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Michael Caputo

Republican political strategist and lobbyist

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Michael Caputo: Republican political strategist and lobbyist
Michael Raymon Caputo is an American political strategist and lobbyist. In April 2020, Caputo was appointed as assistant secretary of public affairs in the Department of Health and Human Services in the Trump administration. He worked for the Reagan Administration with Oliver North, and later as director of media services on the campaign for President George H. W. Bush in the 1992 United States presidential election. Caputo moved to Russia in 1994, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and was an adviser to Boris Yeltsin. He worked for Gazprom Media in 2000 where he worked on improving the image of Vladimir Putin in the U.S. He moved back to the U.S. and founded a public relations company, and then moved to Ukraine to work on a candidate's campaign for parliament.

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Trump Appointee On Leave After Facebook Livestream Rant Liked Sending Nastygrams To CDC [Video]

Trump Appointee On Leave After Facebook Livestream Rant Liked Sending Nastygrams To CDC

CNN reports Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Michael Caputo was fond of sending nasty emails to employees. A close ally of President Donald Trump, Caputo..

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HHS spokesman takes leave after Facebook rant [Video]

HHS spokesman takes leave after Facebook rant

[NFA] Michael Caputo, the top communications official at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will take a two-month-long leave of absence, the agency said on Wednesday, after a..

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HHS Spokesman Heads For Two-Month Leave After Bizarre Facebook Rant [Video]

HHS Spokesman Heads For Two-Month Leave After Bizarre Facebook Rant

The Department of Health and Human Services' top spokesman is taking a two-month leave of absence from his post. CNN reports the move comes a day after Michael Caputo apologized for the..

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Michael Caputo, the head of communications for the Department of Health and Human Services, spoke in a Facebook video about his mental state and floated the idea that government scientists are plotting..
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House Dems launch probe into political interference in CDC reports

Michael Caputo, the Department of Health and Human Services' spokesman, said efforts to review the reports aimed to combat "ulterior deep state motives in the bowels of CDC."
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Top Trump Health Aide Attacks Scientists and Warns of Armed Revolt

Michael Caputo, the assistant secretary of health for public affairs, told a Facebook audience that left-wing hit squads were being trained for insurrection, and he accused C.D.C. scientists of..
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New HHS spokesman Michael Caputo deleted racist tweets related to the coronavirus

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Loyal Trump Backer Is Now a Face of the Administration’s Virus Response

The loyalty of the longtime Trump adviser Michael Caputo helped him secure a post as the top public affairs official at the Health and Human Services Department during the pandemic.
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