The Sunday Subject — August 28, 2022

The Department of Justice has released the affidavit that authorized FBI agents to search Mar-a-Lago earlier this month.

The affidavit, written by an FBI special agent, stated there was “probable cause” to believe that former president Donald Trump had not returned classified documents, and that “evidence of obstruction” would be found at his home.

Ukraine has warned that Russian shelling has damaged Zaporizhia nuclear power plant infrastructure, risking a leak of radioactive substances.

Russia continues to deny the allegations, and has refused to approve revisions to the UN’s Non-Proliferation Treaty, which expresses “grave concern” about the Zaporizhia plant. 

Floods in Pakistan have affected 230 million people and killed almost 1,000 since heavy monsoon rains began in June.

Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister, appealed to the international community for help on Friday. Sindh, one of the four provinces of Pakistan, has endured nearly eight times its average August rainfall.

The International Monetary Fund has warned that the Fed’s tighter monetary policy will make it harder for poor countries to repay their debts.

A stronger dollar, deputy head Gita Gopinath warned, will likely result in more countries seeking debt relief. Gopinath stated that rich countries should improve programs that help poor countries with debt distress.