Obama: No credible intelligence about plot against US

President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, to brief the public on the nation's homeland security posture heading into the holiday season, following meeting with his national security team. From left are, FBI Director James Comey, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the president, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says there’s currently no specific, credible intelligence that would indicate a potential terrorist plot in the U.S. during the holidays.

Obama says his administration is taking “every possible step” to keep the country safe. He says that if there were to be a credible threat, the public will be informed.

The president says it’s understandable that the public is worried that attacks like the ones in Paris this month could happen in the United States. But he’s encouraging people to go about their normal activities around Thanksgiving.

Obama spoke from the White House on Wednesday shortly after meeting with his national security team.

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