Mad Bomber Targets Obama, Clintons, Soros, CNN
Federal authorities believe that an explosive device found Monday in a mailbox at the home of George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist who has been a focus of right-wing vitriol and conspiracy theorists, was left there by someone and was not delivered by the Postal Service, several law enforcement officials said Tuesday.
Mr. Soros’s home is in a suburb of New York City. The device was constructed from a length of pipe about six inches long filled with explosive powder, and it was “proactively detonated” by bomb squad technicians, according to one of the officials, all of whom were briefed on the investigation.
The Secret Service said Wednesday that it had intercepted packages containing “potential explosive devices” addressed to former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in New York and former president Barack Obama in Washington.
The devices were recovered not long after an explosive device was found in a mailbox at the Bedford, N.Y., home of George Soros, the liberal philanthropist who is a frequent target of criticism from far-right groups.
“The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such,” the Secret Service said in a statement Wednesday. “The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them.”
And this just in:
CNN’s offices in New York have been evacuated over reports of an explosive device.
It comes after the US Secret Service said it agents had intercepted suspicious packages addressed to former president Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Video posted on social media showed the moment CNN was forced to cut from its live broadcast, with one of the presenter’s telling viewers a fire alarm had gone off.
MSNBC reports that the device at CNN was addressed to former CIA director and regular CNN contributor John Brennan. Additionally, they have reported that their law enforcement sources say that the devices are very similarly constructed and may well be from the same malefactor.
Keep in mind that preventive measures and investigative methodology has come a long way since the Unabomber undertook his postal killing spree. Don’t be surprised if there is an arrest by the end of the week.