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FBI puts out a notice on the investigation into the suspicious
packages which resembled pipe bombs.

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  • The FBI appears to have zeroed in on a Florida mail center
    amid a nationwide manhunt for whoever is behind a wave of
    suspicious packages resembling pipe bombs sent in the mail.
  • The targets, which include the residences of the last two
    Democratic presidents, have one obvious thing in common: They
    have all publicly and strongly criticized President Donald Trump.
  • But despite the seemingly political bent to the targets,
    investigators haven’t publicly identified a motive or even said
    if the devices were really bombs.
  • Investigators went to a Florida mail center on
    Thursday. 
  • Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, in Thursday
    night interview with Fox News, said some of packages originated
    in Florida.

The FBI appears to have zeroed in on a Florida mail center amid a
nationwide manhunt for the perpetrator of a wave of suspicious
packages resembling pipe bombs sent in the mail.

They were sent to top Democrats and critics of President Donald
Trump, including the homes of former presidents Barack Obama and
Bill Clinton.

The package’s sender targeted at least eight individuals with
packages that arrived over the course of four days.

The targets, which also include former CIA Director John Brennan
and actor Robert de Niro, have one obvious thing in common: They
have all publicly and strongly criticized President Donald Trump.

But despite the seemingly political bent to the targets,
investigators haven’t publicly identified a motive or even said
yet if the devices were really bombs.


cnn bomb
The
package and bomb sent to John Brennan at CNN. He actually works
at NBC.

CNN

Since none of the suspected bombs detonated investigators got the
chance to inspect intact packages, providing a potential goldmine
of clues and evidence. On Thursday, investigators descended on a
Florida mail center to look for clues, CNN reported.

The packages, were all sent with a return address naming
Congresswoman and former Democratic National Committee Chair
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

The devices contained timers and batteries, but weren’t rigged to
explode upon opening, the Associated Press reported.
Secret Service agents found the packages sent to the current and
former government officials, but CNN and George Soros also
managed to weed out the dangerous packages on their own. 

Investigators still don’t know whether the packages were even
intended to do harm or just to scare people, but for now they’re
treating it like an attempted bombing, the Associated Press
reported.

“As far as a hoax device, we’re not treating it that way,”
Police Commissioner James O’Neill told the Associated Press. Pipe
bombs are crude explosive devices that have been used in
terrorist attacks in the US to devastating effect.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, in a Thursday
night interview with Fox News, said that some of packages
originated in Florida.

The FBI described packages as
“mailed in manila envelopes with bubble wrap interior, and were
affixed with computer-printed address labels and six Forever
stamps.”

The FBI is “seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the
individual or individuals responsible.”

Trump also took the mailings seriously, calling them on Wednesday
“an attack on democracy itself.”

But while CNN, the recipient of one of the suspicious packages
called on Trump to reckon with his harsh criticism of the press
and his political opponents, by Thursday, Trump had again turned
on the media that he calls the “enemy of the people.”

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