From the left; Former US Representative John Shadegg, President of Citizens United, David Bossie, Former Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWitt, US Representative from Arizona, Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz. Speaking, Republican Party Chairperson, Kelli Ward, and US Representative Paul Gosar, R-Ariz. Attend a Republican Party of Arizona press conference in Phoenix on Thursday, November 5, 2020.
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Bossie’s diagnosis leaked hours after news that Trump Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was positive about Covid-19 and days after White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was found to be positive about the virus.
The White House declined to comment when contacted by CNBC.
Two sources speaking to NBC News said Bossie tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday.
A source said, “Because he can’t be in the campaign headquarters or the Oval Office [due to his diagnosis] Dave is no longer part of the decision-making process. ”
David Bossie, President of Citizens United, speaks during the Skybridge Alternatives (SALT) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday, May 9, 2019.
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The other source said Bossie is probably home and feeling fine. But the same source said Bossie’s diagnosis is a problem because he is now “excluded” from the litigation he was supposed to be leading.
Bossie attended a Republican Party of Arizona press conference on the Trump campaign in Phoenix last Thursday.
At this event, Bossie, who was not wearing a mask, stood next to US representatives Paul Gosar and Debbie Lesko, chairman of the state party Kelli Ward, former Trump campaign representatives Jeff DeWit and Boris Epshteyn, former US MP John Shadegg.
Trump’s campaign is seeking multiple states to legally challenge the ballot papers in the campaign and to re-vote the ballots in a number of states.
Former Vice President Joe Biden was forecast to be the election winner on Saturday by NBC News and other major media outlets.
Trump, a Republican, refused to allow the election.
Bossie, who was Trump’s 2016 deputy campaign manager, has been blamed for campaign efforts by current campaign manager Bill Stepien and senior White House adviser, Jared Kushner, who is also Trump’s son-in-law.
Bossie is the head of the conservative advocacy group Citizens United.
– Additional reporting from Kevin Breuninger
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