DONALD Trump’s top security official has been fighting for his life with Covid-19 amid fears he was a White House superspreader.
Crede Bailey, who is in charge of issuing security credentials to the building and liaising with the Secret Service, was reportedly fell sick with coronavirus just before the September 26 Rose Garden "super spreader event".
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Bailey is in charge of security of events such as the White House Rose Garden event for Trump's Supreme Court pick Judge Amy Coney Barrett last week, which is blamed for the outbreak that saw the President rushed to hospital on Friday.
The White House has not commented on his illness, but Bloomberg has confirmed with four sources.
Bailey's illness means that at least 34 people in Trump's orbit are now known to have become infected since the event, according to a leaked FEMA tally.
The disease has ravaged the White House in just a matter of days and rocked campaigning for the election on November 3
Yesterday it emerged Trump's aide who carried America's so-called "nuclear football" is the latest person in the White House inner circle to fall ill.
Coast Guard aide Jayna McCarron, who has been pictured with Trump carrying the case with the nuclear codes, tested positive over the weekend.
It was also confirmed that the Marine Corps' second-highest-ranking officer has tested positive as well.
Gen. Gary L Thomas, the 58-year-old assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, had been in self-quarantine since Tuesday “out of an abundance of caution”, a statement from the service said.
The first of Trump’s inner circle to have a positive diagnosis confirmed, was his top aide Hope Hicks.,
Since then the President and First Lady, ex-adviser Kellyanne Conway and her daughter have tested positive.
Trump's speechwriter Stephen Miller, campaign manager Bill Stepien, debate adviser Chris Christie and press secretary Kayleigh McEnany have fallen ill.
Bailey, a career federal employee who has seldom appeared in the news, was swept up in a controversy last year.
This was over security clearances granted to Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Bailey privately testified to the House Oversight Committee that he did not face pressure from others at the White House to grant clearances, according to a report by The Hill.
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