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Democrats to probe whether officials meddled with virus data

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Posted at 10:08 PM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 22:08:24-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House subcommittee examining President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic is launching an investigation into reports that political appointees have meddled with routine government scientific data to better align with Trump’s public statements.

The Democrat-led subcommittee says it is requesting transcribed interviews with seven officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services.

HHS communications aide Michael Caputo said falsely in a Facebook video on Sunday that the CDC has a “resistance unit” to undermine Trump, according to The New York Times.