Anne Nelson, the author of Shadow Network, about CNP’s influence and origins, claims that the group “began cultivating Simone Gold at least as of early 2020, as a medical spokesperson to support the premature reopening of the economy. Their purpose was to benefit the Trump campaign, and counter the advice of leading public health officials.” Gold garnered national attention in July when she organized a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to condemn pandemic lockdowns and rave about how “hydroxychloroquine works” as a treatment for COVID-19. From her now archived website: Simone Gold, MD, JD graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York. Currently she splits her professional time between working as a trauma/emergency physician and consulting as a C-Suite Physician. Her training and experience as an emergency physician proved to be the ideal background to understand, and communicate within, any medical subspecialty. Her legal training makes her unusually precise at discovering the optimum treatment and unusually effective at managing the many interpersonal communications needed to ensure each patient's ideal solution. Dr. Gold has had a life-long interest in health policy and worked in Washington D.C. for former Surgeon General Koop, as well as for Senator Jeffords. She worked as an Instructor in Health Law at Stanford Medical School as well as serving as a physician-attorney advisor for hospital-clients with Medicare and Medicaid appeals. She is a published author and editor of several magazine and newspaper articles and is the co-founder of IRFdefend, comprehensive appeals software for rehabilitation hospitals. Dr. Gold was a Congressional Fellow for the United States Senate Labor & Human Resources Committee and has received a number of prestigious awards including the United States Public Health Service Award. She holds a physician and surgeon license in California and New York and is a diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). In addition she is a member of the Bar in the states of New York and Illinois. She lives in California with her two sons. Dr. Simone Gold, 55, was among three Los Angeles residents who were arrested on Monday in connection with the Capitol insurrection. Gina Bisignano, the 52-year-old owner of Gina’s Eyelashes and Skincare, and 37-year-old John Strand are also facing charges. Gold admitted she went to the Jan. 6 2021 event with Strand, the communications director for America’s Frontline Doctors. Strand and Gold were pictured in a photo circulated by the FBI.