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Democrats investigating Trump officials' alleged meddling with CDC coronavirus reports

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U.S. House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee Chairman James E. Clyburn (D-SC).

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Democratic lawmakers launched an investigation Monday into reports that Trump administration appointees tried to interfere with coronavirus reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A House subcommittee on the pandemic is requesting interviews with officials from the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as a slew of documents, related to reports showing aides to President Donald Trump “sought to help him downplay the risks of the coronavirus crisis by attempting to alter, delay, and block critical scientific reports from CDC.” 

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