THE PRESIDENT: Hello, folks. Thanks for being here.
THE PRESIDENT: In our lives and the lives of our nation — the life of our nation, there are moments so stark that they divide all that came before from everything that followed. They stop time. They rip away the trivial from the essential. And they force us to confront hard truths about ourselves, about our institutions, and about our democracy.
It’s nice to see some of you here in the Great Hall. And to be able to connect with all of you virtually today. On my first day as Attorney General, I spoke with all of you — the more than 115,000 employees of the Department of Justice — for the first time.