Published: Sat, October 27, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Explosive devices sent to Obamas, Clintons, CNN

Explosive devices sent to Obamas, Clintons, CNN

As for the other suspicious packages, nobody was harmed and the explosives never arrived at the Obamas and Clintons' homes; the packages were intercepted before they got there.

There is no information that suggests she sent the packages.

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (Oct 24) that threats of political violence have no place in the United States, promising a full investigation into suspicious packages that were mailed to prominent Democrats and others. A fundraising email attacking CNN sent out as the story unfolded deepened that perception.

A ninth potential device was discovered early Thursday morning in New York's Tribeca neighborhood, ABC News confirmed.

In June, 75-year-old De Niro received a standing ovation at the Tony Awards in NY for using an expletive to condemn Trump.

Law enforcement officials say the packages are similar manila envelopes with bubble-wrap interior packed with shards of glass, bearing six stamps and computer-printed address labels.

All of the envelopes listed Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., because her name was listed as the return address on all of them.

The discovery of the packages came after a small bomb was found earlier this week at the home of billionaire liberal donor George Soros, in the New York City suburb of Katonah. "We ask anyone who may have information to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

BREAKING: Secret Service intercepts suspicious packages addressed to the residences of former President Obama and former First Lady Hillary Clinton.

All packages were intercepted before reaching their intended targets.

A federal official said law enforcement agencies were closely examining possible ties between the packages and the one sent to Soros, who has come under fierce criticism from conservatives and conspiracy theorists.

"The utilization of violence in order to further one's own political agenda is unacceptable to us", Paarmann said.

The actions, which caused panicked building evacuations and reports of additional explosives that later proved unfounded, are bound to add to fears that overheated rhetoric could lead to deadly violence as the parties engage in bitter fights over immigration, the Supreme Court and the treatment of women.

In August, Trump revoked Brennan's security clearance - hours after he accused the president of failing "to live up to minimum standards of decency, civility, & probity".

Trump took a softer tone at a rally in Wisconsin Wednesday night.

The rest of Wednesday's rally, in support of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Republican Senate nominee Leah Vukmir, was much of Trump's standard campaign stump speech, touting his economic achievements and warning voters that Democrats will not be tough on illegal immigration, especially as a caravan of Central American migrants is heading for the southern US border apparently to seek asylum.

"The president, and especially the White House press secretary, should understand their words matter", said Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide. Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader, said in a joint statement released Wednesday afternoon.

Details suggested a pattern - that the items were packaged in manila envelopes, addressed to prominent Trump critics and carried USA postage stamps.

"But it is a troubling time, isn't it?" "And it's a time of deep divisions, and we have to do everything we can to bring our country together", Clinton said.

Her father also tweeted about it. "Our investigation ranged from NY to DE to Maryland to the District of Columbia to Florida to California".

Other reports claimed a pipe bomb had also been intercepted at the White House, these claims were denied by the US Secret Service. But Bill Clinton was at the family's Chappaqua home, said a person familiar with his schedule.

NYPD responded to a suspicious device discovered at the Time Warner Center, where CNN is based, in New York City.

Overhead TV shots showed a truck carrying that device, which law enforcement officials said was linked to the other explosives, being driven away.

- The devices found in New York, Washington and Florida were all similarly constructed, using digital clocks as a switch, a powder charge and a battery power source, law enforcement sources told ABC News.

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