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National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien Tests Positive for COVID‑19

Kaitlan Collins, Kevin Liptak, and Betsy Klein, reporting for CNN:

A senior administration official told CNN that O’Brien has been working from home since last week. A source familiar said O’Brien was last in the office last Thursday, when he abruptly left the White House. The White House statement said there is “no risk of exposure to the President or the Vice President.”

The National Security Council chief was accompanied on the trip to Europe by Secret Service agents, staffers and multiple reporters. Multiple pictures released from the trip showed O’Brien neither practicing social distancing nor wearing a mask.

“Sir, a Mr. Charles Darwin is holding on line one…”

Monday, 27 July 2020