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Michael Chertoff
Michael Chertoff

The Second United States Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff came to the post after serving an assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice's crime division. It was there that he traced terrorists in the al-Qaida network who were responsible for 9/11. He also increased communications between the FBI and state officials. Before joining the Justice department, he serv…

Date of Birth: November 28, 1953


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"Searching Jane and Mary Doe for evidence beyond the scope of the warrant and without probable cause violated their clearly established 4th Amendment rights," Michael Chertoff
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"I appreciate his willingness to take on the vital task of leading FEMA during this challenging time," Michael Chertoff
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"You can't fly helicopters in a hurricane. You can't drive trucks in a hurricane." Michael Chertoff
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"everybody sensed the urgency." Michael Chertoff
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"seemed clueless for days." Michael Chertoff
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"willingness to take on the vital task of leading FEMA during this challenging time." Michael Chertoff
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"I have directed Mike Brown to return to administering FEMA nationally," Michael Chertoff
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"This is really one which I think was breathtaking in its surprise," Michael Chertoff
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"I'm kind of amazed you can write a report in which you reach your conclusions before you actually speak to the people who were involved in the decision-making process. It's kind of jumping to conclusions before the facts were gathered." Michael Chertoff
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"I think the American public is rightly distressed about a situation in which they feel we do not have proper control over our borders, ... We need to have a comprehensive solution and one that really will work." Michael Chertoff
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"This is probably the worst catastrophe, or set of catastrophes certainly that I'm aware of in the history of the country. It was a devastating hurricane followed by a devastating flood," Michael Chertoff
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"Don has the leadership, ideas and optimism that the residents of the Gulf Coast Region deserve," Michael Chertoff
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"Through this kind of electronic passport we can verify travelers' identity, protect against identity theft and make it very difficult for forgers or impostors." Michael Chertoff
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"One of the first things we must do is retool FEMA and enhance this vital agency's capabilities so that it can fulfill its historic and critical mission of supporting response and recovery," Michael Chertoff
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"The very day that this emerged in the press, I was on a video conference with all the officials, including state and local officials. And nobody, none of the state and local officials or anybody else, was talking about a Convention Center," Michael Chertoff
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"Of course, demand was very high, and demand outstripped supply," Michael Chertoff
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"[Brown testified that he pressed the White House to urge] dysfunctional ... I did not have a problem dealing with state and local officials." Michael Chertoff
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"We're working very closely with the governor and the other state officials to make sure that we are completely connected in terms of their needs and what capabilities they're asking us to bring to the table, ... American Morning." Michael Chertoff
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"The tenor of his discussions on Monday . . . was, this was bad, but it could have been worse, ... There was not a report to me until the following morning that there was a significant breach of the 17th Street levee." Michael Chertoff
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"[By afternoon,] I made it very clear that I expected Mr. Brown forthwith to get in touch with me, ... lost my temper to some degree with his chief of staff." Michael Chertoff
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"I appreciate his willingness to take on the vital task of leading FEMA during this challenging time." Michael Chertoff
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