The Morning Dispatch: The FBI Raids Trump’s Home
Happy Tuesday! Declan is finally back from vacation—just as the news breaks that the FBI raided former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence. Coincidence? We’re not at liberty to say.
Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
Former President Donald Trump said Monday Federal Bureau of Investigation agents had executed a search warrant at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, accessing a safe on the premises. Trump was not present at the time of the search, and the agency was reportedly investigating misconduct related to classified documents allies of the former president allegedly brought to the residence after he left office. The warrant associated with the search has not yet been made public.
The Pentagon announced a $1 billion military aid package for Ukraine on Monday that will include ammunition for HIMARS artillery, mortars, surface-to-air missile munitions, 1,000 Javelin anti-tank weapons, Claymore anti-personnel mines, and medical supplies, among other equipment. This will be the largest of 18 military aid packages the U.S. has sent Ukraine since August 2021. Colin Kahl, undersecretary of defense for policy, told reporters Monday the U.S. estimates between 70,000 and 80,000 Russian troops have been killed or wounded since fighting began.
A nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, has come under heavy fire in recent days, with Russian and Ukrainian officials blaming each other for the shelling of the facility that has been occupied by Russian forces for months. The plant is reportedly still operational and being run by Ukrainian technicians—no radiological release has been detected, none of the reactors themselves have been hit, and the reactors’ surrounding domes are designed to withstand terrorist attacks and natural disasters—but the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog warned continued shelling could lead to “catastrophic consequences.”