Top HHS spokesman spreads conspiracy theories and fear in deleted Facebook Live post

Michael Caputo, assistant secretary for public affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, addressed followers in a live broadcast from his personal Facebook account Sunday. In the video, which has since been deleted from the platform, Caputo hints at conspiracies within the science community and on the part of Democrats to use negative information about the coronavirus pandemic as political leverage in the 2020 presidential election. Yahoo News has obtained a copy of the video, which has been edited for time and to include additional context.