1. In 2000, Michael Caputo, the assistant secretary of public affairs in the Department of Health and Human Services, was working for Gazprom, a Russian gas firm with strong ties to the Kremlin.
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2. His task: Improving the image of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the United States.
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3. Caputo was a witness in the Mueller investigation and has reportedly used his role in HHS to manipulate COVID-19 data for Trump’s political agenda.
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