CDC Director Told Staff To Delete Email From Trump Flack Seeking To Water Down Reports On COVID Deaths

Politico reports:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield instructed staff to delete an email from a Trump political appointee seeking control over the agency’s scientific reports on the pandemic, a senior CDC official told congressional investigators this week.

An Aug. 8 email was sent by Paul Alexander, who was then the scientific adviser to Health and Human Services spokesperson Michael Caputo, aiming to water down the CDC’s famed Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports to match President Donald Trump’s efforts to downplay the virus.

Read the full article. Redfield’s instruction violates federal law on the preservation of official documents.