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Will surely be maybe even today in the weekend General David Petraeus -- testimony.
On Capitol Hill about the big -- the attack on September the eleventh.
It will be a busy morning as well at the White House as President Obama sits down with congressional leaders on both sides.
To start talks about avoiding the fiscal cliff.
For all -- to weigh in on all that radio talk -- Michael Graham -- joins us from Newton Massachusetts Michael first let's start with General Petraeus.
It's behind closed doors what do you expect.
Out of the general this morning and -- lawmakers stay away from.
Well this stuff that's happened in the last week.
It was amazing you look at the way the world is differences in a one week ago -- had an election.
You know that Dallas above thirteen thousand.
You know unemployment new jobless claims are down about 300000 and David Petraeus is -- happily married man.
Think about the change that one week and all of a sudden Dave Petraeus has now boiled in this mean what -- Yeah that that the the -- did it talked apparently.
Dragging insects and shirtless FBI agents.
And you know party organizers down at sitcom to get -- mainstream media to look at the store I know if I'd known that.
I would have announced early on that the attack was both on the consulate in the bordello next door and -- -- and maybe they would get -- that is conversation so now.
Two months two months after the attack and.
She yelled at two months or less a day after the average person it was a terrorist attack.
Finally they had -- intelligence.
Community is gonna sit down and say what the heck happened.
And that is the outrage here is that we're able to sit for two months during an election season and not have the guy in charge -- a very simple question.
What happened what did you do about it and what did the president tell you to do about it -- the bad news for Dave Petraeus right now.
Is that we learned today that Susan Rice claims that she was or where Dhabi told us his -- is given and unclassified.
Briefing from the CI one elephant look at the -- everything is here's a New York Times -- you like.
Here's what I -- I was saying in a box.
Go -- -- -- and citizen none of this makes any sense.
But we did he did take a trip to -- -- to do is on investigative work before this broke.
But you you're not what we do expect he will be under you expect truthful answers from the general do you not.
We are talking about Washington politicians right address you when you're also talking about whether it -- -- Excluding the recent scandal will hit a man who is considered to be a very honorable great leader.
But he's also person is caught in a political fight a -- -- fight potentially there could be some legal consequences although I doubt it.
He's going to be looking after himself and that's the question is is David Petraeus is agenda and how different from the White House I -- Someone does that count as for the -- can't put together so the FBI says her -- interest rates -- girlfriend.
And it took them until Election Day.
-- clearer of charges of having.
Have gotten class I doctors from her boyfriend General Petraeus sell on Election Day by sheer coincidence -- -- -- they wrap it up.
But they didn't even go to our house.
To look for classified documents.
Until after the election.
So -- the facts can't be reconciled.
Using common sense David Petraeus has started -- this arena I hope.
That somehow he can explain how people were able to say afterwards the reason we told you nonsense about a riot and a spontaneous uprising.
Was because Dave Petraeus told us so.
I hope we can explain that but I don't know.
And before we move on its have been it varies very serious hearings very serious testified that we will hear from Petraeus this morning.
But -- lighter -- I didn't wanna point out this is your shirt was FBI agent right there in the -- -- -- -- So that's the shirtless photo that we're talking about haven't Fred -- -- -- gap.
You know -- and I I don't know -- well let me just -- -- -- -- -- to take a photo of myself with no shirt on just given his physique but that's just a personal opinion.
I don't want -- -- that Tom Bowman said that the condition of B being on -- I had to be agreed to be sure it was to are -- ready -- that -- And you know why I -- that mr.
Obama and never have are on this plan that in this life would say that do mr.
brown but I'm exhausted twilight opened last I would that the twilight shelling last night.
I'm barely awake right now -- -- you know what even that admission will not improve your demo that's -- but but but.
OK well -- wanna talk about again something up equally -- what do you think comes out of the meeting with President Obama today with -- congressional leaders in terms of the beginning to discussion about the fiscal -- They'll like so many people -- get frustrated because.
When you see an easy to -- easy to resolve.
Answer which is simply -- close deductions reduce.
The amount of money the cap -- the level -- deductions that anyone can take.
If you -- so when I'm not the map be held in an economic expert but -- sitting somewhere around that.
30000 dollar a year annual cap on deductions which would not impact 90% of Americans.
You -- get the same revenue that that this -- -- revenue that the president is worrying about.
Raising taxes on the top 2% -- talking about maybe 70000000080.
Billion dollars you can do the same with what -- I think that's why not do.
Big Easy obvious step that opens -- door towards they were big tax reform which the president says I want my Republicans say they want out -- -- that was gonna.
That was gonna happen -- I hate rich people class warfare is gonna continue I can answer that it's 'cause it's Washington Michael thank you we got -- -- Michael Graham we'll see very sad and very funny my man appreciate that thank you Ed quickly by.