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• 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, … Read More »
• The state attorney’s office has concluded a six-month investigation into the Pulse nightclub shooting, concluding no civilians were shot by law enforcement. The state attorney used the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s ballistic report, as well as witness accounts, video evidence and 911 calls. Read More »
• 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 … Read More »
• 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. Read More »
• The FBI has released more details about what happened during the Pulse nightclub shooting. A timeline and partial transcripts from calls show the gunman told police that there were explosives. Read More »
• The Council on American-Islamic Relations Florida says it will file a $30 million wrongful death “notice of claim” against the FBI.
The action is over the 2013 death of a Chechen man in Orlando with ties to one of the accused Boston bombers. Read More »