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8.47pm GMT

Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, supports bringing to the floor legislation to protect the job of special counsel Robert Mueller.

Stmt today from @SenatorCollins: “I believe that we should bring to the Senate floor legislation that would put restrictions on the ability of President Donald Trump to fire the Special Counsel.”

8.40pm GMT

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is not investigating possible election fraud Broward County and Palm Beach County because no credible allegations of criminal behavior exist, the department said.

Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican nominee for a contested Senate seat, said Thursday night he was asking the department to investigate the two counties, accusing them of “rampant fraud,” according to the New York Times.

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Source: theguardian