Potentially explosive device sent to Hillary Clinton
Late on Tuesday, an apparent explosive device was found on the way to former President Bill and First Lady Hillary Clinton’s New York City home. Reports state that neither one of them were harmed.
The Secret Service managed to intercept the package during routine mail screening procedures. The former president wasn’t the only one targeted.
Former President Bill and his wife Hillary Clinton was left unharmed when a technician discovered the explosive device in the early morning. The tech person is responsible for screening the mail for Hillary’s office.
This is the third possible bomb mailed to Democratic figures this week. Reports said the package was addressed to the former first lady.
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. The Secret Service confirmed that they intercepted suspicious packages received overnight to two of their “protectees,” the Clintons and former President Barack Obama.
In a statement they said:
“The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such. The protectees did not receive the packages, nor were they at risk of receiving them.”
The Secret Service says it intercepted two bombs—one addressed to Barack Obama and one to Hillary Clinton—in the last 24 hours. https://t.co/8NODrggUEA— VICE (@VICE) October 24, 2018
Officials revealed that the device sent to the Clintons Chappaqua home in northern Westchester County was similar to the one sent to Obama on Wednesday and liberal philanthropist George Soros, 88. The Holocaust survivor has channeled a substantial amount of his fortune into liberal projects around the world which has made him a target of rhetoric on the right.
On Monday, an explosive device was discovered at around 3 p.m. outside Soros' suburban New York home. The device was said to resemble a pipe bomb and was inside a package in the mailbox.
BREAKING: Suspicious packages containing “potential explosive devices” were sent to Hillary and Bill Clinton’s home in the New York City suburbs and former President Barack Obama’s office in Washington, D.C. https://t.co/IL1c5zHibz— HuffPost (@HuffPost) October 24, 2018
An employee who worked for the philanthropist opened the package and discovered the device. They placed the package in a wooded area and alerted officials.
It’s believed that all three incidences are linked. The Secret Service said it had "initiated a full scope criminal investigation that will leverage all available federal, state, and local resources to determine the source of the packages and identify those responsible."
Federal authorities investigating suspicious packages addressed to the homes of Bill and Hillary Clinton in New York and the Obamas' home in Washington, D.C. https://t.co/ZTCNVTLkvW pic.twitter.com/URWVAiqI1z— ABC News (@ABC) October 24, 2018
New Castle Police Department Lieutenant James Carroll revealed that his department had assisted the FBI and the Secret Service in investigating the package sent to the Clintons. President Donald Trump was briefed on the packages and was said to be taking the situation "extremely seriously," according to a senior White House official.
On Wednesday morning, Sarah Sanders, the White House Press Secretary, had this to say in a statement:
“We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and other public figures. These terrorizing acts are despicable, and anyone responsible will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. The United States Secret Service and other law enforcement agencies are investigating and will take all appropriate actions to protect anyone threatened by these cowards.”
The president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted in response:
“As someone whose family has directly been the victim of these mail threats I condemn whoever did this regardless of party or ideology. This crap has to stop and I hope they end up in jail for a long time.”
JUST IN: Here is the statement just released by the @SecretService regarding the interception of suspicious packages addressed to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. #breaking pic.twitter.com/0efPzyNE5w— Preston Phillips (@PrestonTVNews) October 24, 2018
Hillary is currently in Florida to attend a fundraising event. She is an American politician and diplomat who served as the First Lady of the US from 1993 to 2001.
Hillary then served as the US Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009. She became the 67th US Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013 and was the Democratic Party's nominee for President in 2016.
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