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FBI to Discuss Fla. Election Hacking with State Pols

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The FBI will meet with Florida’s Sen. Rick Scott and Gov. Ron DeSantis in the next few weeks to discuss the agency’s suspicion that Russians had hacked at least one county in Florida during the 2016 presidential election, Politico reports.

The suspected hacking, made public last week in a report from special counsel Robert Mueller, has jolted Florida officials who previously insisted that Russian efforts had been unsuccessful. Scott wrote a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray last week requesting any information the agency had to back up the conclusion reached in the Mueller report. He asked Wray to respond within the seven days to both Congress and the Florida Department of State. Scott spokesperson Chris Hartline said Thursday that the FBI “has reached out and is working on scheduling a briefing with Senator Scott in the next few weeks.”

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