Publisher moves up release of former CIA chief Hayden’s book
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Penguin Random House is moving up the release date of former CIA Director Michael Hayden's upcoming book, amid heightened interest in the investigation into Russian efforts to meddle in U.S. elections. 

Hayden's book, "The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies," is set for release on May 1, according to Politico

The book focuses on current threats to U.S. intelligence, including President TrumpDonald John TrumpMueller report findings could be a 'good day' for Trump, Dem senator says Trump officials heading to China for trade talks next week Showdown looms over Mueller report MORE's own attacks on intelligence agencies and his skepticism of their assessment that Russia sought to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. 

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Flatiron books similarly announced earlier this month that it would move up the release date of former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyIf Mueller's report lacks indictments, collusion is a delusion Conservatives wage assault on Mueller report Hillicon Valley: Mueller delivers report, ending investigation | FEMA exposed info of 2.3M disaster survivors | Facebook asks judge to toss DC privacy lawsuit | Trump picks his first CTO | FCC settles lawsuit over net neutrality records MORE's memoir to April 17.

The decision to move up the release date of Hayden's book came days after special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE, who is investigating Russia's role in the 2016 election, unsealed indictments against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for their role in a plot of sow chaos and deepen political divisions in the U.S. during the presidential race.

Top U.S. intelligence officials also warned this month that Russia is poised to similarly meddle in the 2018 midterm elections.

Hayden, a retired Air Force general, previously served as the Director of National Intelligence under former President George W. Bush and the director of the CIA under former President Obama.