Biden says West was not involved in Wagner revolt
27 June 2023 | 8:13 pm
The U.S. was not involved in the Wagner Group's revolt in Russia, Biden says President Biden is emphasizing that the West had nothing to do with the power struggle between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the mercenary Wagner Group.
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Federal prosecutors are looking to indict President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, before the end of the month. The indictment could serve a blow to Biden's presidential campaign.
House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy says he is directing a House committee to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. The White House condemned the decision as "extreme politics."
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