House Impeachment Inquiry Continues
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I mean this is the first spotify or wherever you get your podcasts sponsored by Merrill and linked in the house impeachment inquiry can it's all of this is the kind of impeachment drama in Washington there's a big question I think over whether or not this weakens the president in the Tuesday the court will hear arguments case focusing on whether federal civil rights law protects LGBTQ people from discrimination in the workplace the president's the US Supreme Court begins its new term today and the court has some big cases on the docket focusing on issues including abortion gun rights and immigration on news amid reports that there's more than one whistle blower plus the United Auto Workers Union Rejects General Motors latest offer to end a strike and bad hey in lost factory production the strike has halted output at more than thirty GM plants in the US negotiations are expected to resume on Monday in a in a meaningful way and we're starting to see some positive signs out of China they're really but buying soybeans they're buying pork again the US farm economy is really far away from verts to cancel the deferred action for childhood arrivals program or Daca will be in focus next month the Supreme Court has also agreed to rule on abortion restrictions in the state of kind of trade talks in Washington this week and our Josh Zoom Rune says there's a new wildcard in the mix I think one thing that really complicates things the administration is doing I guess what we'd say is that impeachment is a big wild card you know this is already extremely unpredictable these trade negotiations have been as well and this is a group that hasn't talked and I almost three months so that's a positive sign and the second positive sign is that China has started to buy more agricultural products enroll motors employees is now in its fourth week after the United Auto Workers Union rejected the latest offer from GM to end the standoff the top organiser for the Union Easy Anna and the court will take up gun rights in December and its first major second amendment case in a decade the US and China are gearing up for the latest round at work. It's Monday October seventh this is the am edition of what's News From The Wall Street Journal I'm Anne Marie for totally New York a nationwide strike I'm kind of recovered or back to health but this is kind of a step in the right direction that's The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zoom Brune negotiators from the US and China predictable from the very beginning people who've tried to guess which way it's going almost always gotten it wrong and I think this adds just another degree of unpredictability to it L. Service in the subway we'll delve into what's behind connection problems it really is sort of a puzzle that takes the municipalities and carriers and in some cases the contractor to me already GM's longest since nineteen seventy when workers picketed for sixty seven days analysts estimate Gi is losing fifty million to one hundred million dollars a day and said on Sunday that the talks had taken a turn for the worse and that GM's latest proposal was similar to a previously rejected proposal with little changes the strike is for stock has declined thirty four percent last week also brought bad news from a highly anticipated company planning to debut Shared Office Space Company we were is of Chinese who view him as politically vulnerable or if this maybe makes the president you know more inclined to be tough on China to kind of show some of the interest Zoom Uber and lift all making their debuts the ride hailing companies have since seen declines live stock has fallen forty six percent and Anna are set to meet in Washington on Thursday and Friday there's a slump in the IPO market investors were optimistic at the start of the year beginning with P pull the plug after the company came under scrutiny and it CEO step down according to a research note from Goldman Sachs IPO stock performance is at its worst over the weekend attorneys for the CIA officer behind the whistle blower complaint that launched an impeachment inquiry power on this show. We show you how a company's bottom line affects the decisions you make every day Google's entire future is predicated on it continuing is that has ever happened period the journal is out now on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts sponsored by Merrill and linked in to be the one place you go for the answer to all information we follow the money and see where it takes us this is one of the biggest financial more from Washington there are in fact multiple whistle blowers according to the legal team representing the CIA officer who filed the Republicans have been attacking the initial whistle blower for providing information that was second hand that was based on facts that he or she had not been able regional whistleblower complaint now what we know is that at least one of the whistle blowers who has come forward is also an intelligence official to the president reveal the existence of more than one whistleblower the revelation comes as the house impeachment inquiry enters its third week the Wall Street Journal's Chevonne Hughes on this person has come forward and said that he or she has first-hand knowledge of some of the allegations describe that initial complaint that's important because a lot of in her removal after his allies outside the administration including Rudy Giuliani had claimed she was undermining him and blocking efforts to persuade Ukraine it is significant that there are multiple people who could potentially stand up and validate what that first whistle blower had claimed the initial whistleblower complaint to investigate Joe Biden that according to a Wall Street Journal report from last week citing people familiar with the matter Gordon Saeed Lund in the meantime primary focused because he appears to have suggested that there was a link between the president's interest in abided investigation in Ukraine investor negating the origins of Robert Muller's Russia inquiry and President Trump's decision to put on hold nearly four hundred million dollars in military aid complaint so it's possible that this second little blower is just somebody who has been interviewed by the Inspector General for the intelligence community for corroborating information but but what is primary is that the three committees at the center of the impeachment inquiry are set to speak behind closed doors with two more State Department officials there must be crimes involved well no they took this language of the architects of the Constitution took this language from British parliamentary procedure and Mrs on Capitol Hill there is always the possibility that the whistle blower who sparked the impeachment inquiry could testify behind closed doors to the House intelligence committee all the ascertain on a first person basis we do know that that additional whistleblower has not actually filed a separate formal whistleblower Ukraine that's the Wall Street Journal's Chevonne Hughes as the impeachment inquiry into the president continues our Jason Bellini took a look at the history of impeachment in the all State Department officials Maria Vich though working back in the United States after being recalled from the Ukraine earlier this year when president trump orders with money you found that even if cities do commit to spending more it can be difficult to incentivize wireless carriers that this is a worthwhile endeavor for them and you explain that connectivity you're just trying not to frustrate your existing base of customers so for carriers it's more about avoiding churn or avoiding commuters jumping to their rival but if no one speech my experience as a country and at that time members of Congress were trying to figure out what did the founders mean when they said high crimes and misdemeanors I spoke with going to hear a debate about high crimes and misdemeanors and whether we can wait whether the country can wait for the voters to decide whether we should wait for the voters to decide about a year from now for more check out Jason Bellini's video on our website W S J dot com forward slash video added states and the origins of the phrase high crimes and misdemeanors we do go back to the nineteenth century one hundred fifty years ago that's when we had our very first in they are Marie Ianovich the former US ambassador to Ukraine and Gordon Sunland the US ambassador to the European Union both are still since one thousand nine hundred ninety five the journal is a new podcast from Gimblett media and the Wall Street Journal about money business edges that the president sought to use the powers of his office to push Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden this week house lawmakers will hear from additional kiewit first place but for the carriers it's an additional investment when it doesn't necessarily equate to additional revenue coming in the door especially now that we're very data centric in terms of our sure so building out underground connectivity is not cheap it's very difficult to do often involves rerouting trains and getting access to the tracks in the usage there was a time when we paid per minute so to add connectivity underground might mean that you could recoup some of that but now we're all unlimited data plans you're not really bringing in a new customer by adding the he's joining me now to talk about some of them is Wall Street Journal reporter Sara Krause so Sarah this gets complicated and the reasons why like most things have to do resources so from their perspective you know safety reliability those are sort of top of the list wireless connectivity is seen as sort of a nice to have who is doing this well right now they can't get cell service underground that may be a pain during your commute but there are plenty of challenges to providing cell service on the subway in commuter experience once you get you know sort of further away and further into the tunnels the other thing that I would say from the Transit Agency perspective is this isn't their core business uh-huh and misdemeanors that came out recently he said that it's remedies it should be used only when the president presents a danger to the country itself and I think we're you know like even in New York where they've brought transit wireless this this company that contracts with MTA has brought connectivity wireless connectivity to the subway platforms but those antennas what they really mean is that it's just something of great gravity experts he spoke with said the bar for impeachment is high professor. Frank Bowman who wrote the book on High Crime Frank Bowman he's a law professor who wrote a book called High Crimes and misdemeanors and what he says is that it doesn't mean what we really think it means we heard that word crimes working within existing infrastructure to wire up underground tunnels yes and actually in Chicago where this was done in twenty fifteen the contractors built a custom train safety and law enforcement parties that need to have access etc so it really is sort of a puzzle that takes the municipalities and carriers and in some cases the contractor to make it work in South Korea Tokyo these are wired systems where the government tends to spend more on public transit there tends to be more you know sort of government in her subway is going to have full connectivity throughout their journey less so in America for many of us not having wireless underground can be a minor inconvenience early in the middle of the platform so it's a nice to have in the carriers do pay to bring their cellular coverage underground using the same equipment but it doesn't extend into the tunnel so you end up sort of the core business is getting you safely from point A. to point b they have a lot of capital expenses they don't have a lot of extra budget floating around if any so there's a lot of competing priorities for how to spend proportion of that that's The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Krause joining me in our studio in New York thank you so much Sarah thank you what about you if you take the subway or other trains during your we follow the money and see where it takes us this is one of the biggest financial heist that has ever happened period the journal is out now on Asher on carriers to do the build out and put the money forward to to add to their systems so those parts of the world where a rider getting on a commuter commute what kind of wireless service do you get join the conversation on our website or let us know by tweeting us at W. J. podcasts and that's what's news for this talking your piece about how this can also perpetuate socio economic divides could you go into that a little bit yeah so I think you know for a lot of us we think about okay I need to time my twitter taps who is not doing this so well so I would say that the most advanced systems and those tend to be in Asia and Eastern Europe so if you think about like the Moscow metro if you think about so in has connectivity underground the competitive threat is much different than if you're say at a stadium and the guy next to you had service but you don't that doesn't even get into the challenges of so it was like a five car train that had fifty to seventy five different engineers and safety people on that sort of moved like an assembly lines reroute trains out of the way put the train on the tracks on the train for a really long time and that's time that you could do homework it's time that you could play pay bills time you could stay in touch with loved ones it's sort of a lost opportunity if you're in the dark for a large having connectivity in the station as soon as you leave in the middle of the tunnel your dark if you get stuck in a tunnel your dark for a long time so it's it there is incremental progress in the form of that but I think it's still a frustrated and build it out in Chicago is much smaller than New York or DC so these are really complicated projects in in a market like DC. You have competing access for the tunnels. There's you know different. I need to like load up that article that I wanNA look at you know so that I can get it to work if you're on a two hour an hour long commute if you're coming up from the bronx coming up from the far reaches of Brooklyn for example.