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Updated 2 min ago 10:37 a.m. ET, October 25, 2018



What we're covering here

  • THE LATEST: More possible bombs were discovered this morning, with one suspicious package sent to Robert De Niro and another to Joe Biden.
  • Devices sent to Trump critics: Nine potential explosive devices have been mailed to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, liberal billionaire George Soros, former CIA director John Brennan, former Attorney General Eric Holder and CNN's offices in New York over the past few days.




3 min ago

There's a second package addressed to Joe Biden

From CNN's David Shortell

Authorities have found two packages addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden that are similar in appearance and to contain potential explosive devices that appear similar to the others found, a law enforcement official said.

FBI and local partners are now responding to two scenes at Delaware post offices, according to an FBI spokesman.

Local Delaware authorities have identified the location of the two post office scenes:

  • The 1500 block of Lancaster Avenue in Wilmington, Delaware, according to Wilmington police
  • 147 Quigley Blvd. in New Castle, Delaware, according to Delaware State Police.

16 min ago

Soros. Clinton. Obama. Brennan. Holder. Waters. Biden. De Niro. Here's who received the possible explosives.

So far, nine suspicious packages -- each with possible explosive devices inside -- have been located by authorities. Here's what we know about the eight targets:

  • George Soros: The package found Monday and appeared to be an explosive device. There was a controlled detonation; the device is secured and remains in New York.
  • Hillary Clinton:  The package was addressed to Clinton residence in Chappaqua, New York, and intercepted Tuesday night by the Secret Service during routine mail inspection
  • Barack Obama: The package was intercepted in Washington, D.C., during routine mail screening procedures, the Secret Service said.
  • John Brennan (sent to CNN offices): The "live explosive device" was delivered by courier to CNN's offices in New York. The NYPD said an envelope containing white powder also was found as part of the device's original packaging.
  • Eric Holder (found at Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's office): The package was addressed to the former attorney general, but sent to the Florida office of Schultz, whose return address was on the package.
  • Rep. Maxine Waters: One package was sent to the Democratic congresswoman's office in DC and a second package addressed to her was found at a postal facility in Los Angeles. It matches the description of those sent to the other officials.
  • Joe Biden: Authorities believe they’ve found the package sent to Biden. US Postal inspectors have been trying to locate the package since yesterday.
  • Robert De Niro: The package has markings similar to the pipe bomb packages recently mailed nationwide to top Democrats, sources said.

This map shows the locations of the packages. (Note that the second package for Waters was found in California.)

Take a look:

28 min ago

Sarah Sanders defends President Trump's criticism of media outside White House

From CNN's Abby Phillip and Liz Stark

Speaking with reporters on Thursday morning, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Trump's criticism of the media in the wake of the explosive packages that were mailed to CNN and some of his critics.

"The President has condemned violence in all forms, has done that since Day 1, will continue to do that. But certainly feels that everyone has a role to play," Sanders said.

When asked by CNN's Abby Phillip about whether he regrets calling political opponents "evil," Sanders said that Trump feels "we should call out despicable acts, which is exactly what he has done over the last 24 hours."

When pressed about whether the term "evil" was appropriate, Sanders lashed out at CNN: "It's a word people have used on your network a number of times, not only to describe the President but many people that work in this administration."

"You guys continue to focus only on the negative. There is a role to play," she continued. "Yesterday, the very first thing that the President did was come out and condemn the violence. The very first thing your network did was come out and accuse the President of being responsible for it. That is not okay. The first thing should have been to condemn the violence."

But that's not true: "That's not the first thing we did as this happened. We reported the news, in fact," CNN's Jim Sciutto just said on air -- Sciutto and Poppy Harlow covered the story live on air after CNN evacuated its newsroom when a bomb was found in the mailroom downstairs.


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  • EgozumEgozum PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    2 min ago

    The package addressed to Robert De Niro arrived yesterday

    From CNN's Poppy Harlow and Shimon Prokupecz

    The package addressed to Robert De Niro arrived Wednesday morning in the general mailing room, a law enforcement official tells CNN.

    A retired police officer working there discovered the package yesterday, but didn’t think anything of it and left it in his office. 

    After seeing news reports, he realized the package was similar to the other mail bombs and called NYPD's 1st precinct at 4:00 a.m.

    The NYPD then responded with their Emergency Services Unit units and the bomb squad. 

    The package was removed around 7:00 a.m. and was never opened.

    De Niro was not at the office when authorities responded this morning, according to a source with direct knowledge.

  • EgozumEgozum PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    4 min ago

    FBI confirms three additional packages

    The FBI said in a tweet Thursday morning that it could confirm three more packages that were "similar in appearance to the others."

    "One in New York addressed to Robert DeNiro, and two in Delaware addressed to former Vice President Joseph Biden," said the tweet from the FBI's official account.

    This brings the total to 10 suspicious packages that have been discovered since earlier this week.

    In addition to the five packages referenced in our earlier statement, we have now confirmed two additional packages, both addressed to Rep. Maxine Waters, that are similar in appearance.

    The #FBI has confirmed three additional packages, similar in appearance to the others – one in New York addressed to Robert DeNiro, and two in Delaware addressed to former Vice President Joseph Biden.

  • EgozumEgozum PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    What investigators are looking for in nationwide hunt for would-be bomber


    Updated 2113 GMT (0513 HKT) October 25, 2018


    A nationwide manhunt is underway for whoever sent packages with suspected pipe bombs to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and several other top political figures.

    Here's what investigators will be looking for:

    Forensic evidence

      Officials have said the packages generally are similar in appearance: Manila envelopes with bubble wrap interior, each with six Forever stamps, affixed computer-printed address labels with misspelled words, and a return address belonging to a Florida office for Democratic US Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. There's no information to suggest Wasserman Schultz sent the packages.
      At least some of the devices inside showed the presence of a sulfur substance, which could have exploded, a law enforcement official said. Those devices are believed to be pipe bombs, at risk of being set off just by handling -- though no explosions or injuries have been reported.
      Some are believed to have been sent through first-class mail, a source familiar with the investigation said.
      The packages themselves may be a gold mine of forensic information, former FBI agent Josh Campbell, a CNN law enforcement analyst, said Thursday.
      "Is there evidence of DNA, hair fibers, things like that?" Campbell said.
      "This is a great cache of information, these ... packages, which are going to lead to a wealth of identifiable evidence," former Secret Service agent Joseph Funk told CNN.
      Several devices were sent to an FBI facility in Quantico, Virginia, where they will be examined, officials said. Having the same people looking at the bombs makes it easier for the bomber's patterns to be understood, Campbell said.

      Surveillance footage

      Whether the perpetrator or perpetrators mailed the packages or hand-delivered them to their destinations, surveillance video will likely come into play, retired FBI supervisory special agent James Gagliano said.
      "In Manhattan alone, there are some ... 13,000 cameras between private businesses and the ones that the NYPD has put up on bridges and tunnels and public housing areas and down in the subways," Gagliano, a CNN law enforcement analyst, said.
      Gagliano pointed to how investigators solved deadly bombings in Austin, Texas, earlier this year.
      At one point in March, a security camera at a FedEx store near Austin recorded an SUV belonging to someone authorities had determined was a person of interest. A subsequent check of video inside the store showed the person bringing two packages into the store -- further linking that man to the bombings, officials said.
      "This person went into a FedEx facility and we were able to track him down through photographic evidence," Gagliano said.

      Past writings, and other clues

      Some of the packages were meant for Secret Service protectees. The agency intercepted packages intended for former President Barack Obama's Washington office and the New York home of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton.
      So the Secret Service will check its "vast ... library of individuals who have written threatening letters to the president, who have corresponded with the presidents in some sort of shape or form," said Funk, the former Secret Service agent.
      Those old messages will be checked not only for content, but, if in written form, also DNA and fingerprints, Funk said.
      Gagliano has said the devices' design was so basic, it seems like the person or persons might want to be caught.
      "It almost looked like a caricature of a bomb --- like somebody was trying to put it together in such a coarse and rudimentary fashion that it would scream, 'There's something wrong here,'" Gagliano said.
      The packages' excessive tape and stamps are a telltale sign of a suspicious package, he said.
      "Why would they put excessive postage on there? They don't want the package returned. They want it to reach its intended target," Gagliano said.
      Former senior FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole said she would be careful about characterizing misspellings or mistakes as carelessness by the perpetrator.
      "It may be very intentional because it does look like he's planned this out very well," she said.
      The FBI's counterterrorism investigators consider this a domestic terror matter, because there's nothing to indicate otherwise, according to a law enforcement official.
        But Gagliano said investigators will be checking to see whether the packages were inspired or directed from overseas.
        "The FBI is going to divide this as they've always done terrorism (into) two aspects: International terrorism and domestic terrorism. We don't from what I've heard yet, have any indication ... which it is," Gagliano said.




      • TrollmeisterTrollmeister PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
        Egozum said:
        Updated 2 min ago 10:37 a.m. ET, October 25, 2018

        When pressed about whether the term "evil" was appropriate, Sanders lashed out at CNN: "It's a word people have used on your network a number of times, not only to describe the President but many people that work in this administration."

        "You guys continue to focus only on the negative. There is a role to play," she continued. "Yesterday, the very first thing that the President did was come out and condemn the violence. The very first thing your network did was come out and accuse the President of being responsible for it. That is not okay. The first thing should have been to condemn the violence."




        lol, pahiya pa ang Fake News CNN     :rofl:     :rofl:    
      • gotta lick itgotta lick it PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
        ehem ehem ....... letter bomb assassination attempt.



        exacto sa MID_TERM ELECTIONS NEXT YEAR 2019. Hillary and Joe are back in the LIME LIGHT ..... este ..... NEWS.


        pasenya na medyo "suspicious minded" ako. :lol::lol::lol:
      • TrollmeisterTrollmeister PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
        Galing naman parang sinadayang kumuha ng sympathy votes    :rofl:   
      • RazorhawkRazorhawk PEx Rookie ⭐
        Yep, these are false flag attacks. And the mainstream media never covers the actual attacks ansd assaults against republicans , Christians and conservatives. 
      • gotta lick itgotta lick it PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
        at least, it is a break from the DUFus ... este POTus everyday white house media antics.



        it would be a better sympathy stunt is something actually exploded.
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