Democrats investigating Trump officials’ meddling with CDC coronavirus reports

U.S. House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee Chairman James E. Clyburn (D-SC).

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Democratic lawmakers launched an investigation Monday into reports that Trump administration appointees tried to interfere with coronavirus reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A House subcommittee on the pandemic is requesting interviews with officials from the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as a slew of documents, citing reports showing aides to President Donald Trump “sought to help him downplay the risks of the coronavirus crisis by attempting to alter, delay, and block critical scientific reports from CDC.” 

The probe, led by House Minority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., comes after Politico reported HHS communications aides pushing to review or change the CDC’s reports on Covid-19.

HHS spokesman Michael Caputo, who is named in the Democrats’ letter to Secretary Alex Azar and CDC Director Robert Redfield, did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.

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