New spokesman at HHS directed crude comments to women in previous tweets: report

New spokesman at HHS directed crude comments to women in previous tweets: report
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The new Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) spokesman, Michael Caputo, allegedly deleted crude comments toward several women before starting at HHS last month.

According to a Friday report from CNN's investigative unit K-File, Caputo called several women “dogface” among other epithets before he deleted nearly his entire Twitter history before April 12. The former Trump campaign aide started the new position at HHS on April 15.

Among the women he targeted was Alexandra Chalupa, a Democratic consultant, whom he called a “lying piece of garbage” and a "nutty hag."


Caputo also posted several tweets harassing Lisa Page, the former FBI attorney who exchanged anti-Trump text messages on a government cell phone with FBI agent Peter Strzok. The Justice Department released the texts in 2016. Page and Strzok were engaged in an affair while working on the Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonObama slams Trump in Miami: 'Florida Man wouldn't even do this stuff' Ballot initiatives in Colorado, Louisiana could restrict abortion access Trump mocks Joe Biden's drive-in rallies at North Carolina event MORE email probe and the investigation into Russia's election interference.

Caputo, who was questioned by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s prosecutors during the probe, called Page a "jezebel" and a "notorious homewrecker." 

The now-HHS spokesman also directed his ire at former Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinTrump turns his ire toward Cabinet members Ex-deputy attorney general says Justice Dept. 'will ignore' Trump's threats against political rivals The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump's erratic tweets upend stimulus talks; COVID-19 spreads in White House MORE during the House impeachment inquiry, calling him a "piece of shit," a "traitor," a "scumbag" and a "seditionist."

Caputo also called Mark Zaid, the attorney who represented the whistleblower whose complaint led to the president’s impeachment inquiry, a "very weird leftist person with zero testosterone" and a "eunuch."

HHS did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill. 

Caputo responded to the CNN article by saying that the outlet’s reporting on his threatening and offensive tweets have led to harassment directed toward him. 

"I stopped caring about what handwringing, virtue signaling leftists think of me after their 59th death threat against my family. Have fun with this while I'm fighting a deadly pandemic 24/7,” he told CNN.