It appears that the favorite pinatas of the republican President Donald Trump’s ire like President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and George Soros have been targeted by a ne’er do well. Three packages with rudimentary explosive devices have been mailed to their homes, so far.
Update on October 26, 2018: By October 26, 2018, postal workers and others have discovered 12 manila packaged bombs mailed / sent to Democratic Party stars who have been known critics of President Trump. Additional recipients of these bomb-manila envelop packages include the VP Joe Biden, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, US Senator Cory Booker, US Representative Maxine Waters, former CIA Director James Brennan via CNN, Robert De Niro.
With the exception of George Soros, the suspicious packages/ pipe bombs/ manila envelop mailed to the homes of Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama have been intercepted by Secret Service agents/ law enforcement/ postal workers.
There was no chance that the intendees for these pipe bomb packages have been in any danger. But those who handled those packages have been exposed to possible harm. The package for George Soros had been found in his mail box. When an employee picked it up, he dropped it in a nearby wooded area and law enforcement was contacted.
Of course, President Trump’s administration and law enforcement are taking these attempts at violence, seriously.
The president’s rhetoric against these public servants/ American citizens are well documented on video at his numerous campaign rallies, and have to be considered a contributing factor in creating the vitriolic political environment where this widespread act of domestic terrorism was inevitable.
For example, it has been the right wing pundits plus the US president who have been making the claim that it was George Soros who funded the refugee caravan fleeing from Honduras heading to the USA, which is an outright lie. We’ve all heard about the “lock her up” chants against Hillary Clinton at the rallies conducted by President Trump. Everyone is aware of President Trump’s antipathy towards President Obama.
There has been news reporting about another suspicious package mailed to CNN in New York on the 24th of October 2018. A the packages under discussion have similarities in construction. The package- envelop mailed to CNN was addressed to the former CIA Director John Brennan, who had been stripped of his security clearances by President Trump for being critical of his administration. It was discovered in the Time Warner mail delivery room. The CNN employees were evacuated for hours.
It is being reported that the return address belongs to Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
But because of the return address, Sunrise Police have confirmed that they’re investigating at the Sunrise offices of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Wednesday (10/24/18).
Sunrise Police said they responded to the address of the office of the Democratic rep for Florida’s 23rd congressional district. Footage showed a Broward Sheriff’s Office bomb squad unit and firefighters responding to the building.
There has been another intercepted package addressed to the former Attorney General Eric holder which had never been delivered but then mailed back to the return address in Sunrise, Fl. and then another to Maxine Waters.
Update 10/24/18: There have two other bomb packages found that were mailed to Democratic Party who’s who, VP Joe Biden and a Tribeca grill restaurant in NYC owned by Robert De Niro.
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As per the 10/24/18 USA Today report, “The package addressed to Clinton was sent to her home in Westchester County, New York, and discovered late Tuesday night (10/23/18). The package sent to Obama was sent to Washington, D.C., and intercepted Wednesday morning (10/24/18).”
“The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled,” the Secret Service said in a statement. “The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them.”
“New Castle police said (10/24/18) that they helped federal authorities respond to the incident involving Clinton, which is under investigation.”
The incidents come 2 days after an explosive device was found in the mailbox of a Bedford home owned by billionaire philanthropist and liberal political activist George Soros.