On Wednesday, several suspicious packages were intercepted from reaching several top political figures, including former Presidents Obama and Bill Clinton. The packages were contained, screened and appeared to include an explosive device. While no one has been physically hurt as a result of the bomb scares, half a dozen people were affected throughout the duration of the day including the former presidents, liberal billionaire George Soros, former CIA Director John Brennan, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and a CNN facility. Each received an identical package.
The turbulent day was succeeded by another as nearly identical packages have been found to have been delivered to former Vice President Joe Biden, actor and producer Robert De Niro, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 25, 2018
From Fox News:
Suspicious packages addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and actor Robert De Niro sparked investigations Thursday, officials said.
The FBI, New Castle County, Del., police and postal inspectors were investigating a package addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden, law enforcement officials told Fox News.
The packages addressed to De Niro and Biden appeared to be similar to packages discovered in parcels sent to the homes of various Democratic politicos Wednesday, the officials said.
The suspicious package addressed to De Niro was discovered in the mailroom of his production company, TriBeca Productions, a law enforcement source told Fox News.
“A suspicious package was received. We called the police. They took it out and went through all safety procedures,” the Tribeca Film Center said in a statement, per the Fox News report. “It was addressed to Robert De Niro and is similar packaging to the others. It is an open investigation. Everyone is safe and the building is open.”
Here’s more on the package sent to Biden, via the Washington Examiner:
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday became the ninth target in a string of suspicious packages that have been sent to prominent Democrats.
Federal authorities confirmed that a new suspicious package was found at a facility in New Castle, Del., that was addressed to Biden. The package was consistent with the other eight that were sent to other Democrats this week.
“Federal authorities confirm another suspicious package was sent to former Vice President Joe Biden,” CBS reported. “The package, which is consistent with the other ones sent to Democrats and CNN offices, was found at a facility in New Castle, Delaware.”
Fox News reports that Waters claims she “was the target of a suspicious package that has been referred to the FBI.” The package was reportedly sent to her California address where it was intercepted.
— ABC News (@ABC) October 25, 2018
President Trump addressed the bomb scares during a campaign rally in Wisconsin last night and mentioned them again over social media on Thursday morning.
He pointedly said violent rhetoric coming from mainstream media and some people on the Left has perpetuated escalating violence.
“A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News,” he said in a tweet. “It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!”
A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News. It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2018
Trump also said “a major federal investigation is now underway” and called for people to come together with civility.
“We have to unify. We have to come together,” Trump said. “Acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America.”
President Trump calls for more civility in politics and for media to stop “endless hostility” after suspected explosives posted to high-profile US figures
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— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) October 25, 2018