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Trump tears into '60 Minutes' after segment with whistleblower Bright

President Trump took aim at CBS News and its flagship news magazine program, "60 Minutes," on Sunday after the program interviewed whistleblower Rick Bright, former head of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.

Jake Tapper Destroys Hypocrite GOP Senator Over IG Firings

CNN's Jake Tapper took apart Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) for standing behind firing IGs while he blew a gasket about Barack Obama.

Trump officials deflect blame for US death toll, escalate reopening push

Two of President Donald Trump's top officials are now pointing the finger at the administration's own scientists and Americans' pre-existing health conditions to explain the country's world-leading Covid-19 death toll.

WH Trade Adviser Admits That Trump Made The Pandemic Worse

Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro admits that Trump made the pandemic worse than it needed to be by not getting testing up and running fast.

HHS Secretary Alex Azar suggests health problems in communities of color explain coronavirus death numbers

Sunday, Azar also spoke in optimistic terms about the country reopening.

Kansas governor to meet with Trump at White House

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) will meet with President Trump at the White House on Wednesday to discuss how to protect the U.S. food supply and agricultural sector amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Trump to tour Ford ventilator assembly plant in Michigan

President Trump will head to Michigan on Thursday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began to tour a Ford plant currently producing ventilators for hospitals.

HHS Chief Alex Azar: Defying Social Distancing Guidelines Part Of American ‘Freedom’

The secretary of health and human services wouldn’t say if he’s concerned by people gathering in large crowds without masks.

Navarro: China Deliberately Allowed Coronavirus to Spread Outside Its Borders

During an interview broadcast on Friday's edition of the Fox Business Network's "WSJ at Large," White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro stated that China | Clips During an interview broadcast on Friday's edition of the Fox Business Network's "WSJ at Large," White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro stated that China deliberately allowed the coronavirus to spread to the rest of the world and that the virus "could have been contained in Wuhan."

Fired State Department watchdog was investigating whether Pompeo made staffer run errands

The State Department inspector general fired by President Trump was reportedly looking into whether Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made his staffer run a variety of personal errands for him.

‘I am in their crosshairs’: John Brennan says he hasn’t been interviewed by John Durham — yet

Former CIA Director John Brennan said last week that he has no reservations about speaking with U.S. Attorney John Durham for his so-called investigation of the investigators.

Doug Schoen: Flynn case – Wrongdoing on both sides. Here's what judge should do now

Michael Flynn’s brief yet controversial roles in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and as national security adviser  were disasters from the start.  

Inspector General’s Firing Puts Pompeo’s Use of Taxpayer Funds Under Scrutiny

Accusations of improperly using government resources have trailed the secretary of state, but President Trump’s move to fire the State Department inspector general has handed Democrats a new weapon.

Analysis | Power Up: Democratic activists scramble to sign up new voters during coronavirus pandemic

'You don’t start the conversation with who do you vote for. Let’s help each other understand that you should not go to the family barbecue or have Easter dinner at grandmas,' said one.

White House tensions with CDC spill into public view as top Trump adviser criticizes agency response

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Sunday that the CDC’s early flawed coronavirus test kit “really let the country down.”

Analysis | Trump’s slow-motion Friday night massacre of inspectors general

The State Department's inspector general became the latest Friday night to get the ax. And there's a pattern forming.

US coronavirus death toll passes 90,000 but influential model lowers its prediction

A key coronavirus model has revised its death projection for the United States slightly downward, now forecasting that 143,360 people will die by August 4.

Jake Tapper to Alex Azar: This is nothing to celebrate - CNN Video

CNN's Jake Tapper presses Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar about the high death toll in the US from Covid-19.

US coronavirus update: Latest news on cases, deaths and reopenings - CNN

The US coronavirus outbreak has altered daily life in almost every way. Here's the latest updates on US Covid-19 cases, deaths, reopenings, the government response, unemployment and more.

Fired Inspector General Was Probing Pompeo Over Saudi Arms Deal, Mistreating Staffer: Reports

Steve Linick was reportedly investigating the secretary of state for multiple reasons, including his role in fast-tracking weapons shipments.

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