Law enforcement agencies have intercepted suspicious packages and confirmed explosive devices addressed to top Democratic figures such as George Soros, Barack Obama, and Bill and Hillary Clinton.
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3:29 PM —
The CNN building in New York has been reopened following a security sweep.
— erica orden (@eorden) October 24, 2018
3:27 PM — The package sent to CNN in New York also contained an unknown powder substance.
Powder being tested in mail room @CNN #TimeWarnerCenter
Device in package was contained & removed ..powder being tested now downstairs..mail room area still being contained..field tests, packaging it up for safe removal and de-con of area and anybody in contact with it. pic.twitter.com/CVmslJ9btO
— Ashleigh Banfield (@TVAshleigh) October 24, 2018
3:15 PM —
Thank you to the @SecretService and all law enforcement agencies who responded to this week’s incidents. They work tirelessly to keep our country and communities safe. I am forever grateful for their efforts.
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) October 24, 2018
3:12 PM — Hot takes heating up.
“We’re in an era now where violence seems to have license by the President of the United States.”
– Steve Israel, fmr. New York Democratic congressman https://t.co/TLs3N3IaKR
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 24, 2018
3:04 PM — Fox News internal memo declares solidarity with CNN: “We condemn all attempted acts of violence against media organizations and our thoughts are with CNN for the safety of all of their employees.”
3:02 PM — Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering reports that after the event, a White House pool reporter asked President Trump if he would classify these mail bombs as “domestic terrorism.” Trump did not respond to the question.
2:55 PM — The top Twitter trend in the U.S. is currently “#MAGABomber.” No suspect or motive has yet been confirmed for any of the explosive devices.
2:53 PM — Journalists are eager to blame these mail bombs on President Trump.
There was an extended chant of “CNN SUCKS” from supporters at Pres Trump’s rally in Texas on Monday. It’s a familiar refrain. Key question ahead of tonight’s rally here in Central Wisconsin, which is so far on as scheduled, is whether that rhetoric will be condemned or encouraged
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) October 24, 2018
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) October 24, 2018
Just another day in Trump’s America.
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) October 24, 2018
2:51 PM — First Lady Melania Trump condemned the string of “cowardly attacks” before the president’s remarks at the same press event.
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 24, 2018
2:46 PM — Military expert says an Islamic State flag is visible on the explosive device photographed inside CNN’s New York City office.
ISIS flag clearly visible on the bomb. https://t.co/YCCCkTUIQj
— Jason Buttrill (@JasonButtrill) October 24, 2018
2:20 PM — So far, this week:
• Authorities in New York safely detonated a bomb sent to the home of progressive billionaire activist George Soros on Monday.
• A suspicious package addressed to the Chappaqua home of Bill and Hillary Clinton was intercepted. The Associated Press says that, contrary to early reports, the package was singled out at a nearby facility, not at the Clintons’ home.
• The Secret Service intercepted a suspicious package addressed to Barack Obama’s residence in Washington, DC.
• A mail bomb addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan was opened in the offices of CNN at the Time Warner Center in New York City. The building has been evacuated.
• The return address on the CNN parcel is the Florida office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). One package has reportedly gone to this address after it was sent to former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
• Reports suspected similar packages were sent to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) but were false alarms.
• Unconfirmed reports say that a package addressed to Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) was intercepted at a Maryland sorting facility.
• The White House has denounced the attempted bombings, with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders calling them “cowardly” and “despicable.” President Donald Trump said “acts and threats of political violence have no place in the United States of America.”
• A CNN report claimed that a pipe bomb was intercepted on its way to the White House, but the story turned out to be false.