tv Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Speaks at a Christian Science... CSPAN August 3, 2016 8:00pm-9:01pm EDT
for america's least to that country. this story in the near daily news today. justice department objection to sending $409 to iran on a plane reportedly organized -- ignored by state department. sing it is not a ransom payment. the story, officials in the justice department are wary of sending a planeload of cash to iran at the same time that americans were released from the country according to reports. the store -- state department over the objections in the question of a timed 409. payoff went forward. people knew what was going to look like and there was concern that the iranians probably did consider it a ransom payment. a person close to the negotiations told the newspaper. response from republican saying, this tweet
chairmanship it's six answers for $400 million sent to iran. scott,eet from tim public and member of the senate, the american people deserve payments withnian a link to his full statement and more white house secrets on iran. we will continue to follow that s aheadhroughout the day here tonight, here is what is coming up. homeland security secretary jeh johnson said the government should consider designating the u.s. elections as critical infrastructure to try to help protect the voting system against possible cyber attacks. that is coming up. then, a cover station on national security and the media.
after that, we'll get an update on this summer's international hiv-aids conference that was held in south africa. that is all ahead tonight here on c-span. congress is out on that summer break until september but that has not cap members of congress out of the news. this article from the milwaukee journal sentinel that walker johnson ryan are skipping from events. the story that wisconsin's top the republicans are skipping donald trump's visit to green bay. after heing just days declined to endorse house speaker paul ryan and praised paul ryan's primary opponent. and, donald trump's running mate told fox news he was backing ryan in next week's republican primary and was doing so in part
at the behest of trump and also wednesday, governor scott walker made it clear where he stood in the viewed and is 100% with paul ryan. walker said that. side,ile, on the lighter representative marsha blackburn of tennessee, she is pictured here with a gentleman in her frequent office, this is an instagram post from marsha blackburn. an american hero stop by our friend in office today. from franklin served in world war ii and brought along some photographs he offered to loan rdc office. with him andsiting no constituency will enjoy the photographs when they visit our office. thank you for your service, clayton! that is on instagram. now does jeh johnson from earlier today as he talked about protecting the upcoming
my apologies to the camera people for starting early. i'm from the christian times monitor. thank you for coming. our guest is homeland security secretary jeh johnson. hisere honored to host presidential nurse -- predecessors. of myest is a graduate house in columbia law school. he began his legal career at paul weiss where he became a partner. after five years he left to serve as united states attorney in the southern district of new york. his subsequent career has alternated between corporate law and government service. president clinton appointed him to serve the general counsel of the air force of newly elected president obama may not get to be department of defense general counsel where his boss, robert gates called in the finest lawyer he has ever worked with. obamaober 2013, is an
nominated him to be the fourth secretary of homeland security. the secretary and his wife had their first date at the clinton inaugural ball. they are now the parents of a college aged daughter and son. thus ending the biographical portion of the program. now onto the recitation of ground rules. we are on the record here. please note live blogging are tweaking. no use of video. no filing of any kind while the breakfast is underway. give us time to actually listen to what our guest says. embargo when assessing and probably at the clock. help you resist the selfie urged him we will e-mail several pictures of the discussion probably reporters here. despite the size of this morning to bed, our goal is to have the breakfast be as much like a civilized in-depth conversation and his little like a hit-and-run press conference as is humanly possible.
if you like to ask a question, do the traditional thing and send me a subtle signal and i will happily call on as many reporters that possible. given the keen interest in our speaker in a number of reporters here this morning, i believe it myself to one question and ask that you do to so that as many of us as possible have a get to ask a question. we will start up by offering the n openingmake a comment. thank you for doing this. sec. johnson: thank you. i appreciate the opportunity to be here this morning with all of you. and number of familiar faces among the journalists that i see here. remarks to begin my with this overview of the statement. insecurity, in our
world, very often good news is no news. good news am extraordinaire doing that our people are in the secret service, tsa, customs, border protection, and tdd, fema, very often goes unreported, almost taken for granted. for example, last week in the completede, we just two different areas security operations in cleveland and philadelphia. 3000 dhs we had personnel from secret service, and number ford other components dedicated to the security of the republican national convention. our people along with the cleveland police dedicated themselves in a professional
manner. likewise in philadelphia we had some 2600 of our personnel there dedicated to security of the democratic national convention. and our people performed terrifically as they always do. this effort was a year in the and people don't always appreciate the level of precision and professionalism that goes into correlating security at a large event both inside the convention site and citywide. there were houses of demonstrators in the city of philadelphia alone and philadelphia police department responded admirably, professionally to every event, every provocation. there were attempts by people with bolt cutters and other devices to actually penetrate
across the system and have to start over again. it will be released public we today. i hope everybody will take a look at the. back to you. ceremonialo the softball opening and then will go to brian, julie, mark thompson and several others. sec. johnson: a long line appeared -- lineup. >> i would ask how the threat has evolved and what further changes are needed to deal with these threats. he had a fascinating conversation with tom shanker of the times. you talked about the rise of of care the rise
despite attacks where they may have never met a number member or maybe the not receive a direct order and that makes for a much more complicated threat environment. changed?t what needs to happen? sec. johnson: when i was at the department of defense as the general counsel, 2009-2012, our counterterrorism efforts were largely dedicated to taking the fight directly to the enemy in the places where they trained, had headquarters, plans, where somaliaipped, yemen, and elsewhere. taking the fight to them. and we still are. syria, iraq, we've opened up a new front and labia -- libya. is effort had been and still
the great the enemy, destroy the enemy where they live. where they work, wherever they rear their head. terrorist the directed attack of the style of and and subsequent attacks attended attacks, classic example, the most prominent example is 9/11. had the attempted underwear bomber in 2009. you have the attended times square carrboro -- square bomb. the shoe bomb. these are the categories of terrorist directed attacks. operatives, the package bomb plot. toratives sent from overseas try to infiltrate our borders, airspace with its first attack. now we live in an environment where have to be concerned about terrorist directed attacks and
also terrorist inspired attacks. terroristd -- inspired attacks may from our complicated world because be isrorist inspired operative very often self radicalized as and self radicalize is in secret based on something that they see or read on the internet, social media, through terrorist publications and that type of threat is harder to detect by our intelligence communities and our law enforcement communities. multiple strike in different communities across the country. chattanooga or other places. san bernardino. within the category of terrorist inspired attacks there can be gradations.
now thathis category the fbi often uses, terrorist enabled attack. which is something a step up from terrorist inspired attack. we now have a frisbee is called carrots validated attack where i sold may take credit for an attack after the actor has struck. it makes for a more complicated homeland security environment in response. militarily we continue to take il and al qaeda overseas. our law enforcement continues very aggressive counterterrorism efforts here at home. we continue to be concerned around aviation security and threats to aviation security in as many of you know, beginning about two years ago, directed that we step up our aviation's
gritty efforts and i'm sure more people will be interested in asking about that. we have hardened the security around government installations, military installations here in the homeland. we've added security to the visa waiver program. we're doing a better job of monitoring the travel of suspicious individuals and preventing people from getting on their planes who should not be left to come to this country. thisat home, in environment, there is a role for the public to play. asked theoo often public for help in our efforts but here's an instance where i believe we should and we need to, there is a role for the public to play in our homeland security efforts. if you see something, say something. it is more than a slogan, saying something if a member of the public see something has made a
difference and does make a difference. i read about this routinely. increased public awareness, public vigilance about a suspicious package, suspicious behavior, suspicious purchases can make a difference and last but not least, given the current environment we are in, this is the reason why we have really belt --up our cbe efforts. i have been on this mission across the country to visit communities, mostly american muslim communities to ask for securityp in homeland by stressing that it is everyone's homeland, your public safety, here families, your friends. inthey see someone heading
the wrong direction, self radicalizing, heading toward violence, say something. not necessarily to law enforcement, but there's something and we have made the request and plea to become involved in our overall command security efforts by building bridges to american muslim communities. we can talk more about that in my judgment, it is among our most significant and important committee could efforts in this current environment that we are in. we are doing a number of things that requires a whole government approach and i hope that the next administration, whoever it is, will continue in these efforts on this path. i think it is vital to our national security and homeland security given where we are right now. >> i will buy down hard on my finger so as not to ask a follow-up question about donald trump and i will go to brian bennett.
l.a. times. cyber security and elections. when the dnc was hacked, initially they decided not to go directly to the fbi. they hired a private security firm to look at the attack and mitigate it. then the e-mails appeared online in the fbi got involved. also a question, a number of putting machines and counties that are electronic and digital and some are connected to the internet. ofent to get a sense for you what the vulnerabilities are, what your assessment of the hack is and should the government be looking at elections as they piece of critical infrastructure? or should the government cut to stay out of it? -- try to stay out of it? >> it sounds like brian has been in our internal deliberations lately.
[laughter] >> hopefully not hacking into them. [laughter] sec. johnson: a couple of things. as everybody knows, the fbi is investigating the dnc hack. we are not at this point prepared to attribute it to a particular actor. that investigation continues. is not a, on the dnc hack, a general observation, something generally,ched first, basic employee education and awareness about the hazards of spearfishing, everyone in this room at your respective employers has received an e-mail that is an attempt at spirit fishing.
-- spearfishing. sibley by not opening the e-mail or the attachment to the e-mail that looks suspicious to you or you don't recognize can make a huge difference. this is a general comment. interest ofastating attacks by the most sophisticated actors originate with a simple act of spearfishing. employee-employer awareness, education can raise the bar a huge difference. in dhs, for example, we run exercises where we will send employees e-mails like the washington -- free washington redskins tickets click here. they cited redskin fan clicks on the attachment and are told to report a certain time and place to pick up their free redskin tickets and to get a cyber
security lecture instead. observation and, number two. whether government or the private sector, there's an infinite -- incident, call us right away. contact us right away. early.in their private cybert a security expert or with a private cyber security expert. one of the, i thought that last security and cyber a clever way clarified the roles of different federal agencies into lineage between threat responses and asset response. threat response is responding to the crime and asset response is fixing and patching the vulnerability. it is supposed of terms, i am
the firemen and jim komi is the copy youm comey is the call what our bloodlust of us and hopefully do so very soon after the incident. observation, this is not a comment about the most recent dnc event but there a lot that goes into attribution. a lot that goes into the investigation and the process and the factors that go into attribution, 11 considerations that go into attributions that are within and without the cyber security context. those are my thoughts now. on the election process, we are electionthinking about cyber security now. the issue with the election
process is, as you know, there is no federal election system. there are some 9000 jurisdictions across this the electionved in process. when there is an actionable election for president, there is some 9000 jurisdictions that participate and contribute to collecting votes and reported votes. counties, who, all have their own way of doing business down to the nature of the ballot, the nature of how votes are collected and have so after the 2000 election, congress passed legislation and eight commission was created at the national level to the security around the election process across the country. actually did a
lot of good. and raise the bar significantly. there is more to do. the nature of cyber threats has evolved since 2002. think we should carefully consider whether our election is critical infrastructure like the financial structure, like the power grid. the election process contributes to, there is a vital national interest in our election process. i think we need to consider whether to be considered but my department as critical infrastructure which has several implications. it becomes very much a part of our focus.
there are some short-term and long-term things i think we should do to bolster the cyber security around the election process. communicatingg with election officials across the country about best practices in the short term. there are some as practices that exist and i think we need to shed those best practices with state and local officials and i think there are probably under term investments we need to make in a cyber security of our election process. i think there are various different points in the process that we have to be concerned said this is something we are very focused on at the moment. what will be the impact of [indiscernible] the one that held a dhs must quickly release miners illegally
with families and still has no full authority -- dhs still has full authority to detain the parent. what will be the impact? sec. johnson: i will sound like a lawyer here. i have read the ninth circuit decision and i have read the decision in the district court. what the night circuit basically did was agree with the district judges reading of the 1997 attlement agreement to cover company and unaccompanied children but the ninth circuit said that the settlement does not cover the parents of the kids. settlement, there is no authority to tell that they must lease apparent. -- release a parent. on an operational level, we are
going to, we're looking now at what impact that has. what the judge said in her ruling last year, which we are theing by is that department has added possibility consistent with the terms of the settlement agreement in times of an influx. 1997 influx for some time now, so what we have been doing isn't in turn the average length of stay at these facilities at 20 days or less. and we are meeting that standard. we will look at, we are looking at whether to change the practice in any way in light of but weth circuit ruling are complying with the judge's
and we alsoer improved the conditions at the family residence enters that we think that the senders are important both to make informed decisions about who is at risk of flight and who , the process individuals as the cross the border illegally, to make certain andssments about health that we need to continue to hastice, the practice reformed considerably since two years ago when we first opened these up. >> julie davis, new york times. 10,000 refugees.
that involved a much more rapid process of vetting and interview that generally takes two years but the president has made it clear he what that much more quickly. i would to ask what sort of challenges that has post free at the department, whether that has put strains on the agency and what you have learned in the last several months about how to do this and do it well and keep the strict standards in place. caught up with jafar yet? sec. johnson: i hope you saw my little movie. first of all, the process is still a pair of -- very thorough time-consuming process for each refugee applicant. been 18-24it has
months and we have not shortcut the process and in fact, we have added security checks to the process for refugees from certain countries which i can't get into publicly. we've added security checks to the process. we have also added a lot of to meets to the process the commitment that we have given the world refugee crisis. a surge inant refugee officers to the agency's credit, a lot of the personnel have volunteered to ride circuit and good to turkey and jordan to screen refugees in the midst of the crisis. a lot people have volunteered, packed their bags to go overseas and help with this effort. state department personnel as well.
this is a joint state department. we have expanded the processing capability. i inspected it myself when i was in turkey. we have searched a lot of resources to the process. there are a lot in the pipeline. last time i looked, i think we 7000now up to over refugees that have been physically resettled in this country. there are several thousand have been approved and are waiting the physical resettlement. i believe we will make the commitment to resettled 10,000 refugees this fiscal year which is a significantly larger number than lester. lester was about 1600. that has been through the surge
of a lot of resources and hard work without shortcutting the press. that is where we are. julie edwards, reuters. january, he did a -- you did a surge operation on family itts and it may -- in may started to look like more of a trickle. have i become the new normal? carry out operations that target family units? sec. johnson: it is not a new normal. we enforce the law consistent with our priorities. someone is a priority for removal, they've been apprehended at the border. removede been ordered by the immigration court. they've exhausted their appeals,
they have no claim for humanitarian relief and not qualified for medicare and relief under our laws, then we have to send them home. that is a message that i consistently sent and that is what we are doing. on a daily basis. 15-18e something like flights of migrants a week just to central america that we send back. people who have come here. we don't have open borders. we have to enforce the law consistent with our priorities. is that pleasant? unnecessarily. time in southof texas at our processing centers with a lot of kids and it is not pleasant to send somebody back
to central america. we have laws in a process by which someone can qualify for asylum. as i'm sure you know, we've expanded upon our refugee .creening capability the announcement to weeks ago and we are expanding on the program because we realize that people should have a safe, alternate legal path to come to the country. there was a story in the times that somehow this is a paradox. are on the one hand we sending people back and on the other hand we are try to expand the ability by which they come here. not a paradox. there is a right way and a your -- wrong way. as long as we have border security and as long as our borders are not open borders there is a wrong way and we have
to enforce the law consistent with our priorities. that is where we are. mark thompson from times magazine. said that the terrorists cannot prevail. the people refuse to be terrorized. city, theklahoma boston marathon bombing, 9/11 and lower manhattan as examples of resilience. pretty painful ways of learning resilience. what can national leaders like you do in a more wholesale sense to make the market public more resilient to be sporadic attacks? sec. johnson: good question. deliver all, whenever i a public message about the threat that we face, i don't
believe we ought to just simply scare people. and so a lot of fear. and to predict the inevitability the next terrorist attack. i think we have an obligation to accurately describe the environment in which we exist ourh is why i modified system last december because you are not using it in this environment, we don't necessarily have the specific , it can still be the case that we are concerned about the next homegrown island extremist tactics someplace. end has tothe include in an text -- task that .an more i feel he described coupled with that, i think we have an obligation to lay out all things that we are doing for
the public for public safety. in aviation security, border security, prospect of foreign effortst travel, our with law enforcement, i believe we should accurately inform the public about what is going on and always tell the public about the hard work of people contributing to her home and security. the public's ,esilience on a national level a way of looking at command security on a very personal level. very often i will be asked a question that on the surface is a rather simple is the question.
is it safe for me to send my teenage kids to europe for the summer? people ask me my cards a basic question like that. when it comes down to it, that is what people care about. believe that people are less concerned about a lot of the political back and forth, more concerned about is it safe for me to send my kids overseas? is it safe for me to go to a particular public event or a particular public place? is it safe for me to keep taking public expectation? -- transportation? i think we have to continue to reinforce for the public that yes it is safe to do these things, subject to whatever state department travel advisories they are overseas and whatever message you get for me but be aware and be vigilant.
i have a lot of confidence in public resilience in response to an attack or disaster. that does not mean we should become numb to this and just kind of accepted as the new normal. i categorically reject that. what is regrettable to me is that our security posture in general is much more hunkered down than it used to be. week, ire in aspen last did you may have heard me say ,hat 50 years ago, this summer i have a photograph of me and my little sister that my dad took. we were taking a tour of the go, you're 50 is to able to drive your own car into a public park and spice about a hundred feet from the capitol
steps and partnering go inside. which you can't do anymore. aviation security again was a fraction of what it is now. that is had to change as a result of the global terrorist threat in which we live comfortably. pennsylvania avenue in front of the white house is closed and i don't see opening anytime soon. i think the public understands that and accept that. i think the public understands and accepts the need for aviation security. i think we have to, in terms of resilience, be levelheaded, accurate, objective about what we see at the global terrorist threat in the third to the home ran -- homeland and remind the public that we are doing this on your behalf. but there is a real free to play as well.
i said those examples because i think that is what they are. not unique to oklahoma city or boston. although near city is a pretty resilient, tough place. people don't panic. there are examples and shining examples and models for the rest of the country. >> i want to ask about countries that a recalcitrant and taken back the deportees. a lot of bipartisan pressure, a couple high-profile incidents with a bipartisan pressure. you have 170 days left in this administration. will you invoke the 243 power that you have to have the state department imposed visa sanctions on some of those recalcitrant countries and will you come as part of the
question, cuba is often the worst offender. why did you not insist on those talks being part of reestablishing diplomatic relations with cuba? sec. johnson: two things. of 243, don'ts know yet. done a number of things with the state department and in conversations with the recall countries to step up the pressure for them to take those have been ordered deported back. deportation is repatriation and repatriation is a two-party transaction. progress in some our efforts but in my judgment, not enough. i've had direct conversations with the chinese about taking
back migrants have been ordered deported from this country. we have song a little -- saw some progress with the chinese but not enough. that is a continued push and continued conversation. with cuba, the normalization progress -- process is a continued process. it is a continuing dialogue. >> from huffington post now. wondering why it was extended to people who have been here or just got here and why that is not the case for people from honduras where they still have to come here? sec. johnson: every gps country is different. the circumstances are different. syria is aent, perfect example of why tps
exists. the conditions in the country should not bewe sending people back. there are exceptions to that. there are exceptions for certain categories of migrants who are dangers and just simple he should be sent back. not a blanket amnesty. the conditions there are still bad. the environment in which we are usually declared it still exists. that is why we extended for syria. it is hard to compare one itntry to another but tps generally granted every 18 months and every 80 month we consider whether to extended for the class of people for which it was originally extended or roll
back the date. every country is different. >> peter from energy wire. >> cyber security and ask you about the black energy malware that has been a major priority of your department. following the ukraine attack, black malware was used to get into those utilities. dhs issued their specific warnings to u.s. utilities about black energy. serious warnings. can you give those utilities very detailed sections on how to find it. question is, have you learned how effective those alerts were. have you been able to find this malware and get rid of it or is that not a report by gets back to dhs?
sec. johnson: i'm very pleased by the fact that our dhs personnel were part of the team that went to ukraine to investigate the incident there. both as a result of the physical attack on the power incident in japan, that was aake there, wake-up call in the industry about securing the grid, securing utilities, about the need to work with and partner with the department of homeland security on cyber security, on the security of utilities, on the power grid. i think we have made a lot of progress. collaboration, much
more partnership exercises and we are seeing very good progress there. a loving utilities have stepped up. ceos of these utility's have dissipated and some of our advisory subcommittees and committees and there's a much better, closer collaboration then there was as recently as four or five years ago. which is quite promising. i do think that this continues to be a work in progress. your specific question, i would have to get back to you. in general, i think we're moving in the right direction. i assume you know that governor christie asked betsy refugees not be settled in the state because of his concern and from the state
department data, and was like in july alone, 75 people were settled in jersey city and elizabeth. increase, doarp you have any concerns about safety where you live? sec. johnson: from syrian refugees? no. earlier,are, as i said admitted after a very thorough time-consuming process. the reason for the increase in numbers is because we have increased the resources and people that go into the vetting process. to meet our commitment in the face of the worldwide crisis. in the communities i visited, were refugees have been resettled, i've been very families,by how community members embrace the
refugees that arrive to the country. example aor community in houston of syrian embraces who actively refugees when they arrive and help them get jobs, when they are eligible, help them with air liquide skills, point them in the right direction in terms of friends and so i have been impressed by the resettlement process that occurs once the refugee arrives here. dump themust someplace in the country. they are resettled in communities that are able to absorb effigies and went to take in refugees. i think this is something that we should do. security, with, consistent with security. there is a worldwide ready to crisis of millions of people
that are flooding the a lot of countries, european countries and the number of us need to and are stepping up to participate in the resettlement of these refugees. united states has contributed billions into miniature in a in the face of this crisis but we have traditionally and historically accepted refugees into this country and we should continue to do so. as part of who we are as a nation, it is part of our immigrant heritage and effigies have contributed to the strength of this country. we reject the notion that we should shut down their refugee resettlement process and close our doors. that is not who we are as a country. secretary, what they have
noticed from the conventions recently was that inclined to cleveland, going through this thorough security process of tsa and getting on amtrak, there is nothing. they do not check bags, don't check you. sec. johnson: i would not say there is nothing. onere are layers of security intercity rail, much of it is not obvious to the traveler. concern?till a should there be more done on trains? sec. johnson: a train is not like an airplane. a train station is much less confined space. every major railroad there is a security force. amtrak you have amtrak police. for new jersey transit you have a jersey transit police. you have a police force around transitngle rail
system. nationwide in tsa. involved --reteens viper teams involved in security. we have canines. we are acquiring more canines. that we shoulde embrace the full extent of aviation security or rail security where everybody has to go through a checkpoint. there is considerable security around intercity rail travel. particularly in the northeast. a lot of it is unseen. wanted to go back to
[indiscernible] resources in the right way and protecting individuals, the white house. sec. johnson: question or judgment? >> the homeland security adviser a knowledge herself that current efforts have been insufficient. sec. johnson: were you referring to? >> antipope. the program, no placement yet in the program that kerry announced, there's only a few months left in this administration, why not as some advocates have proposed seek removals of people from central america? sec. johnson: the reason not to do that is we don't have open borders and if we seized
removal, we would have a humanitarian crisis. there would be a surge. i thinking of that. -- think you know that. we have not been happy with the numbers which is why we are expanding the publicity around the existing program. we have asked banded the scope of it. -- expanded the scope of it. we are pleased the costa rica has stepped up to be involved. wouldsomething that we definitely like to see more of. limits,nt is about however. we have a defined number of asylum screeners, refugees groomers and a world refugee crisis emanating from the middle surgingch we are resources to. in addition to the central american issue.
with the exception of e-verify, no appropriate money goes to the refugee resettlement mission. we have a finite level of resources that we can dedicate to these huge humanitarian situations. through a lot of hard work and resources, i think we're going to meet the commitment made pursuant refugees and for worldwide refugees. we have enhanced the worldwide number 285,000. i think it will make both. central america is something where we are -- we want to expand upon this. as long as the push factors exist we're going to have this problem. the level of border security, of wall doubling the size border patrol, i'll be things
will not stop illegal migration aom countries as long as seven-year-old is desperate enough to fully on her own -- flee on her own because of the poverty and violence in her country. invested $750 million -- congress has invested $759. we will to establish a safe and legal path. when we were dealing with the crisis been -- then answer but he said to me, you can't just shut the door. you have to provide a safe, legal alternative path. have the numbers of those who have applied and accepted been what we like to see, no. and government we have finite amount of resources to dedicate to the series of problems that we have.
it is something we want to do more of. john stanton, but speed. d. buzz speed -- fee >> are you concerned around donald trump language along race and religion and if it is contributing to a rise of violence towards minority communities and immigrant communities and domestic terrorism? is that a concern? feeding domestic terrorism. acting more aggressively towards minority communities. also, we have seen the secret service in the last ago from just giving protection duties to the candidates to now enforcing bans on reporters. i would to find out what that decision was made and where you are? are you concerned about first amendment issues there?
sec. johnson: that was a couple questions. i will start with the last one. the secret service is dedicated to the physical security of their protectors. that is what they do. service is not removal of the demonstrators. the job is the physical security procectee.as long as the physical server root fiscaly is not -- security thought jeopardize. servicethe secret especially around the event. the secret service mission is the physical security of the protectee. that is it. nse with that
designation, it is on the physical security of an entire event. that is their mission. likely to comment on anything be candidates for elected office are saying or doing, -- sec. johnson: i will repeat what i said in aspen. i think it is critical to our homeland security mission that americanbridges to muslim communities and encourage them to participate in our homeland security efforts and overheated rhetoric and vilification of american muslims is counter to those efforts. i think that our efforts activity