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Sarah Huckabee Sanders
White
House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday
condemned attempted violent attacks against former President
Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, and former Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton.

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Millis/Reuters


  • The White House on Wednesday promptly condemned “attempted
    violent attacks” against former President Barack Obama, former
    President Bill Clinton, and former Secretary of State Hillary
    Clinton.
  • The Secret Service on Wednesday said it had intercepted
    potential explosive devices sent in the mail to the Clintons and
    Obamas.
  • White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a
    statement describing the attempted bombings against the
    Democratic figures as “terrorizing acts” and “despicable.”
  • Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son, said “this crap has
    got to stop” in a tweet.

The White House on Wednesday promptly condemned “attempted
violent attacks” against former President Barack Obama, former
President Bill Clinton, and former Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton.

Explosive devices were found in
mail sent to the Obamas and Clintons
, the Secret Service said
Wednesday. There are also conflicting reports that suspicious
packages were sent to the White House as well as CNN’s
headquarters in New York City. CNN evacuated its offices as
the NYPD investigates.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a
statement on these developments within minutes of the reports,
describing the attempted bombings as “terrorizing acts” and
“despicable.”

“We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against
President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and other
public figures,” Sanders said. “These terrorizing acts are
despicable, and anyone responsible will be held accountable to
the fullest extent of the law.”

She added: “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.”

Sanders said in a video interview later Wednesday morning that
“certainly it’s okay to disagree in politics, but it’s never
okay to take action against another individual.”

Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, echoed these
sentiments in a tweet on Wednesday morning.

“As someone whose family has directly been the victim of these
mail threats I condemn whoever did this regardless of party or
ideology,” Trump Jr. said. “This crap has to stop and I hope they
end up in jail for a long time.”

The explosive devices were reportedly similar to the one found in
the mailbox of billionaire George Soros on Monday, two law
enforcement officials told
The New York Times
.

Soros, who founded Open Society Foundations, has championed
progressive causes throughout his career and has frequently been
the target of right-wing conspiracy theories.

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