10:02 PM ET, February 23, 2023
USAID administrator says so far there is no evidence of misuse of US aid
US Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power has assured that US aid is being used properly to support Ukraine in the war.
“So far, we have no evidence that US aid is being misused or misused, but, again, the key is not dependent on anyone’s goodwill or virtue,” he said. “It’s about checks and balances, the rule of law, the integrity of officials.”
The topic of Ukraine funding will be front and center later this year as spending fights and presidential politics heat up. Republicans now seek to rein in spending across the federal government, control the House and gain leverage in negotiations to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, while conservatives on the campaign trail contrast their priorities against Biden in the run-up to 2024. Election cycle.
CNN’s Lauren Fox and Melanie Sanona contributed reporting.