Secret Service intercepts potential explosive devices sent to Hillary Clinton, Obama

Marsha Scott
October 29, 2018

Earlier, AP had reported that the suspicious package that was sent to Hillary Clinton on Tuesday bore Wassserman Schultz's return address.

The White House condemned the attacks aimed at Democrats and other perceived foes of the administration.

Trump at the Wisconsin rally called attention to "how nice I'm behaving tonight".

He also said the media had a responsibility "to stop the endless hostility and constant negative and oftentimes false attacks and stories". It was compact, perhaps about the length of a wooden spoon, and contained wires and a black pipe, officials said.

The agency tasked with protecting the president and other dignitaries says it has intercepted two packages in Washington and NY. The envelope was not addressed to the senator. Police said a bomb squad was on its way to the scene to further investigate and it is not yet known if the package was addressed to the congresswoman.

The package sent to Obama was addressed to Washington, D.C., and discovered Wednesday morning. The FBI said it could not confirm this.

We don't know who did this. Do not hesitate to call; no piece of information is too small to help us in this investigation.

All of the targets are frequently maligned by right-wing critics. He has endorsed the body-slamming of a reporter and denounces critical press.

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A senior White House officials told NBC News that President Donald Trump had been briefed on the situation.

A law enforcement source tell The Associated Press that the device found Thursday appeared to be linked to the others sent to Democratic figures and CNN's New York City hub.

And the bureau said in a tweet on Wednesday night that "two additional packages" were addressed to Democratic Representative Maxine Waters of California - who Trump often ridicules as "Crazy Maxine Waters" and "low IQ".

Suspicious packages, identified as potential explosives, addressed to former president Barack Obama and defeated presidential nominee Hillary Clinton have been intercepted by the Secret Service, officials said Wednesday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Top Democrat lawmakers Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer accused Trump of condoning "physical violence and dividing Americans".

At a press conference Thursday, officials in NY would not discuss possible motives, or details on how the packages found their way into the USA postal system.

The packages were immediately identified during a routine mail screening as potential explosive devices and there was no risk of Clinton or Obama receiving the packages, Secret Service said in a statement.

Republican lawmakers followed the White House in issuing condemnations.

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