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the e progress made by lenders and servicers making efforts on good faith to come into compliance on time, point we've been discussing with our fellow regulators. our rule making process is designed to produce rules for tangible value for consumers and make the financial markets work better. as we've shown over the last year, we recognize that without effective implementation, this cannot happen. that's why we share the industry's focus on putting the ules in place successfully and why we've rolled up our sleeves and worked alongside you to help it done. when our rules can be understood consistent lip and applied ffectively, it can produce better outcome for consumers, honest businesses, and for the as a whole. at the consumer bureau, we envision a marketplace where even handed d oversight prevents welfare nhancing innovation, where consumer protections and business opportunities
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omplement one another, and where financial institutions lead by modelling responsible onest practices that benefit consumers and provide excellent customer service. we believe that such a marketplace will be beneficial all of those involved, and we'll leave the long-term sustainable financial conditions strengthen the future of this country. thank you. [ applause ] next "washington journal," we'll focus on the agencies,nce gathering surveying the use of drones with representative mike conaway of texas. we'll be joined by bill pascrell, new jersey democrat and member of the ways and means committee. that committee's hearing on the implementation of act.affordable care he'll take your questions from
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hurricane sandy. is live on ournal c-span every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. fbi director in september. up next, president oh what is director's the ceremony at the fbi on monday. this is 40 minutes. >> please be seated, everybody. we only have a couple of seats today. good afternoon. everyone. deputy is shawn joys, director of the fbi. today we're truly honored to be
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barack y president obama. president? mr. president, on behalf of employee, it is my privilege to welcome you back to headquarters. we also have a number of special guests here today including webster, ectors sessions, and a special warm mullen back to director and his wife anne. attorney lcome former ashcroft and lieu lucasey. you with red to have us here today. i would also like to take a
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moment to acknowledge our guests president obama and the includingn the stage, robin dorch, a friend and colleague with whom to represent some of richmond's hardest hit eighborhoods, judge john walker, senior judge for the united states court of appeals for the second circuit. director was the first law clerk when he was a new judge on he district court bench in the southern district of new york. and most importantly, director comey's wife, patrice. thank you for taking part in today's ceremony. we're also pleased to have irector and mrs. comby's children. brian, claire, and abby, welcome.
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also director comby's brother peter, and trish, chris. we welcome you. a special welcome to director comby's father, brian. welcome. here today for two purposes. know, as many of you director comby was sworn in in a attorney remony in general holder's office on september 4. and e reviewed the rules regulations and determined that oath was invalid because his was not holding the bible. so officially i've been director. [ laughter ] and secondly, equally important,
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wanted to be able to officially welcome director comby and his family into the fbi family. we are all honored to mark this occasion along with director family and his close friends. now, with those who are seated, the ew, please rise for presentation of colors by the fbi police color guard. remain standing for the singing of "the national anthem" jimmy whalen, a retired new york port authority police whom director comby worked in new york and whose funerals heard at the for so many of his colleagues killed on september 11.
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♪ o say can you see early light ♪ what so proudly we hailed
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at the twilight's last gleaming ♪ ♪ whose broad stripes and bright tars through the perilous fight ♪ ♪ o'er the ramparts we've watched so gallantly streaming ♪ glare he rocket's red air ♪mbs bursting in gave proof through the night that the flag was still there ♪ that star spangled
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banner yet wave ♪ 'er the land of the free and the home of the brave ♪ [ applause ]
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>> thank you, please be seated. next, please join me in reverend robert i'm sorry, reverend? >> good morning, mr. president, friend, jim, o my
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director comby and patrice comby and judge walker and all of the gathered guests here today. 17 years ago e when we met in richmond you had recent seminary graduate and we were able to work together in some of the toughest communities. it's been said that teamwork makes the dream work. a it's a privilege to be part of your team as we work together to make a difference attest ory of you can learn, jim is the ultimate and team player. pray on this occasion that god will bless at this let us pray. thank you for the beauty of another day and the breadth of that fills us with light, hope, and opportunities to learn, love, grow, pursue our dreams. thank you for this moment to
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elebrate james comby as the director of the fbi. we call on you to bless this a emony and everyone who is part of this equation. we thank you for those who have come before us and paved the way opportunities the that we have to enjoy life and liberty. e thank you for the men and women and their families who sacrifice and serve our country. so that we can enjoy the fruits of freedom, bless them, o lord. thank you for jim and his willingness to accept your call to serve as the director of the fbi. you've equipped them with the intellect, inclusive leadership innovative spirit and integrity for such a time as nation and to he bless this world. as he embarks on this journey, i ask that you will bless him and patrice. bless him for all that's needed successful in this endeavor. there will be good days and not withod days, but bless jim the faith to call on you, the fortitude to forge ahead and
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with the ongoing love and support that only family and friends can give them. less them with the team who's committed and caring. bless them with peace of mind hen days get hectic and harried. bless them with compassion, counsel when ise faced with circumstances and difficult choices. the resilience when setbacks come our way. pray not only will you bless america.lso bless not only would you bless where we live, bless how we live. shared erica with a vision and purpose while we embrace our differences and to work to strive together to build a better merica with freedom and democracy and justice for all will shine like stars through the night like all americans. not only do we ask that you bless us as america but bless in which we live where love will be the common thread
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our world ts us and will be a more blessed place for our children and for children world.r the this is our prayer on this day. togetherf god's people said amen. amen, amen. god loves you, god bless you. forhank you, reverend dorch that wonderful blessing. now i would like to invite judge comby, director comby to come forward for the administration of the oath of office.
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i'll be very brief. before you do the oath of i want to say this is a proud day for jim comby, for patrice, and for his five for president obama, for attorney general holder, and this judge who hired jim as the first law clerk 28 years ago. an even prouder day for the men and women of the fbi and who care about this premier law enforcement agency, fbi ding all of the former directors and former attorney generals, many of whom are here today. ever since our year together, which was great fun, by the way, we both learned our new jobs, i've told jim who's 6'8" as you see, to watch his head. -- jim didn't b need prompting from me.
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guy. a modest he's always been serious about his work. but at core, he's never taken too seriously. after that first year, i had high expectations for jim, that exceeded is due in no small part to the open enerous modest kind of person that he is. jim, of course, is a fine hardworking and smart. but he's also a natural leader inspires those around him. his ability to inspire has been vident throughout his remarkable career in law enforcement. s a decorated assistant u.s. attorney in new york and virginia, u.s. attorney for the york, rn district of new deputy attorney general under -- ashcroft and al the bush administration, he has chieved but one thought was pinnacle of the law enforcement career. and now this. experience, all of this past experience that jim has had makes him particularly
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to lead the fbi as its director. im understands that justice in this country doesn't just happen because we're a great constitutional democracy. upon the heart work of thousands of men and women for whom the ideals of justice reality every day. to the men and women of the fbi, that jim appreciates the full worth of what you do. your n also be sure that director will steer a straight course. he will insist that thoroughly ns be pursued to wherever they may go. and as a former prosecutor in line against terrorism, he will lead in that struggle. will be independent. in a town in which politics much, perhaps too much, jim will pay it no heed. be no room re will untoward i for influence. as a law clerk 28 years ago, jim
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the oaths of public office he will now take, the very same oath. should for all who hold the public trust, these words have a special meaning and has in the past, it will guide jim's tenure as your fbi director. administer the oath? please raise your right hand. repeat after me. d. comby. >> i james d. comby. >> do solemnly swear. >> do solemnly swear. that i will support and depp fend the constitution of the united states. >> that i will support and depp fend the constitution of the states. >> against all enemies foreign and domestic. >> against all enemies, foreign domestic. >> that i will bear truth faith and allegiance to the same. true faith l bear and allegiance to the same. >> that i take this obligation freely. obligation ke this freely. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> without mental reservation or
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purpose of evasion. >> and i will well and discharge. >> and i will well and faithfully discharge. >> the dutieses of the office on to enter.about >> too the duties of the office on which i'm about to enter. help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> it's official. in april, 2009, we were honored president obama to fbi headquarters for the first time. [ applause ] and today, we are equally honored to have him here with us. gentlemen, the 44th president of the united states, barack obama.
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>> thank you. thank you, fbi. thank you so much. thank you very much. thank you. thank you so much. seated. everybody be those of you who have seats. well, good afternoon, everybody. am so proud to be here and to stand once again with so many the ated men and women of fbi. you are the best of the best. day out, you work tirelessly to confront the most threats our nation faces. serve with courage, you serve with integrity. at home ct americans and abroad.
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criminals.up you secure the homeland against of terrorism. without a lot of fanfare, seeking the spotlight, you do your jobs, all the while, upholding our most cherished and the rule of law. bravery, integrity -- that's your motto. and today we're here to welcome remarkable new leader for this emarkable institution, one who lives those principles out every single day, mr. jim comby. before i get to jim, i want to predecessors he who are here today. we are grateful for your service. to give a special shout ut to bob mueller who served longer than he was supposed to.
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but, you know, he was such an extraordinary leader through some of the most difficult times that we've had in national security and i consider him a grateful for so him being in here today. thank you very much. jim has dedicated his life to defending our loss. to making sure that all justice can trust our system to protect the rights and their well being. e's the grandson of a bean counter. a prosecutor who helped bring down the gambinos. the relentless attorney who to stem the bloody gun violence, rub out white collar
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crime, deliver justice to terrorists. justice he has not tackled and it's hard to magine somebody who's not more uniquely qualified to lead the bureau that covers all of it. traditional threats like violent and organized crime to the changing threats like securi and sign cybersecurity. he's got the resume. famously cool a character. the calmest in the room during a crisis. a fellow former him.cutor had to say about the rudyard kipling line -- if you can keep a head when all are theirs, that's jim. story from the time during the prosecution of the
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theino crime family, one of defendants was an alleged hitman named lorenzo. trial, jim won an award from the new york city bar association. convened the next morning, everyone was buzzing about it. from the passed down defendant's table to the prosecutor's table. it was handed to jim and id dear jim, congratulations on your award, no one deserves it more than you. professional. sincerely, lorenzo. sincerely, lorenzo. know how sincere he was. we don't know if it's a veiled for leniency or an honest compliment. say that jim to has won the respect of folks spectrum.e including lorenzo. leader for an t organization whose walls are
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graced by the words of a director.former the most effective weapon against crime is cooperation. worked with many of the more than 35,000 men and women of the fbi over the course of long and distinguished career. and t's his admiration respect for all of you individually, his recognition of that you do every day, sometimes under difficult rily circumstances, not just the folks out in the field, but also rooms, rking the back doing the hard work. sight. that your tion mission is important is what the call him to answer to serve his country again. the fbi joins forces with our military, and ur homeland security professionals to break up all manner of taking down drug rings to stopping those who prey
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on children to breaking up al cells to disrupting activities, thwarting the plots. expanding. keeps the nature of the threats are always changing. nfortunately, the resources allotted to that mission has been reduced by sequestration. i'll keep fighting for those resources because our country asks and expects a lot from you and we should make sure that you have the resources that you need to do the job. especially when many colleagues could put your lives on the line nations. the least you can co-do is make sure you have the resources for operations are not disruptive because of politics in this town. good news is things like judgment, adership, and compassion, those resources least, ntially, at
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inexhaustible. it's critical to seek out the best people to serve them. folks who have earned the public trust. judgment.excellent even the most difficult circles. those that possess not just a law, but ledge of the also a moral compass that they and we can always count on. hat's what you have in jim comby. i'll tell you, i interviewed a number of extraordinary candidates for this job. all with sterling credentials. but what gave me confidence that this is the right man for the job, wasn't his degrees, wasn't to resume, it was in talking him and seeing his amazing family, a sense that this is right y who knows what's and what's wrong? and is willing to act on that
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single day. and that's why i'm grateful he again. up to serve i will spare you yet another joke about how today no one stands taller. want to thank jim for accepting this role. the t to thank patrice and five remarkable children that we've got because jobs like this a team effort as you well know. i want to thank the men and women of the fbi. proud of your work, grateful for your service. i'm confident this agency will continue to flourish with jim at the helm. and if it gets lost in the you guys to ant help them out. because i guarantee you that to have your back, make sure you've got his back as well. thank you very much, everybody. god bless you.
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[ applause ] >> now, ladies and gentlemen. t's my honor to introduce the seventh director of the federal bureau of investigation, james p. comby. thank you, utz shawn. thank you, mr. president, thank ou so much for gracing us with your presence for honoring us and for speaking so eloquently
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fbi in e mission of the its great people. thank you also to my friends and gathered here today. my entire life is literally this crowd and it is a pretty picture. these are the people that i have loved literally my entire life. nd from whom i have learned so much. i'm especially grateful that my brothers, sister, my could be here today. i wish so much that mom could be this amazing day. ringing in my r tired teenage years her voice as shades ped open the every single morning and said, rise and shine and show the you're made of. i found it less inspiring at the time. but it made us who we are. and i'll never forget that. and to my five troops and


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