On Monday August 18, President Obama made remarks on the latest developments with US operations in Iraq, and also commented on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.
Obama spoke about the dam near Mosul in Iraq, “Today, with our support, Iraqi and Kurdish forces took a major step forward by recapturing the largest dam in Iraq, near the city of Mosul. The Mosul dam fell under terrorist control earlier this month, and is directly tied to our objective of protecting Americans in Iraq.”
On Ferguson, Obama said, "The Justice Department has opened an independent federal civil rights investigation into the death of Michael Brown. They are on the ground and along with the FBI, they are devoting substantial resources to that investigation.
The attorney general himself will be travelling to Ferguson on Wednesday to meet with the FBI agents and DOJ personnel conducting the federal criminal investigation and he will receive an update from them on their progress."
See the full transcript from The Washington Post. Credit: YouTube/The White House