In an interview with CBS, Dr. Deborah Birx said she saw President Donald Trump presenting graphs about the coronavirus pandemic that she never made and claimed that someone either outside or inside the administration was creating a parallel set of data to show to Trump.
[NFA] Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator under President Donald Trump, told CBS's Face the Nation that Trump was given 'parallel data streams' from another source on the COVID-19 pandemic and that Trump presented graphs she never made. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
In one of his last acts as president, Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a directive allowing his staff to immediately begin lobbying, reversing his own 2017 executive order aimed at stopping his aides from using their influence for personal gain. Colette Luke has more.
Ahead of US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris oath taking ceremony, Former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton arrived at the US Capitol Hill. 43rd President of USA George W. Bush along with his wife arrived at the inauguration. Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama arrived at the US Capitol for Joe Biden's inauguration. US outgoing Vice President Mike Pence also arrived ahead of oath taking ceremony. Biden will be the 46th president of United States and Kamala Harris will be the first female and first black Vice President.
Zeke Miller, the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, says “things are different” at the White House now that Biden has taken charge. Masks have been mandated, Covid-19 testing has been expanded, and room capacity measures have been put in place. “All of those things make that workplace a little bit safer,” he says. Dr. Seema Yasmin and Karen Attiah also join the conversation.
Between 150 and 200 National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., to provide security for the inauguration have tested positive for the coronavirus, a U.S. official said on Friday. This report produced by Jonah Green.