Senate blocks Trump’s national emergency declaration


QUARTERBACK AARON ROGERS QUARTERBACK AS HIGHEST-PAYING PLAYER. WE BEGIN WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP NATIONAL EMERGENCY, BLOCKED, THE SENATE PASSING RESOLUTION, PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EMERGENCY DECLARATION AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER, LEGISLATION HEADS TO OVAL OFFICE WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS EXPECTED TO VETO IT. THE PRESIDENT TWEETED THIS YESTERDAY, I LOOK FORWARD TO VETOING THE JUST PASSED DEMOCRAT INSPIRED RESOLUTION WHICH WOULD OPEN BORDERS WHILE INCREASING CRIMES, TRAFFICKING IN THE COUNTRY. THAT WAS MORE THAN EXPECTED, 12GOP SENATORS VOTED AGAINST THE PRESIDENT MAKING THE FINAL SENATE VOTE 59 TO 41. JOINING US NOW WEEKLY STANDARD DEPUTY EDITOR KELLY JANE, KELLY, GOOD TO SEE YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US HERE. WE WERE EXPECTING THIS RESOLUTION TO PASS THE SENATE, BUT ACTUALLY IT WAS MORE REPUBLICANS GOING AGAINST THE PRESIDENT THAN WE THOUGHT.>>YEAH, YOU’RE RIGHT, MARIA, THE LAST I HAD HEARD REALLY RIGHT BEFORE SHORTLY BEFORE THE VOTE WAS THAT 5 REPUBLICANS WERE GOING TO JOIN, BUT IT SEEMS THAT ONCE ENOUGH JOINED THAT THEY KNOW THE RESOLUTION IS GOING TO PASS, THAT OTHERS YOU KNOW, THERE’S NOTHING TO LOSE, NO ONE CAN BLAME THEM FOR BEING THE SINGLE VOTE THAT PUTS THE RESOLUTION OVER THE EDGE, I FIND THAT VERY INTERESTING, THIS IS, YOU KNOW, A VERY BIG ISSUE, BIG STARK ISSUE AND YOU THINK THE SENATOR WOULD KNOW WHETHER HE OR SHE WILL VOTE FOR SOMETHING, WOULDN’T DEPEND ON WHO ELSE IS GOING TO VOTE, THAT REALLY SHOWS THAT THIS IS PARTLY A BIG POLITICAL GAME, PEOPLE ARE LOOKING TO MAKE UP STATEMENT RATHER THAN THINK ABOUT WHAT THEY ACTUALLY BELIEVE AND VOTE THAT WAY. INTERESTING. MARIA: WILL IT SURVIVE THE VETO, THE PRESIDENT WILL VETO THIS BUT WILL THEY BE ABLE TO OVERRIDE THE VETO?>>I DON’T THINK SO, NO. I MEAN, MAYBE AT THIS POINT SOME PEOPLE SAW WHAT HAPPENED AND OTHER SENATORS MIGHT DECIDE TO JOIN IN BUT I DOUBT IT. I THINK THAT WE ARE GOING TO SEE THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED — IT’S INTERESTING, YOU’LL SEE — YOU SAW AFTERWARDS SOME PEOPLE THAT WERE SURPRISED DID NOT JOIN THE VOTE, BEN SASSE, NEVER BEEN BEEN AFRAID TO CRITICIZE THE PRESIDENT IN THE PAST, HE DID NOT JOIN DEMOCRATS WITH THIS, ISSUED A STATEMENT ABOUT IT. SO I THINK HIS MOMENT IF HE WE WANTED TO JOIN THIS PACK, I DO NOT EXPECT THE SENATORS TO BE ABLE TO OVERRIDE TRUMP’S VETO.>>MARIA, BASICALLY THE VETO DOESN’T GET OVERRIDDEN, FUNDS ARE APPROPRIATED, WALL CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON AND THAT’S BASICALLY — THAT’S BASICALLY IT, RIGHT, DOESN’T SEEM LIKE THIS IS A POLITICAL HOT POTATO THAT IT WAS MONTHS AGO?>>WELL, THAT’S GOOD QUESTION, I’M NOT SURE THAT IT STOPS HERE, KEEP IN MIND NOW THAT THE PRESIDENT RELEASES BUDGET PROPOSAL THIS WEEK, THAT’S NOT GOING TO BECOME LAW, THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET NEVER BECOMES LAW BUT THE PRESIDENT NOT ONLY ASKED FOR MONEY TO REPLACE SOME MONEY, HE’S TAKING FROM PENTAGON FUNDS TO PAY FOR THE WALL WITH THIS EMERGENCY DECLARATION BUT HE’S ACTUALLY ASKING FOR ADDITIONAL, I BELIEVE, IT’S AROUND 8 BILLION MORE FOR THE WALL. NOW, CLEARLY HE’S NOT GOING TO GET THAT BUT I THINK HE ACTUALLY WANTS TO PICK A POLITICAL FIGHT OVER THIS, HE KNOWS HE’S NOT GOING TO GET IT. MORE MONEY THAN HE’S ASKED FOR THIS LAST TIME BUT I THINK HE RELISHES THE FIGHT WITH DEMOCRATS AND I THINK HE WANTS THIS GOING INTO 2020. MARIA: THIS IS A POLITICAL CALCULATION BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT HAS TO APPEAR IN HIS REELECTION THAT HE DID EVERYTHING HE POSSIBLY COULD TO GET THE MONEY FOR THE WALL. THIS IS ALSO ABOUT 2020, WHAT ABOUT 2020 KELLY BECAUSE FORMER TEXAS CONGRESSMAN BETO O’ROURKE ANNOUNCED CANDIDACY, NEW REPORTS INDICATE THAT DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY BATTLE MIGHT BE HURT BECAUSE OF PAST INVOLVEMENT WITH THE GOP WHEN HE BEGAN POLITICAL CAREER IN TEXAS RELIED ON GROUP OF REPUBLICAN SUPPORTERS TO GIVE BOOST TO CAREER OPPOSING OBAMACARE, CALLING FOR RAISING THE SOCIAL SECURITY ELIGIBILITY AGE AND EVEN VOTED AGAINST NANCY PELOSI FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE ACCORDING TO WALL STREET JOURNAL.>>YEAH, I FIND ALL OF THIS VERY INTERESTING AND ONE PLACE THAT HE’S SORT OF DEMONSTRATED HOW HE’S DIFFERENT FROM ALL THE OTHER DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS, RUNNING THIS TERM, HE LOOKED — HE SOUNDS LIKE OBAMA, OBAMA DIDN’T HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE WHEN HE RAN FOR PRESIDENT AND SLOGAN WAS YES, WE CAN, WHEN YOU LOOK AT ANNOUNCEMENT YET AND TWEET THAT SUMMED UP HIS MOTTO, IT WAS THE COUNTRY IS FACING GREAT PARREL, I CAN’T FIX IT ALONE, I NEED YOUR HELP, PLEASE JOIN ME, THAT WAS ACTUALLY IN CONTRAST TO PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO RAN A LOT DURING THE CAMPAIGN SAYING WE HAVE BIG PROBLEMS, ONLY I CAN FIX THEM, BETO O’ROURKE IS WE NEED TO DO THIS, AND BECAUSE OF THAT — MARIA: THE OTHER SIDE KEEPS SAYING WE HAVE BIG PROBLEMS THAT’S A CRISIS, I’M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT CRISIS. DAGEN: EXACTLY. MARIA: WHAT’S THE CRISIS? DAGEN: EXACTLY THAT’S NOT THE TONE THAT YOU GOT FROM BETO O’ROURKE IN HIS ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE’S REALLY TRYING TO WALK THE SAME PATH THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA DID WHEN HE WAS RUNNING FOR THE NOMINATION, WHAT’S REALLY INTERESTING IS ARE THE DEMOCRATS GOING TO VOTE FOR THEIR NOMINEE BASED ON VERY LEFT-WING POLICY IDEAS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IDENTITY POLITIC ISSUES OR ARE THEY GOING TO VOTE FOR THE PERSON THAT CAN BEAT PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THERE’S A LOT OF POLLING THAT’S BEEN OUT THERE, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL FOUND IN MOST RECENT POLL THAT THEY DEMOCRATS WERE VOTING BASED ON ISSUES AND NOT AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP, BUT IF THEY ARE VOTING FOR SOMEBODY WHO THEY THINK COULD GIVE PRESIDENT TRUMP A RUN FOR HIS MONEY IN TERMS OF AUTHENTICITY AND SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE AND FUNDRAISING WITH $80 MILLION THAT HE BROUGHT IN TO TAKE ON TED CRUZ — MARIA: NO POLICY THAT I SEE FROM BETO. SIT JUST ABOUT RESIST? DAGEN: POLICY PROPOSAL THE ONLY THING THAT WE HAVE HEARD IS TEARING DOWN THE WALL ON THE BORDER AND JOHN WAS LOOKING AT WEBSITE NO POLICY PROPOSALS, BUT HE DOESN’T REALLY NEED TO GET AHEAD OF CANDIDATES ON THIS, I THINK IT’S GOING TO HURT THE LIKES OF ELIZABETH WARREN WHO IS ADVOCATING A WEALTH TAX IN THE COUNTRY WHICH IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL WHICH IS COMPLETELY –>>BETO COULD GO THERE. AS OF RIGHT NOW, IT’S SKATE BOARDING, NO POLICY WHATSOEVER, IT’S DOING SELFIES WHILE YOU’RE AT THE DENTIST’S OFFICE, I USE A LOT OF SOCIAL MEDIA, I’M 42, HE’S 46 YEAR’S OLD, PEOPLE WILL FIND SKATE BOARDING EXCITING OR FIND IT EMBARRASSING FOR AN ADULT MAN TO BE SKATE BOARDING TO CAMPAIGN RALLY. DAGEN: IF YOU REALLY WANT TO FIT IN THE GENERATION, YOU TO HAVE SOME SORT OF WEIRD HAIRDO.>>ROCK BAND, SKATE BOARD. HE’S LIKE MY 8-YEAR-OLD SON. [LAUGHTER] DAGEN: WENT TO ALL BOYS ELITIST SCHOOL IN VIRGINIA BY THE WAY. MARIA: RESEMBLANCE ON THE COVER, SIMILAR TO PRESIDENT REAGAN’S TIME MAGAZINE MAN OF THE YEAR THAT WAS IN 1981. I GUESS THIS IS INTENTIONAL, WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>I THINK IT IS, I THINK THEY ARE TRYING TO GIVE HIM — AS SOME OF YOUR OTHER GUESTS POINTED OUT HE MIGHT HAVE. HIS CONNECTION TO PEOPLE ARE PERSONAL. PEOPLE ARE RIGHT, HE’S NOT MADE VERY POLICY PRONOUNCEMENTS, IN SOME WAYS HE HASN’T ANGERED A LOT OF PEOPLE YET. SOME WILL BE ANGERED, WILLINGNESS TO WORK WITH REPUBLICANS, DEMOCRATS MAYBE DON’T LIKE THAT, MAYBE A LOT OF AMERICANS ARE GOING TO LIKE IT. BETO GOT IN TROUBLE, HE ACTUALLY REFUSED TO ENDORSE DEMOCRAT IN TEXAS WHO IS RUNNING AGAINST HIS FRIEND REPUBLICAN WILL HURD, THIS WAS THE GUY WHO DOESN’T SEE THINGS NECESSARILY ALWAYS THROUGH A PARTY LENS BUT A MORE PERSONAL LENS AND, YOU KNOW, I THINK THE DEMOCRATIC BASE IS NOT GOING TO LIKE IT BUT AMERICANS WHO ARE SICK OF ALL THIS POLARIZATION AND DEMOCRATS REFUSING TO WORK WITH REPUBLICANS BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO GIVE PRESIDENT TRUMP A SINGLE WIN, THEY MIGHT FIND IT REFRESHING. MARIA: WE WILL SEE IF HE DOES IN FACT, WANT TO WORK WITH REPUBLICANS. THE ONE POLICY THAT WE HAVE FOUND AS DAGEN NOTED, HE WANTS TO TEAR DOWN WALLS.>>THAT’S THE HUGE — THAT’S HUGE PROBLEM, THAT IS WHERE LEAST WITH THE OTHER DEMOCRATS. SUDDENLY DEMOCRATS THINK THAT WE SHOULDN’T HAVE BORDERS IN THIS COUNTRY, IT’S CERTAINLY A NEW THING FOR ME AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THE PEOPLE WHO WOULD COME HERE IF WE DIDN’T HAVE WALLS, THEY’VE NEVER WORD ABOUT HOW THE

Tesla unveils new Model Y SUV


DON’T MISS A MOMENT OF IT. A LOT COMING UP THIS MORNING. WE WANT TO KICK IT OFF HERE, TESLA BIG BET, ELON MUSK UNVEILED MODEL Y, SUV HE’S HOPING WILL ENTER PRODUCTION NEXT YEAR.>>ALL RIGHT. THE MODEL Y. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>HAS THE FUNCTIONALITY OF SUV BUT WILL RIDE LIKE THE SPORTS CAR, THE THING WILL BE TIGHT IN CORNERS AND WE EXPECT WILL BE THE SAFEST MID-SIZE SUV IN THE WORLD BY FAR. MARIA: NEW VEHICLE HAS A STARTING PRICE OF $39,000, MUSK SAYS IT WOULD HAVE THE RANGE OF UP TO 300 MILES PER CHARGE, JOINING THE CONVERSATION THIS MORNING KEVIN KELLY, ALONG WITH FOUNDER OF CHEDDAR, JOHN STEINBERG.>>HE GOT 500,000 PREORDERS, A THOUSAND DOLLARS, HALF A BILLION, WHO KNOWS WHEN HE WILL SHIP THIS CAR AND WHAT PRICE IT’S GOING TO BE.>>THE IMPORTANT THING FOR HIM HE HAS TO ROUND OUT PRODUCT BECAUSE HE HAS COMPETITION AND THAT’S THE BIGGEST THREAT COMING TO TESLA. THEY HAVE TO HAVE EVERY OPTION AVAILABLE AND THINK ABOUT WHAT AMERICANS WANT. THEY WANT CROSSOVERS, THEY WANT SUV’S, HE’S GIVING A CAR FOR THE DEMAND THAT’S OUT THERE.>>RUNNING OUT OF MONEY AND NICE WAY TO GET A FEW HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS BUT DEPOSITS $25 MILLION VERSUS MODEL S. KEVIN: CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL LEFT, ISSUE IS THEY NEED TO KEEP COMING OUT WITH IDEAS LIKE THIS. MARIA: WHAT ABOUT THAT? BURN IN TERMS OF CASH.>>HE SHOULDN’T BE RUNNING THE COMPANY, HE’S A GENIUS, HE’S THE THOMAS EDISON OF OUR TIME BUT NO NO WAY EQUIP TODAY RUN A COMPANY. KEVIN: WASN’T TOMAS EDISON AND NICKLAUS ADVERSARIES? DAGEN: PLEASE. [LAUGHTER] DAGEN: YOU SAID SEC IS — [LAUGHTER] MARIA: HE’S POKING THEM.>>I DIDN’T MEAN IT LITERALLY. KEVIN: THE NICE PART ABOUT TESLA IS THEY ARE GREAT CARS.>>I LOVE MINE. I HAVE THE MODEL S, I WILL PREORDER SO I’M GOING TO HELP WITH THAT. KEVIN: GEORGIA BACK TO IT, THEY HAVE GREAT CARS BUT HAVING HIM THERE IS DISTRACTION, HE SHOULD BE CHAIRMAN OR THE COO OR CHIEF VISIONARY OFFICER OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. MARIA: YOU MENTIONED COMPETITION, REAL QUICK TWEAK FROM FORD, FORD MOTOR POSTED ELECTRIC BLUE VERSION OF MUSTANG LOGO WITH LINE, HOLD YOUR HORSES, ELECTRIC IN FORD. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT UNVEIL IF THAT’S THE CASE.>>YEAH, EMBLEMATIC WITH WHAT’S HAPPENING, EVERY CAR WILL GO TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES OR HALF ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND THEY KNOW HOW TO PRODUCE, THE PRODUCTION CAN BE DONE BY THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE CAR COMPANIES, I MEAN, IF YOU LOOK AT TESLA, IT WAS A START-UP THAT DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO MAKE CARS, THEY HAD PRODUCTION LINE ISSUES RAND NOW HERE YOU ARE THE INCUMBENTS COMING AND THEY DON’T WANT TO SEE MORE SHARE TO TESLA. DAGEN: JOHN HITS ON WHAT’S IMPORTANT, THE CUSTOMERS ONTO MUSK, ARE THEY WILLING TO GIVE HIM THOSE INTEREST LOANS SHORT-TERM.>>A LOT OF CANCELLATIONS ON THE MODEL S, PEOPLE KNOW THAT HE DELIVERED THE CARS SOMETIME AND NEVER, YES, I THINK THE CUSTOMERS ARE ONTO IT. DAGEN: AGAIN, SO THE SCHEME OF THIS FINANCING SCHEME MIGHT BE RUNNING OUT OF LEGS, THAT’S THE DANGER.>>IT’S COCKTAIL PARTY, I PUT MY 2500 DOWN. DAGEN: THESE ARE COOL CARS.>>I CAN DRIVE THE CAR WITH MY PHONE. MARIA: INCREDIBLE. DAGEN: THEY ARE NOT THERE YET.>>NOT WHERE CLOSE.

Beto O’Rourke announces 2020 presidential bid


LATER THIS HOUR. FIRST THIS, BREAKING NEWS THIS MORNING, BETO O’ROURKE ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR THE 2020 DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT. MAKING OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT EARLIER THIS HOUR.>>AMY AND I ARE HAPPY TO SHARE WITH YOU THAT I’M RUN TO GO SERVE YOU AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THIS IS DEFINING MOMENT OF TRUTH FOR THIS COUNTRY AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US. MARIA: BETO JOINS A GROWING LIST OF CONTENDERS LOOKING TO UNSEAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IN NEXT YEAR’S ELECTION, JOINING US REAL CLEAR POLITICS, WHITE HOUSE REPORTER PHILIP, GOOD TO HAVE YOU ON THE PROGRAM THIS MORNING, THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US.>>THRANGS FOR HAVING ME. MARIA: YOUR REACTION TO BETO?>>IF MAGAZINE WRITERS DECIDED WHO WILL BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, BETO O’ROURKE WOULD ALREADY BE IN THE WHITE HOUSE, SO MANY MAGAZINE PROFILES ABOUT THIS GUY, HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO RUN OLD-FASHION WAY. I THINK WHAT WE WILL FIND OUT, WHAT BETO O’ROURKE IS GOING TO REALIZE IS THAT THE OTHER CANDIDATES WHO ARE COMPETING AGAINST HIM WILL ASK A LOT TOUGHER QUESTIONS THAN A LOT OF THE JOURNALISTS WHO HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING HIM WHEN HE WAS CHALLENGING SENATOR TED CRUZ AND WHO KEPT FOLLOWING HIM EVER SINCE. MARIA: THEY CALL HIM BABY CANDIDATE, DAGEN. DAGEN: I THINK HE WOULD NOT BE GETTING AS NEARLY MUCH ATTENTION PARTICULARLY FROM THE MEDIA AND CELEBRITIES IN HOLLYWOOD IF HE LOOKED LIKE SOMEBODY ELSE BUT HE DOES LOOK LIKE SOME OF THE CANDIDATES, QUITE FRANKLY, NUMBER 2, HE HAS PHOTOGRAPHS OF VANITY FAIR ON THE COVER WITH HIS DOG TO MAKE HIM LIKABLE, THAT’S NOT AN ACCIDENT. AND HE SAID IN THE COVER STORY, I WANT TO BE IN IT, MAN, I’M JUST BORN TO BE IN IT.>>OBNOXIOUS. DAGEN: TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NOT KNOWING A WHOLE LOT ABOUT HIM, HE’S A YOUNG FACE AND HE GAVE TED CRUZ A RUN FOR HIS WHERE HE CAME 5 PERCENTAGE, PURPLE STATE. I THINK PEOPLE SEE HIM AS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. JOE BIDEN HISTORICALLY HAVE TROUBLE RAISING MONEY PARTICULARLY IN THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE, BETO O’ROURKE CAN RACE SOME MONEY, WE KNOW THAT. MARIA: HE’S NOT RUNNING FOR VICE PRESIDENT, HE’S RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.>>BARACK OBAMA SENSATION SPEAKING IN 2004 CONVENTION. MARIA: WHAT’S HIS POLICY, WHAT’S HIS MESSAGING? THE LEFT –>>ALL CANDIDATES — MARIA: HE DIDN’T LIKE THE POLICIES AT THE END OF THE DAY.>>THEY ARE ALL THE SAME GOING AFTER COWS TO DISTINGUISH THEMSELVES. [LAUGHTER]>>HE’S BETTER LOOKING, GLAMOR, GOOD PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THAT KIND OF STUFF, KENNEDY THING AND SUBSTANCE FREE AND DISTINGUISHING HIMSELF FROM CANDIDATES. DAGEN: MAYBE YOU CAN BEAT SUBSTANCE FREE BECAUSE THE SUBSTANCE BY THE CANDIDATE WHO IS ARE ALREADY OUT THERE IS APPALLING AND UNAPPEALING TO A LOT OF AMERICANS. MARIA: LIKE THE GREEN DEAL. DAGEN: WEALTH CONFISCATION, MEDICARE FOR ALL, I WANT TO POINT OUT BERNIE SANDERS’ BILL THAT KAMALA HARRIS AND KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND THAT ALL HAVE SIGNED UP TO –>>MEDICARE IS FALSE ADVERTISING. MARIA: EXACTLY.>>THE MAGAZINE IS NOT ACTUALLY CONSERVATIVE PUBLICATION HIT BETO, I’M PARAPHRASING, THEY SAID HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE’S RUNNING, IS AN ENTITLED RICH, WHITE GUY THE FUTURE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY? [LAUGHTER]>>THAT’S GOING TO BE THE SCRIPT THAT A LOT OF THE OPPOSITION WILL LODGE AGAINST HIM. THEY WILL TRY TO PAINT HIM, LOST HIS LAST BID AND WHO REALLY HASN’T DONE A LOT TO DESERVE THE TYPE OF NOMINATION AND I THINK THOSE ARE GOING TO BE INCREDIBLY POWERFUL ATTACKS, THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE NECESSARILY THE MOST SUBSTANTIVE DEBATE ABOUT WHO THE NOMINEE SHOULD BE BECAUSE THE FIELD IS ALREADY SO FAR LEFT. WE WILL SEE A PERSONALITY DRIVEN RACE AND COMPETITION WILL BE MORE CHARISMATIC WHO FILL OBAMA, BETO O’ROURKE MIGHT BE TOO LATE. DAGEN: IN THIS FIELD, YOU ONLY — IF YOU’RE A DEMOCRAT YOU ONLY HAVE TO BE NORMAL AND NOT YOU HAVE A DEMOCRATIC PARTY THAT’S NOT ONLY GETTING BEHIND ABOLISHING ALL PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE IN THIS COUNTRY, DESCRIBING UP THE PRICE OF GASOLINE, ELECTRICITY BILLS TO THE MOON, CRUSHES THE POOR BUT ALSO THE PARTY OF, WELL, ANTI-SEMITISM BECAUSE THERE HAS NOT BEEN ENOUGH PUSHBACK FROM THE LEADERSHIP FROM THE PARTY AND CANDIDATES, ANTISEMITIC COMMENTS –>>ANOTHER THING IN THIS DEAL, WHEN YOU LOOK AT MOST TO HAVE CANDIDATES IS NOT ONLY ARE NOT HAVING DIFFERENCES ON ISSUES BUT WHAT HAVE THEY DONE WITH THEIR LIVES, BERNIE DIDN’T GET A JOB TILL HE WAS 53. MARIA: WOW, IS THAT RIGHT? I DID NOT KNOW THAT. LET ME ASK YOU THIS, ANDREW WEISMANN ONE OF THE PROMINENT MEMBERS OF JUSTICE TEAM WILL BE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, WE KNOW THAT THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL THAT WAS AT DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WHEN THEY CAME UP WITH THE DOSSIER, HE KNEW THE DOSSIER PAID BY HILLARY CLINTON AND TWO WEEKS AGO CONGRESSWOMAN JIM JORDAN AND MARK MEADOWS SENT LETTER TO WILLIAM BARR SAYING WE WANT ACCOUNTABILITY, WHAT DID HE SAY ABOUT THE FACT HE’S CONFLICTED BECAUSE HE KNEW ABOUT THE DOSSIER THAT HILLARY CLINTON PAID FOR IT AND NOW THE SPECIAL COUNSEL ASSISTANT OR DEPUTY?>>SO I THINK WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT WEISSMAN’S EXIT THIS IS A PROSECUTOR THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE IN TRUMP CAMPAIGN WERE MOST WORRIED ABOUT. IF YOU REMEMBER STEVE BANNON CALLED WEISMAN A KILLER, HE WAS THE LEBRON JAMES OF THESE TYPES OF INVESTIGATIONS, SEEMS HE WAS ABLE TO BRING CHARGES AGAINST MANAFORT BUT SO FAR THERE HASN’T BEEN ANYTHING THAT HAS STUCK AGAINST THE PRESIDENT. I THINK THE WHITE HOUSE SEES A PRECURSE — PRECURSOR WRAPPING UP. MARIA: DO YOU THINK THE LETTER FROM THE CONGRESSWOMAN JIM JORDAN, CATALYST THAT GOT HIM PACKING UP?>>THAT’S CERTAINLY POSSIBLE, WE DON’T KNOW RIGHT NOW, THE THING ABOUT THE SPECIAL COUNSEL IS THEY DON’T LEAK, THAT CERTAINLY COULD HAVE BEEN FOR THIS, BUT I THINK FROM THE NPR REPORT THAT BROKE THE STORY, THE LATEST WHAT WE ARE SEEING THINGS ARE WRAPPING UP AND FINALLY AFTER

What enforcement is needed for China to keep to a trade deal with US?


U.S.-CHINA TRADE TALKS, PRESIDENT TRUMP MEETING WITH CHINA’S VICE PREMIER AT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY. THE VICE PREMIER MET WITH STEVEN MNUCHIN AND ROBERT LIGHTHIZER YESTERDAY. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS LIKELY TO ANNOUNCE A SUMMIT BETWEEN CHINESE PRESIDENT XI LATER TODAY, ACCORDING TO THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. JOINING ME RIGHT NOW IS INTERDIGITAL PRESIDENT AND CEO, BILL MERIT. IT’S GOOD TO HAVE YOU ON THE PROGRAM.>>THANKS FOR HAVING ME. MARIA: YOU’RE DOING A LOT OF BUSINESS IN CHINA.>>WE ARE. MARIA: LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT. HOW HAS THAT BEEN FOR YOU? HAS THE TRADE ISSUES GOTTEN IN THE WAY?>>I WOULD SAY THE TRADE ISSUES HAVE BEEN HELP FOLLOW FOR US. THE — HELPFUL FOR US. THE FOCUS OF THE PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL TECHNOLOGY, WE’VE BEEN TRYING TO LICENSE IN CHINA FOR YEARS AND WE’VE GIVEN THEM THE FACT, WE HAVE 95% OF THE NON-CHINESE MANUFACTURERS UNDER LICENSE, WE DON’T HAVE A SINGLE CHINESE MANUFACTURER UNDER LICENSE TODAY. THE FOCUS BY THE ADMINISTRATION ON FOCUS ON I.P., TO SHOW THEY’VE BEEN COMPLYING HAS BEEN GOOD FOR US. WE’RE CHEERING THEM ON IN WHAT THEY’RE DOING. MARIA: YOU’VE SEEN FIRSTHAND THE THEFT OF I.P. TELL US ABOUT THAT. I MEAN, HOW SIGNIFICANT IS IT? WHAT KIND OF A COST DO YOU SEE AS IT IMPACTS YOUR COMPANY 1234 AND DO YOU THINK YOU’RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO SEE I.P. THEFT GO AWAY OR IS THAT A CULTURAL THING IN CHINA?>>I DON’T THINK IT’S LONG-TERM CULTURAL. IT HAS BEEN. I THINK IT CAN CHANGE WITH ENFORCEMENT. IN TERMS OF THE IMPACT, IF YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT WE DO AND OTHERS IN OUR INDUSTRY DO, WE HAND OVER THE TECHNOLOGY TO THE INDUSTRY, TO BUILD PHONES. AND THE RETURN IS WE THEN GET LICENSED UNDER THE PATENTS THAT COVER THAT TECHNOLOGY. THE IMPACT HAS BEEN WITH THE CHINESE COMPANIES NOT PAYING ROYALTIES TO US, THEY HAVE EXTRA MONEY NOW TO INVEST IN RESEARCH, THAT WE DON’T HAVE. AND THE IMPACT HAS BEEN IN 5G. THEY HAVE GOT TONS OF MONEY TO INVEST IN 5G WHILE RESEARCH COMPANIES LIKE US DON’T HAVE THAT MONEY. IT’S CREATING IMBALANCE IN THE RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT FOR 5.>>AS YOU LOOK AT A HUAWEI OR ZTE PRODUCT, DO YOU SAY THAT LOOKS LIKE OUR STUFF IN THERE. HOW ARE THEY DOING IT WITHOUT LICENSING?>>SO, IT’S AN OPEN STANDARD IN THE A SENSE. WE CONTRIBUTE OUR TECHNOLOGY TO THE STANDARD MANY ANYBODY CAN GET IT. ANYBODY CAN BUILD A PHONE. ANY PHONE THAT’S BUILT, WE KNOW HAS OUR TECHNOLOGY IN IT. HOW DO THEY GET AWAY WITH NOT PAYING ROYALTIES? THEY SIMPLY JUST REFUSE TO PAY. THEY HOLD OUT. A COMPANY LIKE ZTE, WE’VE BEEN IN LITIGATION WITH ZTE FOR ALMOST –>>SO THEY OWE YOU. MARIA: YOU’RE STILL IN LITIGATION?>>YES.>>WITH HAVE THE I.P. THEFT, THAT’S ONE THING. IN CHINA, THERE’S NO REGULATIONS IN TERMS OF WORKPLACE, LABOR, MINIMUM WAGE. HOW CAN WE LEVEL THIS PLAYING FIELD AT ALL?>>YEAH, I THINK THERE’S A LOT OF ISSUES THAT GO INTO LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD. SOME ARE WITHIN OUR ABILITY AND OTHERS ARE NOT. THINGS LIKE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, CERTAINLY THERE’S WAYS TO LEVEL IT OUT. THERE’S WAYS TO LEVEL ALL THESE THINGS. PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED A WHILE BACK ABOUT 60 AND TELLING AMERICANS, YOU HAVE TO COMPETE WITH OTHER PEOPLE. WE’RE NOT GOING TO KEEP PEOPLE OUT OF THE MARKET. WE AGREE WITH THAT. BUT COMPETE ON A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD. I THINK HE’S DOING A FANTASTIC JOB OTT JOB OFT JOB OF CREATING THE LEVEL PLAYING FIELD. MARIA: WHAT TYPE OF ENFORCEMENT ACTION IS POSSIBLE TO GET THE CHINESE TO KEEP THEIR PROMISE THEY WON’T STEAL I.P. WE LOOK AT HUAWEI STEALING TRADE SECRETS, CISCO, MOAT ROW MOTOROL SECRETS, CISCO, MOAT ROW MOTORO, T-MOBILE, ET CETERA, WHAT DO YOU THINK IT WILL TAKE FOR THEM TO KEEP THEIR 3R078 KEEP THEIR PR078 KEEP THEIR PRO78 KEEP THEIR PROMISES THAT THEY WON’T STEAL.>>THERE NEEDS THE BE A FIRM COMMITMENT AND THE BENCHMARKS WOULD BE CONCRETE ACTIVITY, SIGNING A CERTAIN NUMBER OF LICENSE AGREEMENTS, THINGS THAT COULD BE MEASURED. THE THIRD IS SOME LEVEL OF ENFORCEMENT BEYOND THAT, IF THOSE BENCHMARKS ARE NOT MET. I THINK THAT THEY WILL WORK TO CHANGE WHAT HAS BEEN A TYPICAL

Carlos Ghosn case raising concerns over the Japanese legal system


ALL HE WANTS IS A FAIR TRIAL. DAGEN: WHERE IS THE GLOBAL OUTRAGE ABOUT THIS, ABOUT ANY CEO, WHETHER IT’S ONE IN THE UNITED STATES OR IN ANY OTHER NATION THAT DOES BUSINESS IN JAPAN BEING OUTRAGED. THE BACKS OF THEIR HEADS SHOULD BE BLOWING OFF IN RAGE, QUITE FRANKLY. WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT THE ABUSE OF PEOPLE, OF THE NON-JAPANESE, AND I POINTED OUT, THIS IS A CULTURAL PROBLEM, NOT JUST THE JUDICIARY SYSTEM. CARLOS GONE AND CARLOS GHOE AND CARLOS GHOSNAND CARLOS GHOSN AD CARLOS GHOSN AND HIS FAMILY ARE TARGETS BECAUSE THEY’RE NON-JAPANESE. HOW IS IT POSSIBLE IN A DEVELOPED NATION THAT YOU HAVE A PROSECUTOR WHO FOLLOWS THE WIFE OF SOMEONE UNDER ARREST INTO A BATHROOM, DOES A BODY SEARCH OF THAT INDIVIDUAL AND STANDS IN THE BATHROOM WHEN THE WIFE SHOWERS. THIS IS ALMOST BEYOND COMPREHENSION. MARIA: IT’S BAR BAR MARIA: IT’S BARBBAR MARIA: IT’S BARB AR MARIA: IT’S BARB A ARIC. INSIDERS TOLD ME THERE’S A FIGHT GOING ON BETWEEN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE AND THE PROS CUE’S PRE’S PROSS PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE. THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE IS SAYING WHY WOULD WE RE-ARREST HIM. THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE SAYS THIS IS MY SITUATION, I WANT CARLOS GHOSN TO ADMIT THIS AND THEY WENT FORWARD. THERE IS BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE AND THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE. THEY HAVE DIFFERENT TAKES ON HOW TO PROCEED. I THINK IT’S BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU MENTIONED, THE GLOBAL REACTION TO THIS. WHERE ARE THE GLOBAL INVESTORS, WHERE ARE THE GLOBAL CEOS TO SAY THIS IS WRONG, STOP THIS TREATMENT OF CARLOS GHOSN, PARTICULARLY SINCE OVER THE YEARS HE’S BEEN HAILED AS A SUPERMAN FOR RESCUING NISSAN. HE WAS A COMIC BOOK CHARACTER. THEY’VE WRITTEN BOOKS ABOUT HIM AND STORIES ABOUT HIM, ABOUT WHAT A STRONG LEADERSHIP POSITION HE HAS TAKEN IN THE COMPANY.>>WE’LL SEE. I MEAN, EVENTUALLY THIS WILL GET TRIED. THERE WILL BE PUBLIC DISCLOSURE, A LOT OF WHICH THERE HASN’T BEEN TO THIS POINT. WE’LL SEE IF THEY CAN MAKE A CASE. BUT I THINK IN THE MEANTIME, TO KIND OF REASSURE PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY PEOPLE LOOKING TO DO BUSINESS IN JAPAN, PROSECUTORS MIGHT START BY EXPLAINING WHAT THEY’RE DOING. I THINK TO SOMEONE LOOKING AT IT FROM AFAR, YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THE POSSIBLE REASON FOR THIS SHOWER EPISODE. I MEAN, WHAT IS THE JUST AT JUSTIFICATION AND WHAT IS THE REASON, WHAT IS THE THEORY THAT REQUIRES THIS KIND OF INTRUSION INTO, AGAIN, A RELATIVE OF THE ACCUSED, NOT THE ACCUSED. DAGEN: I’M GUESSING. I’M GUESSING. THEY’RE TRYING TO PUT MORE PRESSURE ON HIM TO CUT A DEAL, 99% CONVICTION RATE. NUMBER ONE. NUMBER TWO, THEY’RE TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT HIS STORY DOESN’T GET OUT TO THE WORLD MEDIA. MARIA: THAT’S RIGHT. DAGEN: THEY’RE TAKING PHONES AWAY. THEY’RE PUTTING — THEY’RE INTIMIDATING HIS WIFE. THEY’RE TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT THE REST OF THE WORLD DOESN’T FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON WITHIN THE JAPANESE JUDICIAL SYSTEM. MARIA: WHICH IS WHY THEY STARTED — RUMORS WERE CIRCULATING THAT HE WOULD BE RE-ARRESTED YESTERDAY BEFORE THEY SHOWED UP AT THE HOUSE BECAUSE HE WAS TALKING ABOUT GIVING A PRESS CONFERENCE ON APRIL 11th. I’M SURE BECAUSE I WAS COMMUNICATING WITH THEM THROUGH THE WIFE’S PHONE, THEY PROBABLY HAD HER PHONE TAPPED. IT’S TOO COINCIDENTAL THEY SHOW UP RIGHT BEFORE WE WERE TO GO ON HOUR. DAGEN: WHY WAS HE RE-ARRESTED AT THAT MOMENT. THAT’S THE WHY NOW. MARIA: WE WANT ANSWERS FROM THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE AND WE WANT TO UNDERSTAND WHY A FEMALE PROSECUTOR HAD TO STAY IN THE SHOWER WHEN CAROL GHOSN WAS TAKING A SHOWER AND BE IN THE BATHROOM WHEN SHE WAS IN THE

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YOU OR FEEL YOU. MARIA: BIDEN RELEASED STATEMENT IN RESPONSE N PART IN MY MANY YEARS OF CAMPAIGN TRAIL AND IN PUBLIC LIFE I HAVE OFFERED COUNTLESS HANDSHAKES, HUGS, AFFECTION AND NOT ONCE EVER DID I BELIEVE I ACTED INAPPROPRIATELY. IF IT IS SUGGESTED I DID, I WILL LISTEN RESPECTFULLY BUT IT WAS NEVER MY INTENTION, JOINING THE CONVERSATION THIS MORNING FOX BUSINESS NETWORK SUSAN LI ALONG WITH FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MIKE HUCKABEE AND FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR COLUMNIST FOR THE HILL, LIZ PEEK, GREAT TO HAVE EVERYBODY HERE THIS MORNING. THE NEWS COMING IN A VERY INOPPORTUNE TIME BEFORE HE WILL ANNOUNCE FOR PRESIDENT, LIZ.>>WE HAVE SEEN SO MANY INSTANCES, HE LEANS AND HUGS PEOPLE, HE KISSES THEM, LOOK, WE DON’T KNOW REALLY KNOW WHETHER ANYTHING CAME OF THIS, WHETHER PEOPLE WERE REALLY UNCOMFORTABLE, THIS WOMAN IS, YOU KNOW, SHE WAS A BERNIE SANDERS SUPPORTER SO THERE’S SOME BACK AND FORTH ABOUT WAS THIS BERNIE SANDERS CAMPAIGN, WAS IT BETO O’ROURKE, SHE WENT TO HIS RALLY OVER THE WEEKEND, WHO KNOWS, MAYBE IT WAS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED BUT THE ANSWER IS IT WAS CREEPY, BOTTOM LINE IT WAS CREEPY.>>IT IS CREEPY, BUT I HAVE TO SAY I DON’T THINK JOE BIDEN IS A SEXUAL PREDATOR. I THINK HE’S A CREEPY OLD GUY WHO IS A LITTLE HANDS ON AND ALL THAT BUT I MEAN, MOST OF THE THINGS HE’S DONE IN A VERY PUBLIC PLACE. HE DIDN’T INVITE WOMEN TO HOTEL ROOM OR OFFICE BY HIMSELF. THIS IS STUFF HE HAS DONE WITH DOZEN CAMERAS ON HIM AND HE DID IT ANYWAY. I JUST THINK IS JOE, KIND OF LIKE THE GUY, I DO. THE TIMING OF THE PERSON COMING FORWARD, A LITTLE SUSPICIOUS JUST BEFORE HE ANNOUNCES. MARIA: EXACTLY.>>WHY DIDN’T SHE SAY A YEAR AGO OR THE DAY AFTER IT HAPPENED. FACT THAT SHE DOES IT ON THE CUSP OF ANNOUNCEMENT A LITTLE SUSPECT. MARIA: DO YOU THINK SHE’S FOR BERNIE SANDERS? BERNIE SANDERS OPPONENT.>>SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD BE OR MAYBE SHE’S FOR BETO, BUT SHE’S NOT FOR JOE, I THINK THAT’S PRETTY CLEAR. ONE THING WE KNOW SHE AIN’T A BIDEN SUPPORTER.>>IT HAPPENED IN 2014, SHE WAITED 5 YEARS TO DISCUSS, JOE BIDEN HAS HISTORY OF CHANGING HIS MIND.>>BECAUSE ALL OF A SUDDEN HE COULD BE PRESIDENT. MARIA: HE’S RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT AND MAKE NOTHING SECRET OUT OF IT. MEANWHILE THE PATH CONTINUES TO GET WIERD ON THE DEMOCRAT SIDE BUT EVERY TIME WE HEAR POLICIES WE ARE HEARING POLICIES FROM MANY OF THIS ON THE CONTENDERS IT’S SOCIALIST POLICIES, PRETTY INCREDIBLE WITH THE LINE-UP IT’S LOOKING LIKE IN 2020, DON’T YOU THINK?>>FURTHER TO THE LEFT, EACH CANDIDATE WANTS TO OUTLEFT THE OTHER. THEY WILL OUTLEFT THEIR OWN PARTY BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF DEMOCRATS IN THE COUNTRY WHO ARE WHO ARE SANE, THEY ARE NOT FOR AFTERBIRTH ABORTION, NOT FOR LATE-TERM ABORTION, NOT FOR HIGHER TAXES AND NOT FOR OPEN BORDERS AND THEY’RE FINDING THEMSELVES INCREASINGLY LEFT OUT FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.>>IT’S NOT JUST THE PARTY, IT’S THE COUNTRY. YOU RATTLED THEM OFF BUT THESE ARE REALLY EXTREME POSITIONS THEY’VE TAKEN, OPEN BORDERS, I DON’T KNOW ANYONE WHO SUPPORTS THAT EVEN ON THE LEFT EXCEPT THE PEOPLE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. MARIA: NOT THE MENTION ABORTION IN 9-MONTH OF PREGNANCY.>>HORRIFYING.>>DEFENDING GREEN NEW DEAL ON FRIDAY NIGHT AND SHE WAS BASICALLY SAYING NEW GENERATIONAL STUFF, IT TAKES A YOUNG MIND TO UNDERSTAND IT BUT — A YOUNGER PERSON, YOU’RE LOOKING AT $40 TRILLION, I JUST DO THE MATH, HOW ARE WE GOING TO PAY FOR THIS, I KNOW EVERYONE WANTS FREE EDUCATION, BETTER EDUCATION, BETTER HEALTH CARE, AT THE END OF IT THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT THE BILL DOES NEED TO BE PAID BY SOMEBODY. MARIA: DOUGLAS SAYS GREEN NEW DEAL WILL COST $94 TRILLION FOR THE GREEN NEW DEAL. THEY GOT A SHOT TO PUT THE MONEY WHERE THEIR MOUTH WAS AND WHAT DID THEY DO? THEY EITHER VOTED NO OR THEY VOTED PRESENT.>>THEY RAN FOR THE HILLS.>>DEEP DOWN EVERYBODY KNOWS YOU WILL NOT GET RID OF AIRPLANES AND CARS, NOBODY CAN SWIM THAT FAR TO HAWAII OR EUROPE, IT’S NOT THERE YET. THE OTHER THING — [LAUGHTER]>>PEOPLE NEED TO ASK ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ, NAME ONE COUNTRY ON PLANET EARTH WHERE SOCIALISM IS WORKING RIGHT NOW, JUST TELL US –>>BILL MAHR TRIED TO MAKE ARGUMENT, THE IN ORDERRIC COUNTRIES IN NORWAY.>>NO. HIGH TAXES BECAUSE THEY’VE ALL EXPERIENCED BIG INFLUX OF IMMIGRANTS, THE MODEL THAT WORKED VERY WELL, DOESN’T WORK ANYMORE. DENMARK, SWEDEN, NORWAY, THEY STARTED ROLLING BACK BIG SAFETY NET, IT ISN’T WORKING ANYMORE. THERE IS NO COUNTRY REALLY ANYMORE THAT — MARIA: THEY TRY TO HAVE MARKET PRINCIPLES THERE.>>MORE OR LESS.>>ENORMOUS ENERGY RESOURCES THERE, PAYING FOR A LOT OF THE STUFF.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>AOC’S APPROVAL RATINGS WAY

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SLOWING IN THE U.S. AND WE ARE RIGHT ON THE DOORSTEP OF EARNINGS. I SPOKE WITH ORACLE’S CEO, MARK HURD EARLIER, I SAT DOWN WITH HIM YESTERDAY TO DISCUSS THE U.S. AND EUROPEAN ECONOMIES, WHY ORACLE IS BUYING BACK SO MUCH STOCK AND WHERE HE SEES GROWTH NOW BECAUSE WE ARE ON THE DOORSTEP OF EARNINGS. I’M WANTED TO GET A SENSE FROM HIM ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL SLOWDOWN THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT. BUT WE BEGAN WITH NET SUITE, ORACLE’S INVESTMENT IN THE APPLICATIONS MARKET AS WELL. TELL US WHAT YOU’RE GETTING FROM YOUR CUSTOMERS THIS WEEK THERE IN LAS VEGAS AND ABOUT NET SUITE.>>SURE. THANKS, MARIA. YOU’RE RIGHT, WE’VE INVESTED A LOT IN THE APPLICATIONS MARKET. WE’VE INVESTED IN BIG AND SMALL SEGMENTS OF THE MARKET, BIG CUSTOMERS AND SMALL CUSTOMERS. WE ACQUIRED NET SUITE, GOSH, I DON’T KNOW, PROBABLY TWO AND-A-HALF YEARS AGO NOW AND IT’S REALLY BEEN AN AMAZING SUCCESS, TO YOUR POINT. THERE’S, I DON’T KNOW, LESS THAN 10,000 BUT ROUGHLY THAT NUMBER OF CUSTOMERS HERE FOR OUR EVENT. IT IS VERY EXCITING. WHEN WE BOUGHT NET SUITE, MARIA, THE COMPANY WAS GROWING ABOUT 15, 16% IN REVENUE. WE’VE INVESTED A LOT IN R&D. WE’VE INVESTED A LOT IN TAILORS THE TAE TAILORING THE APPLICATION FOR MORE INDUSTRIES. WE’VE ADDED SALESPEOPLE AND IT’S RESULTED IN JUST INCREDIBLE GROWTH. STARTING REALLY ABOUT A YEAR AGO. SO ABOUT A YEAR INTO THE ACQUISITION WE BEGAN TO REALLY GROW OUR BOOKINGS AND THAT’S TRANSLATED TO REVENUE. SO LAST QUARTER WE REPORTED REVENUE THAT WAS ALMOST DOUBLE THE REVENUE GROWTH WE HAD COMING INTO THE ACQUISITION. MARIA: YOU’RE SEEING IT IN THE NUMBERS. THE APPLICATIONS BUSINESS IS SOARING RIGHT NOW AT ORACLE, AS YOUR CUSTOMERS MOVE FROM ON-PREMISE TO CLOUD. TAKE US BEHIND THE CURTAIN THERE. WHAT KIND OF COMPANIES ARE MOVING FROM ON-PREMISE TO CLOUD? HOW DO YOU CONTINUE GETTING THEM TO SWITCH OVER INTO THE ORACLE CLOUD? AND HOW SIGNIFICANT IS THIS IN TERMS OF THE APPLICATIONS BUSINESS AT ORACLE?>>THERE’S A COUPLE HE’LL THINGS>>THERE’S A COUPLE HE’LL THINGG>>THERE’S A COUPLE HE’LL THINGI>>THERE’S A COUPLE HE’LL THINGG ON. THE A APPLICATIONS MARKET IS $25 BILLION, SPENT PRIMARILY ON APPLICATIONS. MOST OF IT TODAY IS SPENT ON ON ON-PREMISE APPLICATIONS. THE MARKET CHANGES SIGNIFICANTLY AS IT MOVES TO CLOUD. AS IT MOVES TO CLOUD, THE SUBSCRIPTION YOU PAY FOR THE CLOUD INCLUDES NOT ONLY THE APPLICATION BUT INCLUDES ALL THE HARDWARE, IF YOU WILL, THE SERVERS, THE STORAGE AND SO IT BECOMES A BIGGER MARKET JUST BY THE VERY NATURE OF THE MIGRATION OF THE APPLICATION TO SAAS. INSIDE THE INSIDE THAT, $75 BILLION IS BACK OFFICE, THAT WOULD BE DESCRIBED AS THINGS LIKE GENERAL LEDGER ACCOUNTING, SUPPLY CHAIN AND PROCUREMENT AND H.R. AND THE OTHER 2 A 5 OTHER 25A 5 OTHER 25 T5 OTHER 25 TO 30% IS FRONT OFFICE, SALES AND MARKETING AUTOMATION. NET SUITE IS IN THE MID-MARKET, SMALLER CUSTOMER SIZE OF THE BACK OFFICE MARKET AND IT’S HAD EXPLOSIVE GROWTH. WHEN YOU ASK WHO IS MOVING, IT’S EVERYBODY FROM THE BIGGEST GUYS, WHETHER THOSE BE AS BIG AS AN AT&T, ON AN EXTREME, I COULD GO THROUGH MANY OTHERS, TO YOUR SMALLEST STARTUP. MARIA: ARE YOU TRYING TO GET THIS APPLICATIONS OF COMPANIES TO MOVE JUST TO THE ORACLE CLOUD OR ARE YOU TRYING TO GET ALL APPLICATIONS TO MOVE TO THE CLOUD OR ARE YOU JUST LOOKING AT THE ORACLE PORTIONS OF THE BUSINESS? HOW DO YOU GROW THIS EVEN MORE IS REALLY THE BOTTOM LINE?>>SO IF YOU LOOK TODAY, HALF OF THE CLOUD APPLICATION CUSTOMERS WE HAVE WERE ROUGHLY OR HALF OF OUR REVENUE, THAT’S A BETTER WAY

Should Adam Schiff step down as House Intelligence Committee Chairman?


INTELLIGENCE AND CONVERSATION WITH WIKILEAKS. MARIA: ADAM SCHIFF IS UNWILLING TO ADMIT THAT HE’S WRONG AND I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS A LIE OR HE’S JUST MISINFORMED, QUESTION NOW IS SHOULD HE STEP DOWN, THE MASSIVELY MISLEADING THE AMERICAN PUBLIC FOR 2 YEARS?>>THAT’S A QUESTION FOR THE DEMOCRATS, IN MY OPINION THEY WOULD NOT HAVE HIM STEP DOWN. DEMOCRATS BELIEVE THAT THEY HAVE A BASE THAT WANTS THE PRESIDENT TAUNTED, TORMENTED AND INVESTIGATED. THEY MAY BELIEVE AND I BELIEVE IT’S GOING TO EXPLODE IN THEIR FACES IN 2020. I THINK THE AMERICAN PUBLIC HAS HAD ENOUGH OF THAT. THAT’S MY POLITICAL REACTION, LEGALLY WHAT CONGRESSMAN SCHIFF SAID, WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE, SURELY — MARIA: WE’VE INVITED HIM ON THIS PROGRAM, I’VE INVITED ON SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES ON FOX NEWS, HE REFUSES TO COME UP WITH THIS EVIDENCE THAT HE CONTINUES TO PEDDLE WHICH IS NOT EXISTENT.>>CONGRESS IS GOING TO TRY AND FIND SOMETHING THAT THE SPECIAL COUNSEL WITH 19 PROSECUTORS AND 40 FBI AGENTS AND ALL THE SUBPOENA POWER IN THE WORLD NOW SAYS DIDN’T EXIST. MARIA: THAT’S RIGHT.>>WHERE ARE THEY GOING FROM HERE? MARIA: OH, THE PRESIDENT IS GOING TO GET IN THE WAY, LET HIM FINISH HIS REPORT, HE HAD THE TIME, HE HAD THE RESOURCES TO SUBMIT REPORT.>>I FORGOT TO TELL YOU 19 LAWYERS AND 40 FBI AGENTS AND 25 MILLION TAXPAYER DOLLARS.

Carlos Ghosn rearrested moments before Maria Bartiromo interview


TALKS AS AUTHORITIES IN JAPAN RE-ARREST CARLOS GHOSN EARLY THIS MORNING IN TOKYO. GHOSN IS FACING NEW CHARGES OF FINANCIAL MISCONDUCT. HE DENIES ANY WRONGDOING. I SPOKE WITH GHOSN THIS WEEK. HE SAID IN A STATEMENT LAST NIGHT, MY ARREST THIS MORNING IS OUTRAGEOUS AND ARBITRARY. IT’S PART OF ANOTHER ATTEMPT BY SOME INDIVIDUALS AT NISSAN TO SILENCE ME BY MISLEADING THE PROSECUTORS. I WILL NOT BE BROKEN. I AM INNOCENT OF THE GROUNDLESS CHARGES AND ACCUSATIONS AGAINST ME. JOINING THE CONVERSATION THIS MORNING IS DAGEN McDOWELL, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ASSISTANT EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR, JAMES FREE MAN AND ERIN HE’LL FREE MAN AND ERIN EE’LL FREE MAN AND ERIN ELMLL FREE MAN AND ERIN ELMORE. WE SCHEDULED THIS INTERVIEW WITH CARLOS GHOSN AT 5:30 P.M. LAST NIGHT. I CAME BACK TO WORK,ISM SITTING THERE, GETTING READY FOR THE INTERVIEW. I’M TEXTING WITH HIS LAWYER, HIS LAWYER SAYS OKAY, HE’S GOING TO BE CALLING IN MOMENTARILY. NOW IT’S 10 UNTIL 6:00. WE’RE WAITING FOR CARLOS TO CALL IN TO DISCUSS THE INTERVIEW. I HAD ALREADY SPOKEN WITH CARLOS GHOSN OVER THE WEEKEND ON SATURDAY AND HE DISCUSSED THE CHARGES, TOLD ME EVERYTHING THAT YOU’VE HEARD HERE FIRST FOR THE LAST 100 DAYS, THAT THIS WAS A COUP, HE’S DENYING ALL OF THE CHARGES AND SAYING THAT HE IS INNOCENT. ALL OF A SUDDEN, I GET THIS TEXT FROM THE LAWYERS, 10 AGENTS JUST SHOWED UP, THEY TOOK HIM INTO A ROOM, THEY’RE IN THE ROOM ALONE WITH CAROL, HIS WIFE, CAROL AND CARLOS GHOAN THE CARLOS GHOSN THE CARLOS GHOSN IHE CARLOS GHOSN INE CARLOS GHOSN IN THE ROOM WITH PROSECUTORS, TALKING FOR A FEW MINUTES AND THEN WE SEE THEM TAKE CARLOS IN THE CAR AND DRIVE AWAY. THEY TOOK HIM TO THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE AND THEY INTEAR GREATED INTERR GREATED INTERROGREATED INTERROGATATED INTERROGATEDED INTERROGATED HIM. WE WERE UNCLEAR IF HE WAS GOING BACK IN DETENTION OR IF THEY WOULD QUESTION HIM. AGENTS STARTED INTERROGATING HIS WIFE, CAROL GHOSN. PART OF THE REASON IS BECAUSE AS YOU REMEMBER, HE PUT OUT THAT TWEET A WEEK AGO, SAYING I’M GOING TO — IT’S TIME FOR ME TO TELL THE TRUTH, TO TELL EVERYONE WHAT’S GOING ON, THAT HE WANTED TO GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE, HE WAS EXPECTING TO GIVE A PRESENCE CONFERENCE ON APRIL 11th. THEY DID NOT LIKE THE FACT THAT HE WAS GOING TO DISCUSS PUBLICLY, I BELIEVE, HIS PHONES OBVIOUSLY ARE TAPPED, THE PHONE IS A PHONE FROM HIS LAWYER AND I BELIEVE THEY ARE PROBABLY TAPPING CAROL GHOSN’S PHONE AS WELL. BECAUSE THEY PROBABLY KNEW THAT HE WAS ABOUT TO TALK TO THE MEDIA. HE WAS GOING TO DO THIS INTERVIEW WITH ME. AND SO THEY WENT RIGHT WHEN WE WERE GOING TO DO THE INTERVIEW, AT 10 UNTIL 6:00 IN THE MORNING. THEN THEY WENT BACK, THEY INTIER INTERROGATED CAROL GHOSN. SHE WANTED TO GO TO THE BATHROOM. THEY WENT IN THE BATHROOM WITH HER. SHE WANTED TO TAKE A SHOWER, A FEMALE PROSECUTOR STAYED IN THE BATHROOM N. THE SHOWER, WHILE SHE WAS IN THE SHOWER, TAKING A SHOWER. THEY WANT TO BREAK HIM. THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM IN JAPAN IS SUCH THAT THEY WANT A CONFESSION ON ALL OF THESE CHARGES, SOMETHING THAT HE IS REFUSING TO GIVE. THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY SITUATION, IT’S GETTING WORSE. HE IS ONCE AGAIN BEHIND BARS. HE COULD BE THERE ANOTHER — HE COULD BE THERE 10 DAYS AND THEY COULD ADD ANOTHER 10 DAYS TO IT, MEANING HE WILL BE THERE ANOTHER 20 DAYS BEFORE HE CAN APPLY FOR BAIL TO COME OUT BEFORE A TRIAL. ALL CARLOS GHOSN IS ASKING FOR IS A FAIR TRIAL. IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE HE’S GOING TO GET ONE.>>IN JAPAN THERE’S A 99% CONVICTION RATE. THE ODDS ARE REALLY STACKED AGAINST HIM HERE. HE’S ALSO ASKING THAT THE OTHER DEFENDANTS, HIS COLLEAGUE, GREG KELLY AND NISSAN WILL BE IN A SEPARATE TRIAL SO HE WILL GET A MORE FAIR TRIAL. WHAT I HEARD FROM JAPANESE LEGAL EXPERTS IS THAT ONCE YOU’VE BEEN RELEASED ON BAIL ONCE, YOU’RE NOT LIKE THROW BE ARRESTED ONCE, TWICE OR THREE TIMES WHICH HAPPENED TO HIM HERE. THE ODDS ARE STACKED AGAINST HIM. IT DOESN’T LOOK GOOD FOR HIM. MARIA: HE WASN’T GOING ANYWHERE. HE WAS NOT A FLIGHT RISK. HE WAS IN AN APARTMENT THAT WAS APPROVED BY THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT. HE WASN’T VIOLATING ANY PAROLE BUT THEY WENT AND THEY TOOK HIM. THIS NEW CHARGE THEY’RE TRYING TO MAKE IS THAT HE SENT MONEY TO A COMPANY IN OWE A COMPANY IN OMAN JORDAN AND THEN THEY PAID HIM TO BUY A YACHT, TO SPEND MONEY ON PERSONAL ITEMS. THAT CANNOT BE PROVEN. MONEY IS FUNCTION MONEY IS FUNGIION MONEY IS FUNGIBLN MONEY IS FUNGIBLE. THERE’S NO WAY TO SAY THE MONEY PAID TO THIS DEALER IN OMAN WAS THE MONEY HE USED TO BUY THIS YACHT. IT’S A HARD CASE TO MAKE. HIS TEAM BELIEVES THAT ONE OF THE REASONS THAT THEY WENT BACK TO ARREST HIM OVERNIGHT IS BECAUSE THEIR CASE IS FALLING APART. NOW, CARLOS GHOSN TOLD ME ON THE PHONE OVER THE WEEKEND, THE REASON THAT THIS ALL HAPPENED, THIS COUP HAPPENED UNDERNEATH HIM IS BECAUSE THE COMPANY WAS NOT DOING WELL. THE COMPANY WAS COLLAPSING. HIS UNDERLINGS THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE FIRED AND THAT HE WAS GOING TO MERGE THE COMPANY WITH RENAULT. HE TOLD ME HE WASN’T PLANNING ON MERGING THE COMPANY WITH RENAULT. HOWEVER, HE WAS PLANNING A LOT MORE CONSOLIDATION AND HE WAS IN FACT HAVING TO FIRE PEOPLE. HE HAD TO CONSOLIDATE BECAUSE THE COMPANY, IF YOU LOOK AT THE STOCK CHART, IF YOU LOOK AT THE LOSSES, IF YOU LOOK AT THE DECLINE IN REVENUE, THE COMPANY WAS NOT DOING WELL. I DON’T KNOW HOW NISSAN DOES ANY BETTER. I MEAN, I’M SURE THERE WILL BE ACTIVISTS THAT WANT TO BOYCOTT NISSAN, BOYCOTT JAPAN. FOR A FOREIGNER OPERATEING IN JAPAN, WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE TO YOU, JAMES? THIS IS EXTRAORDINARY.>>YOU HAD A SITUATION WHERE THE JAPANESE MANAGERS AT THE COMPANY DID NOT WANT HIM IN CHARGE, DID NOT WANT TO BE RUN BY A EUROPEAN COMPANY. SO I THINK THAT’S ONE OF THE BIG QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS CASE. ALONG WITH OBVIOUSLY A LOT OF PEOPLE AS THEY GOT TO KNOW THE JAPANESE LEGAL SYSTEM OVER THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS, SEEING HOW LONG SOMEONE CAN BE DETAINED WITHOUT ACCESS TO A LAWYER, PRETTY SHOCKING. BUT ALSO THIS QUESTION OF WHY NOW, WHY — HE’S BEEN RUNNING THE ORGANIZATION FOR YEARS AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN WHEN THEY SEE THIS POTENTIAL CONSOLIDATION OF POWER IN EUROPE, NOT IN JAPAN, THE JAPANESE EXECUTIVES COME UP WITH THESE CHARGES AGAINST HIM. VERY SUS. MARIA: THEY’RE COMING UP WITH REASONS TO QUESTION CAROL GHOSN. THEY TOOK HER PASSPORT. THEY TOOK HER PHONE. SHE NO LONGER HAS THE PHONE. HE NO LONGER HAS A PHONE. THEY SAID SOURCES CLOSE TO CAROL SAID THAT THEY WANTED HER TO VOLUNTARILY ANSWER QUESTIONS. WHEN I WANTED TO USE THE BATHROOM, THE OFFICER ENTERED THE BATHROOM WITH ME AND DID A BODY CHECK. WHEN I WANTED TO TAKE A SHOWER, A FEMALE PROSECUTOR STAYED IN THE SHOWER WITH HER WHILE SHE SHOURD. THEY WANTED TO HUMILIATE AND INTIMIDATE HER AND THEY WANT TO INTIMIDATE CARLOS GHOSN INTO CONFESSING. THIS WHAT IS THIS IS ALL ABOUT. LET’S BREAK HIM SO THAT HE ADMITS TO ALL OF THIS, THEN HE

How small businesses can overcome the funding obstacle


MARIA: WELCOME BACK, NETWORKING START-UPS AND CAREER SUCCESS, MANY NEARLY 30 MILLION SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE UNITED STATES ARE NOT THRIVING, THOSE WHO FAIL SAY THAT THEIR DEMISE CAN BE BLAMED ON CASH FLOW PROBLEMS, ACCORDING TO U.S. BANK STUDY, THE ANSWER NETWORKING, JOINING US RIGHT NOW CRACK THE FUNDING CODE AUTHOR, START-UP FUNDING EXPERT JUDY, JUDY, GREAT TO HAVE YOU ON THE PROGRAM THIS MORNING.>>GREAT TO BE HERE. MARIA: THANKS FOR JOINING, INTERESTING STAT THAT MOST BUSINESSES OR ENTREPRENEUR START-UPS FAIL.>>THERE’S ONLY TWO REASONS, THE FIRST ONE IS LACK OF A CUSTOMER, NUMBER 2, LACK OF FUNDING AND YOU KNOW WHAT I FOUND IS MOST ENTREPRENEURS DON’T KNOW HOW THE FIND INVESTMENT. MARIA: HOW DO YOU DO THAT, HOW DO YOU GET THE RIGHT FUNDING WHEN YOU START YOUR OWN BUSINESS?>>IT’S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU ARE, YOU SHOULD REALLY FOCUS ON ANGELS, 300 ANGEL GROUPS AND 75% OF THEM PREFER TO INVEST IN THE STATE THEY’RE IN SO YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THEM, EARLY STAGE.>>HOW DO YOU GET YOUR ATTENTION, THERE’S 300 OF THEM, YOU TO IMAGINE THEY HAVE INUNDATED WITH PITCHES, HOW DO YOU MAKE YOURSELF STAND OUT?>>WELL, THE FIRST THING IS YOU DO NEED A REFERRAL, HERE IN NEW YORK PUBLISHED A BLOG AND FIND THE LAWYERS, ACCOUNTANTS WHO START-UPS USE AND REFERRAL THAT WAY. INVESTORS ARE KIND OF LIKE CHICKENS, THEY FLOCK TOGETHER, THEIR NUMBER ONE PROBLEM IS FINDING A GREAT DEAL, IF YOU GO TO PITCHING THEM, THAT’S WHERE YOU CAN FIND THEM.>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT DURING THE BREAK, PATERNITIES/SORORITIES. HOW DO YOU GET INTO THAT IN HOW DO YOU GET INTO START-UPS TO LATCH ON WHO FRIEND AND FAMILIES ARE?>>IT’S GOOD TO FIND OUT WHO THE OTHER ENTREPRENEURS AND FOUNDERS ARE AND YOU CAN DO THAT FAIRLY EASILY AND MOST OF THEM ARE GETTING HELP WHETHER FROM ANGELS, GOING TO ENTREPRENEURIAL PROGRAMS. I TEACH PEOPLE, MY TWO GOLDEN QUESTIONS, YOU TELL THEM ABOUT COMPANY AND PROJECT AND WHAT ARE THEIR IDEAS AND NUMBER 2, WHO ELSE DO YOU KNOW I SHOULD TALK TO AND THAT WAY YOU CAN KEEP MOVING UP THROUGH PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT 600 PEOPLE, YOU CAN FIND JUST THE RIGHT PEOPLE AND I RECENTLY GAVE A SPEECH IN NEW YORK FOR BLACK WOMEN IN TUX AND SOMEBODY SAID HOW DO I FIND AN INVESTOR AND I SAID RAISE YOUR HAND IF ANY OF YOU KNEW INVESTOR, I SAID YOU HAVE TO TALK AND LET PEOPLE KNOW. DAGEN: I’VE BEEN DIE TO GO ASK SOMEBODY THIS, JUDY AND YOU’RE THE PERFECT PERSON. ELIZABETH HOLMES, ALLEGEDLY ONE OF THE GREATS CON ARTISTS OF OUR GENERATION, DID SHE HURT WOMEN IN BUSINESS, STARTING UP COMPANIES, I LOOK AT WHAT SHE DID AND IT MAKES ME ANGRY AS A WOMAN BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE SHE DID TRADE ON HER LOOKS AND POWERFUL MEN WITH EYES AND HER BLOND AIR AND USED — AND USED HER LOOKS TO BASICALLY HOODWINK PART OF A NATION AND — ALLEGEDLY, I WONDER IF THAT DOESN’T HURT WOMEN.>>YOU WOULD SAY IT DID BUT THERE’S NO LACK, SOCIOPATH, THE REALITY IS OUT OF 22 NEW UNICORNS, VALUATIONS OF A BILLION, 7 OF THEM HAVE A WOMAN FOUNDER OR COFOUNDER. I RECENTLY MET JULIA COLLINS, FIRST BLACK, VALUED AT 2.25 BILLION, A LOT OF CHANGES, IT MAY HAVE HURT INITIALLY, JUST THIS PAST WEEK WE HAD TWO WOMEN FOUNDERS WHO HAVE BECOME UNICORN FOUNDERS. DAGEN: SHE’S BEEN ON THE PROGRAM. THAT STORY STARTED AS BEAUTY BLOG ONLINE AND NOW IT’S — IT’S A UNICORN COMPANY. MARIA: WE LOVE TO SEE THAT. SMALL BUSINESS DEFINED AS FEWER THAN 500 EMPLOYEES, WHAT CHANGED SPECIFICALLY TO GET THAT MOVING AGAIN?>>YOU KNOW, PART OF IT HAPPENED BECAUSE OF CROWD FUNDING AND I JUST READ ON THE DELTA MANAGER ZONE YESTERDAY THAT 75% OF MILLENNIALS NOW WANT TO BE ENTREPRENEURS, SO I KNOW MANY OF THE PEOPLE AT “SHARK TANK”, MIKE BURNETT, TOP 5 WATCHED SHOWS.