tv Attorney General Loretta Lynch on San Bernardino Shooting CSPAN December 3, 2015 7:52pm-8:03pm EST
thank you, all, very much. >> iraq, syria, iran and sudan. >> iraq, syria, iran and sudan. >> attorney general loretta lynch will speak tonight at a group of muslim advocates. earlier today, she made remarks about yesterday's shooting and san bernardino, california. let mey general lynch: echo the words about the tragic events in california yesterday. as you may have heard, the department of justice has dispatched the fbi, the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms and other personnel to the scene , as soon as the assault began. we continue to work closely beside state and local partners
who are working so hard on the scene and the aftermath. let me assure you, as this investigation unfolds, we will offer all and any assistance necessary to local authorities and to the people of san bernardino who have been so profoundly affected by this crime. and let me simply say, that whatever the result of the investigation, we do not know a lot right now, but one thing is clear, violence like this has no place in this country and in this nation. [applause] this is general lynch: not what we stand for, this is not what we do, this is not what we work for, not what we live for. so, i do not have any operational updates at this time, those will come later from local authorities who are on the scene. i do want to express not only my deepest condolences, but also ask that you join me in standing with colleagues, friends, and
partners and san bernardino who are suffering and add all thoughts and prayers. and to the brave public safety officials who have put themselves in harms way to stop the assault. so i thank you for the moment of silence and i thank you for your continued support as we move forward in the investigation. >> more from the attorney general tonight at the annual advocates.muslim he can watch that here on c-span. >> the president met with his national security team, including the vice president, the attorney general, the fbi director and others. after the meeting, the president spoke to reporters about the mass shooting and san bernardino, california. yesterday, ama:
tragedy occurred in san bernardino. as i said, the first order of business is to send thoughts and prayers to the families of those who have been killed and hoping for a speedy recovery for those who were injured during this terrible attack. i was able to speak with mayor davis of san bernardino and i thank lawhink -- enforcement in that area for their timely response. we are thinking about the community. mayor and histhe office for the way that they have been able to manage a difficult situation with calm and clarity. it is very much appreciated, the coordination between local law enforcement and the fbi investigators.
at this stage, we do not yet eventhy this terrible occurred. we do know that the two wereiduals who were killed equipped with weapons and appeared to have access to additional weaponry at their homes. but we do not know why they did it. we do not know at this point the extent of their plans. we do not know their motivations. and i just received a briefing the fbi director as well as the attorney general indicating the course of the investigation. at this point, this is now an fbi investigation that has been done in cooperation with -- and
in consultation with local law enforcement. it is possible that this was but we do related, not know. it is also possible that this was workplace related. conducte fbi is able to what will be a large number of interviews, until we understand the nature of the workplace relationship between the his superiors, because he worked in the organization where this terrible shooting took place. all of this electronic information has been exported, we will not be able to answer these questions are what i can assure for the american people is that we will get to the bottom of this.
we will be vigilant, as we always are. and we will get the facts before we issue any judgments in terms of how this occurred. more broadly, as i said yesterday, we see the problems of these kinds of mass shootings in this country and i think so many americans sometimes feel as if there is nothing we can do about it. we are fortunate to have an extraordinary combination of law , aorcement and intelligence military that works every day to keep us safe. but we cannot just leave it to professionals to do with the problems of these kinds of killings, we all have a part to
play. i do think that as the investigation moves forward, it will be important for all of us, including our legislatures, to see what we can do to make sure individuals decide to do somebody harm, it will make a harder for them to do that. it is just too easy now. and we are going to have to search ourselves as a society to make sure, taking basic steps, that would make a harder, not impossible, but harder for individuals to get access to weapons. so, there will be a press conference later today led by general and wey will continue to brief the press
and congress. our expectation is that this will take time. momentsy be mixed involved, which makes the investigation more conflict it appeared that -- complicated. but we will get to the bottom of this and once again we want to offer our deepest condolences to those who have been affected by this terrible tragedy. and to those who have been injured, we hope that they get well quickly and they are able to be back together with their families. and give very much -- thank you very much.
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