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Joining us tonight congressman James -- member of the house oversight committee also on the Budget Committee and chairman of the house Republican policy committee.
Congressman great to have you -- this if I may.
Let's begin with the chairman got a lot of the Judiciary Committee saying effectively them.
The attorney general of the United States is lying to congress.
He'll be obviously -- -- -- that was not consistent with the truth we can very definitely say that.
Became -- they need at night even contemplated in any kind of leading as a reporter as a suspect.
Then we find out days later and only eight contemplating it personally signed off on it.
And they've been a part of it and he came back later and certainly we -- never planned to prosecute James Rosen.
He just was using him to manipulate to get to the next guy again that that that's very Fuzzy use of the law and that was definitely not clear to us under sworn testimony.
This is the same attorney general there is still being held in contempt by the house representatives.
Years ago now now two years ago he.
Did not turn over documents -- fast and -- is 101000 some -- documents.
Use for his own internal investigation the won't turned over to us he's been in contempt of congress for over a year now.
And now this is as Bob good -- said this is just the latest example.
And it is clear that this president and his attorney general will -- persist without.
Effectively respecting any part of there congress' complained about either his veracity or -- conduct.
Correct is that this is -- push back on constitutional authority.
The legislative branch has the constitutional responsibility for oversight.
And what happens basically the executive branch is saying we're gonna ignore all oversight in the senate currently now just -- -- everything where.
Senator Reid is basis and we won't touch -- in this which is a shame because in the days ahead.
When it's now Republican president.
And there's a Republican senate will want to have the same authority the American people deserve accountability the executive branch.
Just like they do they'll legislative branch it's not right for Republican to do it -- Stefan are right for this administration do it.
A closed door hearing colonel George Bristol.
-- before the -- house armed services committee.
Your worries your response -- your thoughts on bop A investigation that has been.
A very effectively -- by this administration.
And dismissed along with the Internal Revenue Service scandal along with fast and furious.
We're talking about people dying in these scandals -- these are not minor items but -- dismissed by the administration into this point to this point.
Doing so productive like saying their phony scandals what -- will be -- the house's response or is there one.
They're capable that you all are capable.
Of that will change the extent reality.
You can always tell when we're getting close to the truth.
When the administration begins to yell even louder -- more more accusations and to try to push everyone else aside the latter they yell the more they say there's nothing to see here.
Move along there's nothing -- -- here you know we're getting closer and closer and closer to the trees.
The hearings that we don't Capitol Hill are now like a hearing from a -- you know that extremely well.
A courtroom hearing will be two years' worth of depositions that lead up to that time an investigation.
-- there's a single big hearing.
In congress it's a rolling hearing it's a hearing we find out facts we do follow up interviews there's another here we find out -- -- -- -- -- There been a lot of interviews that it happened the last several months on being Ghazi and they'll be another whole set of of items that come out.
Were quickly approaching a one year anniversary from this attack and being Ghazi in the FBI and this administration has yet to arrest people that we have video.
Footage of them attacking and killing.
Our ambassador yet they won't step in and do it if another news station can actually walk in and go identify -- a couple hours you're not gonna convince me.
This administration convict him up if they don't want to.
Bishop for Hannity or fox is only two weeks to do the same thing.
A grand bargain the president.
Is fond of grand bargains these parents by dismissing any possibility of negotiation on the debt ceiling.
And a number of other areas.
Are are you interested in a grand bargain and since when -- grand bargains become the goal.
How about just little simple things like.
Maybe reducing budget deficits and staying within the let.
Right my my last conversation with the president face to face was can we find agreement.
Sit between the two of us in the house and they an executive -- say we're gonna work to balance the budget.
To me that's where we need ahead is try to find a way to be able to -- -- budget he's grand bargains all end up being smoke and mirrors to say that.
-- -- have some CBO score this gonna bring down the budget some future year in time.
But in the meantime let's spend more money this particular one.
What was particularly grievous to me because he stepped up -- said you know those Republicans all want corporate tax reform will give some corporate tax reform.
-- -- their big fat -- helpful folks if you give me more money to spend over here is very demeaning we're not after corporate tax from rector fairness for every single American.
Every American -- -- -- reform this system is overly complicated.
We want to fix the system not just play around -- one part of the code.
And -- so we've while we do want to be resolved this we're not trying to find some latest grand bargain either chase on the latest shiny thing.
The presence holding up let's fix the broken thing.
You know congressman I'm I'm.
Almost as suspicious when Republicans talk about -- comprehensive revamping of the tax code.
Is I am of this president when he talks about brand and comprehensive bargains or initiatives rather be immigration or any other issue.
I've always it's been my experience as a journalist.
That you folks when you want to cover some but now it's an -- -- -- inadequacies its weaknesses.
-- you make the problem bigger first and then you talk about solutions that are are so large so vast that they -- some abstract.
Right -- my track of what -- -- -- MI being too cynical.
No idea -- I'm cynical with you on that I've been on this task for three years I've seen it I know at first -- that would tax reforms the challenge of it it's all interconnected.
When you mess of one part of the code it affects everything else if you're gonna truly simplify the code you got to get in and simplify the whole code and not just try to mess with the corporate side.
You try to simplify the code so whether you're an individual that's running your business from her house and it's a past him -- state or some big corporation.
Just clean it out to straighten out the code.
And fix it but that does involve a bigger piece so yes it's gonna end up being -- for able to do it but our focus is let's fix it -- no one says gosh this isn't working great.
-- on April 15 turns are taxes and it's as I know on a percent -- did that right.
We alternate in and think I hope that was right I don't really know any more -- but that's that's silly let's fix -- we can do this.
Congressman James -- always good to talk -- thank you actually --
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