Two major stories broke in Florida this week: the public learned two Florida counties were successfully breached by Russian hackers ahead of the 2016 election, and the Trump Administration communicated plans to send migrants detained at the border to Broward and Palm Beach counties.
A few weeks ago the Mueller report indicated at least one Florida county had been hacked, but this week the Florida congressional delegation learned there was an addition county that had been act. Then late Thursday night, POLITICO Florida reported one of the two was Washington County in the Panhandle.
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On Friday, the Trump Administration appeared to catch local and state leaders in Florida off-guard by alerting Broward and Palm Beach counties that migrants detained at the border will be sent over in about two weeks. The plan is to send about 100 migrants a week to each of the two counties.
During the May 17 edition of “Orlando’s News at Noon,” host Gene Wexler spoke in-depth with POLITICO Florida bureau chief Matt Dixon about both of these stories. Listen to both conversations here: