WHAT you’re going to SEE here THIS MORNING IS A series OF OPENING STATEMENTS FROM THE LEADERS OF THE COMMITTEE AND FROM THE attorney general, HIMSELF AND THEN THE QUESTIONING. This can be a SMALLER COMMITTEE, best eleven individuals, AND they are going to every GET five MINUTES TO question HIM within the FIRST round AND there’ll definitely BE A 2nd circular OF QUESTIONING before he is OFF THE scorching SEAT. >> LET ME ASK YOU one other query AS WE WATCH THE SCRUM OF JOURNALISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS seeking to GET pictures OF WILLIAM BARR. THE PRESIDENT TWEETED whatever thinking about HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH JERRY NADLER AS WE visible GETTING capable TO MAKE OPENING STATEMENTS, what is the RELATIONSHIP THAT HE HAS WITH JERRY NADLER? >> Reporter: they’re each FROM New York city AND we are able to DELVE a bit of extra INTO THAT RELATIONSHIP if you want to HEAR THE starting OF THE CHAIRMAN gambling THIS hearing AND TO ORDER. >> we can take heed to THAT AND THEN COME again AS plenty of humans ARE SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS ABOUT WHY THE PRESIDENT brought UP A decades-historical real estate maintain THE CONGRESS guys. >> WE also WELCOME ASSISTANT lawyer common LEE LOBSTERS considering attorney common BARB just isn’t established WHEN THE finances thought was once mostly FORMULATED, HE HAS asked THAT THE ASSISTANT lawyer normal BE ALLOWED TO become a member of HIM on the table TO reply one of the crucial NUTS AND BOLTS QUESTIONS THAT we will ASK YOU regarding THE finances. THIS yr, we’ve got HELD a number of HEARINGS FOR add-ons OF THE division including THE FBI, THE ATF, THE CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION, AND the chief workplace FOR IMMIGRATION assessment. I appreciate THE WILLINGNESS OF THE department to come AND TESTIFY before THE SUBCOMMITTEE even though WE could have specific OPINIONS ON different problems. LET ME TAKE A second TO DESCRIBE SOME concerns brought on via those HEARINGS. Now we have HEARD WHAT seems TO BE a scarcity OF dedication TO THE division’S common MISSION TO guard CIVIL RIGHTS. Disability RIGHTS, AND hinder DISCRIMINATION. Now we have discussed WHAT appears TO BE a transparent stomach it can be ABOUT HEALTHCARE AND voting RIGHTS AND access TO education and far, far more. We’ve discussed the need FOR additional resources to handle GUN VIOLENCE on this nation whilst even as listening to ATF ESSAY THAT THE budget REQUEST WOULD outcomes IN STAFFING reductions. Now we have TALKED TO THAT OF THE government place of business FOR IMMIGRATION review in regards to the have to protect DUE procedure AND equity IN OUR IMMIGRATION COURTS AND the numerous coverage alterations THAT MAKE SUCH targets problematic TO attain. We have HEARD THE FBI DESCRIBED THE THREATS TO OUR NATION FACES, but in addition THAT THE budget REQUEST will not absolutely FUND THEIR EFFORTS to address these THREATS. AS WE discussed THE division today, we’re confronted WITH A budget REQUEST THAT FAILS TO deal with MANY of those concerns. AND IT RAISES NEW issues. AND OF direction, MR. Lawyer normal, WE cannot preserve THIS hearing without citing THE ELEPHANT within the ROOM, and i am NOW referring to MY COLLEAGUES ON the other facet. TWO AND 1/2 WEEKS in the past, THE MUELLER record was accomplished IN particularly speedy fashion. YOU grew to become THE 300+ web page document right into a four-page LETTER THAT SUPPOSEDLY SUMMARIZED THE FINDINGS. Lastly, the new YORK occasions stated THAT THE special guidance’S place of business HAD ALREADY CREATED abstract records THAT were omitted to your LETTER AND THAT SOME INVESTIGATORS within THE special assistance workplace FELT THAT within THE exact guidance place of work, THE abstract UNDERSTATES the extent OF MALFEASANCE by using THE PRESIDENT AND several OF HIS crusade AND WHITE residence ADVISORS. THE AMERICAN humans were LEFT WITH MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. Critical considerations concerning the approach through which YOU FORMULATED YOUR LETTER AND AN UNCERTAINTY ABOUT when we CAN count on to peer the full record. I consider THE AMERICAN folks DESERVE to peer the entire record AND TO BE trusted TO MAKE OUR own DETERMINATIONS ON THE merits headquartered ON WHAT THE specified tips HAS provided. MR. Attorney basic, IF THERE IS ONE factor I would like to leave WITH YOU in these days, some thing you know, but just MY position TO REMIND YOU, it’s THAT THIS CONGRESS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY to peer THE document, THAT THE CONGRESS AND THE COMMITTEE’S OF THE JURISDICTION want to SEE THE record. AND THAT THE AMERICAN folks need to SEE THE record. I think it could STRIKE A critical BLOW TO OUR procedure AND TO OUR DEMOCRACY IF THAT record shouldn’t be entirely seen. On the subject of REDACTION’S, we would HOPE that you simply would tell US WHEN anything was once REDACTED, should you think IT HAS TO BE, WHAT subject IT covered, not only a BLACKOUT that doesn’t tell US the place IT came FROM AND WHY it is going to have been REDACTED. We aren’t right here in these days TO BE IN A CONFRONTATIONAL quandary WITH YOU. WE want to aid YOU DO YOUR JOB, and you must aid US TWO HOURS. But WE can not, THAT can’t occur, THAT whatever bigger THAN YOU TELLS YOU that you just do not have got to answer OUR QUESTIONS OR you do not must take care of US in any respect. That isn’t WHO we’re AS A country, that is now not WHO we’re AS A DEMOCRACY, AND that’s not WHO we’re AS AN APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE. SO LET ME just SAY THIS, considering the fact that 2017, THE country wide JUSTICE department HAS TOO on the whole FAILED to fulfill THE wishes OF THE AMERICAN humans. I hope THAT together with your ASCENSION TO lawyer normal, we can WORK together to vary THAT. AND WITH THAT said, i’ll flip TO MY COLLEAGUE AND pal MR. ATER HOLT. >> thanks FOR YIELDING, AND I TOO wish to WELCOME lawyer basic WILLIAM BARR AND ASSISTANT attorney common TO THE COMMERCE JUSTICE web page SUBCOMMITTEE TO TESTIFY involving THE FY 2020 finances REQUEST. YOUR STEWARDSHIP by THE division OF JUSTICE IS IMPORTED ALL OF OUR COMMUNITIES AND YOUR finances OPPOSES KEY INVESTMENTS AND WHAT we can ALL AGREE ON OUR significant criminal JUSTICE PRIORITIES similar to STRENGTHENING national safety, reducing VIOLENT CRIMES AND imposing THE NATION IMMIGRATION legal guidelines, COMBATING THE OPIOID problem AND reducing RECIDIVISM. Legal professional common BARR, WE respect that you have ANY CREDIBLE demanding JOB, YOUR PRESENCE here THIS MORNING displays HOW severely you are taking THE division’S FY 2020 price range REQUEST AS well because the function OF CONGRESS AND THIS COMMITTEE IN MAKING THE FUNDING decisions. SO thanks FOR BEING here THIS MORNING. WE desired TO WORK WITH YOU AS THE CHAIRMAN stated TO ensure THAT THE packages YOU ADMINISTER TO aid hold THIS nation riskless ARE AS robust AND efficient AS viable. I hope YOUR TESTIMONY at present WILL address THE disorders THAT have an impact on neighborhood COMMUNITIES. I’m specially occupied with THE JUSTICE division disorders TO help CURB THE deadly OPIOID EPIDEMIC. I hope TO be taught extra ABOUT high TECH legislation ENFORCEMENT INITIATIVES you might be utilising TO DISRUPT the sophisticated TRANSNATIONAL criminal corporations on the coronary heart OF THIS SCOURGE and how we are able to best support THESE EFFORTS. I’m additionally interested by listening to ABOUT YOUR viewpoint ON THE HUMANITARIAN AND protection concern THAT we now have ON OUR SOUTHERN BORDER THAT we’re listening to so much ABOUT and how IT affects THE WORKLOAD AT YOUR division. >> I seem ahead TO WORKING WITH CHAIRMAN SERRANO ON THESE and plenty of other disorders WITH THE APPROPRIATIONS approach AS WE transfer ahead FOR THE FY 20 APPROPRIATIONS process. WITH THAT, WE appear ahead TO YOUR TESTIMONY THIS MORNING AND I YIELD back. >> thanks. >> WE NOW turn TO THE CHAIRMAN OF the whole COMMITTEE, MY COLLEAGUE FROM big apple, >> I would like to THANK CHAIRMAN SERRANO, ranking MEMBER ATER HOLT FOR keeping THIS hearing IN attorney normal WILLIAM BARR WELCOME AND thanks FOR showing THIS MORNING. >> before getting into YOUR finances REQUEST, I want to handle a serious OVERSIGHT subject, YOUR UNACCEPTABLE dealing with OF precise suggestions ROBERT MUELLER’S report. IT HAS BEEN stated THAT THE file IS 300 TO 400 PAGES AND i use THE term stated in view that certainly IS. ALL we have IS YOUR four-page abstract WHICH seems TO CHERRY opt for FROM THE report to draw probably the most FAVORABLE CONCLUSION possible FOR THE PRESIDENT. AND in many ways, YOUR LETTER RAISES extra QUESTIONS THAN IT solutions. I need to SAY, it’s distinctive to evaluate 1000s OF PAGES OF proof, authorized documents AND discovering headquartered ON A 22 MONTH long INQUIRY AND MAKE DEFINITIVE legal CONCLUSIONS IN lower than 48 HOURS. EVEN FOR someone WHO HAS achieved THIS JOB earlier than, i might ARGUE it’s more SUSPICIOUS THAN impressive. YOUR CONCLUSION IS anything WE HAVE obvious earlier than. Actually, we’ve seen IT IN YOUR possess authorized WRITING AND IN JUNE 2018, YOU WROTE A MEMO AS A private CITIZEN AND A FORMER lawyer common TO THE division OF JUSTICE LAYING OUT THE PRESIDENT’S CASE in opposition to OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. YOUR AUDITION naturally WENT well. I appear forward TO REVIEWING THE MUELLER file MYSELF, i do know MY parts DO AS well, I realise THAT portions OF IT have got to BE REDACTED AS A topic OF law, however MY HOPE IS that you just WILL discontinue THERE AND carry TRANSPARENCY TO THIS procedure AS soon AS possible. THE AMERICAN people DESERVE THE data. NOW, you have 5 FY 2020 price range REQUESTS, IT presents A enormous develop FOR IMMIGRATION JUDGES AND A MODEST expand for many FEDERAL legislation ENFORCEMENT. Nonetheless, IT both ELIMINATES OR drastically CUTS respected furnish programs on the department OF JUSTICE THAT quite MAKE A change IN OUR components daily LIVES. >> FOR example, YOUR REQUEST enormously DECREASES major programs including THE cops software WHICH ADVANCES community POLICING ON A STATE AND neighborhood stage would be cut via $205 MILLION. THE DNA INITIATIVE application WHICH presents offers TO develop THE RAPE kit BACKLOG that can result in meaningful CONVICTIONS THAT no longer take a seat ON FORGOTTEN shelves AND THAT would be reduce by means of $25 MILLION. AND THE JUVENILE JUSTICE software WHICH HELPS preclude youth CRIME, VIOLENCE, AND scale back RECIDIVISM which might BE cut with the aid of $48.5 MILLION. THESE ARE readily UNACCEPTABLE reductions. I look ahead TO A PRODUCTIVE dialogue today, i hope YOU CAN SHED SOME gentle ON HOW THIS price range REQUEST CAN appropriately reply TO THE GRAVE assignment THE department OF JUSTICE AND ITS provide applications UNDERTAKE every day. Thank you once more FOR appearing earlier than US, I appear ahead TO AN OPEN discussion AND AN honest dialogue AND handle the various CHALLENGES earlier than US at present. Thank you VERY a lot. >> >> thank you, NO lawyer general BARR, you might be well-known to offer YOUR OPENING statement. WE ASK YOU PLEASE try to preserve IT to 5 MINUTES AND YOUR entire assertion will probably be incorporated in the document. Thanks. >> thanks, MR. CHAIRMAN, MADAM CHAIR AND ranking MEMBER ATER HOLT. I am cheerful TO BE here at present TO reward TO YOU THE FISCAL year 2020 budget FOR THE department OF JUSTICE, AND i’m JOINED with the aid of the manager economic OFFICER, ASSISTANT legal professional FOR ADMINISTRATION LEE LOFTIS. WE look ahead to see HOW PROVISIONS WILL aid preserve THE security AND RIGHTS OF OUR parts AND YOUR ingredients. For two FISCAL YEARS IN A ROW, THE department HAS broken documents FOR PROSECUTING VIOLENT CRIME. THE division HAS additionally tremendously extended PROSECUTION OF FIREARM OFFENSES AND IN FISCAL yr 2018, PROSECUTED extra FIREARM DEFENDANTS THAN EVER earlier than. AS PROSECUTIONS HAVE long past UP, CRIME HAS long past DOWN, AND IN 2017, AFTER 2 YEARS OF raises, VIOLENT CRIME AND homicide charges WENT DOWN NATIONWIDE. THE FBI PRELIMINARY information FOR the primary SIX MONTHS OF 2018 show A four.3% DECLINE IN VIOLENT CRIME total, AND A 6.7% DECLINE IN MURDERS, AND A 12% DECLINE IN theft AND housebreaking compared to the first SIX MONTHS OF 2017. As a way to continue THIS MOMENTUM, gift JOB HAS REQUESTED another 137 MILLION bucks FOR VIOLENT CRIME AND TRANSNATIONAL organized CRIME PROSECUTIONS AS good AS another one hundred MILLION FOR THE venture dependable regional gives you TO STATE AND local legislation ENFORCEMENT. THE division also REQUESTS $5.8 MILLION TO enhance VIOLENT CRIME AND FIREARMS PROSECUTION. >> OVER the primary 2 YEARS OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, WE HAVE additionally won ground towards THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC WHICH IS by a long way THE DEADLIEST DRUG trouble THAT THIS country HAS EVER faced. THE department improved THE number OF DEFENDANTS CHARGED WITH FEDERAL broaden FROM 2017 TO FISCAL yr 2018. PRESCRIPTIONS OF THE SEVEN MOST commonly ABUSED PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS ARE DOWN OR THAN 23% considering 2016 TO the bottom stage IN at least A DECADE. AND OVER THE same period, THE DEA HAS reduced THE legal LIMITS ON discount OF THE active materials IN THESE OPIOIDS by forty seven%. More IMPORTANTLY, DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS will have ultimately STOPPED RISING. Consistent with PRELIMINARY data FROM THE CDC, OVERDOSE DEATHS lowered quite FROM SEPTEMBER 2017 TO AUGUST 2018. However there may be a lot more WORK TO BE achieved. AND this is why THE PRESIDENT IS funds provides FOR $295 MILLION TO combat THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC including $18.2 MILLION FOR THE FBI JOINT crook DARKNET ENFORCEMENT OR J CODE WHICH IS A staff OF marketers THAT WORK TO DISRUPT AND DISMANTLE THE SALE OF synthetic OPIOIDS ON THE DARKNET. THE PRESIDENT REQUEST $11.1 MILLION FOR five NEW HEROIN ENFORCEMENT groups so as to DO THE LLOYD BE DEPLOYED TO DA area DIVISIONS which have identified HEROIN AS the primary OR second finest danger IN THE subject, THE reward also involves 2 MILLION IN OPERATIONAL dollars FOR THE country wide OPIOID INITIATIVE OF OUR software. THE PRESIDENT’S finances additionally PROPOSES TO completely transfer $254 MILLION FROM THE WHITE condominium workplace OF countrywide DRUG manipulate coverage TO THE DEA FOR THE high intensity DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS applications. This will eliminate REDUNDANCIES through inserting THIS application beneath THE agency THAT LEADS OUR DRUG ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS. We all know THAT lots of the ILLICIT medications in this country got here across OUR SOUTHERN BORDER. Within the combat against AN exceptional DRUG problem, BORDER security IS principal. IN FISCAL 12 months 2018, THE division CHARGED extra DEFENDANTS WITH illegal ENTRY INTO THIS country THAN IN ANY yr before. At the same time, THE department accelerated THE quantity OF legal unlawful REENTRY PROSECUTIONS with the aid of more than 38%. OUR IMMIGRATION COURTS WHICH ARE beneath THE department OF JUSTICE HAVE also turn out to be more PRODUCTIVE underneath THE ADMINISTRATION. Due to the fact that THE opening OF 2017, THE division HAS conducted AN extraordinary SURGE IN HIRING IMMIGRATION JUDGES. THE division IS hired extra IMMIGRATION JUDGES beneath PRESIDENT TRUMP THAN in the earlier 7 YEARS combined. WE NOW hire the biggest quantity OF IMMIGRATION JUDGES IN historical past WITH forty six% more IMMIGRATION JUDGES than simply three YEARS ago. That is HAVING AN have an impact on ON IMMIGRATION circumstances. AFTER EIGHT CONSECUTIVE YEARS OF DECLINING OR STAGNANT productiveness BETWEEN FISCAL yr 2009 IN FISCAL 12 months 2016, OUR IMMIGRATION JUDGES HAVE expanded CASE COMPLETIONS 2 YEARS IN A ROW. IN FISCAL 12 months 2018, IMMIGRATION JUDGES completed the most cases IN 7 YEARS. In order to proceed THIS growth, THE division REQUEST $seventy one MILLION FOR a hundred NEW IMMIGRATION JUDGES AND further aid staff IN FISCAL 12 months 2020. This would bring THE quantity OF licensed IMMIGRATION JUDGES TO 634 which might greater than DOUBLE THE quantity OF IMMIGRATION JUDGES ON BOARD IN FISCAL yr 2016. GIVEN the truth that THESE JUDGES FACE A file-BREAKING 860,000 CASE BACKLOG, THIS funding IS more than WARRANTED. AND WITH THE situation ON OUR SOUTHWEST BORDER, THE department REQUESTS $6 MILLION FOR THE SOUTHWEST BORDER RURAL legislation ENFORCEMENT IN VIOLENT CRIME discount INITIATIVE so that you can help legislation ENFORCEMENT businesses SERVING RURAL AREAS alongside AND close THE BORDER TO fight RURAL CRIME. THE division additionally performs A valuable role IN defending OUR country wide protection AND COMBATING TERRORISM AND CYBERCRIME, THAT IS WHY THE PRESIDENT REQUESTS a further $70.5 MILLION TO increase THE FBI CYBER information SHARING advantage AND CYBER instruments CAPABILITIES AS good AS $16 MILLION FOR THE countrywide VETTING middle. THE PRESIDENT REQUESTED AN additional $18 MILLION FOR THE FBI to address COUNTERINTELLIGENCE THREATS, principally CYBER assaults AND THREATS FROM hostile overseas INTELLIGENCE services. MR. CHAIRMAN, there are a lot of other disorders facing legislation ENFORCEMENT THAT WE might talk ABOUT in these days, however the backside LINE IS, THE more than 112,000 guys AND women at the division OF JUSTICE ARE DOING predominant WORK, AND WE ASK to your aid. Thank you. >> legal professional normal BAR, IN YOUR affirmation hearing, YOU said YOU feel IT was VERY major THAT results OF THE certain advice MUELLER’S INVESTIGATION BE SHARED WITH CONGRESS AND the public. WE AGREE ON THAT. AND FBI DIRECTOR RAY, the top COUNTERINTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATOR informed US final WEEK HE HAD now not read THE specified guidance’S record. MY question IS, with reference TO YOUR MARCH 24 AND twenty ninth LETTERS TO THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEES, DID particular assistance MUELLER OR someone ON HIS workforce HAVE A role IN DRAFTING THEM OR REVIEWING THEM prematurely? DID you employ abstract records IN DRAFTING THESE documents? >> 24th AND 29th, THE LETTER OF THE twenty fourth, MR. MUELLER’S workforce didn’t PLAY A role IN DRAFTING THAT file, despite the fact that WE provided HIM THE opportunity TO overview IT before WE ship IT OUT, AND HE DECLINED THAT. THE LETTER ON THE 29th, i do not feel THAT used to be REVIEWED by MR. MUELLER OR THAT THEY PARTICIPATED IN DRAFTING THE LETTER. However to go back TO anything YOU said on your OPENING announcement in regards to the AVAILABILITY ABOUT THE document, considering MY confirmation, I believe it’s important THAT the public HAS AN opportunity TO be taught THE outcome OF THE distinctive information’S WORK. And that i mentioned THEN THAT i’d WORK DILIGENTLY TO MAKE AS a lot understanding PUBLIC AS I might AND on hand TO CONGRESS AS I would. You’re going to respect THAT i’m operating under law THAT was PUT together in the course of THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION AND DOES not provide FOR THE e-newsletter OF THE file, but i’m RELYING ON MY possess DISCRETION TO MAKE AS so much PUBLIC AS i will. IN MY LETTER OF MARCH 29, recognized 4 AREAS THAT I suppose should BE REDACTED, AND feel the first IS GRAND JURY know-how 6E material AND THE 2nd IS information THAT THE ICE, THE INTELLIGENCE instantly BELIEVES WOULD disclose INTELLIGENCE SOURCES AND ways, AND THE 0.33 IS understanding in the report THAT might intrude WITH ONGOING PROSECUTIONS. You are going to consider THAT distinctive assistance DID SPIN OFF A quantity OF circumstances which are BEING PURSUED, AND WE wish to MAKE definite THAT not one of the knowledge within the report WOULD IMPINGE UPON both THE ability OF THE PROSECUTORS TO PROSECUTE THE cases OR THE fairness TO THE DEFENDANTS. AND sooner or later, WE INTEND TO REDACT know-how THAT IMPLICATES THE privateness OR REPUTATIONAL pursuits OF PERIPHERAL avid gamers the place THERE IS A choice not to charge THEM. Correct NOW, THE specified assistance IS WORKING WITH US ON opting for information within the reports THAT FALL under those 4 categories. We can COLORCODE THE EXCISION’S FROM THE document, AND we can furnish EXPLANATORY NOTES DESCRIBING THE foundation FOR every REDACTION. FOR instance, IF THE reduction IS MADE due to the fact OF A courtroom ORDER AND PENDING PROSECUTION, we will STATE THAT, AND we can DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE more than a few categories. THIS system is going along VERY good, AND MY customary TIMETABLE OF BEING able TO release THIS through MID APRIL STANDS. I consider THAT FROM MY STANDPOINT, with the aid of within per week, I will likely be in a position TO free up THE report back to THE PUBLIC AND i’ll engage WITH THE CHAIRMAN OF each JUDICIARY COMMITTEES ABOUT THAT document, ABOUT ANY additional REQUESTS THAT they have. >> LET ME GET ONE thing CLEAR FOR THE document. MY drawback throughout MY OPENING statement, THAT when you REDACT anything, WE will have to know WHAT subject IT FALLS ON IT, YOU SAY with a view to occur? >> sure, SIR. >> YOUR MARCH 24 LETTER INDICATED THAT SOME actions THAT had been INVESTIGATED possibly RAISED OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE considerations HAD no longer BEEN PUBLICLY pronounced. WILL THESE moves BE identified within the document stated >> AS things STAND NOW, i do not suppose THAT they are going to BE REDACTED. SO they are going to BE IDENTIFIABLE. >> MR. JAMES ATTERHOLT belly AS you recognize, there is a HUMANITARIAN trouble at the BORDER. THEY SUPPOSEDLY famous THAT TRANSNATIONAL prepared CRIME IN ECONOMICS THE U.S. BORDER extra inclined considering IT CREATES AND maintains ILLICIT CORRIDORS OF BORDER CROSSINGS that may be EMPLOYED by other SECONDARY criminal OR TERRORIST ACTORS OR firms. OF direction, YOUR FY 2020 funds PROPOSES one other $18 MILLION IN resources. TO help strengthen THE battle in opposition to TRANSNATIONAL prepared CRIME. Can you speak a little bit in regards to the department OF JUSTICE and how it’s ADDRESSING THE SMUGGLING NETWORKS which might be ENDANGERING SO a number of the LIVES which might be BEING SMUGGLED AND TRAFFICKED throughout THE SOUTHERN BORDER, specifically the kids? >> THE drawback WE FACE ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER IS quite unprecedented. Not simply THE volume AND THE make-up OF THE persons COMING across FROM AN IMMIGRATION policy STANDPOINT, but by way of THE strength OF THE crook firms IN MEXICO, considered one of THE matters THAT HAS transformed A LOT in the 30 YEARS PRIOR WHEN I was once lawyer common HAS BEEN THE STRENGTHENING of those crook organizations IN MEXICO, THESE CARTELS which are now not handiest concerned IN more than one kinds of medications AND THE TRANSPORTATION OF those medicinal drugs AND DISTRIBUTION within the UNITED STATES, but additionally INTO HUMAN TRAFFICKING. SO ATTACKING these TRANSNATIONAL criminal firms IS A high priority. THE FY 2020 finances REQUESTS A complete OF $3.2 BILLION that is targeted AT coping with THESE TRANSNATIONAL companies, AND we are seeking AN develop OF 109 MILLION dollars THIS yr. We’re also SEEING $29 MILLION IN PROGRAMMATIC ENHANCEMENTS including $18 MILLION TO support THE FBI’S capacity TO reveal AND target THE TRANSNATIONAL organization AND 10 MILLION TO beef up THE DEA capacity TO function THE WIRE INTERCEPT application IN relevant america. AND a different $1.7 MILLION FOR DEA touchy INTELLIGENCE UNIT WHICH IS concentrating on THESE organizations AND THE TRAFFICKING NARCOTICS. I personally think THAT AN major a part of SECURING THE BORDER IS TO HAVE A BARRIER method ON THE BORDER. I consider THAT with a view to no longer most effective help IN NARCOTICS INTERDICTION but in addition IN SUPPRESSING HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND it’s AN main part of OUR ENFORCEMENT. >> probably the most SACRED RIGHTS AS you understand, americans HAVE THE proper cannot BE SPIED ON by using the federal government. THE ORDER may just most effective BE ISSUED centered ON A finding by THE overseas INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE courtroom, THE possible cause EXISTS, TO think THAT THE goal OF SURVEILLANCE IS THE goal OF A international power, some of the COLLEAGUES, THE method OF, consultant NUNEZ, together with THE LEAK OF tremendously classified fabric AND ALLEGED CONSPIRACIES TO mislead CONGRESS CANDIDATE TRUMP AND other men and women, i would NOW THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN EXONERATED OF COLLUSION, PETTIS came TO come to be THAT — >> THE administrative center OF THE INSPECTOR common HAS A PENDING INVESTIGATION OF THE FISA system within the RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION. I assume as a way to BE entire AND customarily IN may just OR JUNE, I AM instructed. SO, hopefully we will HAVE SOME answers FROM INSPECTOR basic HOROWITZ ON THE predicament OF THE FISA WARRANTS, extra often, i’m REVIEWING THE habits OF THE INVESTIGATION AND seeking to GET MY palms round all the features OF THE COUNTERINTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATION THAT was conducted in the course of THE summer OF 2016 >> ARE YOU INVESTIGATING THE EXISTENCE OF THE FISA ORDER against CARTER web page? ARE YOU INVESTIGATING WHO LEAKED THE EXISTENCE OF THE FISA courtroom in opposition to CARTER page? >> i haven’t seen THAT, IF there may be PREDICATE FOR INVESTIGATION, it will BE carried out. >> thanks. Thanks MR. CHAIRMAN. >> lawyer normal BARR, reports propose THAT distinct assistance MUELLER’S record IS anyplace BETWEEN 300 AND 400 PAGES long. I’d BE involved in realizing, how many DISCUSSIONS DID YOU HAVE WITH THE DEPUTY lawyer general AND other employees BETWEEN ECEIVING reviews AND RELEAS THE MEMO, used to be THERE dialogue OR DEBATE in regards to the evidence AND CONCLUSIONS? How many STAFFERS ASSISTED YOU IN DIGESTING SO MANY PAGES OF problematic know-how IN this type of brief interval OF TIME. LET ME inform you WHAT i am GETTING AT, THAT I in finding really special. YOU bought an awfully severe, distinctive document, hundreds OF PAGES OF high-level understanding, WEIGHED THE explanations AND CONCLUSIONS AT length, outline ready, ADMITTED AND launched HER MEMO IN not up to 48 HOURS. TO ME, to do that, IT seems YOUR mind have got to were ALREADY MADE UP. HOW DID YOU DO IT? >> THE thinking OF THE distinct information, was not A thriller TO THE folks on the department OF JUSTICE, prior to HIS SUBMISSION OF THE report. HE HAD BEEN INTERACTING, HE AND HIS humans were INTERACTING WITH THE DEPUTY lawyer common AND lawyers assisting THE lawyer general IN HIS SUPERVISION OF THE unique information. IN THAT CONTEXT THERE have been discussion. SO THERE used to be SOME INKLING AS TO one of the crucial pondering OF THE certain counsel. Additionally, ON MARCH 5, I believe, THE DEPUTY and i MET WITH particular assistance MUELLER AND HIS group AND HAD A PRELIMINARY dialogue ABOUT THE file. WE HAD AN INKLING AS TO WHAT used to be COMING OUR path. SO much more considering within THE department was completed ABOUT THAT, OVER that point, THAT was once A matter OF WEEKS. And then, WHEN THE record got here, IT got here roughly midday ON FRIDAY, THE DEPUTY attorney general and i AND OUR STAFFS labored closely FOR THE steadiness OF THAT DAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. >> I failed to need to INTERRUPT YOU. DID THE WHITE residence SEE THE file earlier than YOU released YOUR SUMMARIZING LETTER? HAS THE WHITE condo obvious IT seeing that THEN, HAVE THEY BEEN BRIEFED ON THE CONTENTS beyond WHAT was to your SUMMARIZING LETTER TO THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE? >> I’VE mentioned WHAT i will SAY about the record at present. I’VE ISSUED THREE LETTERS ABOUT IT. And i was once inclined to speak about THE historic know-how OF HOW THE file got here TO ME AND MY selection ON SUNDAY. However, I’VE ALREADY LAID OUT THE approach that is GOING forward TO liberate THESE experiences, expectantly inside per week. AND i’m now not GOING to say something extra ABOUT IT except THE file IS OUT AND all people HAS A threat TO appear AT IT. >> I consider THERE ARE SOME primary QUESTIONS THAT I DO HOPE YOU might reply at present, SIR. ON THE question OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, YOUR MEMO stated QUOTE whilst THIS document DOES no longer CONCLUDE THAT THE PRESIDENT committed against the law, IT additionally DOES now not EXONERATE HIM yet PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS PUBLICLY recounted THAT THIS record IS A entire AND complete EXONERATION. Are you able to inform US who’s FACTUALLY correct? And will THE released report include small print ON THE OBSTRUCTION difficulty, AND WHY AS YOU famous THE PRESIDENT shouldn’t be EXONERATED OR WILL THAT knowledge BE REDACTED? >> I’VE ALREADY defined THE understanding that’s GOING TO BE REDACTED FROM THE document, THE four categories, that’s what is going to govern THE rate reductions, actually THE detailed suggestions AND HIS employees ARE serving to US decide upon THE expertise in the file THAT FALLS INTO these 4 classes. However once more, THE document, i’m going to BE ready AS I mentioned, inside every week TO liberate THE report. Folks CAN THEN learn THE record. I’VE ALREADY PROMISED THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEES THAT I WOULD appear AS soon AS THEY ARE competent TO agenda A hearing AFTER THE document IS released. SO i am not GOING to talk about IT ANY further unless AFTER THE document IS OUT.>> could YOU just give an explanation for FOR US, I recognize that you will show up before THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, but IN THAT short interval OF TIME it is very perplexing TO ME THAT THE 400 PAGES would have been REVIEWED AND THE PRESIDENT STATES THAT THIS file IS A whole AND complete EXONERATION, who is FACTUALLY correct? >> AS they say it is rough TO HAVE THAT dialogue with out THE CONTENTS OF THE file, is not IT, that’s WHY i am SUGGESTING THAT WE WAIT unless THE REPRT IS OUT. I am joyful TO talk TO humans ABOUT IT AFTER THAT ANNA MARLEY SCHEDULED TO TESTIFY AFTER THAT. >> I recognize THAT. IN CLOSING, i am hoping THAT WE AS contributors OF CONGRESS ARE GOING TO HAVE THE whole document, AND HAVE DISCUSSIONS WITH YOU AS TO THE ACCURACY OF a few of THE STATEMENTS. Thanks FOR appearing earlier than US today, AND WE IN CLOSING, WILL we’ve THE complete record OR ARE YOU GOING TO BE SELECTIVE AS TO WHAT YOU provide participants OF CONGRESS? >> YOU mean THE UNREDACTED document?>> yes PEE DEE the primary move AT this is GOING TO PRODUCE A record THAT MAKES THESE discount rates ON THESE four classes, that’s something THAT i am HOPING will be available TO the general public AS I stated, i am comfortable TO talk TO CHAIRMAN NADLER AND CHAIRMAN GRAHAM, AS TO whether they feel THEY need extra know-how AND SEE IF there is a technique WE might ACCOMMODATE THAT. >> I DO HOPE you could ACCOMMODATE individuals OF CONGRESS WHO think it’s OUR accountability to look THE entire record. And that i look forward TO carrying on with THIS discussion. Thank you again FOR showing. >> thanks PEE DEE>> THANK YOU a lot FOR appearing before THIS COMMITTEE at present TO talk about THE PRESIDENT’S FY 20 finances REQUEST. I wish to focus ON THE division EFFORT because it RELATES TO sex AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING. Within the FISCAL 12 months 2018 THE department JUSTICE division INITIATED A total OF 230 HUMAN TRAFFICKING PROSECUTIONS CHARGING 386 DEFENDANTS AND CONVICTING A report 526 DEFENDANTS. THE division persevered ITS effective ANTITRAFFICKING COORDINATION workforce INITIATIVE, WORKING WITH companions in the department OF place of origin protection AND THE department OF LABOR. IN 2018 THESE, noticed large PROSECUTION results including raises OF 10%, 75% AND 106% IN instances FILED, DEFENDANTS CONVICTED. I put on one more HAT SITTING ON THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AND through THE COMMITTEE’S EFFORTS in the last CONGRESS, WE handed a few pieces OF legislation certainly to close LOOPHOLES within THE criminal CODE AND MAKE IT less complicated FOR THE division to head AFTER THESE individuals which might be EXPLOITING kids AND TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS. This is trendy AY SLAVERY, it’s principal FOR ME AS A MEMBER OF THIS COMMITTEE AND i suspect every MEMBER OF THIS COMMITTEE, I feel i will be able to SAY THAT, all of us WENT to see THE intercourse AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING ERADICATED in this country AND want to make sure THAT YOUR division HAS THE tools that you need to do so. DIRECTOR RAY was right here just lately I’VE DIRECTED SOME QUESTIOS detailed TO THIS hindrance AS good, would favor so that you can deal with FOR THE advantage OF each person AS WE PUT INTO PAPER IN OUR APPROPRIATIONS bills, we know THE SUCCESSES but the place ARE THE DEFICIENCIES and how can we ON THE SUBCOMMITTEE BE useful IN MAKING sure you could have each instrument that you simply want. >> thanks. HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS one in all OUR best PRIORITIES NOW, within the department, AND we now have brought IN AN exceptional PROSECUTOR AS AN accomplice DEPUTY legal professional common WITH A PORTFOLIO COORDINATING THE DEPARTMENTS EFFORTS DIRECTED AT HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND ARE setting up venture FORCES around the nation THAT SHE WORKS WITH. I MET WITH THIS group, within THE last MONTH, obtained A FULL BRIEFING ON THEIR current events AND I’VE asked THEM to return back TO ME WITH A PLAN OF action THAT would TAKE IT TO the next stage. AND, THAT could incorporate transferring SOME resources inside THE department AS well AS searching for SOME further LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS THAT WOULD help OUR PROSECUTORS. SO, rest assured that i am VERY interested by THIS AND will be again TO THE COMMITTEE AND THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WITH PROPOSALS AS TO HOW we are able to speed up OUR EFFORTS. >> I certainly appreciate THAT and that i OF course was highly disenchanted THAT WE had been in a position TO GET A bundle OF HILLS by way of THE, simplest to look THEM FAIL IN the united states SENATE, every PIECE OF was LACED WITH A legislation ENFORCEMENT JOB much less difficult i guess, and i DO appreciate TO, the entire WORK that you just DO WITH nearby law ENFORCEMENT TO make sure THAT they have THE instruments AND resources THAT THEY need IN ORDER TO combat sex AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND little one EXPLOITATION. Most youngsters NOW HAVE entry TO THE internet, AND THE internet science AFFORDS kids entry TO substantial quantities OF useful expertise AND unending SOURCES OF entertainment. However IT additionally EXPOSES kids TO specified dangers. MOST WORRISOME, kids may come across AND in most cases occasions TWO, exact PREDATORS THAT USE THE web TO determine, entice VICTIMS by means of CHAT ROOMS, on the spot MESSAGING AND SOCIAL NETWORKING websites. For those who might, WITH THE brief amount of time THAT i have LEFT AND i will be able to REVISIT THIS IF there may be A 2d circular, WHAT DOES THIS DOJ price range REQUEST invoice DO TO defend OUR kids FROM THESE PREDATORS principally on the net? >> the place requesting eighty one MILLION 4 OH JP OJP lacking AND EXPLOITED children software, WE HAVE 30 MILLION FROM, we have $30 MILLION FOR THE ICAC undertaking FORCES, WHICH at the moment are working IN STORAGE, STATES, 81 running for the duration of THE country, and then, THE events OF THE baby EXPLOITATION UNIT within the division OF JUSTICE, these ARE THE THREE PILLARS OF OUR EFFORT, AND ALTOGETHER it is roughly $ninety MILLION. >> thanks. I YIELD back. Thanks MR. CHAIRMAN. >> MR. CARTWRIGHT. >> thank you MR. Legal professional basic FOR appearing before US at present. I’ve UNDERSTOOD FOR rather some time NOW THAT THERE ARE those in this country’S favourite undertaking IS ATTACKING HEALTHCARE. YOUR resolution, AS OUR NEW attorney general TO THROW the burden OF THE UNITED STATES department OF JUSTICE behind AN EFFORT TO GET THE FEDERAL COURTS absolutely TO INVALIDATE THE patient safety AND inexpensive CARE ACT AS UNCONSTITUTIONAL IS BREATHTAKING. It can be incredible, IT STANDS OUT, YOUR resolution DOES, FOR ITS BREATH, it can be SCOPE, it’s RECKLESSNESS, AND it can be LACK OF legal JUSTIFICATION TO INVALIDATE THE sufferer safeguard AND cheap CARE ACT. If your EFFORTS ARE effective, thousands of americans WOULD LOSE THEIR wellness HEALTHCARE, TENS OF thousands of americans WOULD SEE THE PREMIUMS FOR THEIR coverage SKYROCKET. One among OUR REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES within the SENATE, SENATOR COLLINS, PUT IT fine WHEN SHE WROTE TO YOU final WEEK HER LETTER used to be DATED APRIL 1, DID YOU GET HER LETTER? >> yes. >> THEN HE saw THAT SHE WROTE, YOUR choice TO PURSUE THIS path OF motion within the FEDERAL COURTS puts AT risk not only principal client PROTECTIONS equivalent to these defending contributors affected by PRE- current conditions, but additionally other principal PROVISIONS OF enlargement, stylish insurance policy FOR younger ADULTS TO AGE 26, protection FOR PREVENTATIVE offerings AND THE REGULATORY PATHWAY FOR FDA APPROVAL OF BIO equivalent medicines,". THE division OF JUSTICE’S REFUSAL TO look after OUR regulation, THE sufferer defense AND inexpensive CARE ACT IS DISTRESSING considering the fact that OF THE damage THAT IT POSES, THE physical AND financial well-BEING OF GOING TO THE american citizens, additionally considering DOJ’S REFUSAL appears TO BE driven by way of POLITICAL concerns, rather THAN HEALTHCARE coverage DISCUSSIONS OR SOUND authorized ARGUMENTS. Legal professional normal BARR, you’re not A HEALTHCARE coverage expert but YOUR department IS TAKING THE LEAD ON attempting A big OVERHAUL OF OUR AMERICAN HEALTHCARE method, SO I wish to make sure THAT WE AGREE a number of ON a number of the prime LINE fact, LET’S GO through A COUPLE OF sure NO QUESTIONS AT THE OUTSET, quantity 1, have you ever performed OR viewed AND evaluation to evaluate THE results OF DOJ’S LITIGATION role TO OVERTURN THE ACA, the results ON patron rate AND protection, have you ever finished THAT analysis OR have you REVIEWED ONE? >> when we ARE confronted WITH A legal question, WE try to BASE OUR answer ON THE LOT. >> ON THE LOT. SO THE answer isn’t any. Here is the article, I can not imagine that you would TAKE THAT form OF A DRAMATIC, DRASTIC action with out EVEN making an attempt to evaluate THE penalties FOR THE AMERICAN client. THE people utilizing THE HEALTHCARE. THE persons FOR WHOM THESE PREMIUMS ARE PAID, LET’S THE procedure — >>>> in case you are successful on this LAWSUIT YOU ARE helping, in the entire patient safety AND low-cost CARE ACT IS STRUCK DOWN, hundreds of thousands of americans WHO presently acquire well being insurance insurance policy below THE regulation ARE AT hazard OF shedding THAT insurance policy, AM I correct IN THAT? >> I believe THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE CLEAR THAT HE FAVORS no longer best PRE-present stipulations however would prefer motion ON A vast wellness PLAN, SO he’s PROPOSING A substitute FOR OBAMACARE. >> the one who is going TO COME AFTER THE ELECTION? >> LET ME BE THE ONE to notify YOU, will have to THE LOT BE STRUCK DOWN, THE thousands OF humans WHO GET THEIR insurance plan TO THE ACA market WOULD LOSE THEIR insurance policy AND TENS OF hundreds of thousands more WOULD SEE THEIR PREMIUMS SKYROCKET. IN ADDITION, if you’re victorious , 12 MILLION people NATIONALLY AND 750,000 persons IN MY house STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA who’ve protection below THE MEDICAID expansion, WOULD also likely LOSE THAT insurance policy, AM I right IN THAT, SIR? >> DO YOU suppose it can be seemingly WE ARE GOING TO succeed? >> when you be triumphant, YOUR DEVOTING SCARCE assets toward THAT EFFORT, ARE YOU now not, lawyer common? >> we’re IN LITIGATION. >> THE answer IS yes. >> in the event you prevail THAT MANY humans WILL LOSE THEIR insurance policy NATIONALLY FROM MEDICAID AND 750,000 FROM PENNSYLVANIA alone, correct? >> i am just saying THAT in case you feel OF SUCH AN OUTRAGEOUS position you don’t have anything TO fear ABOUT. LET THE COURTS DO THEIR JOB. >> in the event you well, MY TIME IS OUT, we are going to COME back TO THIS. I YIELD back, MR. CHAIRMAN. >> thanks MR. CHAIRMAN, AND MR. Lawyer basic, thank you FOR BEING here in these days. FOR a few YEARS on the finish OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, VIOLENT CRIME IN the united states began TO absorb, that implies extra ROBBERIES, more MURDERS AND more ASSAULT. I’m motivated to peer THE FBI’S PRELIMINARY CRIME records THAT were launched IN LATE FEBRUARY confirmed THIS ALARMING development AS BEING REVERSED. Are you able to inform ME, what is the department DOING that is WORKING AND DOES YOUR NEW budget AND resources FOR combating CRIME? >> thanks, SIR. THE VIOLENT CRIME AS I mentioned IN MY declaration IS certainly one of OUR PRIORITIES, AND MAKING certain WE do not SEE A RESURGENT, RESURGENCE OF VIOLENT CRIME. OUR BASE funds IS 4.3 BILLION AND we’re looking for $138 MILLION ENHANCEMENT TO THAT. A hundred and twenty WOULD GO towards reducing VIOLENT CRIME IN COMMUNITIES, AND 18 would be TO STEP UP OUR EFFORTS against THESE TRANSNATIONAL crook firms. THE FLAGSHIP, probably the most FLAGSHIPS OF OUR combat against VIOLENT CRIME IS OUR challenge reliable NEIGHBORHOODS. That is quite A notion that is BEEN around FOR A at the same time below more than a few GUISES, but essentially, WHAT it’s, it can be A technique TO focus ON excessive CRIME AREAS THAT BRINGS together THE nearby neighborhood, THE legislation ENFORCEMENT, including FEDERAL AND STATE. Also THE various SOCIAL programs AND SOCIAL companies THAT RUN AND FUND programs THAT are supposed to preclude CRIMES FROM happening. AND, >> we’ve got BEEN listening to WILLIAM BARR TESTIFY on the condo SUBCOMMITTEE, THIS was A hearing THAT was ARTIE SCHEDULED TO speak in regards to the price range, but AS that you could think THIS the primary TIME THAT WILLIAM BARR IS speaking PUBLICLY because HE HAS BEEN equipped to check THE MUELLER document. Joining US now’s FORMER ASSISTANT usa lawyer FOR YOU the big apple’S japanese DISTRICT, you have got BEEN LISTENING ALL along. Now we have GOTTEN a couple of HIGHLIGHTS here, but what is STANDING OUT TO YOU ABOUT WHAT HE needed to SAY up to now? >> the truth that he’s REFUSING TO TESTIFY OR answer ANY questions about COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE WHITE apartment referring to TO THE report, that’s concerning. Comfortable to listen to THAT he’s going to determine THE factors FOR THE more than a few discounts in the four categories he is speaking ABOUT, there may be quite a few ROOM TO MANEUVER IN THAT TERRITORY. >> LET’S speak ABOUT THAT. HE HAD beforehand recognized THE 4 categories that you recognize WOULD intent some thing TO BE REDACTED, >> GRAND JURY, countrywide safety, legislation ENFORCEMENT AND privateness. Essentially the most WIGGLE ROOM IS in the GRAND JURY subject. Due to the fact what is SECRET issues occur earlier than THE GRAND JURY, HOW that’s outlined, in case you define IT widely, THE file is going TO potentially appear LIKE SWISS CHEESE, in case you DO to find IT VERILY, we can SEE A LOT more know-how. SO, that is, it will BE important FOR US no longer just TO SEE THE basis FOR every REDACTION but TO realise THE standards THAT HE USED, TRANSPARENCY, TRANSPARENCY, TRANSPARENCY. That’s what we’d like right here.>> WHAT you’re making OF the fact that THE lawyer common stated HE EXPECTS TO BE equipped TO liberate THE file inside per week, WITH THESE NOTES that will DESCRIBE THE basis FOR every REDACTION? >> IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE THEY ARE WORKING aside, it is A four hundred web page report, I feel it’s REASSURING to know THAT MR. MUELLER IS involved within the approach. To understand THAT, TO understand HIS function AS AN independent PROSECUTOR, proper, THE whole point OF HIM BEING PUT IN HIS position was seeing that HE was once GOING TO BE impartial, put aside, THEORETICALLY, FROM THE POLITICAL method. MR. BARR AND MR. ROSENSTEIN ARE medical APPOINTEES, AND SO, figuring out THAT he will BE involved within the system OF MAKING proper REDACTION choices, IS REASSURING but again, we’re on this TERRITORY the place WE want to effectively trust but confirm, but I consider GIVEN THEIR REPORTING THAT SOME OF THE MUELLER group participants ARE concerned concerning the MARCH 24 LETTER, I feel WE have to location a very strong EMPHASIS ON verify. You understand, form OF THE trust however affirm dispose of. >> HE kind OF PUNTED a bit BIT WHEN HE was once asked instantly whether or not OR no longer CONGRESS WOULD receive THE UNREDACTED MUELLER file. IT gave the impression of HE HAD NO INTENTION OF RELEASING AN UNREDACTED report back to CONGRESS. THE MAC that is A exquisite query given that we are relatively speakme ABOUT TWO AUDIENCES right here, ONE IS the general public, correct, AND obviously the public mustn’t GET THE national safety know-how, just right reasons WHY, IF THERE ARE sensitive law ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATIONS, good motives FOR these varieties OF REDACTION but ON CAPITOL HILL, FOR CONGRESS, mainly FOR THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEES, there’s A distinct EXCEPTION TO GRAND JURY SECRECY, COUNTERINTELLIGENCE matters THAT they may be able to BE DISCLOSED TO FEDERAL officers, the crowd OF EIGHT, THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE individuals ARE most likely GOING TO HAVE REQUIRED CLEARANCES TO acquire THAT know-how. EVEN on the EXTENT THAT THERE ARE ONGOING legislation ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATIONS that would RELATE TO countrywide safety. THEY must BE DISCLOSED TO CONGRESS AND THE PERIPHERAL privacy STUFF, i am definite THEY do not CARE THAT much ABOUT, but THE UNREDACTED OR on the whole UNREDACTED CLOSED-DOOR document, THE CLOSED-DOOR BRIEFING THAT WOULD GO TO THE INTELLIGENCE element OF CONGRESS, i would expect that will BE VERY FULL. >> THE CONGRESSWOMAN, well-nigh asked A question THAT a variety of men and women HAVE WHICH IS, THE INVESTIGATION, THAT TO TWO YEARS TO complete was once ultimately GIVEN A abstract file THAT was four PAGES long within 48 HOURS OF RECEIVING the full file. SO SHE asked HOW DID YOU DO IT, HE HAD AN fascinating RESPONSE HE said THAT THE department OF JUSTICE IS on no account overseas TO THE DEALINGS OF THE specified counsel, i am PARAPHRASING THERE, but they say it can be now not A mystery TO THE management OF THE DOJ. WHAT DID HE mean by THAT? >> IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE THEY bought A PREVIEW. THEY stated A MARCH 5 meeting, THREE WEEKS IN develop, you already know, THE legal professional basic, WHOEVER IS SUPERVISING MUELLER, HAS A role, IN SUPERVISING ROSENSTEIN AND BARR, WHEN HE came INTO place of business, they have A position IN OVERSEEING THE INVESTIGATION, AND i assume it’s relatively REASSURING THAT THERE used to be A professional AND OPEN LINE OF conversation bear. It’s hard, realizing HOW difficult AN INVESTIGATION, no longer EVEN ONE that’s now not AS worried AS THIS ONE, ordinary CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION possibly IS, understanding HOW far more elaborate THIS ONE was seeing that IT HAD A massive COUNTERINTELLIGENCE factor, THE thought that you just could SUMMARIZE SUCH AN foremost SET OF FINDINGS AND SO speedily, IT IS regarding but it surely LEADS US again TO TRANSPARENCY. AND, OUR need to verify, TO make certain THAT, DOES THAT LETTER, THE MARCH 24 LETTER, DOES IT honestly, DOES IT accurately reflect MR. MUELLER’S, ALL OF HIS WORK. And i believe WE have got to, AT THIS factor, i am now not all set to say, MR. BARR acquired IT flawed, i’m now not ready to say THAT but, but I definite wish to BE REASSURED. > I need to convey UP TWO features, firstly pointed out HOW WILLIAM BARR WOULD now not reply THE QUESTIONS AS TO whether OR no longer THE WHITE condominium HAD entry TO THE MUELLER document. THE WHITE condominium said THEY didn’t have access TO THE MUELLER report but HE REFUSED TO reply that question instantly. Also now we have BEEN CALLING THIS 4-page file A summary, WASN’T speculated to BE A summary, IT used to be purported to BE A backside LINE, correct? SO that’s WHAT we are CALLING IT, he’s not CALLING IT THAT. >> SO, STICK around, we’re GOING TO maintain talking ABOUT THIS given that IT THE condominium JUDICIARY COMMITTEE is also UNDERWAY, THAT PANEL IS DISCUSSING EIGHT CRIMES within the US AND the upward thrust OF WHITE NATIONALIST. >> WITNESSES incorporate REPRESENTATIVES FROM TECH organizations AND ADVOCACY agencies, that you could flow THAT listening to IF you have an interest. FOR NOW we can RETURN TO THE lawyer normal on the residence APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE. >> FOR THE rationale WHY A CITIZEN SHIP question is needed ON THE CENSUS. DOJ HAS BEEN implementing THE vote casting RIGHTS ACT FOR OVER 50 YEARS with out the necessity FOR A CITIZENSHIP question, WHAT ARE YOUR thoughts ON THAT? >> MY thoughts ARE THAT it is BEING LITIGATED proper NOW and that i suppose ORAL ARGUMENTS ON APRIL 23, i am now not GOING to speak about IT. >> I desired TO also ASK ABOUT ZERO-TOLERANCE coverage. DO YOU accept as true with YOUR PREDECESSORS, ZERO-TOLERANCE policy MEMORANDUM MEMORANDUM ISSUED last APRIL 2018? >> there is numerous MISUNDERSTANDING in regards to the ZERO TOLERANCE coverage, THE ZERO- TOLERANCE coverage IS THAT THE division WOULD PROSECUTE circumstances which might be stated THE department AND the item THAT reason family SEPARATION was THE REFERRAL OF circumstances TO THE department THAT involve families WITH children. THE PRESIDENT HAS PUT OUT AN executive ORDER, I suppose, announcing THAT we’re, DHS will not be GOING TO comply with THAT policy. AND as far as i do know we aren’t GIVING REFERRALS OF THAT sort, however the basic PROPOSITION THAT THE division WILL PROSECUTE circumstances THAT have been pointed out IT, STANDS. >> according to an article IN the brand new YORK instances the previous day, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN PUSHING TO RESTART THIS follow OF setting apart father and mother FROM THEIR children. THE time period BINARY option policy HAS without doubt BEEN GETTING TRACTION. IS THAT some thing that you just help? >> Reporter: i have not HEARD THAT. >> you have not HEARD THAT? >> we will publish ARTICLES TO YOUR place of job. ARE YOU mindful OF study showing THAT SEPARATION FROM initial levels TO ONGOING AND long-time period IS DEVASTATING AND harmful TO kid’s wellbeing AND progress? >> i am SORRY, are you able to REPEAT THAT? >> ARE YOU conscious OF ANY research THAT shows SEPARATION OF families and kids ARE detrimental TO THEIR health? >> i haven’t REVIEWED THAT research but AS I said, THE PRESIDENT HAS ALREADY PUT OUT AN ORDER STOPPING THE SEPARATION OF households. >> Reporter: SO WOULD YOU implement AND PUT FORTH insurance policies of new DISCUSSIONS that have BEEN happening ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP looking TO RESTART THIS SEPARATION practice? >> ALL i will be able to SAY, in my opinion SITTING here, i’m not acquainted WITH these DISCUSSIONS. >> WHICH YOU help CONTINUATION OF SEPARATION OF families? >> I aid THE PRESIDENT’S policy WHICH IS we aren’t GOING TO SEPARATE households. >> Reporter: C help THAT WE is not going to SEPARATE families ANYMORE.>> I GET again. >> Reporter: thanks FOR BEING WITH US, I wish to REMIND THE COMMITTEE we have HEARD rather a lot in regards to the MUELLER record, 22 MONTHS OF INVESTIGATION, 28, 500 WITNESS INTERVIEWS, 19 attorneys, forty FBI dealers and the way WHO is aware of HOW MANY WARRANTS, AND THE CONCLUSION have been simple, NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION, I bear in mind WHEN the first LETTER was launched AND there have been A LOT OF COMPLAINTS THEN that you just WEREN’T RELEASING THE abstract soon enough, NOW here today I HEAR IT was TOO HASTY, TOO speedy. SO NOW YOU HAD TIME to check, YOUR team HAS HAD TIME TO evaluate, YOU INDICATED in the next WEEK, we can GET THE record released, SO FOR THE COMMITTEE, IS THERE whatever that you just seen due to the fact that THE evaluation OF THE complete record that may change YOUR CONCLUSIONS? >> Reporter:>> NO CONGRESSMAN, AS I explained IN MY MARCH 24 LETTER, THAT was once intended TO STATE THE backside-LINE CONCLUSIONS OF THE report, not SUMMARIZE THE report AND i tried to use AS so much OF THE specified assistance’S possess LANGUAGE AS I might, THEY were simply mentioning THE bottom- LINE CONCLUSIONS, AND there may be NOTHING that suggests TO ME THAT >> there isn’t a CONCLUDE NO, NO COLLUSION, NO construct OBSTRUCTION, it can be accomplished. >> THE LETTER SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. I notion IT DO, TOO. Participants OF CONGRESS mentioned THEY WILL IGNORE the general public REACTIONS, AND LEAK the full document. WOULD THAT give you PAUSE IF THAT had been TO occur? >> any one’S GOING TO LEAK THE FULL report? >> that is WHAT CONGRESS HAS BEEN saying. >> that might BE unfortunate considering there’s GRAND JURY understanding IN THERE THAT underneath THE regulation, has to be REDACTED. >> WEAVER members OF THE COMMITTEE at present SAY THAT AMERICAN persons must SEE THE FULL document, EVEN contributors OF THIS COMMITTEE HAVE INDICATED THIS, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JUDICIARY stated EVEN THIS WEEKEND, this is CHAIRMAN NADLER, undoubtedly a few of IT WOULD no longer LEAK PUBLICLY, HE HAS DISCRETION, AND THE COMMITTEE HAS an excellent report OF defending knowledge, WHICH IT DECIDES TO preserve. SO common BARR, under FEDERAL law DOES A MEMBER OF CONGRESS HAVE THE energy TO ARBITRARILY make a decision WHAT parts OF THE specified guidance’S record THEY might unencumber? REDACTED OR now not? >> MARTIN VIOLATES THE regulation. AND WE believe THAT 6D DOES apply TO RIVERS OF CONGRESS. It is fascinating considering that THIS whole MECHANISM FOR THE detailed counsel AS I mentioned used to be established in the course of THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION in the WAKE OF KEN STARR’S record, AND that is WHY the current RULE SAYS THAT THE record must BE stored exclusive. When you consider that THERE was once a number of response towards THE newsletter OF KEN STARR’S file. Among the men and women WHO ARE right NOW CALLING FOR THE liberate OF THIS file have been basically CASTIGATING KEN STARR AND OTHERS FOR RELEASING THE STARR document. I have ALREADY stated THAT THE difficulty here REQUIRES ME TO pastime MY DISCRETION TO GET AS much expertise OUT AS i will, I feel THESE classes, I consider MOST reasonable-MINDED humans WOULD AGREE THESE ARE matters THAT must BE REDACTED. >> right. I assume simply serious about THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JUDICIARY, IF YOU were TO free up OR ANY MEMBER OF CONGRESS have been TO free up the full record OR REDACTED portions OF THE document, ARE THEY IN COMPLIANCE WITH law OR IN VIOLATION OF legislation. >> I wish to SPECULATE ABOUT all the situations THAT can be involved, i do not INTEND, AT THIS STAGE TO ship the entire, UNREDACTED report to THE COMMITTEE, SO i am not definite HE not sure the place HE WOULD GET IT. Directly FROM THE COUNCIL, THAT would be unfortunate, I DOUBT that may happen. >> A fast question ABOUT SUBPOENA, MY working out IS that they’ve ISSUED A SUBPOENA for you to unencumber THE FULL file, WITH THAT PUT YOU IN VIOLATION OF FEDERAL regulation? >> the current hindrance, I don’t believe i have THE LATITUDE TO unencumber 6D ROOT fabric. AS TO the other categories, i’m willing to discuss those WITH THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEES. I would like to try AND ACCOMMODATE THEIR curiosity, however at the equal TIME, UPHOLD THE law AND correct NOW, there’s BEEN A up to date CASE determined within the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, I think inside THE final WEEK ON THIS, THE 6A material just isn’t RELEASALE. >> thank you on your passion where YOU handle THIS, I consider YOU BEEN UPRIGHT, YOU BEEN AN instance OF INTEGRITY, AND i know that you’re going TO ABIDE with the aid of THE regulation AND MY HOPE IS that each one individuals OF CONGRESS WOULD comply with LIKE A sort, THANK YOU, legal professional common, for your just right WORK. >> MR. CRIST. >> VICKI MR. CHAIRMAN, THANK YOU attorney general BARR FOR BEING WITH US in these days. ON THE query OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, YOU mentioned in your MARCH 24 LETTER THAT THE MUELLER report DOES no longer EXONERATE THE PRESIDENT . CAN YOU complex ON WHAT is meant with the aid of DOES not EXONERATE THE PRESIDENT? >> I suppose that’s THE LANGUAGE FROM THE record PEE DEE correct I realise THAT.>> that’s A announcement MADE by using THE distinctive assistance AS considered one of HIS backside-LINE CONCLUSIONS i am now not IN position to talk about THAT further, WHAT is supposed by using EXONERATE, I are not able to reply, WHAT HE supposed by THAT. >> but AS YOU take a seat here in these days, YOU can’t OPINE, AFTER HAVING learn THE report yourself, WHY IT REACHES THAT CONCLUSION THAT IT DOES now not EXONERATE THE PRESIDENT? >> experiences HAVE EMERGED recently, basic, THAT contributors OF THE precise assistance’S workforce ARE frustrated AT SOME level, WITH THE limited knowledge incorporated for your MARCH 24 LETTER , THAT IT DOES not properly OR competently necessarily, painting THE document’S FINDINGS, DO YOU be aware of WHAT they’re REFERENCING WITH THAT? >> NO i don’t. >> I believe, i believe THAT THEY as a rule desired more PUT OUT, however, in my opinion, I was now not all in favour of placing OUT SUMMARIES OR seeking to SUMMARIZE, considering I believe ANY abstract, in spite of WHO PREPARES IT, now not only RUNS THE risk OF you realize, BEING UNDERINCLUSIVE OR OVERINCLUSIVE, but also, YOU recognize, WOULD set off a number of dialogue AND evaluation THAT quite should watch for the whole lot popping out immediately, SO I was once no longer taken with A summary. Correctly, on the TIME, I PUT OUT MY MARCH 24 LETTER, THERE was once NOTHING FROM THE detailed information THAT WASN’T MARKED AS probably CONTAINING 6A fabric, I HAD NO fabric THAT HAD BEEN SANITIZED OF 6A fabric. I FELT I will have to STATE THE backside-LINE CONCLUSIONS and that i TRIED to use designated assistance MORRIS own LANGUAGE IN DOING THAT. THE MAX serious, DID YOU believe THERE used to be AN duty UPON YOU, YOUR place of business, to prepare THIS LETTER, OVERVIEW, in case you WILL, alternatively THAN abstract, instead THAN HAVING THE designated tips’S crew DO IT THEMSELVES , WHY DID THAT occur i assume, IS WHAT i am trying to find out. >> IT happened on account that THE distinctive guidance was delivering THE report to THE attorney common, and i was once MAKING THE determination AS as to if TO MAKE IT PUBLIC OR ANY part of IT PUBLIC. AND IN MY JUDGMENT, IT was once foremost FOR folks to grasp THE backside-LINE CONCLUSIONS OF THE file, at the same time WE worked ON essential savings TO MAKE THE entire factor available. >> LET ME ASK — >> alas, that’s A subject OF WEEKS AND i do not consider the general public WOULD HAVE TOLERATED, CONGRESS WOULD no longer HAVE TOLERATED at the least no longer understanding THE bottom LINE. AND, AS you know out of your possess cost, FROM A PROSECUTOR STANDPOINT, THE backside-LINE IS BINARY, WHICH IS bills OR NO bills. >> indeed. DID YOU examine HAVING THE exact advice’S workplace help YOU WITH THE preparation OF YOUR MARCH 24 LETTER, OR DID YOU? >> WE furnished TO HAVE BOB evaluation IT before placing IT OUT, AND HE DECLINED. >> I didn’t ASK ABOUT REVIEWING, I requested in the event you proposal ABOUT HAVING THEM help prepare THE MARCH 24 LETTER. >> NO, I failed to consider ABOUT IT. >> WHY now not? >> on account that IT was once MY LETTER. >> YOU mentioned THAT THE particular tips AND HIS staff weren’t proven, did not evaluate THE MARCH 24 LETTER, right? YOU supplied TO let them evaluation IT? DID YOU offer IT TO someone ELSE, TO LET other people assessment IT BESIDE THE exact information. >> not THAT I recollect, external THE department? >> anyplace. >> yes outside THE DEPARTED, LET’S begin THERE. THE MAXWELL, THE answer IS beautiful serious NO. >> but you’re now not definite? >> i’m sure. >> ok. I consider i’m going to YIELD, I simplest HAVE 15 SECONDS, THANK YOU, general. >> thank you MR. Lawyer basic, I love to talk TO YOU ABOUT YOUR 20/20 finances, however what’s a ways more primary, AND HAS a lot some distance-reaching consequences, IS THE immediate AND FULL DISCLOSURE OF THE file. The current NONDISCLOSURE OF THE document HAS most effective WORSENED A PERVASIVE distrust OF basic executive in most cases AND MR. MOORE’S INVESTIGATION in your duvet department’S RESPONSE TO IT chiefly. THE began EARLY ON in the INVESTIGATION WITH immoderate SECRECY ABOUT exactly WHAT precisely WE were TAKING A seem AT because the SUPPLEMENTAL MEMO FROM THE DEPUTY performing lawyer normal, that is WHAT DRIVES the general public loopy, when they SEE some thing LIKE THIS. This is WHAT WE ought to attempt to avoid after we GET INTO THIS. To your MARCH 24, 3.5 page abstract OF THE report YOU stated you are conscious OF the general public curiosity on this subject and you are likely to release AS much OF THE report AS that you could consistent WITH ACCO POOL POOL laws AND department insurance policies. THAT ON MARCH 14 THE apartment RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY, 420- 0, ALL contributors OF THIS COMMITTEE AND condo voting THAT the full file released PUBLICLY, except where PROHIBITED by way of legislation AND BE launched TO CONGRESS UNCONDITIONALLY. DO YOU admire THE value OF A FULL DISCLOSURE OF THIS report, each individually AND ON BEHALF OF YOUR department? >> I respect THE value OF RELEASING AS much OF THE expertise in the record AS I CAN, consistent WITH THE regulation. >> k, LET’S GET INTO THAT THEN, WHAT distinct laws, regulations AND division policies AS YOU stated for your LETTER, DO YOU declare REQUIRE OR JUSTIFY YOU TO WITHHOLD parts OF THE file? YOU ALREADY mentioned SIX A, WHAT ELSE? >> AS I said THERE ARE 4 categories OF knowledge THAT ARE BEING REDACTED. >> I fully grasp THAT, SIR.>> YOU asked WHAT ELSE. THE WE asked THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE TO identify ANY SOURCES AND approaches >> WHAT AUTHORITY DO you will have TO STATE that you’ve got DISCRETION TO WITHHOLD, I GET THE GRAND JURY website online, that’s 6A, 60 ENCOMPASSES EXCEPTION, i am ASSUMING ARE GOING to claim THAT FALLS beneath THAT category, there is must BE SOME WITHHOLDING OF information underneath THE 6E category, WHAT concerning the other TWO classes, WHAT JUSTIFIES YOU AND CLAIMING THE DISCRETION TO WITHHOLD THAT understanding? >> ARE YOU talking concerning the INTELLIGENCE? >> NO, i am speaking concerning the other TWO categories, speaking ABOUT ONGOING PROSECUTIONS, but i am mainly keen on privateness AND REPUTATIONAL interest. It appears that’s AN EXCEPTION that you would be able to just power A TRUCK by way of. You’re the ONE that claims YOU HAVE THE DISCRETION to do this and i’m ASKING YOU where DOES YOUR DISCRETION LIE?>> on account that THE regulation THAT units UP THE specific advice and likewise supplies FOR HIS report to THE legal professional basic, and also WHAT THE legal professional basic CAN free up , SPECIFIES THAT IT must be constant WITH THE DEPARTMENTS lengthy-STANDING policies.AND THE department DEPARTMENTS lengthy- STANDING coverage AND practice THAT IF we aren’t GOING TO cost anybody, we don’t exit AND speak about THE bad OR DEROGATORY understanding ABOUT THEM, that’s WHAT bought every person OUTRAGED AT WHAT FBI DIRECTOR COMBING DID in the CASE OF HILLARY CLINTON. >> ok, SO THE regulation BACKS an extended-STANDING policy IS what’s THAT policy, IS THAT proper? >> THE regulations IS THAT ANY liberate needs to be consistent WITH THAT. >> LET’S GO TO 6E FOR A second right here, earlier than I GET TO THAT, ARE YOU preserving OR WILL YOU preserve ANY correct TO WITHHOLD ANY OF THE know-how IN THAT record headquartered ON A SO-called claim OF executive PRIVILEGE? >> IN MY WHAT? >> ARE YOU GOING to claim THAT you might have A right TO WITHHOLD ANY OF THAT record headquartered ON A SO-referred to as declare OF government PRIVILEGE? >> that will must BE ASSERTED with the aid of THE PRESIDENT. >> AS I said IN MY LETTER WHICH SPEAKS FOR ITSELF, HE HAS said THAT he is LEAVING the selections up to ME. >> ARE YOU GOING to assert executive PRIVILEGE TO keep ANY OF THAT document again? >> AS I mentioned there is no PLAN. I haven’t any PLAN to try this. >> ok. DO YOU consider THAT government PRIVILEGE APPLIES TO ANY BROADER range OF COMMUNICATIONS AND precise DIRECT conditions FROM THE PRESIDENT? >> i would need to assessment THE present day OPINIONS FROM OLC ABOUT THE targeted SCOPE OF IT however it can be now not valuable TO ME proper NOW. >> so far as you already know, DOES IT observe TO ANY COMMUNICATIONS by using THE PRESIDENT, earlier than HE was once PRESIDENT? >> AS I SAY, i am no longer sure WHAT the learning IS within the department OF JUSTICE ON THAT. >> you are mindful THAT THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS underneath 6E wherein which you could EXPOSE GRAND JURY understanding, some of these ARE within YOUR DISCRETION however MANY OF these ARE discipline TO A RULING OF A court docket, correct? >> WHAT ARE THEY? >> 6E, THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS THAT enable YOU to move TO courtroom TO ASK THE PERMISSION TO release THIS, it can be as much as THE court TO unlock, ARE YOU INTENDING to go TO court docket, TO ASK FOR steerage AND/OR direction AND/OR AN ORDER, the place you might be uncertain whether that you may unencumber materials? >> THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE IS FREE to go TO court docket IF HE FEELS one of the vital EXCEPTIONS IS applicable. >> THE right IS YOURS TO ASK. >> WHY DO YOU SAY THE proper IS MINE? YOU MET given that you’re the EXERCISING AUTHORITY underneath 6E >> IF THE CHAIRMAN BELIEVES he is ENTITLED TO obtain IT, HE CAN move THE courtroom FOR IT. >> i’ll COME again TO THIS, it’s YOUR right TO ASK, i am ASKING what’s YOUR INTENTION? >> MY INTENTION IS to not ASK FOR IT. IF THE CHAIRMAN HAS A just right explanation OF WHY IT DOES now not apply AND HIS want FOR THE understanding, i am willing TO hearken to THAT. >> AS I SAY, MY FIRST AGENDA object right here IS TO GET the public document OUT, WHAT can be GOTTEN OUT PUBLICLY. That is GOING TO BE inside A WEEK. >> MY TIME IS UP. >> i’ll discuss THESE disorders IN higher detail AFTER THAT happens. THE MAXIMUS LAWRENCE? >> thanks MR. CHAIR. Lawyer common, consistent with up to date REPORTING, THE TROP ADMINISTRATION IS PURSUING a long way FEWER CIVIL RIGHTS circumstances, together with EIGHT CRIMES, POLICE BIAS, AND disability RIGHTS cases THAN THE OBAMA OR BUSH ADMINISTRATIONS. THE DOJ CIVIL RIGHTS department HAS started 60% FEWER instances in opposition to advantage VIOLATIONS in the course of the first TWO YEARS OF THE TROP ADMINISTRATION. THEN, throughout THE PRESIDENT OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, 50% FEWER THAN under THE GEORGE BUSH ADMINISTRATION. Can you PLEASE furnish ME WHY that’s happening, AND WHAT ARE YOU planning to do to address THAT? >> I must SEE these FIGURES, and the way they are broken DOWN. I have never obvious these FIGURES earlier than. THE AREAS THAT i’m acquainted WITH, corresponding to HATE CRIME comfortably is just not true. We’ve AN ENVIABLE report OF PROSECUTING HATE CRIMES on the same OR bigger price THAN earlier ADMINISTRATIONS, AS some distance AS i am mindful, I must SEE WHAT ELSE you’re talking ABOUT. >> ARE YOU accustomed to THE information OF WHAT THE percent, HAVE THEY multiplied underneath THE TROP ADMINISTRATION? THERE indications THAT THEY HAVE. >> THAT THE expand? >> sure. >> HATE CRIMES, HAVE accelerated under THIS ADMINISTRATION? >> i have never obvious ANY knowledge — >> IS IT A priority, YOU haven’t regarded on the information, you’re not mindful >> AS I stated IN MY confirmation HEARINGS, i’m VERY concerned ABOUT EIGHT CRIMES and i’m aspiring to VIGOROUSLY PURSUE THEM. The information i have visible confirmed AN develop GOING again TO 2013, SO I believe YOU that they’ve BEEN increasing however i’ve seen NO information to peer it can be distinct below THE TROP ADMINISTRATION. >> attorney general, WE USE THE phrase stay WOKE someday IN community ACTIVISM the place YOU ARE INTIMATE WITH WHAT’S happening ON the bottom, I appreciate YOUR TENURE OR YOUR size OF TIME that you’ve BEEN lawyer common however i will tell YOU, this is some thing that’s VERY most important, and that i count on for you to BE advised AND aware of what’s going down IN THIS field. I wanted TO comply with-UP ON A question THAT MY COLLEAGUE CARTWRIGHT asked, I really want TO ASK this query, I WATCHED WITH DELIBERATE INTENT OF YOUR answers WHEN, WHO DO YOU document TO, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OR TO THE persons OF the usa, YOU, for the period of YOUR confirmation, without DURESS said YOU report back to THE humans however YOU just said, WHEN IT got here TO THE ACA RULING that you simply GAVE, THAT THE PRESIDENT was VERY CLEAR THAT HE antagonistic IT, AND SO, LET IT work out IN laws. I need YOU TO BE VERY, LET ME finish MY question given that that is WHAT I HEARD, possibly YOU ought to make clear. I would like YOU to explain TO ME DO YOU comprehend YOUR function, WHEN YOU hindrance A announcement ABOLISHING low-cost CARE ACT, that you just, as the legal professional general OF THE persons OF THE u.S.A. HAVE A responsibility TO comprehend AND aid THAT decision, now not centered ON THE coverage OF A PRESIDENT OF the us. IT was once evidently LAID OUT, THE have an effect on it is going to HAVE, AND i need YOU TO respond TO THAT on account that that’s WHAT I HEARD, SIR. >> good, in the event you DID listen to MY confirmation. >> I DID, SIR. >> I DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THREE one-of-a-kind ROLES THE legal professional normal performs, ONE IS ENFORCEMENT, the other IS IN A coverage role, AND THE 1/3 IS IN delivering authorized advice. AND WHAT I mentioned THEN IS THAT THE attorney general, HAS THE accountability TO furnish STRAIGHT FROM THE SHOULDER legal recommendation AS TO WHAT THE attorney general THINKS IS THE right VIEW OF THE legislation. >> in this CASE OF ACA, YOU FELT IT used to be THE right resolution underneath THE regulation, TO predicament THAT YOU help ABOLISHING THE affordable CARE ACT, that may be a legal TEA YOU didn’t LET ME finish, WHICH IS the first duty IS TO furnish YOUR first-rate VIEW OF THE legislation. IF THE PRESIDENT, OR YOUR executive department organizations THAT you’re REPRESENTING, AND OUR STAKEHOLDERS within the limitation, DISAGREE WITH THAT advice, AND want to PURSUE yet another role, THEN THE attorney common LITIGATING ON BEHALF OF the USA should TAKE THAT function, IF it can be affordable AND A DEFENSIBLE legal position. Even supposing it can be now not THE position THAT THE attorney normal TAKE IF THE legal professional normal used to be A judge. That’s THE role I mentioned AT MY affirmation listening to. >> in order to BE CLEAR, WHAT YOU ARE pronouncing IS THAT in the event you DISAGREE WITH THE PRESIDENT, IF YOUR legal experience AND YOUR competencies does not AGREE, AND YOUR PRESIDENT SAYS something different, you are OBLIGATED TO AGREE AND implement WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAYS, IS THAT WHAT you might be TELLING ME, as the attorney general OF THE UNITED STATES OF the us? >> it is THE same AS after we characterize AND ARE DEFENDING THE regulation OF CONGRESS, oftentimes WE don’t believe THE legislation IS AN usual topic without a doubt THE MAXTOR, WE go legal guidelines, THE PRESIDENT OF the us will not be passed laws. >> I believe there’s an affordable AND DEFENSIBLE ARGUMEN THAT may also be MADE TO preserve A STATUE, WE DO. THE MAXTOR i am worried AT THIS factor, i’ll COME again AT THIS point. Thanks. >> lawyer general, YOU said in your TESTIMONY mentioned VIOLENT CRIME HAS DECLINED considering 2016, THAT AS WE study FROM, home GROWN EXTREMISM HAS GROWN OVER THE identical TIME. WHAT priority AND resources have you ever incorporated in the 2020 funds TO COUNTER SUCH VIOLENT EXTREMISM? >> i do not think WE break out, might be you can help ME, i do not consider WE escape THE price range concentrating on THAT PARTICUAR category OF OFFENSE. >> WE wouldn’t have A SEPARATE class FOR VIOLENT EXTREMISM, but WE DO PURSUE ALL matters OF VIOLENT CRIME together, AND WE HAVE HUNDRED $38 MILLION AND HUNDRED 35 NEW POSITIONS FOR OUR brilliant VIOLENT CRIME EFFORTS in the FBI we’re adding forty seven NEW FBI dealers TO THE FBI FOR A kind of new INITIATIVES, AND among THEM, IS THE FBI’S WORK ON VIOLENT EXTREMISM. >> ok, it is most important FOR THIS COMMITTEE to understand AT A distinctive point, what number of humans will likely be ASSIGNED TO THIS, HOW MANY DID bucks might be ASSIGNED TO THIS, considering it’s AN hassle THAT issues ALL americans, I think, AND WE ought to handle IT, IN A suitable means. >> yes MR. CHAIRMAN, yes however THE humans who are ON THE WATCH FOR THIS variety OF thing, whether or not THEY BE FBI marketers, OR U.S. ATTORNEYS, PURSUING advantage instances >> ALL proper, you have got BEEN LISTENING THERE TO THE lawyer normal, WILLIAM BARR, IS TESTIFYING FOR THE apartment APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE, AND WE expected TO GET a lot of QUESTIONS across the MUELLER record AND THE summary, THE four PAGES THAT THE legal professional common provided FOR YOU AFTER IS A distinct tips provide THAT report to HIM, but THERE’VE additionally BEEN various QUESTIONS around the balloting RIGHTS ACT, low priced CARE ACT AND THE TROP ADMINISTRATION’S attack OF THAT law. SO LET’S deliver again TUBAL, HE IS here WITH US SO, FROM THE last moment WE SPOKE TO THIS moment right here, a few of these LEGISLATORS have become more difficult WITH THE attorney normal, AND IN SOME occasions, THEY asked POINTED QUESTIONS, HE did not necessarily keep away from THEM but HE GAVE brief, POINTED RESPONSES TO THEM even though THEY had been particularly exciting, CHARLIE CRIST OF FLORIDA, certainly HAD exciting QUESTIONS FOR HIM AND WE didn’t relatively GET A RESPONSE FROM THE AG, WHAT DID you make OF THAT RESPONSE? >> I believe he’s VERY good- prepared and very skilled legal professional. SO HE is aware of learn how to reply QUESTIONS. >> AND THE query THAT CHARLIE CRIST requested, whatever plenty OF persons HAVE asked, THE PRESIDENT AND HIS SUPPORTERS had been announcing WILLIAM BARR abstract SAYS NO OBSTRUCTION NO COLLUSION, but CHARLIE CRIST POINTED particularly to 1 PASSAGE inside THAT record THAT BARB PUT collectively THAT stated, that does not necessarily mean THAT PRESIDENT will not be CULPABLE. >> THIS is without doubt one of the MOST THE DEEPEST kind OF QUESTIONS WE HAVE about the LETTER, by and large PROSECUTORS DO precisely WHAT MR.BARGER stated, WHICH IS MAKE A BINARY selection, DO you might have PROOF beyond a cheap DOUBT TO charge against the law OR now not? AND MR. MUELLER exceptionally right here didn’t reach A CONCLUSION consistent with MR. BARR, LAID OUT motives ON both facet associated TO was THE question THAT MR. MUELLER LEFT OPEN, DID HE above all REFERRED THE question TO MR. BARR? MR. BARR TOOK IT UPON HIMSELF to arrive THE ultimate CONCLUSION. Was once MR. MUELLER INTENDING FOR that question to go TO THE residence JUDICIARY COMMITTEE IN reference to THEIR OVERSIGHT perform? They have JURISDICTION OVER talents IMPEACHMENT INQUIRIES. IMPEACHMENT, OF direction, HAS principles AND GUARDRAILS. It isn’t AS STRICTLY legal evaluation LIKE A selection whether TO INDICT OR no longer MR. MUELLER may have CHOSEN to not MAKE A criminal choice WITH THE INTENTION of having CONGRESS CAN overview THIS AND ANALYZE IT. WHAT WE do not know, on account that WE shouldn’t have THE TRANSPARENCY THAT I suppose all of us want. WE have no idea whether OR not MR. BARR JUMPED IN AS A POLITICAL ACTOR AND TOOK OVER THAT evaluation. Trying maybe AS A POLITICAL matter TO PREEMPT THE analysis THE condominium might DO. WE simply have no idea. WE ought to find out. >> that is WHAT YOU preserve announcing TRASPARENCY is key. THE entire idea of getting AN impartial INVESTIGATION IS unbiased OF POLITICAL have an impact on. IT was once fascinating THAT WE handiest HAVE A HANDFUL OF words THAT came immediately FROM THE MUELLER document. One of THEM SAYS shouldn’t be EXONERATED when it comes to OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. HE was once requested directly WHAT DID MUELLER mean through THAT? HE mentioned I don’t know. TO ME THE comply with-UP question was once, THEN WHY DID YOU select those SENTENCES? WHICH was once now not asked TO immediately. WHY DID YOU believe OF those SENTENCES reflected THE backside LINE OF THE file? WE do not know. >> that is a first-class question. It is hard TO consider THAT THE attorney common OF THE UNITED STATES HE was once beforehand THE attorney general IN such a incredibly viewed AND skilled attorney, do not have THE potential to return TO A customary figuring out WITH MR. MUELLER. WHICH IS A STEEP TRADITIONALIST AND particularly expert attorney OVER WHAT THE phrase EXONERATION approach. We all know WHAT THE word approach. AND means you are CLEARED OF A CRIME. That is a rough answer. A further one of the vital TAKEAWAYS THAT i have FROM that is SOME anxiety OVER MR. BARR’S CONGRESSIONAL confirmation TESTIMONY. Where HE dedicated TO US. HE DID IT prior at present. TO GET highest TRANSPARENCY. TO liberate AS much AS HE almost certainly would. Also according to A query HE simply mentioned HE was once not GOING TO recreation HIS DISCRETION. TO seek A courtroom ORDER TO lift probably the most SECRECY ON THE GRAND JURY fabric. I think there’s SOME tension BETWEEN these TWO POSITIONS THAT THE lawyer basic HAS recounted. >> i’m going back TO CHARLIE CRYSTAL FLORIDA. WHO requested yet another exciting question HE was once requested straight ABOUT SOME individuals OF THE designated advice staff WHO have been no longer joyful together with his MEMO AND FELT IT MISCHARACTERIZED THEIR FINDINGS. BARR spoke back whatever along TO the truth that THEY probably wanted more PUT OUT. That means THE contributors OF THE special advice. HE WASN’T interested in the authentic abstract OF THE FINDINGS. ANY OF THE SUMMARIES used to be GOING TO BE INCONCLUSIVE. CHRIS mentioned k, WHY now not just liberate THAT knowledge? HE said that is MY LETTER. He is CALLING IT THE LETTER. >> HE used to be requested WHY didn’t YOU, DID YOU ASK FOR enter FROM MUELLER while you were placing THIS LETTER collectively? HE stated NO WE didn’t THEN THEY requested WHY? That is one of the most EXAMPLES OF THE quick DIRECT answers.>> HE shows THE distinctive information AND ROBERT MUELLER GAVE HIM a few of these NOTES forward OF TIME. HE selected not to unlock THE know-how. CHARLIE CRIST stated have been YOU WORKING WITH THE exact assistance TO make certain THE abstract was once GOING TO BE CLEAR? HE mentioned NO given that IT was MY LETTER. It’s HAZY. >> THERE was once A question asked ABOUT whether or not HE HAD DISCUSSIONS external OF THE JUSTICE department ABOUT THIS LETTER. HE stated NO, but THEY never asked ABOUT throughout the JUSTICE division. WHAT ABOUT ROD ROSENSTEIN? WHY AM I abruptly not REMEMBERING how you can PRONOUNCE HIS name. Whether HE was once absolutely worried in this bottom LINE four-web page LETTER. >> we’re AT A disadvantage. We have now THESE studies THERE ARE SOME contributors OF THE MUELLER crew WHO EXPRESSED DISPLEASURE. Right? MR. BARR look TO BE pronouncing THAT DISPLEASURE was once about the volume OF MY unencumber. On the end OF MARCH. I don’t want to DO IT IN A SERIAL fashion. I need to DO IT MY method. THAT was once THE answer THAT HE appeared to be GIVING. THE REPORTING ITSELF, AS YOU stated, was once more ABOUT MINIMIZING. MIIMIZING WHAT THE FINDINGS had been. OF direction this is SECONDHAND nameless supply REPORTING. THAT we are RELYING UPON. WE have got to TAKE AT THIS moment. WE must TAKE IT WITH A GRAIN OF SALT. WE particularly DO. Again, THE approach to ALL OF this is TO examine THE actual FINDINGS within the document. TO WHAT MR. BARR signify those FINDINGS AS BEING. AND SEEING IF there may be MISMATCH AND MINIMIZING. IF IT appears LIKE A POLITICAL FARM was placed ON the scale. Once more, i am not prepared AT THIS point to claim OR think THAT THERE was MONKEY trade here. THAT THERE was A main issue. THE difficulty IS THAT we want THE TRANSPARENCY TO MAKE THE — >> WILLIAM BARR HAS A IMPECCABLE fame. HE did not want THIS JOB. He is A accomplished MAN. THE JUSTICE department is just not in the business OF INDICTING OR DOES now not feel THAT THE JUSTICE department should BE INDICTING A SITTING PRESIDENT. THE JUSTICE department DIRECTIVE IS TO LET CONGRESS EAL WITH THAT. Additionally WE learn about WILLIAM BARR’S MEMO. We all know THAT HIS MEMO used to be relevant OF THE MUELLER report. WITH THAT potential YOU are not able to aid however listen to WHAT he’s pronouncing WITH A principal EAR. Due to the fact that we know THAT HE HAD A STANCE ON IT formerly. >> support ME AS A NON-legal professional TO realise THIS. IF THE document AND THE summary SAYS THE PRESIDENT is not EXONERATED OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE IN YOU DO consider THE SITTING PRESIDENT can not BE INDICTED FOR a criminal offense WHY now not simply MAKE THAT CLEAR TO THE AMERICAN persons AND SAY IT does not rather matter due to the fact that THE PRESIDENT are not able to BE INDICTED. IS IT when you consider that he’s conscious THERE ARE members OF CONGRESS THAT might need to USE THAT AS AN IMPEACHMENT point? >> THE whole question concerning the INDICTED ability OF AN SITTING PRESIDENT, IN colossal MEASURE, TURNS UPON THE function OF CONGRESS AND THEIR SUPERVISORY role. TO dispose of A PRESIDENT THAT HAS dedicated TREASON, BRIBERY OR high CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS. Those ARE THE GUARDRAILS in the principles. It is not A STRICTLY authorized continuing ANYMORE. Additionally it is POLITICAL. A PROSECUTOR HAS THIS terribly high authorized BAR TO GET ABOVE PROOF beyond A cheap DOUBT. CONGRESS does not must HIT THAT THRESHOLD. THEY need to HAVE, they’re GOING TO HOPE if in case you have serious MISCONDUCT you might HAVE serious proof. We can COME again TO THIS WHY DID MR. MUELLER not reach A CONCLUSION ABOUT OBSTRUCTION? Used to be HE ASKING THE lawyer common TO MAKE THAT final choice? As a substitute was HE INTENDING FOR THE query TO BE regarded by means of CONGRESS in their OVERSIGHT AND SUPERVISOR role OF THE PRESIDENCY? >> you’re a lawyer. There’s OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. IN different phrases might anything it’s that is on this document nobody knows BE whatever with no trouble along THE lines OF THE PRESIDENT ASKING the former DIRECTOR OF THE FBI to see HIS solution to LETTING A good man, MIKE FLYNN is an efficient man. I like HIM. This is HOW WE WORK IN NEW YORK. OR IS IT look i am ACTIVELY PURSUING, i’m ORDERING YOU TO no longer PURSUE THIS person OR other participants. The 2 ARE VERY different. Despite the fact that WE POINTED TO MARTHA STEWART AND no longer understanding SHE OBSTRUCTED JUSTICE AND GOING TO jail FOR A. WOULD THAT BE IMPEACHMENT? >> you might be ASKING the entire QUESTIONS THE PROSECUTORS AND FBI marketers, WHEN they are MAKING CASE choices have to struggle WITH. WHEN you’re within the conference ROOM AND figuring out WHO DO YOU convey fees against? YOU must HAVE PROOF past A affordable DOUBT ABOUT CORRUPT INTENT. A clear NEXUS BETWEEN THE action whether it is OBSTRUCTION, AND THE UNDERLYING INVESTIGATION. THERE ARE THESE severe HURDLES. AS A PROSECUTOR PROOF beyond A cheap DOUBT, YOU ARGUE ABOUT IN law college. IN MY experience YOU ought to BE able TO ASK A JURY IN A court OF 12 persons TO UNANIMOUSLY CONCLUDE they can CONVICT TO anyone AND GO house AND SLEEP well AT night ABOUT IT. That is the sensible result OF THAT THRESHOLD. You might have good proof, OR evidence it’s related to. AS A PROSECUTOR you may make a decision it isn’t quite sufficient. Notably IN CORRUPTION instances. Additionally the place THE UNDERLYING CRIME IS here. Don’t forget THE problem was once ABOUT INTERFERENCE WITH OUR ELECTIONS, AND was THERE A CONSPIRACY TO join THAT EFFORT? If you have CONCLUSIVELY made up our minds THAT IT didn’t occur IT becomes extra intricate TO show THE INTENT. WHAT was THE intent AND WHAT was the incentive, whether it is only about the CRIME OF OBSTRUCTION. It could possibly nonetheless BE against the law. With out THAT UNDERLYING PROOF AS good IT turns into THAT much extra elaborate. I will be able to let you know AS A FORMER PUBLIC CORRECTION CORRUPTION PROSECUTOR you want TO HAVE TERRIFICALLY just right proof WHEN YOU carry A CASE LIKE THIS, specially in opposition to A PUBLIC legit OF THE STATURE OF ANY one in every of A excessive PUBLIC STATURE. >> THAT is among the ARGUMENTS we have now BEEN hearing. How are you going to obstruct a crime IF there isn’t any CRIME THAT happened? IF MUELLER HAS decided THERE is no CRIME AND NO COLLUSION, OR COORDINATION OR something THE legitimate CRIME IS HOW could HE HAVE OBSTRUCTED IT? The other factor, individuals talk ABOUT IMPEACHMENT. Whether OR no longer THE PRESIDENT IS responsible OF a crime. BEING located guilty OF a criminal offense HAS TO DO WITH evidence beyond a reasonable DOUBT. IMPEACHMENT is set TAKING THE WILL OF THE individuals away from THEM. THEY VOTED HIM INTO office. YOU higher HAVE A relatively excellent reason TO PURSUE IMPEACHMENT. It is now not THE same AS COMMITTING a criminal offense whether or not YOU feel he’s responsible OR no longer. >> that is proper. It is a POLITICAL approach THAT HAS THESE ROLLS round IT. It is a different analysis THAN A PROSECUTOR MAKES ABOUT BRINGING AN INDICTMENT. We’re THE UNDERLYING CRIME is not THERE. THE DEBT proof IS more complex TO MAKE ON AN OBSTRUCTION CASE. You could nonetheless deliver AN OBSTRUCTION CASE, it’s nonetheless bad in case you are lying TO THE FBI AND THE INVESTIGATION. You’re MISDIRECTING assets AND probably DEFLECTING BLAME TO an individual who’s innocent you are probably misleading. That could be a serious problem FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE. PLUS FOR THE COURTS AND law ENFORCEMENT. That you can COMMIT THE CRIME with out COMMITTING THE UNDERLYING CRIME. Specifically the place THE STAKES ARE SO high, if you happen to should not have THAT UNDERLYING motive WHAT would be MOTIVATING YOU TO deceive THE INVESTIGATORS? IT MAKES IT that rather more tricky. >> that’s THE question we’ve ALL BEEN ASKING. WHY ARE YOU mendacity? No longer THE PRESIDENT, however now we have BEEN ASKING that query OVER AND OVER again. AS WE SEE folks BEING INDICTED. >> WHAT ARE YOU HIDING? We are going to return TO THE hearing. THE legal professional general continues to be BEING puzzled through members OF CONGRESS. LET’S GO ahead AND listen. >> LET ME GO ON TO the following query. I am hoping we are able to continue THIS dialog AT one other TIME. You’ve pointed out THE VIOLENCE in opposition to ladies ACT AS A dangerous concept. AND now not IN A reliable interest OF THE FEDERAL executive. THESE ARE funding THAT FUND offerings FOR VICTIMS OF domestic ABUSE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT. THAT a lot of MY parts, together with those TRAPPED IN CYCLES OF domestic VIOLENCE, AND looking for a way OUT rely ON. Below A PUBLIC management IN THE earlier CONGRESS, might be I WILL WAIT A MINUTE. THE AUTHORIZATION OF THE VIOLENCE against ladies ACT was ALLOWED to run out despite BIPARTISAN help. Fortunately last WEEK THE REAUTHORIZATION previous THE house. Again WITH BIPARTISAN help. Throughout YOUR confirmation listening to you change YOUR function AND SUPPORTED THE programs, PLEDGING TO get yourself up to speed WITH THE administrative center ITS WORK IN ITS software. I was once DELIGHTED to hear THAT. I might BE thinking about figuring out whether YOU aid THE REAUTHORIZATION, AND DO support THE condo handed REAUTHORIZATION bill? >> I DO support THE REAUTHORIZATION OF VIOLENCE against females ACT. I’m not definite in regards to the condominium bill and what’s IN IT. I DO support THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THAT PROVISION. LET ME SAY THAT TO THE EXTENT, I stated anything towards VIOLENCE in opposition to women STATUTE. I suppose THAT was once within the CONTEXT OF WHEN IT in the beginning came UP. 2 half of many years in the past OR 30 YEARS ago. Someplace IN THAT range. WHAT I stated used to be, AT THAT point IT was once A considerable law involving THE FEDERALIZE PENALTY OF ACTS towards females. I suppose that is what MY predicament WITH MY — THE VIOLENCE in opposition to females. I absolutely support IT right NOW. AND THE VIOLENCE AGAINSTWOMEN. >> HIM made up our minds happy to understand THAT THERE was excellent BIPARTISAN aid FOR THE invoice. Thank you SIR. >> lawyer general BAR I recounted previous IN MY questions on sex AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING, concerning the COORDINATION BETWEEN STATE AND neighborhood regulation ENFORCEMENT. And how essential that’s IN COMBATING A number OF unique AREAS OF CRIME. And i desired YOU to address, IF you might, THE total reduction OF STATE AND local legislation ENFORCEMENT activities provide application. The amount OF 533 MILLION. >> a part of THAT, A significant CHUNK IS THE discount IN till THE law enforcement officials grant program. WHICH was within the 300 hundreds of thousands. We’re striking IT right down to 99 MILLION. THE 99 MILLION DOES cover THE HIRING a part of THE cops supply software. THAT translates INTO THE carrying on with HIRING OF STATE AND neighborhood legislation ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. THE rationale FOR no longer FUNDING THE rest OF law enforcement officials IS THAT it’s ADDRESSED in the FUNDING THAT GOES TO THE FEDERAL OPIOID project force AND different project FORCES THAT THE STATES CAN take part ON, AND GET IN ON AND receives a commission by THE FEDERAL executive. They are part of A FEDERAL STATE COOPERATIVE project force. It is REORIENTING THE SPENDING closer to those JOINT mission FORCES VERSUS FUNDING simply STATE task FORCES. I don’t know when you’ve got something OUT about the other provide cash? >> THE obvious rate reductions IN THE 2020 REQUEST, ONE motive THE grant dollars seem SMALLER IS on the place of job OF VIOLENCE against females IS PROPOSED TO BE MOVED INTO mandatory FUNDING ACCOUNT. The place WE suppose it will possibly INSURE there is on hand cash FOR VIOLENCE towards ladies applications, TO $493 MILLION WE HAVE FOR VIOLENCE in opposition to women applications. There is additionally AN ADJUSTMENT TO THE CRIME VICTIMS money. THE obligation restrict THEIR GOES DOWN by way of ABOUT $1 BILLION. OVER THE last TWO YEARS that’s AN area THAT HAS received 1 BILLION AND HAS obtained 10 BILLION OVER THE last THREE YEARS. Total WE nonetheless HAVE OVER $four.Three BILLION IN grant applications PROPOSED in this price range. THE lawyer general TALKED concerning the impact ON police officers. $four.Three BILLION IS WHAT we’re watching for your help ON AND aiding THIS 12 months’S funds. >> thank you. THE discipline THAT I symbolize IS residence TO A enormous quantity OF RETIREES. I’m increasingly involved WITH THE aged BEING TAKEN competencies OF by way of SCAMMERS AND CONMEN. In particular GIVEN the rise OF technology IN SOCIAL MEDIA. I’m definite you’re mindful OF THIS obstacle. Once more, AS consistently WHAT DEFICIENCIES may EXIST. YOU want extra resources TO aid. >> IN field OF FRAUD it’s a great discipline OF law ENFORCEMENT THAT i have continually FELT IS predominant TO focal point ON THE dozing GIANTS. After I used to be attorney basic final TIME IT was once HEALTHCARE. THAT was once in fact THE drowsing giant. THIS TIME i’m trying to center of attention ON ELDER FRAUD. WHICH IS instantly jogging INTO A primary discipline. OF illegal activity. The upward thrust IS considering that OF A CONCAVE NATION OF pursuits. Together with THE little one BOOMERS OF THE higher ELDER populace. AND THE internet AND the brand new technologies, AND one of the most extended LONELINESS THAT MANY ELDER humans unfortunately expertise LATER IN lifestyles. That is MUSHROOMED. AS I think any individual WHOSE cellphone RINGS OVER THE WEEKEND WITH THE SCAMMERS is aware of increasingly OF THESE SCAMS ARE COMING alongside. We have now A major EFFORT in this field AND we have now ONE individual IN THE department AND THE DEPUTIES administrative center thinking about ELDER CARE ENFORCEMENT. AND THE mission force BEING hooked up TO handle THAT. IN MARCH WE HAD A enormous country wide SWEEP. Where WE INDICTED 200 DEFENDANTS concerned IN THESE quite a lot of SCAMS. Numerous THESE SCAMS ARE PERPETRATED inside THE UNITED STATES. More and more they are genuinely OPERATED by using global crook corporations. Numerous THEM COME OUT OF INDIA. THERE ARE signs THAT equipped CRIME, now not slash COAST i do know STRUCK but other CRIMES ARE getting into THESE AREAS. THE LOSSES ARE immense. This is a population THAT would not HAVE A RUNWAY TO recover once they LOSE THEIR existence financial savings. We are RATCHETING UP THE EFFORT. We have now HAD TWO ANNUAL SWEEPS. WITH gigantic results. I’ve said i have A STRIKE force to head AFTER THE huge organized criminal corporations WE believe ARE at the back of THIS. >> thank you FOR BEING right here. >> lawyer normal BAR i might prefer to finish UP OUR dialogue OF THE HEALTHCARE regulation. OF REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES in the SENATE, IN designated SENATOR McCONNELL, HAVE MADE IT CLEAR that they have NO INTENTION OF INTRODUCING, LET on my own PASSING a new HEALTHCARE law. A new HEALTHCARE PLAN FOR AT LEAST the next TWO YEARS. It appears THAT VIEW HAS BEEN PREVAILED UPON THE WHITE apartment AND THE PRESIDENT HAS authorised IT. MY question IS we now have ALREADY mentioned THE DEVASTATING results. IF THIS LAWSUIT WINS, AND REPEALS THE patient protection AND cheap CARE ACT. GIVEN THE position OF THE SENATE REPUBLICANS AND THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF OPPOSING IT AND ANY development ON health CARE FOR the following TWO YEARS, IF THE SUPREME court OF THE UNITED STATES had been TO provide CRETINS TO YOUR role AND SWEEP AWAY THE HEALTHCARE law, either IN phase OR IN ENTIRETY, WITH THE division OF JUSTICE aid A stay OF THE outcomes OF THAT RULING unless CONGRESS, THE PRESIDENT, THIS NATION CAN FORMULATE A PLAN appropriately TO SUPPLANT THE patient safety AND low-cost CARE ACT? >> you are ASKING ME TO SPECULATE whether OR not THE ADMINISTRATION’S position IS GOING TO prevail IN courtroom. AND beyond THAT, whether or not IT DOES be triumphant IN courtroom WHEN THAT IS and in addition whether or not OR now not THERE can be LEGISLATIVE RESPONSE IF in fact WE DO succeed. >> that is absolutely genuine. IF QUESTIONS ARE appropriate on this ROOM lawyer basic. Should you WIN THE CASE WILL YOU AGREE THAT WE have to stay THE result OF THAT except a brand new PLAN CAN GO IN place? Instead THAN STRAND all the humans WITH PRE-present stipulations AND the entire humans WHOSE HEALTHCARE WILL LAPSE for the reason that OF THAT RULING? >> FROM MY experience THE SUPREME court docket WOULD possible DEAL WITH THAT of their OPINION AND provide SOME form OF interval TO WIND IT DOWN. >> you need TO DO A SUA SPONTE ON THEIR own movement FROM NO PROMPTING FROM THE JUSTICE department, IS THAT IT? >> i didn’t SAY THAT. Whatever THE ADMINISTRATION’S function IS AT THAT factor WILL carry out. AND FROM A authorized STANDPOINT. >> i’m DISMAYED that you’re willing TO force OUR HEALTHCARE process OFF THE CLIFF with out a thing to interchange IT WITH. >> WE TAKE authorized POSITIONS IN instances. >> AM GOING TO comply with THAT UP. Countless stories HAVE INDICATED that you just the manager lawyer FOR THE FEDERAL government AND SECRETARY AZOR who’s THE LEAD ON HEALTHCARE coverage FOR A FEDERAL government STRONGLY ARGUED against supporting THE whole REPEAL OF THE patient defense AND low-cost CARE ACT. Experiences indicate YOU AND SECRETARY AZOR were OVERRULED through acting CHIEF OF employees MICK MULVANEY AND THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF. AT ANY factor DID YOU convey TO MR. MULVANEY OR THE PRESIDENT ANY concerns about the effects OF THIS LAWSUIT PREVAILING, IF IT DOES, OR concerns in regards to the dubious authorized ARGUMENTS on this LAWSUIT. DID SECRETARY AZOR be in contact considerations concerning the results ON HER AMERICAN HEALTHCARE method? >> i’m not GOING TO GET INTO the interior DELIBERATIONS OF THE ADMINISTRATION AT THIS factor. I HAD considerable possibility TO gift MY VIEWS. I believe THE ultimate selection REACHED IS A LEGALLY function. It can be A function THAT PREVAILED in the DISTRICT court. It’s function TAKEN by means of THE 4 JUSTICES within the NFIB CASE. WHICH IS while you put off THE MANDATE, THE leisure OF THE STATUTE cannot STAND. >> ARE YOU CITING govt PRIVILEGE but DECLINING to tell ME about the DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN YOU, MR. AZOR AND MR. MULVANEY. >> name IT WHAT YOU desire. I am no longer REFUSING to discuss IT. >> it is a selection THAT MAKES CONTRADICTIONS. IT CONTRADICTS THE DOJ’S 2018 position. IT used to be CONTROVERSIAL THEN, THAT THREE OF THE 4 profession ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING THE govt REFUSED TO sign ONTO THE BRIEFS AND do away with THEMSELVES FROM THE CASE. THE AMERICAN men and women desire TO fully grasp SECRETARY AZOR aid THIS LAWSUIT situated ON SOUND purpose, OR IF IT used to be just a BALD POLITICS speaking. Soliciting for that you put up THIS statement TO THE COMMITTEE IF that is what you are DOING. Don’t ASK US TO call IT WHAT IT IS. I am ASKING YOU, in case you are EXACTED EXERCISING executive PRIVILEGE WE need to are aware of it AND WE ought to understand IN WRITING. >> thanks MR. CHAIRMAN. AND lawyer normal BARR. YOU mentioned CYBER security IN YOUR TESTIMONY. BEING THAT THE FBI IS THE LEAD FEDERAL agency FOR INVESTIGATING CYBER assaults via CRIMINALS, overseas ADVERSARIES AND TERRORISTS, THE chance IS severe AND developing. CYBER INTRUSION IS extra harmful AND more subtle. Objectives comprise central INFRASTRUCTURE trade secrets and techniques AND ultra-modern R&D. Identification THEFT AS good AS on-line PREDATORS and so on. MY COLLEAGUES ON THE LEFT ARE CHASING SHODDY OBJECTS I consider THE AMERICAN folks want US to address the actual physical AND fiscal THREATS THAT EXIST IN the actual WORLD. Can you difficult ON THE developing danger AND possibly furnish SOME eventualities THAT WE should BE involved WITH? Name OUT a few of these overseas abroad ADVERSARIES. What’s the FBI DOING TO develop into ITSELF AND safeguard A >> you are right. THE CYBER danger IS a major AND developing hazard absolutely. It’s a chance TO OUR mental CAPITAL. ENTER alternate secrets. For this reason OUR economic well being. It is a risk TO OUR national security. IT EXPOSES a few of OUR essential INFRASTRUCTURE TO DISRUPTION. We have HEARD about the attempt TO PENETRATE INTO ELECTION INFRASTRUCTURE. THE FBI IS RECEIVING seventy two — $70 MILLION. TO improve AND enhance THEIR CYBER tools AND CAPABILITIES. A complete OF $seventy two MILLION IS IN THE finances. IN phrases OF rising THREATS, AS now we have A CHINA INITIATIVE within the division on the grounds that CHINA POSES a serious danger TO the U.S.. IN phrases OF monetary ESPIONAGE. AS well AS CLASSICAL ESPIONAGE. A variety of THAT DOES USE CYBER instruments AND THREATS. IT involves CYBER THREATS TO THE UNITED STATES. We are occupied with THAT. AS good AS no longer simply THE INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE, but additionally the usage of NONTRADITIONAL COLLECTORS. THAT THE chinese language ARE in a position TO MARSHAL within THE UNITED STATES via CO-OPTING chinese language NATIONALS WHO is also WORKING IN UNIVERSITIES OR LABORATORIES. It’s a broad GAUGE threat. Probably OUR absolute best precedence AT THIS factor. N phrases OF coping with COUNTERESPIONAGE. >> we have now OVER $750 MILLION overall IN OUR budget. THE attorney basic stated A $72 MILLION increase. THE 70 MILLION IS THE FBI. THE SMALLER pieces only $2 MILLION. It is going to HAVE plenty of BANG FOR ITS BUCK. It’s cash PUT INTO THE JUSTICE security OPERATION middle. THAT permits US TO protect HER possess NETWORKS FROM INTRUSIONS. It’s essential THAT THE corporations defend THEIR possess NETWORKS. >> WE undoubtedly respect THE FBI’S WORK ON THIS. ARE UNIVERSITIES ARE coming up WITH modern research AND development AND applied sciences TO SEE THEM STOLEN with the aid of OUR ADVERSARIES. They did not WORK difficult TO CREATE IT and so they TAKE IT FROM US. We’re losing TAXPAYER greenbacks. When I FIRST came TO CONGRESS I was once ON THE ARMED carrier COMMITTEE. Some of the GENERALS AND ADMIRALS, stated they’ve a couple of THREATS THAT they’re concerned WITH. One who was once REOCCURRING was once OUR CYBER THREATS. KNOCKING OUT OUR power GRIDS AND CRIPPLING US AND OUR fiscal MARKETS. That might CREATE giant amounts OF CHAOS. Because of this I suppose THE AMERICAN individuals are interested IN HAVING THIS dialog. MAKING sure THAT THE FBI IS utilising THEIR resources AND THE protection AND THE protection OF the usa. INTO be aware of NOW THAT TECHNOLOGICAL gap BETWEEN SOME OF US AND OUR overseas ADVERSARIES. Where used to be 25 OR 30 OR 40 YEARS IS NOW we are NECK AND NECK. That could be a fact hazard TO OUR economic climate AS well AS OUR country wide security. Legal professional general thank you. Think YOUR workforce on the FBI FOR keeping america nontoxic. >> thank you. Attorney general I want to thank you FOR CLARIFYING THE answers TO MY QUESTIONS. I want to confirm IN RELATION TO verbal exchange WITH THE WHITE house OR ANY OF ITS group. You are ANSWERING THAT FOR both MARCH 24 AND MARCH 29 LETTERS, correct? >> sure. >> YOU brought UP AN fundamental matter IN MY DISTRICT and lots of OF MY COLLEAGUES DISTRICTS ABOUT ELDER FRAUD. Final year I HAD a section OF laws SIGNED INTO regulation by PRESIDENT TRUMP. SUPPORTED by using CONGRESSMAN BARTON AND LANCE at the TIME. Basically targeting AND permitting the U.S. TO PROSECUTE those CALLS that you simply mentioned THAT have been COMING FROM external OF the united states. WE have been VERY blissful TO HAVE THE laws SIGNED. Nonetheless, OUR local legislation ENFORCEMENT, IN OUR CASE THE NYPD IS HAVING A complex TIME IN phrases OF in reality CATCHING AND identifying WHO THESE PERPETRATORS ARE. I do not know you probably have ANY extra suggestions ON HOW we can method THIS, AND most likely someday. I would like TO WORK along with your place of job in this. >> i’d like to do THAT CONGRESSWOMAN. That is exactly WHY I installed THE STRIKEFORCE. I suppose WE need to GET OURSELVES TO A better level OF SOPHISTICATION IN PURSUING THESE CRIMES. While THEY would show up TO THE sufferer TO BE form OF no longer VERY sophisticated they’re in fact VERY sophisticated. WE have got to GET back TO THE individuals at the back of THE scam. WE have to USE OUR OUR instruments AND OUR TREATY tools AND OUR COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS WITH THE ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES IN other international locations TO GET THE knowledge THAT we’d like. >> which you could help US AND OUR funds ON THIS. Now we have $611,000 within the CIVIL DIVISION’S finances AND THE purchaser defense manufacturers. THEY DO quite a lot of ELDER FRAUD WORK. WE sure would USE that cash IN THIS year’S finances TO help THE CIVIL DIVISION proceed ITS WORK within the ELDER FRAUD discipline. >> thanks. MY 2nd question >> i’ve asked to put collectively A number OF extra LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS THAT WOULD give US more tools IN THIS area. AS good AS more effective PENALTIES. I suppose that’s BEING achieved. I shall be PROPOSING THEM. I wish to provide THEM TO YOU once we ARE executed. >> thanks. I desired TO ASK ABOUT SANCTUARY JURISDICTIONS. Last NOVEMBER decide RAMOS OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT of latest YORK mentioned THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION can’t COMPEL STATES AND CITIES TO COOPERATE WITH FEDERAL IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES AS A condition FOR RECEIVING regulation ENFORCEMENT cash. Reminiscent of BERT AND JACK. A different phrase choose RAMOS ORDERED THE ADMINISTRATION towards FISCAL yr 2017 cash without AND grew to become THE FOURTH FEDERAL judge TO RULE in opposition to THE ADMINISTRATION ON THIS quandary. THE division JUSTICE 2018- 2022 STRATEGIC PLAN STATES THAT you must AND SANCTUARY JURISDICTIONS. What’s the PLAN? HOW DO you want to proceed WITH THESE conditions? FOR THE FISCAL yr 19 GRAMS? >> we have BEEN paying attention to THE hearing THERE in the condo APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE. WILLIAM BARR IS TESTIFYING earlier than CONGRESS. THEY BEEN ASKING QUESTIONS in regards to the MUELLER file. THE legal professional common EXPECTS TO free up THE report inside A WEEK. One other meeting occurred IN WASHINGTON. LAWMAKERS AND JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ARE DISCUSSING HATE CRIMES IN the united states IN REFERENCE TO WHITE NATIONALISM. >> within the final 10 YEARS, ABOUT 23% OF THE EXTREMISTS MURDERS DOMESTICALLY were PERPETRATED via people WHO ADHERE TO a thorough INTERPRETATION OF ISLAM. THE reason I appreciate we are HAVING THIS targeted PANEL, THIS specific listening to, IS THAT we’re SEEING within the final THREE YEARS IS A RESURGENCE.OST OF THE CRIMES ARE FROM proper-WING EXTREMISTS. >> that’s proper. TO HAVE ANY document OF folks OF THE MUSLIM religion GOING AND DOING TERRORIST ACTS AND KILLING JUICE? >> yes, and some YEARS earlier than. >> WIN? >> I think THERE was a bunch a few YEARS in the past, A GENTLEMAN A FEW YEARS in the past WHO KILLED men and women WHO HE thought have been JEWISH. >> was once THAT IN KANSAS metropolis? >> NO, IT WASN’T A condominium. THE up to date JCC ONES have been a very stricken JEWISH ISRAELI BOMB THREATS. >> THERE aren’t THAT MANY instances. YOU are not able to keep in mind WHEN IT used to be OR the place was once. >> THERE should not MANY instances IN THE U.S. Lately. >> that’s sufficient. We are jogging OUT OF TIME. IT PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD’VE came OUT AFTER CHARLOTTESVILLE DO suppose that will’VE HELPED within the surroundings OF WHITE men and women STANDING UP AND saying WHITE NATIONALISM IS whatever bad? >> without doubt. THE BULLY PLATFORM needs to be USED TO TEMPT THIS DOWN AND TO name OUT the place we’re SEEING EXTREMIST. >> MY TIME IS restricted. LET ME ASK YOU A question MR. POTTS, TWITTER HAS AN opportunity FOR A man or woman TO file A TWEET. IF WE believe it’s ABUSIVE OR hazardous OR HATEFUL and so forth. DOES fb HAVE THAT potential? DO THEY MAKE IT convenient FOR people TO DO? >> THE WITNESS may just answer THE query. THE TIME HAS EXPIRED. >> we have now A equivalent ability. It’s fairly handy TO DO, TO document those. WE also USE OUR tools. >> he’s going to again THE remainder OF MY TIME. >> THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS, MR. GOMER? >> thanks. Respect THE WITNESSES BEING right here. I consider all of us AGREE. Nobody should have to suffer like several OF you’ve, YOUR kids, household individuals, nobody must. It’s OUTRAGEOUS. On this EFFORT OF trying to deliver people collectively, AND GO back TO THE words OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN. As a minimum it is ATTRIBUTED. In the event you look FOR THE bad AND people anticipating to search out IT YOU MOST undoubtedly WILL. Should you look FOR the great IN persons you are going to only to find some thing. I wish to ASK MR. KLEIN, WHAT ARE YOUR ideas ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S REMARKS regarding THE CHARLOTTESVILLE DEMONSTRATION? Where he’s QUOTED AS pronouncing YOU also HAD SOME VERY nice folks ON both sides. >> AM completely satisfied YOU asked THAT. THE MEDIA HAS thoroughly DISTORTED the truth OF THAT EPISODE. WHAT HE meant AND HE mentioned SO WHEN HE mentioned IS THAT THERE ARE fine people WHO wish to GET RID OF ROBERT E LEE STATUE AND THERE ARE 5 humans who are now not HATERS WHO feel FOR historical motives THEY wish to keep THAT STATUE. HE MADE THAT CLEAR. In the identical BREATH PRESIDENT TRUMP said QUOTE, i am no longer talking in regards to the NEO-NAZIS AND THE WHITE NATIONALIST after I SAY quality individuals. THEY will have to BE CONDEMNED absolutely. IF THE MEDIA HAS never MADE THAT CLEAR THAT IN THAT assertion HE CONDEMN NEO-NAZIS AND WHITE NATIONALIST. HE did not mean THEY had been great humans. Relatively THE contrary. He’s DISGUSTED with the aid of those people. >> thanks. THE DAY WHEN MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’S DREAM IS A truth. The place WE decide persons by using THE content material OF THEIR personality AND no longer THE colour OF THEIR skin. I am AMAZED HOW normally WHEN there may be AN OBJECTION TO anything someone SAYS THAT IF THE person MAKING THE OBJECTIONABLE comment occurs TO BE BLACK OR JEWISH, you then ARE A RACIST. OR you might be ANTI-SEMI. I’ve BEEN AMAZED MR. KLEIN. THE DEFAMATION LEAGUE HAS called YOU, AS I realise, A JEWISH man or woman TO BE ANTI- JEWISH. It’s interesting. LET ME tell you WHAT MR. POTTS, I definitely respect YOUR NOBLE service TO OUR country. Facebook OWNS INSTAGRAM, right? >> sure. >> DO — DOES INSTAGRAM HAVE THE equal requisites AS facebook? >> FOR essentially the most section, THERE ARE detailed matters where THERE ARE differences. >> i’m informed i will HAVE THIS SCREENSHOT OF THE again. File AS VIOLENCE OR danger OF VIOLENCE. TALKS ABOUT portraits AND extreme image PAGES. There is A second SCREENSHOT IF I would SEE THAT. Right here you might have any individual that is CALLING AND WOULD CRUSH THE united states of america beneath OUR ft. THAT was once mentioned. Inside ONE MINUTE THE report came back FROM INSTAGRAM THAT there is no problem right here. Sincerely’S basically simply move ON. IF you’ll put into effect THE requirements WHY ARE THEY SO rapidly ENFORCED? ERRONEOUSLY ENFORCED in opposition to men and women LIKE MY neighbors DIAMOND AND SILK. I asked THEM not too long ago when I noticed THEM ARE you continue to HAVING concern WITH fb? THEY mentioned NOW every time we say anything first-class ABOUT DONALD TRUMP WE SPENT endlessly just looking to show THAT we are not A RUSSIAN robotic. THEY despatched US through every kind OF matters just TO maintain utilizing THE provider. Here you have got persons THAT AS A effect OF THEIR MISUNDERSTANDING AND THEIR possess faith, THEY wish to CRUSH the USA. THEY think OF US because the significant satan AND ISRAEL IS THE LITTLE devil. I’d simply motivate YOU TO TAKE A appear AT THAT. AND WHY any person WHO needs TO smash the united states AND KILL everyone in this ROOM will get A go WHEN OTHERS don’t? I’d WELCOME ANY clarification you will discover FOR THAT. >> i’m now not aware of THAT instance. >> i know THAT IT simply occurred. >> I BE completely satisfied TO GET THAT back TO MY workforce. ANY CALLS OF VIOLENCE THAT goal persons OFF OF THEIR ETHNICITY OR NATIONALITY, WE WOULD eliminate IT. I’m not familiar with THAT CASE. IT DOES GO against OUR ideas AND OUR STAND. >> THE TIME IS EXPIRED. >> GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA, MR. JOHNSON? >> pass over WALDEN MANY WHITE NATIONALIST HAVE USED omit knowledge PROPAGANDA TO RADICALIZE SOCIAL MEDIA customers. HOW IS YOU TWO WORKING TO discontinue THE spread OF a ways proper CONSPIRACIES INTENT ON SKEWING users PERCEPTIONS OF fact AND FICTION? >> thanks FOR THE query. MOST lately now we have MADE UPDATES TO A recommendation ALGORITHM. THE content that’s ON THE BORDERLINE is not PUSHED OUT by means of OUR suggestion method. Content material THAT VIOLATES OUR instructions, WHICH restrict something THAT PROMOTES AND VIOLENCE towards individuals OR agencies, OR PROMOTES HATRED towards individuals AND organizations centered ON THEIR traits. Together with RACE AND GENDER AND religion. ALL OF THAT content IS VIOLATIVE OF OUR community instructional materials. Content ON THE BORDER IS content WE now not INCOMPLETE incorporate IN OUR ALGORITHM. WE DO OUR great TO ensure THAT content material that is ON THE BORDER isn’t absolutely distributed across THE PLATFORM. >> thanks. MR. POTTS while facebook HAS labored TO stop THE unfold OF the new ZEALAND VIDEO ON ITS PLATFORM, THREE DAYS LATER THE VIDEO was once nonetheless SPREADING FREELY , ON fb’S ENCRYPTED MESSAGING carrier. WHAT’S APP DOES not HAVE a technique OF monitoring OR preventing THE spread OF videos LIKE the new ZEALAND VIDEO. What is facebook DOING TO repair THIS problem AND avoid WHAT’S APP TO getting used TO spread HATE SPEECH? >> thank you CONGRESSMAN. ON facebook AND INSTAGRAM WE TOOK on the spot motion in the direction of THAT VIDEO. After we were MADE conscious WE were able TO cast off THE VIDEO WITH IN 10 MINUTES. WE had been in a position TO LEVERAGE OUR artificial INTELLIGENCE by way of PRODUCING A DIGITAL FINGERPRINT AS omit WALDEN defined earlier. TO restrict yet another 1.5 MILLION UPLOADS. WE had been ready to seek out 300,000 further UPLOADS OF THAT VIDEO inside the first 24 HOURS. One of the most problems in this CASE IS THAT THERE ARE VERY MANY VARIANCES OF THIS VIDEO. TO YOUR question about the insurance policies THAT GO in the direction of content? They are dedicated TO WORKING WITH legislation ENFORCEMENT. THEY DO in most cases. >> thank you MR. POTTS. BOTS ARE USED to manipulate AND expand SPEECH ON SOCIAL MEDIA structures together with CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND HATE headquartered information. HOW IS facebook WORKING TO MITIGATE THE power OF THE BOTS THAT increase MISINFORMATION CAMPAIGNS AND PROMOTE THEM TO TRENDING ON ITS PLATFORM? >> thanks CONGRESSMAN. Fb WE talk ABOUT BOTS WE speak ABOUT INAUTHENTIC BEHAVIO WE handed OUR habits coverage. TO GET TO the basis OF THE rationale. That are NETWORKS OF false debts OF respectable humans WORKING IN live performance to hide WHO they’re AND WHAT they’re DOING AND WHAT THEIR INTENTIONS ARE. OVER THE direction OF THE final year we now have TAKEN DOWN a couple of NETWORKS. Good INTO THE DOUBLE DIGITS. RANGING GLOBALLY. During the world, SOME WITH FISCAL factors AND slightly different explanations. It will BE A priority GOING ahead. >> thank you. MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO YOU ON THE lack of YOUR THREE youngsters. DOES ISLAM teach MUSLIMS TO HATE JEWISH persons? >> certainly no longer. I’m working towards MUSLIM. IT PROHIBITS HATING anybody OF ANY religion OR NATIONALITY. Surely within the CARRON IT SAYS THAT KILLING ANY person IS LIKE KILLING HUMANITY. AND REVIVING US ALL IS SURVIVING HUMANITY. I have to let you know THAT in the center EAST, where I COME FROM, MUSLIM CHRISTIANS AND PEACEFULLY collectively FOR CENTURIES AND CENTURIES. Most effective INTERRUPTED with the aid of POLITICS AT instances OR INVASIONS AND DIVISION. WHAT YOU HEAR within the MEDIA IS regularly RADICAL MUSLIMS. WE IN america AND OUR MOSQUES ARE growing AND EVOLVING. O where we’ve got A PROCE picking, AND ELECTING OUR BOARD participants in the MOSQUES. We have coverage TO maintain RADICALISM external OF OUR MOSQUES IN OUR nation TOO. >> thank you. I will observe THE smooth way AND WHICH each omit PATTERSON AND omit HERSCHEL both SHARED YOUR soreness in regards to the lack of YOUR THREE youngsters. MY heart GOES OUT TO OUR NATION FOR THE ache THAT IT HAS together due to RAMPANT VIOLENCE established ON HATE. >> may I ADD ONE LINE only. AFTER THE TRAGEDY THE FUNERAL was ABOUT 6000 humans OF BLACK, WHITE, JEWISH, CHRISTIAN, EVEN THE ATHEIST group DENOUNCE THE CRIME. IT was once A SCENE THAT used to be AMERICAN absolutely. >> thanks. To your subsequent WITNESS AND YOUR next MEMBER we have now got A quantity OF STATEMENTS in order to BE together with within the listening to record. I may not be capable TO learn ALL THE NAMES OF THE organizations in view that they’re numerous. THEY comprise THE management convention FOR HUMAN CIVIL RIGHTS, THE SIMON WIESENTHAL middle. THAT all the STATEMENTS we now have bought BE included within the report. TO ENTER INTO THE report THE LETTER TO THE COMMITTEE FROM THE NAACP asking for THAT WE conduct THIS listening to in the FIRST place. Again without OBJECTION. GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO. >> thank you MR. CHAIRMAN. I will DIRECT THESE QUESTIONS TO YOU IF I may just. I do not know that you’ve got seen THIS. It is A MEMORANDUM THAT THE MAJORITY OF DEMOCRATS prepare FOR THE COMMITTEE contributors, AND in this MEMORANDUM THEY GO via THE various WITNESS NAMES AND firms THAT THEY characterize. THE ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE AND THE authorized JUSTICE SOCIETY, THE attorneys COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS beneath law. THEN WE GET TO YOU. OH MY GOODNESS, CANDACE OWENS, directors OF COMMUNICATIONS AT THE CONSERVATIVE, no one ELSE IS PRESCRIBED DESCRIBED AS progressive OR LIBERAL. You might be DESCRIBED AS A — AND A CONSERVATIVE COMMENTATOR. AND POLITICAL ACTIVIST identified FOR HER CRITICISM OF BLACK LIVES matter in the DEMOCRATIC celebration. I consider you could have caused MY friends ON THE LEFT to go TO THEIR dependable spaces. I would like TO discover WITH YOU a bit little bit of THE intent FOR THAT. TO don’t forget YOURSELFA CONSERVATIVE? >> i’m A CONSERVATIVE. >> ARE YOU professional-lifestyles? >> i am. IT MAKES THEM VERY UPSET. DEMOCRATS HATE ME. >> DO YOU own A GUN? >> NO SIR. >> next TIME YOU COME TO COLORADO we will be able to TAKE YOU taking pictures. ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN? >> yes i am. >> ARE YOU proud of YOUR loved ones? >> NO VERY happy with MY loved ones. >> DO YOU HATE americans WITH BLACK epidermis color? >> truly not. I willing TO FALL ON A SWORD 1000 occasions FOR THEM TO get up TO have an understanding of we’re BEING LIED TO by THE DEMOCRATIC celebration. >> DO YOU HATE HISPANICS? >> I do not. >> DO YOU HATE ASIANS? >> I don’t. >> DO HATE LESBIANS OR ? >> NOPE. I have ALL OF THAT IN MY family. >> i’m BAFFLED since within the CHAIRMAN’S OPENING announcement HE said YOU brazenly accomplice WITH PURVEYORS OF HATE. >> PURVEYORS OF HATE via HIS DEFINITION IS anyone THAT supports THE PRESIDENT. I support THE PRESIDENT given that HE HAS done A large JOB serving to THE BLACK group. >> tell ME ABOUT HOW THE PRESIDENT HAS HELPED THE BLACK group? >> HE HAS diminished THE BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT expense. He’s GETTING US OFF OF OUR feet. THE last quantity I CHECKED used to be 3.5 MILLION humans ARE OFF OF food STAMPS. Whatever THAT THE BLACK CAUCUS they want A method where BLACKS ARE dependent ON THE government. They’re persons THAT PUT IN location THE insurance policies THAT BROKE DOWN THE BLACK loved ones. The biggest concern that is going through OUR neighborhood IS FATHER ABSENCE. IN every ROOM WITH THE PRESIDENT HE TALKS ABOUT real disorders. HE DOES not DO A SOUTHERN DRAW ACCENT AND communicate TO US LIKE WE ARE SLAVES. HE ASKS US predominant QUESTIONS. HE mentioned BLACK the usa WHAT DO YOU must LOSE? YOU have been ALREADY losing beneath DEMOCRATIC leadership. I don’t have any TOLERANCE FOR HATE . >> DO believe institution CAMPUSES should BE OPEN DISCUSSIONS ON college CAMPUSES FOR quite a lot of problems? >> I DO. I DO A CAMPUS TOUR. I’m FLYING up to CONNECTICUT TO proceed THAT. THREE CHAPTERS needed to CLEAR they are GOING to check out to shut IT DOWN. WE FACE THIS VIOLENCE every DAY. No one wants TO talk ABOUT IT. >> YOU WENT ON to provide an explanation for IT before I acquired A hazard TO. Have you EVER BEEN DISINVITED FROM A SPEECH possibility AT university CAMPUSES on the grounds that OF YOUR CONSERVATIVE VIEWS? >> always. >> IS THAT A type of HATRED? >> OF course it’s. We are not speaking ample ABOUT CONSERVATIVE ACTIVISTS BEING ATTACKED LIKE MYSELF. We have now A scholar WHOSE DORM used to be SET ON hearth. ALL WE PREACHES FOR CAPITALISM AND FREE MARKETS AS a method TO lift probably the most persons OUT OF POVERTY. That’s MY notion. BLACK folks TO no longer have got to BE DEMOCRATS. We are not OWNED through THE LEFT. >> AS A CONSERVATIVE you’ve ATTENDED MANY CONSERVATIVE movements, AND VISITED WITH MANY CONSERVATIVES. I am not DENYING FOR A second THAT THERE ARE WHITE SUPREMACIST AND WE must CONDEMN WHITE SUPREMACIST. THE . THERE ARE HATEFUL companies ALL throughout THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM. On your INTERACTIONS WITH CONSERVATIVES have you ever obvious HATEFUL SPEECH BIGOTRY, RACISM along THE CONSERVATIVES THAT you could have related to? >> I talking FOR THE CONSERVATIVES customarily THREE times a week. I SAY everything pro-BLACK. They’re SO SUPPORTIVE and they APPLAUD. ALL they want IS FOR BLACK american citizens TO fully grasp they are americans FIRST AND main. CONSERVATIVES ARE PATRIOTS. There is not any dermis color AND PATRIOTISM. >> THANK GOD we have YOU. Thanks FOR BEING here. >> FROM CALIFORNIA, omit BASS. >> thanks MR. CHAIR. I wish to THANK THE WITNESSES which might be right here at present. I offer YOU MY CONDOLENCES together with every body ELSE. Alas i know YOUR agony. I wanted to know IF AFTER THE TRAGEDY if in case you have acquired ANY THREATS OR HARASSMENT OR EXPERIENCES OF men and women HARASSING YOU FOR talking OUT AS A MUSLIM? >> I in my opinion did not. I DID learn AN e-mail last night time THAT WARNED ME OF COMING here AND TESTIFYING. AFTER THE TRAGEDY THERE used to be A TWEET THAT stated THREE DOWN, 1.6 BILLION to go. THERE was one more TWEET THAT stated — must be given THE MEDAL OF HONOR AND released. FROM CUSTODY. >> thank you. I am VERY SORRY to listen to THAT. MR. PATTERSON YOU acknowledged that you simply HAD SOME special ideas FOR US IN phrases OF concerning WHITE SUPREMACY. I desired to understand for those who might supply US a couple of EXAMPLES OF YOUR strategies? We would like A country wide commission TO BE shaped TO gain knowledge of ALL varieties OF WHITE SUPREMACY. WE suppose THERE must BE A JOINT project force TO study WHITE NATIONALISM AND to stipulate AND prepare COUNTERINSURGENCY process. We do not like the proposal OF THE LONE WOLF NARRATIVE. WE suppose there may be AN organized WHITE NATIONALIST group around the arena. That is BEING related. WE ought to improve A CLEARINGHOUSE FOR information collection REPORTING AND analysis ON WHITE NATIONALISM. WE need to improve THE 15th amendment. SO there may be extra balloting ON THE part of DISENFRANCHISED groups. WE consider THERE should BE HUMANE IMMIGRATION coverage. ONE factor WE must speak ABOUT IS THAT correct NOW THERE ARE LATINO children IN CAGES. WE think this is a exact MANIFESTATION OF WHITE SUPREMACY. >> thanks. One of the FIRST STEPS IN ADDRESSING WHITE SUPREMACY though IS ACKNOWLEDGING THE SERIOUSNESS, AND the truth that IT EXISTS in any respect. Earlier than OUR last ELECTION WE HAD 4 ACTS OF domestic TERRORISM. THE WEEK OR TWO earlier than. THEY were not referred to as THAT. FROM the person THAT HAD THE BOMBS THAT regrettably did not — happily didn’t GO OFF. ONE MAN TRIED TO ENTER A CHURCH AND HE might no longer. HE KILLED TWO RANDOM BLACK folks. THE HORRIBLE massacre at the SYNAGOGUE. AND THE capturing a couple of DAYS LATER AT A YOGA STUDIO the place any individual used to be watching FOR in particular women OF colour. IN THAT we have THE FBI that’s VERY worried ABOUT BLACK identity EXTREMIST. I just questioned, omit CLARK, IF YOU would tell ME OF what number of ACTS OF home TERRORISM were carried out via AFRICAN americans in the last FEW YEARS? >> it’s OUR VIEW THAT THIS BLACK identity EXTREMIST DESIGNATION is fake. THIS used to be whatever CREATED by using THE FBI’S home TERRORISM .