The newspaper Politico writes about this, citing sources.

According to the newspaper, Biden had a conversation with Austin on the evening of Saturday, January 6.

"The president has full confidence in Secretary Austin," the publication said.

On January 6, it became known that on January 1, Lloyd Austin was admitted to the hospital with complications after a recent medical procedure.

According to NBC News, the head of the Pentagon spent four days in intensive care.

Politico's sources noted that the US Department of Defense did not inform the White House about the hospitalization of the head of the department for three days.