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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Jeb Bush Shrugs Off Alleged Plot

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Extra guards surrounded the state capitol building on Friday, but otherwise it was business as usual for Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the younger brother of President George W. Bush, despite an ongoing investigation into a possible plot to blow him up.

Jeb Bush did not alter his appointments despite reports that state law enforcement officials were investigating a potential threat to use a car bomb to assassinate him.

The probe centers on a letter addressed to Bush last month and a jailed confidential informant who claims to have heard of an attempt by a group of Middle Easterners to use an explosive-packed vehicle to try to kill the younger Bush.

A state official speaking on the condition of anonymity said Friday there are questions about the integrity of the informant, who has made many "off the wall" comments and failed lie detector tests in connection with his story.