White House blocking entire coronavirus task force from testifying to Congress

White House blocking entire coronavirus task force from testifying to Congress

WASHINGTON — A White House memo to congressional committees says no member of the administration’s coronavirus task force can agree to testify on Capitol Hill unless the invitation is expressly approved by the president’s chief of staff. Democrats bristled at the rule as a crimp on their ability to gather detailed information about the nation’s … Read more White House blocking entire coronavirus task force from testifying to Congress

Trump gives up on virus fight to focus on economic recovery – and re-election

Trump gives up on virus fight to focus on economic recovery – and re-election

With Covid-19 deaths set to almost double this month, the president is putting the stock market before lives, critics say David Smith in Washington@smithinamerica Published onTue 5 May 2020 14.03 BST Donald Trump is effectively abandoning a public health strategy for the coronavirus pandemic and showing “clear willingness to trade lives for the Dow Jones”, critics … Read more Trump gives up on virus fight to focus on economic recovery – and re-election