1. Geoff Berman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, introduces Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthew Whitaker, Acting U.S. Attorney General
"Today I'm announcing that the Department of Justice is providing 56 million dollars in grant funding to support law enforcement all across the United States. That includes 29 million for bulletproof vests, 12.2 million for body worn cameras and 2 million for health and safety research for our officers. This is just a small way of saying thank you to the officers who care for us every day."
3. Whitaker walking by reflecting pools at 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan
4. Whitaker ignoring question about the Mueller investigation
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthew Whitaker, Acting U.S. Attorney General
"The terrorist threat is not going away on its own. Sadly our work is never finished when it relates to terrorism. Terrorists are going to continue to target us. So we've got to keep targeting them: during the holiday season and all year round and so I want to assure all of you that this work remains the top priority of the Department of Justice. We will not let up."
6. Whitaker shaking hand of law enforcement officers
7. Wide of press conference
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthew Whitaker, Acting U.S. Attorney General
"You've (New York law enforcement) been able to start a virtuous cycle of safety, prosperity, which follows more safety. That is what we want to achieve all across the United States of America. President Donald Trump is a lifetime lifelong New Yorker. He invested in this city when its future was in doubt. He bet on the city and that bet proved to be a very smart bet. The president witnessed New York's transformation firsthand. I think that made his support for law enforcement even stronger based on the reasons why New York is thriving today."
Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker announced today that the Department of Justice would be funding 56 million dollars so law enforcement agencies across the country can purchase more bullet proof vests and body cameras.
Whitaker made the announcement at an FBI facility in Manhattan. Reporters were not allowed to broadcast the event live and Whitaker left without answering any questions from the media.
Whitaker also toured the 9/11 memorial and museum while in New York.
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