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Authorities Investigating Mail Bombs Targeting High-Profile Democrats

HeadlineOct 25, 2018

Federal authorities have launched an investigation after packages containing pipe bombs were sent to prominent Democrats, all critics of President Trump. The packages were sent to President Barack and Michelle Obama, President Bill and Hillary Clinton, George Soros, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Congressmember Maxine Waters and former CIA Director John Brennan. Several of the packages had listed Democratic Congressmember Debbie Wasserman Schultz as the return address. CNN was forced to evacuate its New York office in Manhattan Wednesday morning after it received what police described as a “live explosive device.” It came in a package addressed to Brennan that also held an envelope containing white powder. Police are also investigating a suspicious package found early this morning that was mailed to actor Robert De Niro’s restaurant in New York. De Niro has frequently publicly criticized President Trump. No one was hurt in any of the cases. This all comes less than two weeks before the midterm elections. On Wednesday afternoon, President Trump called the attempted bombings “despicable acts.”

President Donald Trump: “The full weight of our government is being deployed to conduct this investigation and bring those responsible for these despicable acts to justice. We will spare no resources or expense in this effort. And I just want to tell you that in these times we have to unify. We have to come together and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America.”

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