Biden doc ‘met with Parkinson’s disease expert’

A top Washington DC neurologist had a meeting with US President Joe Biden’s personal doctor at the White House earlier this year, The New York Post said in an exclusive report.

Dr Kevin Cannard, a Parkinson’s disease expert at Walter Reed Medical Center, met with Dr Kevin O’Connor and two others at the White House residence clinic on January 17, according to the visitor logs reviewed by The Post.

The 81-year-old president’s mental health has become the focus of intense scrutiny, with calls for him to abandon his reelection bid, in the wake of his debate debacle with former President Donald Trump.

Dr John Atwood, a cardiologist at Walter Reed, was also in the 5pm meeting, the visitor logs show, according The Post said.

The fourth person has not been identified in the logs from that day, when Biden was at the White House and hosted House and Senate leaders to press them for more Ukraine funding, according to his official schedule.

Cannard is an authority on Parkinson’s who has worked at Walter Reed for nearly 20 years.

Since 2012, he has served as the “neurology specialist supporting the White House Medical Unit,” according to his LinkedIn profile.

Since Biden’s health is O’Connor’s primary responsibility, it is highly probable the meeting was about the commander-in-chief, according to Rep Ronny Jackson, the doctor for both Presidents Obama and Trump.

O’Connor has been Biden’s official physician since he took office.

He gave Biden a clean bill of health at his annual physical in February that included a neurological exam which specifically ruled out Parkinson’s disease.

The White House said Biden had a post-debate “verbal check-in” with O’Connor.

Jackson — who has never treated Biden — claimed the president’s doctor, along with the First Family, are trying to “cover up” the diminishing cognitive health of the president.

On the campaign trail, Biden urged his supporters to stay unified during a series of stops in Pennsylvania, even as some leading congressional Democrats privately suggested it was time for him to abandon his reelection bid.

As Congress prepares to resume this week, House Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries convened top committee lawmakers to assess their views. Several Democratic committee leaders, including Jerry Nadler of New York, Jim Himes of Connecticut and Mark Takano of California, said privately that Biden should step aside, according to two people familiar with the meeting and granted anonymity to discuss it.

But other top Democrats, including members of the influential Congressional Black Caucus, argued that Biden remains the party’s choice.

Biden reiterated that he has no plans to leave the race.



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