LATEST: Bombs Sent To Even More Democrats With FL Rep. On Return Address

Authorities said packages had been sent to the Clintons, Obamas, and numerous other political and media luminaries.

Washington, DC – The FBI is investigating suspicious packages containing pipe bombs that were sent to multiple Democratic officials and at least one media outlet.

Vice President Mike Pence tweeted a condemnation of the terrorist who sent explosive devices to the homes of two former U.S. presidents and others, even as additional suspicious packages were being reported.

“We condemn the attempted attacks against fmr Pres Obama, the Clintons, @cnn & others. These cowardly actions are despicable & have no place in this Country,” Vice President Pence tweeted.

“Grateful for swift response of @SecretService, @FBI & local law enforcement. Those responsible will be brought to justice,” he wrote.

The Vice President received a briefing early Wednesday afternoon, after which he said “those responsible would be brought to justice.”

The frightening series of packages began arriving at the beginning of the week, with the first sent to a controversial Democratic donor.

On Monday, an improvised explosive device was discovered in the mailbox of billionaire George Soros.

The bomb squad blew up the suspicious package, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Force launched an investigation.

Another suspicious package, addressed to Hillary Clinton, was intercepted near the Clintons’ home in Chappaqua, New York on Tuesday, NBC News reported.

On Wednesday, a suspicious package addressed to former President Barack Obama arrived and was intercepted in Washington, D.C., the FBI and U.S. Secret Service said in a statement.

Also on Wednesday, CNN’s New York offices received a suspicious package addressed to former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Jim Brennan.

Just as reporters on “CNN Newsroom” were reporting on the suspicious packages being received by others, an alarm went off in the studio and everyone was forced to evacuate the Time Warner Center in Manhattan.

Their staff continued reporting from a sidewalk nearby as the New York Police Department debated whether the package could be detonated on site, or if it needed to be removed to a facility in the Bronx.

CNN employees were still outside hours later as police investigated a white powder that had been found in the box.

"The security sweep of our building continues," CNN President Jeff Zucker told staffers in an update.

"There was some powder found within the package that was sent, and that powder now needs to be examined to determine what it is. As a result, it will take some time until we know more about the safety of the building,” Zucker wrote.

Shortly thereafter, WTVJ reported that a suspicious package had also arrived at the Sunrise offices of U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida) on Wednesday.

Then MSNBC reported that the package which arrived at Wasserman Schultz's address was actually addressed to former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

However, the package was address incorrectly and was returned to the sender listed on the package, Wasserman Schultz, CNN reported.

The same address for Wasserman Schultz’s office was also used on the pipe bombs mailed to Clinton and Obama, according to CNN.

Another package was intercepted before it was to be delivered to Rep. Maxine Waters.

A suspicious package was also reported outside the San Diego Union-Tribune’s offices on Wednesday morning, and the building was evacuated, KSWB reported.

However, an investigation revealed the packages were not, in fact, bombs and the newspaper’s staff was cleared to return to work.

The Sacramento Bee also evacuated their offices while authorities investigated a suspicious package on Thursday, but that too, was determined not to be a threat, KOVR reported.

FBI Special Agent in Charge C. Bryan Paarmann told reporters that “so far the devices have been what appear to be pipe bombs,” CNN reported.

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walkintall
walkintall

Just to make certain that I haven't missed anything here.......None of these have exploded, and only lefties have been targeted and it's all happening JUST PRIOR TO THE MIDTERMS. I call BullShit. Something blows up, I'll revisit it.

MFLindsey
MFLindsey

If anyone is in any way threatened by this it is the first responders. Obviously no chance that these would get any where near an "implied" target. This is a pathetic joke that would only worry the the most low IQ drama queens amongst us. . . .

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Why did they send them in Manila envelopes and not a box? That is a dead giveaway that almost makes the bomb self-evident. Dont post office regs prohibit fat envelopes being dropped in a drop box? It looks like the stamps were not canceled so it was discovered at its dropoff point and not its arrival point yet the story says it was delivered to CNN. (Giving CNN a great live TV news story to broadcast for hours.)

So after a year of violent attacks by leftist mobs against Republicans and Trump supporters with the "Jobs not Mobs" slogan by the Rs starting to resonate, this October Surprise which will be damaging publicity for the Republicans appears two weeks before the election?

This does not pass the smell test.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Gee shouldn't Pence have mentioned the ATF, they are the primary on bombings.

ArtBeltranJr
ArtBeltranJr

Christine Ford, The Caravan and now suspicious packages. I smell desperation. Please vote red!