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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Statement on Orlando, Florida, Terrorist Attack

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch released the following statement regarding the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, early this morning:

“I have been briefed by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and FBI Director James Comey on the horrific terrorist attack in Orlando and will continue to receive updates on the situation.  My thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families during this very difficult time.  The Department of Justice, including the FBI, the ATF, the National Security Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, is fully supporting the ongoing investigation.  The Justice Department's Community Relations Service has been in contact with local authorities, community leaders and local working groups to offer any assistance as needed.  Additionally, I will no longer participate in the U.S.-China Cyber Ministerial in Beijing and will travel back to Washington immediately to continue monitoring the developments.”  

President Obama on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando

Statement from Vice President Biden on Mass Shooting in Orlando

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Updated June 13, 2016