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My next guest calls the tax compromise hammered gap between the president Republican -- is a very good deal.
That deal is about to be changed about the senate and the House of Representatives.
With -- now newly appointed chair of the house homeland security committee or will be in January.
Congressman Peter King.
Congressman welcome to freedom -- we have a lot to talk to our recruiting your position on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks but first I wanna talk about this tax mess.
Will the democratic members of the house mainly.
The liberals in the house mrs.
Pelosi and her crowd torpedo this deal that the house Republican leaders meet with the president.
That I think -- got into a -- hand to try to get it done it's up to the president really to lean on them and show leadership and get there's through.
I think it's responsible on the part of the Democrats I mean this is -- big deal and agreement whether -- concessions made on both sides.
Use the president United States is ahead of the Democratic Party right and such as obviously that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have not gotten the message -- the last election.
That's still fighting the last war which they lost.
Well I don't know you're right I think there.
I think the president himself congressman king realize that when he said earlier this week.
That tax cuts produce more jobs now.
He never said that when he was an -- at.
He never said that when he was a candidate he knows how to read election returns but apparently mrs.
Pelosi and company don't.
-- the president sounded like John Kennedy -- Jack Kemp a Ronald Reagan.
-- -- I strongly believe that tax cuts to end up bring in more revenue.
To provide growth and yet Nancy Pelosi is locked in the class warfare that rigid class warfare.
As is Harry Reid.
I'm the president really I get I give him credit for moving toward the center for making the compromises needed after not speaking the language of tax cuts and growth.
But Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats -- -- locked in to this it's going to be again he's got to really push them and -- -- Kent -- we -- and we who are watching and listening to you now go to bed comfortably tonight.
Knowing that the tax rates as they presently are.
Will be the law in January or do you think that this thing could blow up because a democratic shenanigans in the next week.
Or it could blow up and I'm not I really can't say what's gonna happen I thought the other day that -- -- together this would go through.
Right now not so sure because they have gone so far out on -- -- The Democrats that caucus that you speak got real leadership -- gone so far on the -- it's going to be hard for them to back away.
Right -- you have led the charge I think it certainly among Republicans in the house against Julian massage and and -- -- I think you know -- -- -- -- Have a different view a -- First Amendment.
Even though we -- already very definitely studied this -- the same time from the same professors it just shows how lawyers can disagree.
But would you would you agree with me.
But the famous pentagon papers case involving Daniel Ellsberg -- stalled documents from the Defense Department admitted he stole them gave them to the New York Times.
And the Supreme Court said the New York Times could publish them.
Has tempered the effect has mitigated has wiped out.
Part of the Espionage Act of 1917.
Which you suggest should be used to punish to prosecute Assange.
I don't I believe the Pentagon papers case was limited to prior restraint that you can't stop the New York Times -- publishing them.
But I know a number of the I think a total of five judges including just -- white.
-- that effort he would have no problem prosecutor in New York Times under the Espionage Act.
After the papers -- -- so now to the average person has been consistent he said on the first -- -- the right to publish it but under the Espionage Act they could have prosecuted.
-- -- free society don't we have the right to know what our government is up -- we've learned -- Barack Obama -- ridiculous deals with other countries in order to get them to join the about Copenhagen climate agreement we learned that Hillary Clinton was embarrassed we -- that some secrets that -- make secret -- really -- don't we have the right to know this -- mature adults.
After all you guys work for us.
No we don't tell you why it was -- obviously there's there's some items there that can be disclosed without any real hum coming but the danger did judges there are lies that are at risk right now.
Because of those documents being released dummies I'd say that's up to them so there may seem innocuous.
The enemy your disarm allies anyone.
Analyze these -- might like to find -- we found out this information on a certain date there's certain location they can then find out who we got it from -- lives at risk right now around the world.
Congressman king thanks for joining us.
Get those tax rates to stay where they are.
And you don't and -- Irish must -- a garrison.
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