A former deputy director of the CIA was prompted by the Biden campaign to frame the Hunter Biden laptop story as Russian disinformation in a letter signed by dozens of former senior intelligence officials ahead of the 2020 presidential election, according to testimony revealed by congressional lawmakers. Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell was among the 51 signatories of an open letter dismissing the explosive contents of a laptop purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden.
Reports say that Biden could announce his 2024 bid as early as next Tuesday. Meanwhile, conservative talk radio host Larry Elder announced his campaign, joining a crowded field of Republican candidates for president.
The Supreme Court is facing a self-imposed Friday night deadline to decide whether women’s access to the abortion pill mifepristone will stay unchanged or be restricted while a legal challenge to its Food and Drug Administration approval goes on.
A Russian strike aircraft dropped a bomb on one of its own cities. Three people were reportedly injured in the explosion, which left a 65-foot-wide crater in the street.