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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: The FBI is still silent about possible hack in Florida during the 2016 election


The FBI is still keeping officials in the dark about a possible hack in Florida during the 2016 election, even as dozens of elections supervisors and lawmakers from across the state demand more information. The questions stem from a vague reference in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 elections. The report says the FBI believes Russian hackers accessed information in “at least one Florida county government,” but didn’t identify which county. The Florida Department of State, which oversees the elections infrastructure, didn’t know anything about the possible intrusion, but the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI refuse to release more details. Officials are irate, to say the least. State Representative Stephanie Murphy pointed out, …
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Noor Salman’s trial gave us the best glimpse of what actually led to the Pulse shooting


Last week, a federal jury found Noor Salman not guilty of aiding and abetting her husband, Omar Mateen, in his plan to murder 49 people at the gay nightclub Pulse. Despite the verdict, many in Orlando still have questions about what happened on June 12. The confusion has only been increased by the trial’s anonymous jury foreman, who said the jury was convinced Salman “knew” what her husband was planning, despite not knowing the day or location. But federal prosecutors were not able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Salman “knew” about the attack. Their case against the widow consisted of an alleged confession she gave to FBI agents. They interrogated her for 11 hours – though they chose …
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Noor Salman (left) with her attorney. Sketch courtesy Charles Treadwell
Intersection

Intersection: A Look Back At The Noor Salman Trial


The trial of Noor Salman, the widow of the Pulse gunman, is over. Legal experts Charles Rose and Sam Kan join Intersection for analysis of the not guilty verdict; what the trial revealed about the events of June 12th 2016, and what the long term implications of the verdict are for the FBI. 
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