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Agents need to be free to pursue investigations in ways that they haven't. There have been restraints that a reformed FBI needs to make sure we don't impose.
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All of us want to have meaning in our lives and want to feel like we're doing something that makes a difference. I believe we're doing that in the Justice Department.
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An FBI agent ought to be able to surf the net and look for sites that instruct people how to make bombs.
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Because of threats to my personal security, I was advised to fly when on government business and in responsibilities where my travel plans were well known.
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I deplore and am disappointed with the problems that the church has faced.
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I don't play full court anymore. I just play half-court.
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I have witnessed the FBI and CIA coming together and knitting up their operation.
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I miss the camaraderie of the Senate. But this job has certain opportunities and responsibilities and the capacity for acting and seeing results.
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I miss the people of the Senate. I've had some hard knocks from senators, but they're great people.
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I think there are a lot of people who, on September the 11th, would not have bet that we would be absent an additional major attack until this time in the next year.
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I think we need to be on our guard in every respect.
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I wouldn't trade this opportunity for any that I know of.
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If necessity is the mother of invention, it's the father of cooperation. And we're cooperating like never before.
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If you hire a billboard, and you write what you're saying on the billboard, I don't think it's an invasion of privacy for the FBI driving by to look at the billboard and read it.
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It doesn't help to wait until something happens and then prosecute the offenders, especially if it's the idea of the offender to extinguish himself in the commission of the crime.
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It's a different world.
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It's an honor to serve the country in tough times.
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My family flies and has flown through last year and through this year on commercial aircraft.
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Nothing remains great without a capacity to change and to accommodate the conditions of a changing world.
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Nothing that we have authorized conflicts with any law regarding privacy or any provision of the constitution.
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People who commit crimes should be responsible for those crimes. It doesn't matter whether they're priests or ministers or atheists.
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People who have perpetrated acts against the United States are willing to do virtually anything.
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People who post web sites post them because they want the world to see them.
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Prior to September 11, we thought the world beyond our shores was one world of risk and the world in our continent was another world of risk.
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Reasonable regulations regarding the ownership of weapons are appropriate.
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The FBI has long been a part of the security for the nation's banks because bank robberies have been a priority.
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The FBI. is a massive culture. It's been a culture that served America well, and it's been focused on prosecution. But what we need in terms of terrorism is prevention.
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The idea of community policing has helped reduce the level of crime in the culture.
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The Internet provides very serious challenges to our ability to keep from children the kinds of things that are destructive to them.
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The liberties and freedoms which we hold dear and we recognize and cherish and respect guide the way we gather information in the United States.
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The new rule says that the FBI has the right to go to public places on the same terms and conditions as other members of the public for counter-terrorism purposes.
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The path we have chosen is constitutional.
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The Patriot Act allows and provides a basis for an exchange of information.
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The way the terrorist is trained to operate, especially the suicide terrorists, makes punishment and the threat of punishment far less valuable to those who would prevent the crime.
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The worst mistake a boss can make is not to say 'well done'.
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There is a duty and a responsibility that I never feel lift, and I don't want to feel it lift as long as it's my responsibility. I have to do everything I can.
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There is no priority higher than the prevention of terrorism.
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They want to destroy this symbol of freedom, this, sort of, lamp of liberty we call America, and they've run maybe close to 20,000 people through their training camps to destroy America.
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This is not vigilantism. It is an opportunity and duty of every citizen to join in the protection of the freedom we have. This is a fight in which we are trying to secure the liberty of the people of the United States.
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This is not wire tapping, this is not eavesdropping, this is things said in public, things posted in public on the web, this is not reading people's e-mail.
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This president has the virtue of being able to relate honestly and openly with individuals.
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This president is the kind of person who is going to mention issues that ought to be mentioned. He's very open. He's transparent. He doesn't hide things. George W. Bush is, what you see is what you get.
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To try to discredit freedom in the world by things they do to the United States, it's a big job.
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We don't keep track of people inside America; we don't even keep track of foreigners. That's not been our way of doing business. We're going to do a better job of keeping track.
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We have a different set of responsibilities for safeguarding American freedom.
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We have asked for more money and more agents. We've asked for more analytic skills in Washington. We've asked for greater authority to the agents.
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We have to have as much information as is possible. That's why we're renovating the FBI.
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We have to think outside the box, inside the Constitution, find ways to do things that will elevate our security, reduce the risk of the incidence of terrorist attack.
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We hope that we have improved capacity to interdict, to make difficult, to disrupt and prevent terrorism.
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We need to strengthen our analytic capacity in Washington, we need to centralize the anti-terrorism effort.
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We share a risk, and by sharing the risk we help people be alert, and when the perpetrator knows people are alert, they would change their plans.
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We're going to have to do a better job with fewer people in other areas.
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We've always expected law enforcement to operate after a crime has been committed, and we expected the threat of punishment to keep crime from being committed.
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We've got a major problem in our culture, as it relates to the Internet and pornography and child pornography.
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We've got to do a better job. How do we upgrade? How do we improve?
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We've got to understand that the whole nature of the way American democracy guards its freedom has been changed.
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We've had so many big, substantial things happen that in some ways it seems like ancient history.
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What we learned on September 11 is that the unthinkable is now thinkable in the world.
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When we're outside the United States, we're not guided by the same responsibilities.
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