tv CBS Evening News With Norah O Donnell CBS August 23, 2022 6:30pm-7:00pm PDT
captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: tonight, the new details about the special classified documents that donald trump held at mar-a-lago, as cbs news learns the former president allegedly kept some of the government's most closely-held secrets inside his florida home. the startling information about the more-than 700 pages of classified documents that sparked concern at the f.b.i. cbs' robert costa has the new reporting, and explains why some experts are worried. >> if that information got into the hand of our adversaries, it would cause exceptionally grave damage to the united states of america. >> o'donnell: disaster declaration in texas. the recovery begins after a once-in-a-thousand-year storm. cbs' omar villafranca is there. >> firefighters are here, and they're going to try to help him because the house at this point is not livable. >> o'donnell: plus, cbs'
kris van cleave on the summer travel nightmare, made worse by the storm. could the government force airlines to pay back fliers? and, how schools are working to keep kids safe as they return to the classroom. cbs' carter evans tonight shows the new normal. >> reporter: covid hasn't gone away, but it appears the fear of it has in schools. this is the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell, reporting from the nation's capital. >> o'donnell: good evening to our viewers in the west and thank you for joining us on this tuesday night. tonight, we're learning new information about the f.b.i. search at former president trump's mar-a-lago estate, giving us a glimpse into what kind of classified materials were allegedly kept at the 45th president's florida home. cbs news had previously reported that classified documents were found in boxes the national archives got back in january. but the trump team shared a letter from the archivist that has new details-- inside those 15 boxes were
documents marked as "classified, national security information," including the highest levels of classification and some known as "special access program materials." now, that means that trump took to florida some of the most highly-classified secrets in the government. we have a lot of news to get to tonight, and cbs' robert costa will start us off from palm beach, florida. good evening, robert. >> reporter: good evening, norah. stunning new details tonight from the national archives about highly-classified materials in former president trump's possession, now coming to light in an official document for the first time. a newly-revealed letter from the national archives to donald trump's legal team details the alarm inside the federal agency about trump's possession of highly-classified material. specifically, among the boxes trump took with him to his mar-a-lago estate were over 100 documents with classification markings comprising more than 700 pages, some up to top secret. >> top secret is the highest
classification level of the u.s. government. it's based on a judgment that, if our adversaries got their hands on that information, there would be exceptionally grave damage to the united states of america. >> reporter: so far, a u.s. official tells cbs news that the justice department has retrieved at least 150 classified documents from the boxes trump handed over to the national archives earlier this year. and the "new york times" reports that, since federal agents re-engaged with trump's legal team this summer, and then searched his home, that number has climbed to more than 300, containing documents from the c.i.a., the national security agency, and the f.b.i. trump, who is considering a 2024 presidential run, continues to attack the probe, and cast it as "politically motivated" in a motion earlier this week. the justice department has responded by saying it had probable cause for the search. >> the presidential election is more than two years away. this doesn't immunize him from a criminal investigatin into this mishandling and unauthorized retention of properly marked
classified documents. >> reporter: the political fallout remains uncertain-- many republicans rallying to trump's side, others far more muted about trump's legal fate. today, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said, "this is an unfolding episode. we are all watching." norah. >> o'donnell: interesting. robert costa for us, thank you. tonight, communities in texas are slowly beginning to recover, following the historic and deadly storms that caused massive flooding across much of the region.sed massive flo the storms have moved into the lower mississippi valley, with heavy rains hitting northern louisiana. we get more now from cbs' omar villafranca. >> reporter: tonight, the storm that flooded parts of texas has dropped as much as eight inches of rain across sections of the gulf coast states, with more to come. the weather channel's justin michaels was in monroe, louisiana, just east of shreveport, when the storm hit. >> the kind of flooding we're seeing here is in neighborhoods and on streets, and they did have some neighborhood and
street flooding just yesterday. with the amount of rain we're experiencing today, there is concern that could happen again. >> reporter: 48 hours ago, the record-breaking storm pounded parts of texas, dumping more than a foot of rain, sparking flash floods and hundreds of water rescues-- even a tornado. today, texans started to clean up the mess. just southeast of dallas, this is what the medina family woke up to yesterday-- several inches of water inside their home, several feet outside. today, we found jose luis medina surveying his waterlogged house. he said, when they went outside to get out, it was basically up to their necks. >> i think everybody here just needs water. >> reporter: this afternoon, first responders were still going door-to-door checking on residents. they rescued 65-year-old nolen williams yesterday. >> reporter: were you worried at any point?
>> o'donnell: we are praying for those people. that was omar villafranca, reporting from texas tonight. now, as the storms recede, travel nightmares continue. and now, the federal government is signaling that airlines will be held to a highr standard, and could be forced to pay back travelers for their troubles. here's cbs' kris van cleave. >> reporter: since sunday, more than 19,000 flights delayed, nearly 3,000 more canceled. severe weather, coupled with airline and air traffic control staffing issues, made paul thompson's flight from l.a. to new york a three-day trek. >> it's incredibly frustrating. i mean, you can't rely upon anything. >> reporter: cancellations in denver had airlines rolling out cots for stranded fliers. in new york, joby palathinkal, his wife and toddler, got stuck trying to get to tampa. >> delayed another hour. delayed another hour. and now, today, the same thing is happening again.
>> reporter: this summer, nearly a quarter of flights by u.s. airlines have been delayed, on average, by almost an hour. >> we are still seeing far, far too many delays and cancellations. >> reporter: do airlines need to be held to a higher standard? >> i think so. >> reporter: secretary of transportation pete buttigieg sent a letter to airlines last week, calling their performance "unacceptable." airlines say they've thinned their schedule and increased hiring, trying to keep pace. >> it doesn't take nearly as long to qualify somebody to get into a call center as it does the cockpit. we need to make sure that passengers have a clear understanding of their rights. >> reporter: and in seattle, a different kind of disruptiond ia on an alaska airlines flight to san diego, as the plane's engine cover ripped off during takeoff. diego as the plane's eng there were no injuries. secretary buttigieg has told the airlines, he believes if it's a long delay, they should provide a meal voucher to passengers, and if they strand people overnight, for any reason, they should pay for a hotel room. the department of transportation
is working on new regulations to require refunds for lengthy delays or major schedule changes. and as for paul, he did finally make it to new york-- but his bag arrived in atlanta. norah. >> o'donnell: oh, my goodness. well, something has to change.a. norah. >> o'donnell: oh, my goodness. well, some kris van cleave, thank you. tonight, two men face a possible sentence of life in prison, after being found guilty of planning to abduct the governor of michigan. the jury also found that adam fox and barry croft jr. were guilty of conspiring to obtain a bomb to blow up a bridge. prosecutors say they were antigovernment militia members planning to start a war. antigovernme the men had been set up by the f.b.i. tonight, u.s. officials are planning to announce a record $3 billion aid package to ukraine, as the war hits the six-month mark. the state department believes sh mark. russia is preparing new attacks, in response to a recent car bombing outside moscow. and, they're warning all u.s. citizens to leave ukraine. cbs' debora patta is in kyiv. >> reporter: moscow's political
elite turned out in force to pay their last respects to daria dugina, killed instantly when her car blew up on the outskirts of the capital. the explosion has punched a giant hole in vladimir putin's argument that his war is necessary to keep russia safe. dugina's father, alexsandr dugin, is a vocal supporter of that war. it's believed he was the intended target. while the motive remains unclear, exiled russian politician ilya ponomarev claims it's the work of an underground russian resistance group, who warned him a week ago, something big was going to happen. and, what is the ultimate goal? >> the ultimate goal is to overthrow putin and to stop the war and to build the government's social justice. >> reporter: he did not offer any evidence, but says this is just the beginning. >> the war will be ended not in ukraine. it will be ended in moscow.
>> reporter: the kremlin has blamed ukraine for the attack, a charge it strenuously denies. but it has raised the prospect of an escalation of the war, particularly as ukraine celebrates independence day on wednesday. president zelenskyy, however, stressed defiance, rather than fear, when he raised the national flag today. >> ( speaking ukrainian ) >> reporter: "the blue and yellow flag of ukraine will once again fly where it belongs," he said, "including crimea." kyiv remains on edge as the country braces for the possibility of renewed russian attacks this week. stricter curfews have been imposed in some regions, and people have been warned to stay vigilant. norah. >> o'donnell: debora patta, h thank you so much. well, we want to turn now to the primaries, with voters heading we want to turn now to the primaries, with voters heading to the polls in new york and florida, with several key races
that will have national implications come november. cbs' scott macfarlane has been following it all. >> reporter: in florida tonight, democrats chose a nominee to try to take down republican governor ron desantis, a potential 2024 white house candidate.ressn chlc nomination for governor. >> i'm going to beat ron desantis. i mean, that's why we're doing this. we're in it to win it. >> reporter: meanwhile, america's biggest city is poised to lose one of its biggest pita redrawn congressional map s forced two titans of the u.s. house to run against each other. house judiciary chair jerry nadler... >> the fact that we're going to lose a titan because there's unfortunately one committee chairmanship is very unfortunate for new york. >> reporter: ...fighting his 30- year colleague, house oversight chair carolyn maloney, for the nomination. >> the whole nation is watching this election. >> reporter: two hours north, all eyes are on a special election to fill a vacant house seat, with abortion rights taking center stage. >> my body, my choice! >> reporter: democrat pat ryan is trying to galvanize voters upset with the high court's june decision. >> we're going to defy the conventional wisdom and
expectations. i think people understand what's at stake. >> reporter: his republican opponent, marc molinaro, acknowledges national political forces are mobilizing here. do you see outside interests coming in here, trying to fire up the voting base? >> yeah, listen, without question, obviously, everyone has a degree of interest. >> reporter: which means tonight's results could be a harbinger of things to come, including of the potential impact of abortion rights on the november elections, which are now just 77 days away. norah. >> o'donnell: scott macfarlane, thank you. all right, a twitter whistleblower accuses the social media giant of hiding major security flaws. that story in 60 seconds. ry in c . you weren't made for uc or crohn's, but gut focused entyvio is. entyvio works at the site of the problem to block certain inflammation-causing cells from entering the gut.
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citing national security concerns, and there's questions about what it could mean for elon musk. here's cbs' nikole killion. >> reporter: tonight, explosive allegations from a twitter whistleblower. inside this 84-page complaint obtained by cbs news, peiter "mudge" zatco says there are "extreme, egregious deficiencies" inside twitter when it comes to "user privacy, digital, and physical security." zatko worked as twitter's head of security for two years before he was fired this past january. >> what he found inside this company was unlike anything he'd seen elsewhere. >> reporter: john tye is zatko's attorney. does he still believe that twitter users are still at risk? p>> absolutely. and that's why he, reluctantly, has decided to beome a whistleblower. the complaint details multiple respects at which the data, and individual users, are handled differently than twitter has said publicly. >> reporter: this latest blow
comes as the website is engaged in a war with elon musk, who pulled out of buying twitter over concerns about the number of spam bots on the site. >> there was no coordination. we've never communicated with elon musk or his team. >> reporter: twitter said zatko was fired for poor performance, and said the complaint was riddled with inaccuracies. nikole killion, cbs news, washington. >> o'donnell: still ahead, why two atlanta officers won't face charges in the shooting death of a 27-year-old black man. and, the mysterious illness killing dozens of dogs in michigan. dog michigan. hpv vaccination - a type of cancer prevention against certain hpv-related cancers, can start then too. for most, hpv clears on its own. but for others, it can cause certain cancers later in life. you're welcome! now, as the "dad cab",
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two years after rayshard brooks was shot and killed by atlanta police, the case against two officers has been dropped. a special prosecutor said the officers' actions were justified, after they found brooks sleeping in his car in a fast-food drive-through lane. there was a struggle after brooks allegedly took one of their tasers while fleeing. he was killed just weeks after the death of george floyd, igniting more nationwide protests. paul pelosi, the husband of house speaker nancy pelosi, pleaded guilty today to a d.u.i. charge in california. and, the state highway patrol released video of his arrest back in may. the 82-year-old businessman avoided more jail time, and will instead serve one day in a court work program. an interlock ignition device will be kept on his car. he's also been-- will be on
probation for three years. all right, tonight, a deadly and mysterious illness is worrying dog owners in michigan. the illness, similar to parvovirus, has killed more than 30 dogs, most of them under two years old. infected dogs have died within three days of showing symptoms. michigan animal control officials are advising dog owners to try to keep their pets vaccinated, and keep them at home for now. and, we'll be right back, with a veteran's unique way to rebuild his life. veteran's uniqd his life.
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kerendia can also cause low blood pressure and low sodium levels. so now that you know your abcs, remember, k is for kidneys, and if you need help slowing kidney damage, ask your doctor about kerendia. >> o'donnell: they say a man's home is his castle, but it can mean much more than that. here's cbs' roxana saberi with one british army veteran's story. >> reporter: mikey allen came to the mountains of wales, searching for solitude... so, this is it! >> yeah, this is the castle i've been building now for the last three years. >> reporter: ...but he foundtlee be purpose. after serving with the british army in afghanistan over a decade ago, allen suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. his marriage broke down, and one day, so did he. >> i just kept eating pain killers and eating them and eating them, with the hope not to wake up. >> reporter: but you woke up. >> i woke up the next day.
>> reporter: he was homeless, but a farming family let him live, and build, on their land. his castle became his salvation. >> building this has been a big coping mechanism for myself. >> in the meantime, i guess, it is creating something for other coping people. >> reporter: each week, local residents and other troubled veterans visit, inspired by the 42-year-old. his charity, endex, offers fitness sessions, skills training, and counseling with therapists like gareth noble. >> as bad as things are, there's always a future. the belief is important. >> reporter: allen hopes to finish the castle's third and final floor this fall. more space for more healing. roxana saberi, cbs news, in the sirhowy valley, wales. >> o'donnell: and that is tonight's "cbs evening news." i'm norah o'donnell here in our nation's capital. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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