public safety guidance normally cleared by the agency and instructed agency officials to destroy evidence that might be construed as political interference. However, scientists at the CDC stepped in early to speak to U.S. residents directly in an attempt to warn the public about what was coming.

The full article is at www.politico.com/news/2021/11/12/trump-cdc-covid-521128 .


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