Obama, Clintons sent 'explosive devices' through the mail

Package Containing 'Device' Found Addressed To The White House

The 88-year-old hedge fund tycoon supported President Donald Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. election and has been accused by nationalists worldwide of sponsoring protests and pushing a liberal, multicultural agenda. Authorities warned there might well be more.

CNN reported that the package sent to its headquarters came via courier, and some reports said the parcel found in Soros' mailbox upstate was hand-delivered.

"These are not hoax devices", FBI Director Chris Wray said. A search of a postal database suggested at least some may have been mailed from Florida, one official said.

The comments from Trump seemingly faulting the media for the spate of suspicious packages being investigate by federal authorities comes a week after the president appeared to praise a fellow Republican who assaulted a journalist past year. And authorities are really still investigating exactly what's inside of it and what we may learn, the motives here.

The packages discovered Thursday set off a new wave of alarm.

In June, 75-year-old De Niro received a standing ovation at the Tony Awards in NY for using an expletive to condemn Trump.

Bomb squads are dealing with the package in a DE postal centre, NBC News reported.

Several of the devices were intercepted by the US Secret Service which meant that neither President Obama, nor President Clinton and his family were in danger of receiving the packages.

Meanwhile, the network is reporting the device was removed from the building by police.

Earlier Friday the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed an 11th package, addressed to Democratic Sen. That means FBI investigators can "look for patterns such as the device, the technical expertise, the method of mailing, a whole host of great, rich forensic evidence that can be gathered".

The packages stoked nationwide tensions and fears as voters prepared to vote November 6 to determine partisan control of Congress - a campaign both parties have described in near-apocalyptic terms. "It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!"

Speaking at an event in Austin, Texas, Mr Brennan called the spate of pipe bombs "an unfortunate turn of events". "Your inflammatory rhetoric, insults, lies, & encouragement of physical violence are disgraceful", he tweeted.

When Trump was campaigning for president in 2016, the New York-born actor slammed the Republican candidate as "blatantly stupid", "totally nuts" and an "idiot".

The politics belied the life-and-death nature of the growing list of bombing targets in New York, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Florida and California. The bombs were all shipped in the same envelope with the same stamps and same labels.

Bomb Suspect Will be Brought to 'SWIFT and CERTAIN' Justice
Two were intended for former vice-president Joe Biden at his home state of Delaware and one for actor Robert De Niro in Manhattan. Mr Biden has also criticised Mr Trump, as recently as last week, saying he may not "know what he's doing" and coddles dictators.

She is the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee who was accused by Clinton rivals of secretly helping the party's eventual presidential nominee.

An FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies "will continue to work to identity and arrest whosoever is responsible for sending these packages", FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a statement. The devices, each with a small battery, were made from PVC pipe about six inches long and covered with black tape, said a law enforcement official who viewed X-ray images.

"This investigation is of the highest priority for the FBI", Wray said.

The pipe bombs targeted a list of prominent Democrats but did not cause any injuries. He said bombers tend to plot methodically.

"Those behind such reprehensible acts must be brought to justice", said GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Like earlier targets, both Biden and De Niro have been sharply critical of Trump. "We've got to come together". De Niro's office is located in the TriBeCa Film Center in lower Manhattan, and also includes an upscale restaurant and private screening room.

The devices sent to the Obama and Clinton homes were similar to one found on Monday at the home of billionaire philanthropist George Soros, according to the Associated Press, citing an unnamed official.

President Trump's reaction via tweet this morning only added fuel to the fire he has started.

The evacuation comes shortly after the Secret Service confirmed that similar devices were sent to former United States President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Secret Service said neither package reached their recipients.

More were sent to frequent Trump critics Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California and former Attorney General Eric Holder.

Democrats accuse the Republican leader of inciting violence that led to the attempted attacks.

CNN's president on Wednesday denounced the White House for its "total and complete lack of understanding" of the consequences of attacks against the media after the cable news network's NY office and several prominent Democrats were sent pipe bombs.

"Those engaged in the political arena must stop treating political opponents as being morally defective", Trump said, possibly referring to his critics rather than himself.

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