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Oversight of the FBI: The January 6th Insurrection, Domestic Terrorism, Other Threats

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBIWashington, D.C. – Good morning, Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Grassley, and members of the committee. I am honored to be here, representing the men and women of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Our people—nearly 37,000 of them—are the heart of the Bureau. I am proud of their service and their commitment to our mission. Every day, they tackle their jobs with perseverance, professionalism, and integrity—sometimes at the greatest of costs.

Just last month, two of our agents made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Special Agents Dan Alfin and Laura Schwartzenberger left home to carry out the mission they signed up for—to keep the American people safe.

Protesters at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021.

Protesters at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021.

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President Joe Biden’s Letter to the Speaker of the House, President pro tempore of the Senate Consistent with War Powers Resolution

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Dear Madam Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

At my direction, on February 25th, 2021, United States forces conducted a targeted military strike against infrastructure in eastern Syria used by Iran-supported non-state militia groups. 

Those non-state militia groups were involved in recent attacks against United States and Coalition personnel in Iraq, including the February 15th, 2021, attack in Erbil, Iraq, which wounded one United States service member, wounded four United States contractors, including one critically, and killed one Filipino contractor.

United States President Joe Biden.

United States President Joe Biden.

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Not in Our Town? How About ‘Not in Our Country’?

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “How the hell can Americans sit back and watch as gangs of dangerous extremists maraud through our cities—burning buildings, throwing rocks, bottles and explosives at police, and attacking the elderly?” Frank Miele writes in RealClearPolitics.  
 
“Why make excuses for the bullies or justify their violence? Looting is wrong. Vandalism is wrong. Lawlessness is wrong. Yet too many people will not say so.”

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President Donald Trump issues joint statement with Prime Minister of Iraq

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – President Donald Trump welcomed Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi of Iraq to the White House today, Thursday, August 20th, 2020—the Iraqi leader’s first visit since assuming office in May.
 
“We’re down to a very small number of soldiers in Iraq now. We defeated the ISIS caliphate in Iraq and Syria,” President Trump said. “I think our relationship [with Iraq] now is better than ever before.”

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One before departing for Pennsylvania. (White House)

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One before departing for Pennsylvania. (White House)

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129th Division Sustainment Support Battalion un-case colors after their return to Fort Campbell from deployment

 

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 129th Division Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, uncased their battalion’s colors during a ceremony January 30th, 2020 following a nine-month deployment to Kuwait.

“The un-casing ceremony isn’t about me or the team that came back,” said Lt. Col. Eric Anderson, 129th Division Sustainment Support Battalion commander, as he spoke to family and friends in the audience.

Lt. Col. Eric Anderson (right), commander of the 129th Division Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Oudenhaven (left), 129th Div. Sust. Support Battalion senior enlisted advisor, uncase their battalion colors during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, Jan. 30. (Sgt. Aimee Nordin, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Lt. Col. Eric Anderson (right), commander of the 129th Division Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Oudenhaven (left), 129th Div. Sust. Support Battalion senior enlisted advisor, uncase their battalion colors during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, Jan. 30. (Sgt. Aimee Nordin, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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President Donald Trump: Our Soldiers are Safe, America is prepared

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – U.S. President Donald J. Trump addressed the nation this morning in the wake of Iran’s air attack against bases where American troops were stationed in Iraq.

“No Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime. We suffered no casualties, all of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases,” the President said from the White House’s Grand Foyer.

President Trump: Iran will never have a nuclear weapon on my watch.

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Iran. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Iran. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

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President Donald Trump’s remarks on Iran

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – THE PRESIDENT:  As long as I am President of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.

Good morning.  I’m pleased to inform you: The American people should be extremely grateful and happy no Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime.  We suffered no casualties, all of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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President Donald J. Trump Has Delivered Record Breaking Results For The American People In His First Three Years In Office

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Promoting economic prosperity for all, President Trump’s pro-growth policies have led to an economic boom that is lifting up Americans of all backgrounds.

Since President Trump’s election, more than 7 million jobs have been added to the economy.

For the first time on record there are more job openings than unemployed Americans.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Senator Marsha Blackburn Votes to Fully Support U.S. Military

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Tuesday, December 17th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a conferee for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, voted to fully support the United States Military. Senator Blackburn advocated for several provisions critical to groups in Tennessee that are included in defense spending for 2020.

“This defense spending legislation supports our key priorities of taking care of our troops and their families, rebuilding the military, and implementing the National Defense Strategy,” Senator Blackburn said.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn Applauds Completion of NDAA Conference Report

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a conferee for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, on Wednesday, December 12th, 2019, applauded the completion of the defense spending conference report. Senator Blackburn advocated for several provisions critical to groups in Tennessee that are included in the NDAA.

“This NDAA funds our key priorities of implementing the National Defense Strategy, rebuilding the military, and taking care of our troops and their families. Tennessee is proud to be home to multiple military bases,” Senator Blackburn said.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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