Michael Caputo Wiki Michael Caputo Biography
Michael Raymon Caputo (born March 24, 1962)  is an American political strategist and lobbyist. In April 2020, Caputo was appointed undersecretary for public affairs in the Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services. He worked for the Reagan Administration with Oliver North and later as director of media services for President George H. W. Bush’s campaign in the 1992 United States presidential election.
Early life and education
Caputo was born in 1962  in Buffalo, New York, where he lived for most of his early years in the region known as Southtowns.   Caputo’s first public relations job was in Hawaii while he was with the United States Army, which he joined directly after finishing high school.  In 1983, after leaving the military, he enrolled at the University at Buffalo. 
Caputo was employed by Republican politicians like Congressman Jack Kemp. Caputo was advised by Roger J. Stone Jr. in political advice and became his personal driver.  He learned from Stone that political campaigns could become victories for candidates if the public found them entertaining.
Due to his time working on the Trump campaign and the fact that he previously worked for politicians in Russia, Caputo was contacted by the Standing Committee on Intelligence of the United States House of Representatives on May 9, 2017, as part of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US Presidential Election.    The House Intelligence Committee requested Caputo to come and be voluntarily interviewed and to submit to the committee the relevant documents related to his investigation .   
During a hearing on March 20, 2017, Rep. Jackie Speier questioned FBI Director James Comey about Caputo and cited the Gazprom job and the history in Ukraine.    Caputo worked with the House Intelligence Committee to respond to inquiries.   By posting on social media, Caputo denied having ties to Russia while on the Trump campaign.  Caputo told the House Intelligence Committee: “The only time the president and I talked about Russia was in 2013, when he just asked me in passing what it was like to live there in the context of a conversation over dinner.
While working in Russia in the 1990s, Caputo met and married a Russian student studying astrophysics; their marriage ended in divorce.   Caputo became a Catholic in 2000, later saying that this religious change helped him find peace.  While advising in Kiev, Ukraine, in 2007, Caputo met Maryna Ponomarenko, who became his second wife.   
In 2016, Caputo was residing in East Aurora, New York, with his wife and two children. 
On September 24, 2020, a spokesperson for Caputo’s family announced that he had been diagnosed with metastatic head and neck cancer that originated in his throat.