Grant Smith, Mr. Stone’s attorney, was among the followers who joined Mr. Sunday. Caputo talk. Mr. Caputo has 5,000 Facebook friends, and his video has been viewed more than 850 times. Now he has closed his account.
In particular, his tone was very threatening: he warned once again, without evidence, that “strike troops are being set up across the country” to take up armed opposition to Trump’s second term. “You understand that they will have to kill me, and unfortunately I think that is exactly what is happening,” he added. Caputo.
In a statement released on Monday, Mr. Caputo told The Times, “Since joining the administration, my family and I have been constantly threatened,” and harassed by people who were later prosecuted. “It’s very depressing for us, and we greatly appreciate President Trump’s friendship and support as we address these issues and protect our children.”
He demanded on Facebook that he endure the controversy, saying, “I’m not going anywhere.” And he boasted of the importance of his role, saying the president had personally appointed him for a $ 250 million public service advertising campaign to help the U.S. normalize.
The Department of Health and Human Services is trying to take advantage of this campaign to attract more minority volunteers to clinical trials of potential Covid-19 vaccines and to ask people who have recovered to donate their plasma to help other infected patients. Department officials complained that Congressional Democrats were obstructing the effort.
Although Mr. Caputo described CDC scientists poorly, he said the agency’s director, Dr. Robert R. Redfield was “one of my closest friends in Washington, DC,” adding, “He’s such a good man.” Mr. Caputo is partially credited for helping select the new interim Chief of Staff for Dr. Redfield.
Critics say Dr. Redfield has left the Atlanta-based agency open to so much political interference that career researchers are on the verge of resignation. The agency was previously seen as largely apolitical; its reports have been internationally respected for their relevance and expertise.