Explosive Devices Sent To Bill & Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama & CNN Offices
Explosive devices were sent to former President Barack Obama along with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week. As of now, CNN’s offices in New York have been evacuated after receiving a suspicious package containing a pipe bomb. The events have sparked a serious investigation into whether a bomber is purposely targeting the opponents of the right-wing.
A law enforcement official said today that the three devices were similar to the one found Monday by George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist and Democratic donor.
Law enforcement officials are still investigating if the devices were sent by the same person, but CNN reported that the initial examination of all the devices shows they were constructed similarly.
Clinton, Obama, Soros and CNN have often been the targets of conservative attacks, ones frequently led by President Donald Trump. He’s even referred to major news organizations like CNN as “the enemy of the people.”
The White House said in a statement it condemned the “attempted violent attacks.”
“We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and other public figures,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. “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 Flordia office of prominent Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was also evacuated Wednesday after receiving a suspicious package. The bomb squad on the scene has not determined if the package contains a device similar to the others.
According to CNN, the device sent to their offices was constructed with a pipe and wires. Law enforcement authorities are treating the device as a real explosive. The devices have been called rudimentary but functional.