9:13 a.m. - (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.
Original Post: (AP) - President Barack Obama will brief the public on the nation's homeland security posture heading into the holiday season.
Obama will speak from the White House after meeting with his national security team in the Situation Room.
The White House has said there is no credible and specific intelligence indicating a plot in the U.S. similar to the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris. However, the White House says Obama wanted to review efforts to monitor threats and evaluate security procedures heading into the busy holiday travel season.