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Trump’s anonymous turncoat revealed. Plus Administration halts U.S. funding for WHO. Plus IQ Al Rassooli LIVE

By Paul Sperry
Real Clear Investigations

Ever since a “senior official in the Trump administration” penned an anonymous 2018 New York Times column attacking President Trump as unfit for office, Washington has been engrossed in a high-stakes whodunit. After an exhaustive investigation, the White House believes it’s cracked the case, identifying Trump’s turncoat as his former deputy national security adviser, Victoria Coates, according to people familiar with the internal probe.

Rather than fire Coates, the White House has quietly transferred her to the Department of Energy, where she awaits special assignment in Saudi Arabia — far from the president.

Elsewhere in the news, President Trump has suspended any U.S. funding of the World Health Organization pending an investigation into the role the corrupt body had in misleading the world with Chinese disinformation from the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in Hubei province in China.

The U.S. will suspend funding to the World Health Organization while it reviews the agency’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump announced Tuesday, saying the international health agency made mistakes that “caused so much death” as the coronavirus spread across the globe.

“Today I’m instructing my administration to halt funding of the World Health Organization while a review is conducted to assess the World Health Organization’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus,” Trump said at a White House press conference.