Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 485 words, a 2-minute read.
⚡️"The White House signaled ... it did not intend to mount a defense of President Trump or otherwise participate in the House impeachment proceedings, in a sharply worded letter to Democrats." (N.Y. Times)
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Saudi Arabia's government is in damage control mode after one of its citizens killed three Americans today at a U.S. naval air station in Pensacola, Florida.
The big picture: The Saudis are U.S. allies, but it's been a troubled relationship. Americans will remember the number of Saudi nationals who were involved in planning and carrying out the 9/11 attacks.
Today's suspect has been identified as Second Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, who reportedly used a handgun, the N.Y. Times reports.
At least one House Republican wants this treated as terrorism.
And Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested the Saudis will owe compensation.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Poland's Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, walk by the main gate of the former Auschwitz concentration camp.
Al Pacino as Jimmy Hoffa (left) and Robert De Niro as Frank Sheeran in "The Irishman.” Image: Netflix via AP
Only 18% of Netflix viewers made it all the way through "The Irishman," the 3½-hour gangster epic, in one sitting, Bloomberg's Lucas Shaw writes:
“The Irishman,” which debuted last week, "was seen by 13.2 million U.S. viewers over its first five days," per Bloomberg: