Explosives sent to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton

Source: Washington Examiner | October 24, 2018 | Dominick Mastrangelo

Explosive devices were reportedly mailed to both former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

The package sent to Clinton was found outside her home in a New York City suburb by a technician Wednesday, the New York Times reports.

According to NY1, the package, identified as an improvised explosive device, was discovered around 1 a.m.

The Times reported a separate package was sent to the office of Obama, but was intercepted by the Secret Service in Washington, D.C.

The FBI and Secret Service are investigating. In a tweet, The FBI declined comment, citing an “ongoing investigation.”


CNN is also reporting that a suspicious package was sent to the Time Warner Center in New York City, where its office is located and has been evacuated.


The incidents come one day after an explosive device was found near the home of left-wing billionaire George Soros. Authorities say they believe that device, which was described as a pipe bomb, was left outside Soros’ home and not delivered by the U.S. Postal Service, the Times reports.

In a statement the Secret Service said the packages sent to Obama and Clinton were “potentially explosive.” The Secret Service also said it has initiated a full-scope investigation that “will leverage all available federal, state, and local resources to determine the source of the packages and identify those responsible.”

In a statement sent to reporters, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders condemned what she called “attempted violent attacks.”


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