Inform Your Opinion 11-15-19

The first public impeachment hearing was held on Wednesday, November 13th with two witnesses, acting U.S Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, and State Department official George Kent. Both testified how they grew increasingly concerned over the summer about how Ukraine was being urged to launch political investigations President Donald Trump wanted in exchange for either a White House meeting or military aid.

Vox report by Andrew Prokop.


Following the first public impeachment hearing, Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a press conference on Thursday, November 14th saying that the testimony of acting U.S Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, and State Department official George Kent was “devastating,” and that it “corroborated evidence of bribery” that President Trump himself has admitted to.

Axios report by Zachary Basu.


Today, November 15th, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified in the impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump. She was “shocked and devastated” after learning that President Donald Trump had disparaged her in his July phone call with the Ukrainian President, while a tweet from the President attacking her during the impeachment inquiry hearing sparked a real-time response and new Democratic accusations of witness intimidation.

CNN Politics report by Jeremy Herb & Manu Raju.

Inform Your Opinion 11-13-19

Historic public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump start today, November 13th of 2019. Democrats will build a case to impeach the President, while Republicans will argue against impeachment.

The Democrats case to impeach include Trumps solicitation of election meddling from Ukraine, by starting an investigation into his campaign rival Joe Biden; in exchange for an invitation of President Zelensky to the White House and the release of military and security assistance to Ukraine among other charges.

The Republicans case against impeachment is that the inquiry was flawed, Donald Trump as President has vast foreign policy powers and was within his right to make such requests; and after all the military assistance was released to Ukraine.

CNN Politics report by Zachary Cohen, Clare Foran, Michael Warren & Zachary Wolf.


Last week it was reported that Michael Bloomberg was preparing a potential run for a 2020 bid. Earlier this week, Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is considering of joining the Democratic presidential primary. The late comers to the race are worried about the front runner, former Vice President Joe Biden not being able to secure the nomination and that Senator Elizabeth Warren or Senator Bernie Sanders could win the nomination. Bloomberg’s strategy is to go after Super Tuesday states by being able to use the vast amount of personal wealth he has to buy up advertising in those states. While Patrick could influence the results of the early states, and have significant support of the black voters if he was in the race.

Politico report by Marc Caputo & David Siders.


Usually by this time, the Democratic presidential primary field would narrow, but instead it looks like it may grow with Bloomberg and Patric considering a run for the nomination and they might not be alone.

Hilary Clinton said on BBC Radio 5 Live, “I will certainly tell you, I’m under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it.” When she was asked about running again. She did follow up her comment with, “I, as I say, never, never, never say never. But as of this moment, sitting here in this studio talking to you, that is absolutely not in my plans.”

Politico report by Abbey Marshall.