January 19, 2023 13:23 GMT
MNI POLITICAL RISK - US Daily Brief
- The US Treasury Department will begin extraordinary measures today to prevent a default as the federal government bumps up against its USD$31.4 trillion borrowing limit.
- US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with newly minted German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius today in Germany ahead of tomorrow’s meeting of the Ukraine Contact Group where defence representatives from around 50 countries will debate a paradigm shift in Ukraine aid.
- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with his Turkish counterpart, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, to discuss points of friction in the often problematic relationship between the US and its strategically important NATO ally.
- Poll of the Day: Nearly two-thirds of Americans are in favour of a Congressional investigation into the classified government documents found at private locations associated with President Biden.
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