"The confirmation of Ken Wainstein as Assistant Attorney General for the Department's National Security Division is an important step in the Department of Justice's strategy to combat terrorism. The new division will further improve coordination within the law enforcement community and will bring the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review and the Criminal Division's Counterterrorism and Counterespionage Sections under one authority, allowing the Department to fight threats to our national security more effectively and with less bureaucratic red tape."
"Since becoming U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia in 2005, Ken has proven himself to be an effective and aggressive prosecutor and a strong manager. I want to thank the Senate for confirming this dedicated public servant. Under Ken's leadership, I am confident that the National Security Division will play an instrumental role in protecting all Americans."