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ABC Reporting: Former HHS Official Was Told CDC Leaders Lied About China Virus Testing to Trump

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An exclusive report by Sinclair investigative reporter James Rosen contains an explosive revelation:

WASHINGTON (SBG) – As the coronavirus spread to all fifty states over the last two months, the Trump administration faced mounting criticism for the lack of reliable, widely accessible test kits. Now, a former senior federal health official nominated to his post by President Trump, alleges that the delays in testing occurred because leaders at the Centers for Disease Control “lied” to the president, and to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, about the center’s ability to produce the kits.

In making the allegation, Chris Meekins, a former assistant secretary of Health and Human Services for preparedness and response, cited private discussions he has held in recent weeks with top federal officials and physicians and scientists employed in private-sector industries that are active in the anti-coronavirus effort. Meekins described his contacts on the White House Coronavirus Task Force as “friends,” some of whom he has known for many years.

Meekins told Rosen:

“From my conversations with members of the task force, both inside and outside the administration the U.S. government, from Secretary Azar to the president relied on the Centers for Disease Control to produce a test; they failed….CDC said they would handle it….What we have found out is that these leaders at the CDC lied to both the HHS secretary and, by extension, the president. And as a result the nation got weeks behind.”

If memory serves, Director Fauci was noticeably absent from yesterday’s presser.  Keep your eye on this.

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