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All right the attorney general.
Is responding to this development of the house where has been held in contempt of congress and attorney general Americans polled right now.
I put in place -- policies.
New safeguards and new leadership to make certain of this and took extraordinary steps to facilitate robust.
Now let me be very clear.
That was my response to operation fast and furious than any suggestion to the contrary.
Is simply not consistent.
With the facts.
I had -- that congressional leaders would be good faith partners in this war and some work.
Others however have devoted their time and their attention to making reckless charges unsupported by fact.
And to -- dancing truly absurd truly absurd conspiracy theories.
Unfortunately these same members of congress.
Were nowhere to be found.
When the Justice Department and others invited them to help look for real solutions to the terrible problem of violence on both sides.
Of our southwest border.
And it is also.
The problem of drugs and weapons trafficking across this border is -- real and significant public safety threat.
And it deserves the attention of every leader in Washington.
In the face of these and other challenges the Justice Department has continued to move forward in fulfilling its critical law enforcement responsibilities.
Whether it is with regard to prosecuting financial and health care fraud.
Achieving a record mortgage settlement.
Taking aggressive action in protecting the most vulnerable among us.
Proposed voting changes and redistricting maps that would potentially disenfranchised.
Millions of voters.
This Department of Justice has not been afraid to act.
Nor have I did.
Now some of these enforcement decisions were not -- -- -- popular.
And help to explain the actions that -- taken today by the house.
As attorney general.
I do not look to that which is politically expedient.
On -- -- of the American people who I am privileged to serve.
I seek justice.
In recent weeks the Justice Department secured its seventh conviction in the most serious terrorist plot our nation has faced since 9/11.
And just two days ago the department awarded more than 100 million dollars in grants to save -- to create.
Law enforcement jobs including more than 600 jobs for recent veterans.
This is the kind of work -- leaders in Washington should be striving together.
The time when so many Americans are in need of more help.
I refuse to be deterred from it.
And I will not let election year politics and gamesmanship stand in the way continued progress.
Today's vote me make for good political -- feeder in the minds of some but it is -- -- Full faith crass effort any grave disservice to the American people.
And they deserve far more.
As a result of the action taken today by the house and unnecessary court conflict will end soon.
My efforts to resolve this matter short of such a battle were rebuffed by congressman -- -- and by his supporters.
It's clear that they were not interested in bringing an end -- this dispute or even obtaining the information they say they want it.
Ultimately they're goal was the vote that with the help of special interest they now have engineered.
Whatever the path that this matter will now follow.
It will -- not distract me what the men and women of the United States Department of Justice from the important tasks that are however responsibility.
A great deal of work for the American people remains to be done.
I'm going to be getting back to it I suggested those who orchestrated today's vote do the --
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