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, a constitutional law professor at george washington university, also a criminal defense attorney, a practitioner who knows the courtroom and principles. jonathan, welcome. >> thank you. >> so you are a criminal defense attorney, well regarded. if anthony weiner walked in as a client, how would you assess his potential exposure. >> i think it's unlikely he'll face a criminal charge on these facts, but we don't have a lot of the facts. he already did a very clever thing in avoiding the area where most politicians are indicted in this city and that is not calling for a federal investigation. if he had done that, he would have had to speak with federal investigators. if you lie to federal investigators, you violate 18 usc 2001. it's usually how you respond to these scandals that prove the undoing of these guys. >> so you're saying something critically important here. if you lie to the fbi, any federal agent, law enforcement agent, you're violating federal law, go to jail for five years, it's a felony. he lied to the media, so he has had heaven and hell descend upon him from the media
a tough guy to really get, you know, warm up to. so why him? she apparently had george cloob clooney at her beck and call, john cusack, and she ends up with anthony weiner. >> well, you would know better than me what women look for. but i think a sense of humor. he's noted for that. and his intelligence. not evident lately but of course over the years. he's courted her actively. when he met her in the 2008 presidential campaign when she was by hillary clinton's side so long, he met her there and actively pursued her and obviously was victorious because 11 months ago, bill clinton performed the vows, officiating at their wedding. >> and that is what was so interesting to me. what happens when all of this breaks? she's not by his side but we hear she caws hillary clinton. he calls bill clinton. and, you know, this is a woman who has been with hillary clinton through the lewinsky scandal. hillary clinton goes from first lady of arkansas to the secretary of state of the united states. is she a person do you think that has political aspirations of her own? >> well, one would think. actual
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military threats we faced before. >> daniels was george w. bush's budget chief and they called him the blade. in indiana, he's turned to state state deficit into an $800 million surplus, irking some conservatives by raising sales and cigarette taxes. if he were still in washington, taxes, as in tax reform, would be on the table. let me talk about the republican budget proposal, because as you know very well, it takes on medicare. but it doesn't do anything on the tax side. >> here's what i think about taxes. we need a lot more tax revenue, revenue, dollars in hand. we'll only get them if we have a period of strong growth. question is, how can you change the tax system to make it more pro growth and more pro jobs and we all know what the answer is. wipe out a lot of the preferences which incidentally tend to favor upper income people, and lower the rates, make a lower, flatter tax system that -- with far fewer distortions of economic activity. you know, people who are -- >> that's what the deficit commission suggested and some republicans including paul ryan did not sign on to that.
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