The prominent communications position puts Caputo in a pivotal role in coordinating the federal government's announcement of the coronavirus pandemic. CNN publishes its deleted tweets to give a complete picture of Caputo's views.
CNN has previously reported that Caputo in other tweets made racist and derogatory comments about Chinese, saying Democrats wanted coronavirus to kill millions of people and accused the media of deliberately panicking the pandemic to hurt Trump.
Caputo responded in an email to CNN, writing: "I stopped caring about what hand cranking, virtues signal the left side about me after their 59th death threat to my family. Have fun with this while fighting a deadly pandemic 24 / 7. "
The White House did not return a request for comment.
In 2019, Caputo repeatedly directed his irony at Page, the former FBI lawyer who exchanged anti-Trump text messages with FBI agent Peter Strzok while the couple, who were having an affair, worked with Hillary Clinton's e-probe and Russia investigation.
Caputo was interviewed by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller's prosecution and testified before the Congress under the Russia probe. He supposedly denied that there was cooperation between the Trump campaign and Russia. Caputo's ire against Page seemed to stem from his own involvement in the Russia probe.
"I never thought you were breaking the law, Lisa – sleeping around with married men is quite legal. Your political opinions are also not illegal, just unethical at work, like your cases. You were dragged into this for hate and love – your hatred for Trump and your love for, well, you know, "he wrote. The tweet included a GIF of a train going into a tunnel.
Page declined to comment on CNN on Caputo's tweets.
Chalupa told CNN: "Weak men are threatened by strong women."
Explicit attacks on politicians and government officials
Caputo's use of rough and vulgar language was not just reserved for women.
He also used it to attack politicians and government officials whom he viewed as insufficiently supportive of the Trump administration or who had a personal grudge.
Rosenstein told CNN in an email that he does not read comments on Twitter.
Caputo also insulted and criticized Mark Zaid, the lawyer who represented the whistleblower whose complaint against President Trump triggered the House of Representatives inquiry.
Zaid responded to Caputo's tweets in a comment on CNN.
"It's bad enough to learn in today's social media world how awful, petty and immature people can be at times," Zaid said. "But believing that these are the same people the Trump administration is hiring for senior level, public positions, it reinforces how much work will be needed in the future to restore the damage caused by democracy – even humanity – since 2017 . "