Military Sees No Quick Exit From ‘New World’ of Coronavirus ; Mt. Kenya Is Now Visible From Nairobi ; and More Picks 4/15

VIDEO: Reporter Who Investigated Weinstein Says Biden’s Accuser Deserves to Be Heard (Chris)

From Rising: “Investigative reporter Rich McHugh shares exclusive information on Biden accuser Tara Reade’s criminal complaint filed with D.C. police last week.”

Intelligence Officials Weigh Possibility Coronavirus Escaped From a Chinese Lab (Chris)

The author writes, “Although the the U.S. intelligence community early on dismissed the notion that the coronavirus is a synthesized bioweapon, it is still weighing the possibility that the pandemic might have been touched off by an accident at a research facility rather than by an infection from a live-animal market, according to nine current and former intelligence and national security officials familiar with ongoing investigations.”

Military Sees No Quick Exit From ‘New World’ of Coronavirus (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “Defense Secretary Mark Esper has been consistent in saying it will take time to determine when to begin lifting restrictions on the military, and he has faced little public pressure — from military families or the White House — to rush things.”

Sen. Richard Burr Sold DC Townhouse to Donor at a Rich Price (Russ)

From ProPublica: “In a private transaction, Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina, sold the townhouse to lobbyists who had business before his committees.”

From Nairobi, a Rare, Clear Glimpse of Mt. Kenya Drives Disbelief on Social Media (Dana)

The author writes, “All of the COVID-19 social distancing measures have reduced pollution so much that suddenly, the second-highest mountain in Africa, with an altitude of 17,057 feet, is visible from Kenya’s capital city, about 85 miles away. Many Kenyans, seeing the photo on social media, immediately cried foul: Photoshopped, they claimed.”