President Obama Issues Statement On National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nov. 25, 2015 – Gephardt Daily

President Barack Obama is making an announcement on national security live from the White House. To see the statement please click on the video player above.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) ─ President Barack Obama encouraged Americans to go about their business and remain vigilant during the Thanksgiving weekend in an effort to assuage fears of a Paris-like attack on the United States.

Obama said Wednesday there have been no credible, specific reports of a “plot on the homeland,” adding national security services “are on the case.” He said the United States is going after the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh, “wherever they may hide.”

“They are working overtime. They are continually monitoring threats at home and abroad. They are constantly working to protect all of us,” he said of his national security team. “We are taking every precaution to keep our homeland safe.”

Obama delivered his remarks after an hour-long meeting in the Situation Room with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey and others.

The security update comes a day after Obama and French President Francois Hollande called for all Western nations to step up the fight against the IS.


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