News Wrap: Empty classified files found in Mar-a-Lago, deadly bombing in Afghanistan

Judy Woodruff:

In other news of the day: President Biden again accused former President Trump and his most extreme supporters of threatening democracy.

It was a follow-up to his speech last night on the same subject. Today, the president said he was not talking about all Trump supporters, but about those who advocate violence and reject the election results.

We will have details after the news summary.

The US Department of Justice now says FBI agents found empty files marked classified at the Trump estate in Florida. A detailed equipment inventory was released today. He said more than 100 documents were classified, but more than 40 folders labeled classified were empty, and others contained 10,000 unclassified government documents.

Trump’s former White House attorney, Pat Cipollone, testified today before a federal grand jury investigating Jan. 6. He arrived this morning and spent several hours with the panel before later leaving without comment. His assistant attorney also appeared. Both men have already spoken with a January 6 congressional committee.

In Ukraine, UN nuclear experts spent an entire day at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia plant after repeated bombings. They reported signs of damage to the plant, but did not identify blame. Instead, their manager said he plans to do a full report next week.


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