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Dara Khosrowshahi, the CEO of Uber, gave a bizarre defense of Saudi Arabia in an interview with Axios on HBO. During the conversation, Axios host Dan Primack asked about Khosrowshahi’s decision not to attend a Saudi-led summit after the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi national who wrote articles critical of the government. In 2018, Khashoggi was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by a 15-member team, who reportedly dismembered his body with a bone saw and carried it out of the consulate in suitcase

GQ

Yesterday, Representative Mac Thornberry appeared on ABC’s This Week to elucidate the Republican case against impeaching President Trump. To say that his appearance did not go well would understate the case considerably.

“It is inappropriate for a president to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival,” Thornberry conceded. Nonetheless, he argued for acquittal. Leaning hard into Republican objections to the impeachment process, Thornberry argued that the entire impeachment proceeding is null and void, however damning the evidence may be.

New York Magazine

When we first met Louis Gossett Jr.’s Will Reeves, he se  ESQYIREemed innocent enough, joking with Angela about whether or not she thought he could lift 200 pounds. But not even a half hour later, he was camped out under the hung police chief, Judd Crawford, trying to convince Angela that he was the one who murdered him.

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Vincent Bruno & Grandmother

Gang Land’s Jerry Capeci writes 

The single worst photo in the now-completed testimony at the trial of four alleged Luchese gangsters charged with the 2013 execution of former Purple Gang leader Michael Meldish had nothing to do with murder. It wasn’t a gruesome shot of the murdered Meldish still sitting behind the wheel of his car, after being hit, gangland-style, with a bullet in the back of the head.

Instead, it was a photo introduced last week during the testimony of the government’s last cooperating witness. It showed a Bronx drug dealer named Vincent Bruno surrounded by a dozen fat plastic bags stuffed with marijuana.

It shows Bruno grinning, proudly hoisting one of the bags for the photographer, with his arm around his partner in crime. And there she is, gripping her walker, her silver hair piled in a bun, frowning at the camera: Bruno’s 95-year-old grandmother.

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