I want to be clear. No company is too big to be prosecuted, ... We have zero tolerance for corporate fraud, but we also recognize the importance of avoiding collateral consequences whenever possible.
Don't Get Caught, Ya Big Dummies!
Obviously we would have preferred the escape not to have occurred
I would encourage you all to focus on what is positive in terms of what is going on positively in this country, in terms of the events that happened last week. A great deal of progress has been made here in Indonesia on the war on terror.
There has been significant litigation with respect to Mr. Padilla, and he has had access to counsel, ... He has had access to counsel.
we are bringing this prosecution at this time because it is the appropriate thing to do.
We take each individual, each case, case by case
I will be the first to admit I am not perfect and I make mistakes.
This may be the most important thing a president does.
As you might imagine, he's got many friends that he'll see as he travels . . . and they'll suggest that this person be nominated to the federal bench.
But the Congress has made the determination that certain kinds of information can be protected even though the American people may want to have access to information.
In this job, you're going to make decisions. You'll say things that some people are going to love them, some people are going to hate them. It's just part of the job.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the people in London and in Egypt. We're very concerned about it. We are providing our expertise to aid in the investigation in London.
This is a very highly charged investigation. People are very interested in this, and we've got a prosecutor, a very well respected prosecutor who's been looking at this issue, this investigation for a long time.
I consider myself a casualty, one of the many casualties of the war on terror.