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MNI POLITICAL RISK - Senate To Continue Work On NatSec Bill

  • The Senate yesterday cleared a procedural hurdle to continue debate on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) ‘clean’ national security supplemental - his Plan B for Ukraine funding.
  • Department of Justice Special Council, Robert Hur, yesterday released the findings of his year-long investigation into President Biden’s handling of classified documents. The 388-page report advised that “no criminal charges are warranted,” and drew a clear distinction between Biden's actions and those of former President Donald Trump’s which are subject to another DoJ investigation. However, Hur’s report also raised doubts about Biden’s memory and ability to recall facts and dates. For the White House: An unwanted focus on one of Biden's key political vulnerabilities.
  • President Biden will meet bilaterally today with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to discuss Ukraine and the Middle East.
  • The Supreme Court yesterday appeared sceptical of the constitutional legitimacy of an effort by a Colorado voter group, upheld by the Colorado Supreme Court, to bar former President Donald Trump from the state’s Republican primary ballot.
  • Trump continued his serene passage to the Republican presidential nomination yesterday by sweeping a full slate of delegates in Nevada and the US Virgin Islands.
  • Political pundits will get their first meaningful data on the temperature of several keys issues when voters in New York's third district go to the ballot box on February 13.
  • Poll of the Day: CEOs are more optimistic about the economy.
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