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The president is wrapping up the medal of honor ceremony moments ago at the beginning of that ceremony he said the world is safer and it's a better place.
Because of the death of Osama bin Laden.
Back with his former congressman Jane Harmon again she was part.
The response the 9/11 attacks a ranking member of the subcommittee of terrorism and homeland security and congresswoman you are telling us before.
We went to the medal of honor ceremony that you had a very -- breakfast this morning breakfast with the Director of National Intelligence James clapper that was probably a pretty good breakfast to have.
On a morning like this one.
What should discussion if you could share with that's about what's next.
Well everyone's focused on -- the good news is that we now have.
Intelligence capability that is lashed together that means sixteen intelligence agencies are under one joint command.
The Director of National Intelligence Jim clapper is that commander.
And finally after.
-- Work in progress since 2004 when congress passed the law that was signed by President Bush.
We have capability we didn't have before night almost ten years after 9/11 we can do things we couldn't do before and this matters because.
We will hopefully intercept.
The next plots in ways we could not do before that doesn't mean we will never be attacked I think that Peter King is right.
The chairman of the house homeland committee spoke on your -- after earlier today.
That we should brace ourselves for attacks on the homeland.
Especially homegrown terrorists.
My dad's not in consort with al-Qaeda central but they put that there are materials on the web to teach people how to make dangerous weapons.
But I think that we have better protection in our train stations airports airplanes.
Municipal buildings and so forth and people are more aware.
So the chances of that are reduced and my bottom line here is.
That we have.
Much better capability.
And we have a chance at unity in this country forged out of yesterday.
That we should really take advantage congresswoman you mentioned some of them.
Well the things -- were able to do post 2004.
That can make it more effective and -- talents intelligence gathering what's been mentioned it throughout the morning is now is the intelligence that was given to us by what.
And that what interrogations happening -- now and not so and he's gonna put secret prisons at CIA.
I was running both of those.
The secret prisons as well gitmo have been heavily criticized -- really from that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle so.
When we talk about what were able to do an intelligence gathering can you be more specific about what is so important for us to do moving -- Well I said it's important for us to pull together this is not a partisan issue the terrorists aren't gonna check our party registration before they blow us up so let's.
Start with that.
And I think the president can hit the reset button tonight when he's having a dinner prix scheduled there.
With a lot of members of congress I hope he does that he also has reached out for President Bush 43 and President Clinton both of -- Were part of the story of evolving capabilities I think that's very good in terms of these various programs and criticisms of the programs some of these programs remain classified in I'm certainly not gonna comment on that.
The thing we do have capabilities that I strongly support but they have to be.
Within -- our constitution the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act spice up.
Has been amended by congress it's a controversial law but it works and it needs to be followed and I believe that that gives us the capability going forward.
To intercept communications that we need to intercept by.
Both up for errors and American citizens again have did it sets out a legal framework.
And if we use that framework.
We can hopefully.
Find some of these people and find their locations that's what we just did we found the location of these couriers.
And and take action is appropriate.
Congressmen and Harman agreed to -- as our guest this today we know the busy morning for you and we appreciate you staying with -- we look -- designed to again thank you.
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