The Trump administration made ‘deliberate efforts to undermine the nation’s coronavirus response for political purposes,’ report finds

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The Trump administration made ‘deliberate efforts to undermine the nation’s coronavirus response for political purposes,’ report finds
Bryan Metzger 4 hours ago

• A House committee released new evidence that Trump officials interfered with the US’s COVID response.

• Weakened CDC testing guidelines and blocked CDC briefings were among the committee’s findings.

• The report also said Trump “neglected the pandemic response” to “promote the Big Lie” of a stolen election.

A new report from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform — the main investigative body of the House of Representatives — found that the Trump administration undermined the country’s COVID-19 pandemic response for political purposes.

The report, first written about by CNN and conducted under the auspices of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, includes numerous findings that have already been released this year. But the report also includes new evidence of what the committee called “deliberate efforts to undermine the nation’s coronavirus response for political purposes.”

According to the report, the Trump administration also weakened COVID-19 testing guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) while blocking media briefings by the public health agency.


The report also found that Trump administration officials “neglected the pandemic response to focus on the 2020 presidential election and promote the Big Lie that the election results were fraudulent.”

The full report can be found here.

Article URL : https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-administration-deliberate-undermine-covid-response-political-purposes-oversight-committee-2021-12

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