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"department justice criminal division" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"You give before this committee will be the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you god. our first secretary use the form sector Michael Chertoff who is the founder and executive chairman of the Chertoff group and he's in his senior of counsel to a law firm Covington and Burling Mr Chertoff was the second secretary that farmer homeland security serving under president George W. bush you love the Parma from two thousand five until two thousand nine earlier in his career he was a federal judge on the third circuit court of appeals and was head of the US department of criminal justice US department justice's criminal division sector turned off. thank you Mister chairman and thank you senator Peters and members of the committee I I am deeply appreciate and I'm honored by the opportunity to appear before the committee and particularly in this setting and would you show meaningful I also noted in the orders we have a number of senior security officials from the state of New York I have the fire department of New York and the Port Authority which of course is the organization that houses in this facility I wish you would like to request respect for you have my written testimony may part of Iraq transaction. I have a very vivid personal memories of September eleventh very briefly I was head of the criminal division and within minutes after the second plane hit the tower in the World Trade Center I which is the operations center in the FBI with then after I director Bob Muller are trying to figure out first to a diner and perhaps more important how do we stop it from happening again. and I have vivid memories of hearing about the plane that went down in Shanksville I was having heard the order transmitted to shoot the plane down if necessary something I never would have imagined I would live here. within a matter of days after September eleventh I was here on the site how would you turn the general in the FBI director during the rubble and you could still experience of the smell and the visual side to his destruction which were almost unimaginable. so for me this is a an opportunity again to remember what is for the whole country and maybe for the whole world a seminal event of our lifetimes. each obviously very appropriate usually impending anniversary. as a way to honor those who died. and those who volunteered to run into harm's way to try to protect victims of this attack firefighters police and then in the weeks and months and years afterwards those who left the comfort of their homes to volunteer to join the armed forces I have to continue to protect us against an enemy that wires based overseas. promotional mindful of what whichever previously about the fact that we are coming up on twenty years a generation of time that is passing September eleventh. and I think about the fact that you're in now young folks in college for whom this is a history lesson not a vivid memory. and of course the question naturally arises when the next generation comes on the scene what will they be fishing and what were very remember and was a god forbid have another similar event to reflect upon and I think that is very much to my mind the value and importance of his hearing what is next generation going to face and how do we adapt ourselves to what that might be try have basically three are brief observations of actors. what is it I regard the nine eleven event and some of the events resource there after as what I call terrorism one point now that was been lodges vision of high impact your friends with large mass casualties and very dramatic visual seeds of destruction and death. and I have to say the department and the whole United States government has been quite successful in making sure an attack of that scale has not been successful since September eleventh we came close a couple of times and of your member the August two thousand six airline plot which we frustrated which would have blown up twelve airliners leaving Heathrow airport coming to North America. but it's important that our success not leaders to complacency are because the enemies of this country still look to the possibility of a mass attack whether it's explosions chemical attacks or biological attacks as resort in the months after nine eleven if you give terrorist organizations are safe haven they will begin to experiment with chemical weapons biological weapons and other kinds of weapons of catastrophe and it's important that we deny them their safe havens and I would say in connection with that as we look at. ongoing discussions with respect to the future Afghanistan let's be sure we do not sacrifice our ability to strangle any plots to recreate the labs in the training centers before they get started again. I would also say there we seen morphing of terrorism to what I call two point one three point. two **** being smaller scale attacks like we saw in Mumbai or in in Nevada con night club in French which are coordinated in trade but don't have the scale of a nine eleven and then perhaps even more alarming we use what I call three point now inspired attacks where people are basically incited over the internet are to go out and pick up the car keys guns or make bombs using materials in their mother's kitchen in order to kill people randomly just in order to keep a markers that the terrorists are going to continue to attack and here I have to say we have not only. jihadi terrorists which hours through our network internationally with each other but we're seeing other ideological terrorists also rising what we sometimes call domestic terrorism with rich white supremacy's or other kinds of ideological groups and even those are not purely domestic they are reaching across borders using the internet to inside each other to boast about the number of people with aids killed and to continue to carry out these attacks answer we need to start to think about strategies to deal with this kind of terrorism which to my mind involves much more involvement of local authorities and local social services but also who creation of what I call off. ways you might intervene with people who are beginning to get into that mindset and divert them before they wind up having to be in the criminal justice system or worse wind and carry out an attack and finally the thirty or we need to continue to focus on is cyber warfare we she ransomware attacks in our cities that are shutting down servicers we've seen in other parts of the world like Ukraine attacks on critical infrastructure that have shut the lights off we need to raise our game with respect to this and it's gonna be a public private partnership along these lines we also are beginning to see the recurrence of what used to be called active measures which usually use by foreign adversaries like Russia I'm sure OHSU media and other tools to attempt to influence and disrupt our democracy and our social unity. and finally I would like to see his read review before I conclude that I do think DHS has largely succeeded in the missions that were set out for itself as witness the fact we haven't had another nine eleven but the organization must continue with that these new challenges and new threats I think most of the recommendations of the nine eleven commission were adopted. but I do have to say Congress still needs to streamline over sorry which I think is the one major suggestion which is not a really been implemented so thank you very much I look forward to answering questions news thank you senator Richard off our our next sector is former secretary Janet Vallecano who is the president of the university of California who got some great rankings recently the Wall Street journal poll our mission to the fall time served as sector the farm homeland security from two thousand nine to two thousand thirteen under president Barack Obama prior to serving sector she was the governor of Arizona from two thousand three to two thousand nine Attorney General appears on from nineteen ninety eight to two thousand three and US attorney for the district of Arizona from nineteen ninety three to nineteen ninety seven sector in the fall time. thank you chairman Johnson and ranking member Peters and members of the committee I want to thank you for conducting this important field hearing and for inviting me to participate I am grateful for the work you do on behalf of the American people and I am honored to be with you this morning here at the national September eleventh memorial and museum. eighteen years after the attacks of September eleventh remains a somber day on which we mourn and reflect on the nearly three thousand lives lost in the attack on our nation. as we honor the memory of those whose lives were taken on that fateful morning so too we express our gratitude to first responders law enforcement and volunteers who pulled people from the wreckage of the Pentagon from the World Trade Center and who themselves many later succumb to illnesses or died as a result of their recovery efforts I'd also like to thank the men and women of the department of homeland security for the work they do to keep us safe day in and day out they are true patriots and I'm grateful for their service to our nation. and finally I would like to acknowledge former secretaries Chernoff in Johnson who are here today and who's so ably led the department during their respective ten years. from the beginning of my tenure as secretary at DHS we focused our mission on terrorism aviation security cyber security and border management and security as well as the security of the global supply chain the trafficking of goods in humans and the resilience of the nation to natural disasters. to meet these challenges we relied on intelligence to develop and implement effective programs and operations while working to make travel trade and commerce more seamless for the public we created TSA precheck and significantly expanded global entry customs trade partnership against terrorism and customs pre clearance we also transform border security immigration enforcement and disaster preparation response and recovery. as we all know in is the former speakers have alluded threats against our homeland are not static date of wall and we in the department must adapt with them so today I would like to speak with you about three areas that I believe the country must focus on cyber security mass casualty shootings and the effects of global warming or climate change and I will address one issue that I believe is not a threat to the homeland the United States border with Mexico. with the cyber security infrastructure security agency DHS has stepped up to its cyber capabilities but we have much more to do in this area our nation's critical infrastructure its utility grin selection systems and our public and private networks all are vulnerable our adversaries in international criminal organizations have become more determined and more brazen in their efforts to attack us and to steal from us. we need a whole of government and a whole of public and private sector response to this threat and it needs to happen now. we can out think out innovate and out research those who seek to do us harm by among other things investing in our nation's nations research enterprise and leveraging such things as the tremendous capabilities and intellectual resources at the department of energy national laboratories. the less technical threat of mass casualty shootings is no less consequential than those posed in the cyber arena many in our country is sadly grown all to a customs two stories of yet another mass shooting DHS is office of intelligence and analysis was created to evaluate the nexus between threat and vulnerability it needs to be aggressive in doing so with respect to gun violence and mass casualty shootings I believe in the second amendment but it did not contemplate citizens with combat ready assault rifles I believe people should be able to use weapons for recreation hunting and protection but if you cannot hit your target with ten shots you should not be shooting a gun it is time for Congress to ban high capacity magazines on assault weapons and it is time to enact universal background checks. it's also time for Congress and DHS to recognize that climate change is a generational threat to the homeland that must be addressed in a meaningful way the uptick in extreme weather events on landed on our shores clearly impacts the missions of FEMA and the U. S. Coast Guard from rescue and reconnaissance to disaster preparation response and recovery are changing climate requires DHS to approach those missions differently. Lyman evolution also implicates our border and our immigration system thereby directly affecting USCIS C. B. P. an ice stream weather is destroying crop yields in central and South America devastating economies and drying of jobs in gainful employment opportunities with lost jobs lost wages the aperture toward radicalization white as as does the draw of northward migration there are many factors that lead the migration to the United States but the downstream effects of climate change are certainly among them if we as a nation failed to address climate change in a holistic and global way as a threat to the homeland we will be ignoring one of the nations and the world's greatest security risks and finally I would like to address the topic that I do not believe is a threat to the homeland the US border with Mexico I've worked on issues related to that border for nearly thirty years as a prosecutor a governor and US secretary of DHS I have.
"department justice criminal division" Discussed on 600 WREC
"To the super Chevy show at Memphis international raceway, which will be April fifth through the seventh. You'll see race cars. Jet cars, we'll standards carshow classics with all kinds of food fun and music on the grounds. And that is coming up listening to the Q to call for a pair of tickets to the super Chevy show coming up this April fifth through the seven this weekend. Yes. So you won't have long to wait to in joy that by the way, it looks like forced Graceland is going to be providing about three quarters of a million dollars to the Whitehaven neighborhood. It looks like that's the number that I've. Gotten out of this article from the commercial appeal as well as also giving priority status to people that are interviewing for some of the new jobs that are going to be going on at Graceland. There's going to be about a thousand jobs with the expansion of Graceland. That's going to be going on out there. So the folks in what haven had not been to too thrilled with with the economic development out there that it didn't necessarily impact the surrounding neighborhood. But the city of Memphis and Graceland apparently have come to terms on agreement of a shakedown excuse me a. An agreement. Four. Benefit benefits ingredient for reinvestment into the Whitehaven neighborhood as it continues to develop Graceland, which you know, Bill streets. Huge graceland. You know twice a year is massive. But then the rest of the year, just real steady great tourism dollars tax dollars coming into the city and Grayson's gonna do even more. Out of the thousand jobs that are coming out of this at least seven hundred and fifty of them will be new full-time permanent positions. Add earning at least fifteen fifty an hour. And it looks like that. Grayson's gonna continue to be pumping some money in there with the expansion, of course, with the facilities that are there. Now. It's fantastic. And as they continue to grow out there. It's only gonna continue to bring more money into the city. In fact, I know now with the facility that they have over their performance center. Dedrick springfield. They've had Brett Michaels. Not typically what you'd think of in fact, not Elvis related at all. Right. Right. But they're bringing in different artists in there. And that that had been end up comedian is going to be there in the next couple of weeks of heard it advertised. Yeah. So I mean, they're they're bringing a variety of entertainment in. Yeah. So they're they're bringing in. I if you're if you don't know much about Elvis, that's okay. They've got something for you as well. While you're out there and enjoying their terrific facility. So Grayson and city of Memphis coming together on some sort of an agreement in perhaps, I think does the city council meet today. Sherry I think this is the day because we haven't had we didn't have Cambon last week. So perhaps we'll have somebody from city council. Franker our camp onto to talk a bit more about about this tomorrow on Memphis morning news. President Trump tweeting this morning forest. I know since the mullahs report is cleared. They've tried to turn around and call him. Racist. He hates Puerto Rico throwing the book at him. And he has tweeted this morning Puerto Rico got ninety one billion dollars for the hurricane more money than has ever been gotten for a hurricane before. In all their local politicians do is complain and ask for more money. The polls are Tomba politicians. There are grossly incompetent spend the money foolishly or corruptly and only take from the USA. So he is putting the blame squarely on the handling of the massive amounts of resources on the locals there, which is I would I would think logically not from a political standpoint. But isn't that where it should be is the people that should know the area most should be able to wisely distribute the funds, and he saying that that has not been the case. Well, do we get an accounting of how much is where it's been spent how much it's been spent that sort of thing because and I saw that too. I've seen of course, see the criticism all the time, especially in the social media ranks of. People complaining about how condition still are in Puerto Rico. And then you see how much money has been spent in you, you stop and take pausing, wait a minute. Are obviously we're not getting the most bang for our buck. You mean to tell me you can't fix a lot of stuff with the kind of money. What's the figure? Trump said not at how much ninety billion ninety billion dollars a belief. That's the number. He was. So just think about it search so. Yeah. Ninety one billion is that right? Yup. So think about that you can't rebuild that island or at least start or at least make things that it's livable off ninety one billion dollars. There's somebody somewhere. With with with with with sticky poems in the cookie jar so to speak, and the people are paying the price, and they're not paying the price because the US government hasn't given them the money, obviously, they're paying the price because somebody's on the take or making sure it gets it gets taken. And I think what he's painting. The picture is that they've gotten all of this. This this funding and then squandered it, but because of lack of accountability can easily just point the finger buying say, hey, you haven't helped us enough. Exactly. My point. Yeah. Where is the accountability? Where is the accounting on this of like, okay, we spent you know, you said what ninety one billion? So we spent a billion on roads, we spent a billion on this. And obviously, we're not getting that. Instead, we're just getting that we need more. We need more. We need more. Look our suffering. Look how bad the people are don't you feel bad? Here's some pictures on TV of kids that are suffering, and that should make you feel really bad, and you should be able to give us more money. What it comes down to? But yeah, he has been he's tweeted about that this morning, and he is he is not letting the criticism just go. He's not living go he has he has fired back regarding that also some national news. Prosecutors are now investigating Boeing there. Investigating the Boeing seven thirty-seven max crash in Malta, and they're looking for misleading disclosures made by Boeing about the aircraft. You know, we talked about late last week about how Boeing had made some of their safety features on these planes option on in the past. It was they weren't standard options. And according to our port from the Wall Street Journal investigators now investigating the various processes that certified the Boeing seven thirty-seven max for use. It has there have been two fatal crashes in the past months. One dating back to October. And then another this one was in Indonesia and another one a few weeks ago after takeoff after within ten minutes of takeoff in Ethiopia and the department Justice criminal division's already issued a grand jury subpoenas to one person at Boeing who was involved with the development of the aircraft the subpoena. According to read part was issued in the immediate aftermath of the Ethiopian Airlines crash on March tenth. Bowing to clarify their disclosures stall prevention on their stall prevention system, prosecutors are concerned the Boeing did not properly teach airlines and pilots about the various features and functions of the plane. If you remember one of the common threads in complaints was that this thing will take a sudden steep nosedive as an over correction regarding safety, and that has scared not only could be a part of the problem. But also scared the bejesus out of pilots who were able to overcome that. So some sources in the aviation industry, though, claim the FBI is investigating the FAA's process for approving Kerr commercial aircraft. So I'm sure there will be more to come in all of this. But Boeing this story has not gone away. In fact, you know, behind the scenes there's they are feverishly looking for some answers in and putting Boeing's feet to the fire which have Boeing stock. I don't know how that's gonna impact you. But now, let's say that we talk about money because coming up we got some more discussion about money. In fact, we've got Matthew Jennings is an IRS tax analyst tax audits have plummeted. We'll find out why. And we'll find out if that is a reason to celebrate coming up next, and it's six forty to take a look at the roads with Heather York. Good morning right now, we have a new wreck on fight road west of Raleigh Millington. That's fight road. West of Raleigh Millington. They also have a crash on.