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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin has voiced his support for President Trump’s nominee for FBI Director.

In his statement of support for Christopher Wray, the Illinois Democrat expressed concern about the actions of President Trump in dismissing former FBI Director James Comey. But Durbin said he has confidence that Wray would remain independent, even under pressure from the White House.

Ryan.House.Gov

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says an investigation into Russia's election meddling and possible ties to the Trump campaign should remain right where it is - with the FBI and not with a special prosecutor.

Ryan stopped at a southern Wisconsin manufacturer Thursday where he promoted Republican tax-reform plans. The speaker says the investigation involves deeply classified intelligence activity and should not be turned over to independent investigators.

Wikipedia

The FBI says there are no additional threats related to the fugitive who was arrested in southwestern Wisconsin following a nine-day manhunt.

Milwaukee-based special agent Justin Tolomeo joined other law enforcement officials Friday at a news conference where they detailed the capture of Joseph Jakubowski.

Jakubowski is suspected of stealing an arsenal of weapons from a gun store in southern Wisconsin and of mailing a threatening manifesto to the White House.

Hackers Expose Illinois Cybersecurity Holes

Feb 6, 2017
bluecoat.com

In 2016, the Illinois Board of Elections and the state Republican Party were victims of cybersecurity breaches. But uncertainty lingers as to what the hackers wanted and whether future attacks can be prevented. 

When Tim Soper received a letter from the Illinois Board of Elections in late September informing him that personal data from his voter registration may have been compromised in a cybersecurity breach, he chose to find the humor in the situation.

fbi.gov

The FBI is supporting the CIA's conclusion that Russia interfered in the presidential election with the goal of supporting Republican candidate Donald Trump.

In a message sent to employees, CIA Director John Brennan said he had spoken with FBI Director James Comey and James Clapper, the director of national intelligence.

Brennan said in the message that ``there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election.''

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