Barack Obama And Hillary Clinton Sent Explosive Devices In The Mail

Larry Hoffman
October 29, 2018

ORIGINAL: While reporting that bombs were sent to Bill and Hillary Clinton's home and Barack Obama's office, CNN had to evacuate their own building due to a "suspicious package" that was found inside the mailroom.

The New York Times reported that the devices are similar to one found at billionaire philanthropist and liberal benefactor George Soros' home on Monday.

The Secret Service hasn't provided details about the devices that were sent to Clinton and Obama.

President Donald Trump said on Twitter that he "wholeheartedly" agrees with Pence's condemnation.

"He thanked law enforcement and added: "Those responsible will be brought to justice". A spokesman for Hillary Clinton referred queries to the Secret Service statement.

Hillary Clinton extended her gratitude to the Secret Service on Wednesday.

Later Wednesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said two additional packages addressed for Rep. Maxine Waters had been intercepted that were similar in appearance to five others.

The Clintons have lived in Chappaqua, about 48 km north of New York City, since former President Clinton left office in 2001. Reportedly, the FBI and the Secret Service are carrying out investigations in the matter.

While an envelope containing white powder was also sent to the office, which is still being investigated. The Westchester County bomb squad responded to the scene, said Bedford Police Chief Melvin Padilla. Both towns are about one hour outside of New York City. That's according to a person familiar with his schedule who spoke on condition of anonymity and wasn't authorized to speak publicly.

When asked about the pattern of these attempted attacks during a news conference, New York Police Commissioner O'Neill said law enforcement is proactively contacting people to ensure other mail rooms "follow proper protocol".

In a statement, the Secret Service said that the package addressed to Obama was intercepted by agency personnel in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning.

President Trump, Mike Pence and White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders have condemned the "attempted violent attacks" against the public figures.

As the scope of the attack became clearer Wednesday, Trump decried political violence during a scripted event in the White House East Room, and other members of the administration said violence has no place in American society.

The US Secret Service intercepted packages addressed to Obama at his Washington home and to Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee for president, at her home in NY state.

Hours earlier, he took a softer tone at a rally in Wisconsin Wednesday night.

A similar package addressed to former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was rerouted to an office of Rep.

The first package was addressed to Hillary Clinton at her address in NY, whereas the second package was addressed to Barack Obama at his address in Washington DC.

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