Head of White House security office is 'gravely ill with coronavirus and has been hospitalized since September' - raising suspicions that it was him who brought the virus to the center of government

 The head of the White House security office is seriously ill with COVID-19 and has been in hospital since September, according to reports.

Crede Bailey, who is in charge of issuing security credentials to the building and liaising with the Secret Service on the compound, fell ill before the September 26 Rose Garden 'super spreader event', Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

The White House has not disclosed Bailey's illness, which was confirmed to Bloomberg by four sources.

On Wednesday night it was confirmed that the Marine Corps' second-highest-ranking officer has tested positive.

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' after being notified he had recently been in contact with someone who later tested positive, a statement from the service said. 

If Bailey's diagnosis is confirmed, it means that at least 34 people in Donald Trump's orbit are now known to have become infected, according to a leaked FEMA tally.

Crede Bailey, left, the head of the White House security office, has been in hospital for weeks

Crede Bailey, left, the head of the White House security office, has been in hospital for weeks

The head of the White House security office has been fighting COVID for several weeks

The head of the White House security office has been fighting COVID for several weeks

Trump, pictured Wednesday, tested positive on Thursday and was taken to hospital Friday

Trump, pictured Wednesday, tested positive on Thursday and was taken to hospital Friday

Four sources told Bloomberg that Crede Bailey was one of the first in the recent COVID cluster

Four sources told Bloomberg that Crede Bailey was one of the first in the recent COVID cluster 

Hope Hicks, counselor to the president, was the first to have her positive diagnosis confirmed, again reported by Bloomberg rather than being announced by the White House.

Since then the president and first lady; Kellyanne Conway and her daughter; Trump's speechwriter Stephen Miller; campaign manager Bill Stepien; debate adviser Chris Christie; and press secretary Kayleigh McEnany have all tested positive.  


Bailey, a career federal employee who has seldom appeared in the news, was swept up in a controversy last year 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 didn't face pressure from others at the White House to grant clearances, according to a report by The Hill.

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White House employees were seen disinfecting the building on Monday

White House employees were seen disinfecting the building on Monday

Trump left the Walter Reed hospital on Monday after three nights of treatment for COVID

Trump left the Walter Reed hospital on Monday after three nights of treatment for COVID

Trump arrived back at the White House Monday evening and immediately removed his mask

Trump arrived back at the White House Monday evening and immediately removed his mask

Those infected include 1. President Donald Trump, 74; 2. First Lady Melania Trump, 50; 3. Fr. John Jenkins, 66. President of the University of Notre Dame; 4. Mike Lee, 49. Republican Utah Senator; 5. Thom Tillis, 60. Republican North Carolina Senator; 6. Kellyanne Conway, 53, Former White House Counselor to the President; 7. Chris Christie, 58. Former New Jersey Governor; 8. Kayleigh McEnany, 32. White House Press Secretary; 9. Chad Gilmartin. Assistant Press Secretary, 22; 10. Karoline Leavitt, 23. Assistant Press Secretary; 11. Pastor Greg Laurie, 67. Harvest Crusades televangelist

Those infected include 1. President Donald Trump, 74; 2. First Lady Melania Trump, 50; 3. Fr. John Jenkins, 66. President of the University of Notre Dame; 4. Mike Lee, 49. Republican Utah Senator; 5. Thom Tillis, 60. Republican North Carolina Senator; 6. Kellyanne Conway, 53, Former White House Counselor to the President; 7. Chris Christie, 58. Former New Jersey Governor; 8. Kayleigh McEnany, 32. White House Press Secretary; 9. Chad Gilmartin. Assistant Press Secretary, 22; 10. Karoline Leavitt, 23. Assistant Press Secretary; 11. Pastor Greg Laurie, 67. Harvest Crusades televangelist

Head of White House security office is 'gravely ill with coronavirus and has been hospitalized since September' - raising suspicions that it was him who brought the virus to the center of government Head of White House security office is 'gravely ill with coronavirus and has been hospitalized since September' - raising suspicions that it was him who brought the virus to the center of government Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 11:03 Rating: 5

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