Weekend Edition: Inform Your Opinion 11-17-19

Roger Stone, a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump was found guilty by a jury on all seven charges that he faced on Friday. The charges he was found guilty of include lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction. Stone faces up to 50 years in prison if sentenced to the maximum for each of the charges he was found guilty of. Roger Stoner is the 6th Trump aide or adviser to be convicted of charges brought as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

AP report by Ashraf Khalil & Michael Balsamo.


Kellyanne Conway and her husband George Conway are on opposite ends when it comes to politics. Kellyanne Conway is a counselor to the president for President Donald Trump and often goes on major news networks to speak positively of the president. Her husband on the other hand, George Conway is a major critic of the president and goes on major news networks to criticize the president. When Kellyanne Conway is confronted about recent comments by her husband accusing the President of using his powers of the Presidency to advance his personal interests; Kellyanne dismisses his comments as personal opinion and instead tries to say that it is shameful of the media to even ask her about the different view points her husband has.

Mediaite report by Charlie Nash.


Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle were paid $50,000 in student fees to speak at the University of Florida on October 10, 2019. The October speech was part of Trump Jr.’s tour for his book “Triggered,” yet it bore elements of a campaign-style rally, including effusive praise for President Trump. Two weeks later, the school newspaper, The Independent Florida Alligator, published emails between UF student body president Michael Murphy and Caroline Wren, a finance official for Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, in which they discussed the speech. However, student activity funds should not be used in support of, or against a political party. So Tuesday, November 12th, five student senators at the university filed impeachment resolution to impeach student president Michael Murphy.

CNN report by Eric Levenson.

Inform Your Opinion 11-07-19

House Democrats have considered drafting as many as three articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, as they prepare to take their Ukraine impeachment inquiry public next week. The three possible impeachment articles would be for abuse of power, obstruction of Congress and obstruction of justice.

ABC News report by Benjamin Siegel & Katherine Faulders.


Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, after saying in March that he wouldn’t run for president, is backtracking and preparing a potential run for a 2020 bid. Bloomberg is expected to file the necessary paperwork to get on the Democratic primary ballot in Alabama this week, however Bloomberg has yet to make a final decision on a run.

CNN report by Dan Merica, Kate Sullivan & Cristina Alesci.


Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to announce plans to run for his former Senate seat on Thursday according to the report by The Hill. A source familiar with Sessions’s plans said that the former Alabama senator “will come out forcefully in support of [President] Trump’s agenda while denouncing Democrats’ impeachment efforts. And steps have already begun to hire campaign staff.”

The Hill report by Juliegrace Brufke & Al Weaver.