Attorney General John Ashcroft pays a visit to Jefferson City to address a Missouri Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The focus of the Attorney General’s speechwas on the problem of corruption – both in government and in the business world. But national security was not far from John Ashcroft’s mind and he touched on that as he talked to reporters, saying this is something that he and President Bush discuss regularly at the White House. Ashcroft says we must be grateful that the U.S. hasnot been hit with another September 11th-type terrorist attack. And, he insists government officials are doing everything within their power to thwart any possibleacts of terrorism. As for his return to Jefferson City, Ashcroft says he spent 18 of the best years of his life in the capital city and was happy to return, if only briefly.
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