A document outlining a foreign government’s nuclear capabilities was recovered by the FBI during its search of Mar-a-Lago, The Washington Post reported yesterday.
The newspaper, citing unnamed sources, did not identify the government named in the document, which outlines the country’s military defenses.
The contents of more than 11,000 government documents and photographs that FBI agents recovered from Donald Trump’s estate in Florida last month have not been released, but previous Post reports said classified nuclear weapons documents were among the items the federal authorities were looking for.
Some of the documents seized were usually closely guarded, the newspaper reported, and had “a designated screening officer” to monitor their location.
What did we find in the documents? Among the documents recovered by the FBI were documents detailing top-secret US operations that require special clearances “on a need-to-know basis,” beyond a top-secret clearance, according to the Post. Some of the Biden administration’s top national security officials weren’t allowed to review some of the documents because they were so restricted, the Post said.
Why did a judge grant Trump’s request for a “special master”? Critics say the decision to stop examining documents seized at Mar-a-Lago until a special master is appointed is “unprecedented” and “crazy”.
California heatwave enters intense phase leading to power outages and wildfires
California’s power grid faces a major stress test on Tuesday as a record-breaking heat wave enters its most brutal phase. With temperatures in parts of the state expected to reach 115F (46C), officials are asking residents to prepare for possible power outages.
Controlled power outages could help maintain reliability and avoid cascading outages as residents across the state ramped up their air conditioners, the California grid operator said.
“We have now entered the most intense phase of this heat wave,” said Elliot Mainzer, chairman of ISO (California Independent System Operator), which runs the state’s power grid. “Demand forecast for Monday and Tuesday is at all-time highs and the potential for rotating outages has increased significantly.”
Mainzer said the state’s power supply could be more than 5,000 MW lower than its peak demand for yesterday, expected around 5:30 p.m. Demand could exceed 51,000 MW, surpassing the record of 50,270 MW set in 2006.
What’s going to happen? California’s ISO is expected to call for a high emergency alert, one step away from rotating blackouts. The loss of electricity and access to fans and air conditioning could be disastrous for vulnerable populations, as well as residents with disabilities using electrical medical devices.
Steve Bannon to be charged with new border wall fraud charges – sources
Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon is should be charged tomorrow on state fraud charges related to his role in a fundraising program to build a border wall, according to two sources familiar with the matter, years after he received a presidential pardon in the federal case.
The expected decision from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office was quietly communicated to Bannon in recent days, the sources said of the sealed indictment, and they said the state’s charges would likely reflect the federal case in which he was pardoned.
Bannon and three others were charged in that case by Manhattan federal prosecutors with falsely claiming they would not receive compensation as part of the We Build the Wall private fundraising effort to fund part of the construction of the wall at the US-Mexico border.
The architect of Trump’s 2016 campaign, and later White House adviser, was accused of taking more than $1 million in donations for the campaign, which was seeking funds for the completion of the border wall.
In other news…
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing global energy crisis came across as top foreign policy priorities for new UK Prime Minister Liz Trussas she and Joe Biden promised on their first phone call to strengthen their relationship amid Vladimir Putin’s foray.
Fear, confusion and desperation have reached new heights in western Canada as police expand the search for the remaining suspect in a series of stabbing attacks that left 11 dead. The search for Myles Sanderson, 30, entered its third daypolice scouring Regina for the suspect, who is believed to have been injured.
A US senator has dismissed an Israeli military report that claims a soldier accidentally killed Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh during a shootoutsaying it’s not supported by evidence. Chris Van Hollen reiterated his call for an independent US investigation into his death.
A lawsuit against Elon Musk attempts to end his $44 billion deal for Twitter are set to be delayed for weeks to allow him to investigate whistleblower claims about safety on the social media platform, the tycoon’s lawyer told a judge yesterday. “Isn’t justice asking for a few weeks to look into this? he said.
Elizabeth Holmes requested a new trial on Tuesday, saying in a court filing that a key prosecution witness regret nowted the role he played in his conviction for investor fraud and conspiracy related to Theranos, his startup failed blood tests.
Stat of the Day: Toxic Arsenic Levels Make Tap Water Unsafe for Thousands in New York City
Dangerous levels of arsenic have been found in a New York City Public Housing Authority (NYCHA) complex, leaving thousands of inhabitants without drinking water. Tap water in the complex, which contains 19 buildings and has more than 3,700 residents, was first tested by NYCHA in August after several complaints from residents. The crisis unfolds as residents of the predominantly black town of Jackson, Mississippi, have been without clean drinking water for more than a month, with residents using bottled water for daily needs such as drinking water. cooking and brushing teeth.
Don’t miss this: could you be ripped off in your 50s?
Could Nicole Kidman be real? That was the question posed by her photo shoot for Perfect magazine, in which the 55-year-old strikes a power victory pose, flexing her arms like a bodybuilder, her biceps taut, huge, intricately detailed. She looks like an anatomical drawing, and like she could pull a truck out of a swamp, writes Zoe Williams. On magazine covers, billboards, and TV screens, middle-aged celebrities flaunt their fat-free, perfectly toned muscles. Is it difficult for an average 50-year-old to measure up? And what will it do with the rest of your life?
Climate control: Dutch city becomes first in the world to ban public meat ads
A Dutch city will become the first in the world to ban meat advertisements in public spaces with the aim of reducing consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Haarlem, west of Amsterdam with a population of around 160,000, will enact the ban from 2024 after the meat was added to a list of products deemed to contribute to the climate crisis. Recent studies suggest that global food production is responsible for a third of all global warming emissions, with the use of animals for meat accounting for twice the pollution of plant-based food production.
Last Thing: Don’t Dribble, Honey: Did Harry Styles Really Spit on Chris Pine?
If you have TikTok or Twitter or any social media, chances are you’ve been subjected to the same clip all day. If it’s real, it’s one of the most bizarre clips to hit the internet. It’s footage that appears to show Harry Styles spitting on Chris Pine at the Don’t Worry Darling premiere in Venice – which sources have denied. The internet was already foaming at the mouth over the behind-the-scenes feuds over Olivia Wilde’s new movie. So what its stars began to open their mouths.
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