Cramm for 10/11/19


Rudy Giuliani has some friends. 



Lately, all anyone’s been able to talk about is the impeachment inquiry into Prez Trump. The inquiry kicked off a couple weeks ago after it came out that Trump chatted with Ukraine’s prez - Volodymr Zelensky - in a July phone call...and asked him to pretty please investigate the Bidens for potential dirt. And right before the call, froze nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine. Since then, you’ve seen a lot of Rudy Giuliani - Prez Trump’s personal attorney. Scene, set. 



Meet Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. They’re businessmen who are buddies with Giuliani - and have helped him out a few times. Hint: both Parnas and Fruman are part of Prez Trump’s efforts to take a magnifying glass to the Bidens in Ukraine. You read that right. Fast forward to yesterday, and they were arrested at Dulles airport after apparently trying to flee the country. Then, shortly after, indicted on campaign finance charges. Hint: the two men were reportedly trying to sneak Russian money to Trump-supporting candidates in the US in an attempt to influence gov decisions. 



Prez Trump says he doesn’t know Parnas and Fruman - even though there are pics of them together on separate occasions. Hmmm. And in other impeachment news, House Dems are subpoenaing Energy Sec Rick Parry for docs related to Ukraine. 



It’s still unclear exactly how involved Giuliani was with Parnas and Fruman’s efforts. TBD on what this news means for the Trump team. 


POLITICS: Recently, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said ‘good news’ and announced that he - along with Ireland’s prime minister, Leo Varadkar - sees a “pathway to a deal” for Brexit. Quick refresher: ever since the UK began negotiations with the European Union on splitting up, Ireland’s been a sticking point. The why: Northern Ireland is all for Breixt - while the Republic of Ireland wants to stay in the EU...and out of Brexit. Now, it looks like the UK and Ireland are finally making headway - and could have a deal put together by the Brexit deadline. Three cheers. In other news, the winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize was just announced. Spoiler alert: it’s Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Because, Eritrea. 


MIDDLE EAST: Recently, an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea was struck by two missiles. The explosion reportedly damaged major tanks, causing oil to leak into the sea. So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. This comes after a similar attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities - an attack both the US and Saudi Arabia blamed on Iran. Meanwhile, Turkey’s military offensive against the Kurds is in its third day. And already, at least 23 Kurdish fighters have been killed - along with 11 civilians. Dozens have been wounded. This comes after the US pulled troops out of Syria - a move largely seen as giving the OK for Turkey to attack the Kurds. 


WORLD: Everyone has their mind on Laquan McDonald. Reminder: back in 2014, a Chicago police officer shot and killed McDonald - who was 17 at the time and is African American. Now, years later, it’s coming out that 16 police officers and supervisors worked to “cover up” the event and exaggerate the threat posed by McDonald. Includes making false statements and destroying notes from witness interviews. Stay tuned. In other news, recently, Iranian women were allowed to attend a soccer match for the first time in 40 years. And speaking of which, the NBA is shaking its head to any further media appearances during its trip to China.  


Flying electric car:” what Boeing and Porsche are teaming up to build. Where do we sign?


“Amazon employees are watching you” - Apparently Amazon workers are watching Cloud Cam home security camera footage to help improve AI. Comforting. 

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