The Associated Press reported Wednesday morning that a bomb was found at the New York City home of Hillary and Bill Clinton.
It was also being reported another bomb was sent to the office of former President Barack Obama.
The bomb sent to the Clinton’s was said to be similar to a bomb found at the home of billionaire George Soros, which is just north of New York City, 20 minutes from the Clinton home.
“An explosive device was found on Wednesday morning by a technician who screens mail for Bill and Hillary Clinton,” The New York Times reported. “The device was similar to one found at the home of billionaire philanthropist George Soros on Monday.”
Breaking: "An explosive device was found on Wednesday morning by a technician who screens mail for Bill and Hillary Clinton. The device was similar to one found at the home of billionaire philanthropist George Soros on Monday." https://t.co/oSmEs4WYLF
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) October 24, 2018
The Times also reported that “a similar device was also sent to the office of former President Barack Obama.”
The Secret Service said in a statement that a second package addressed to Obama “was intercepted by Secret Service personnel in Washington, DC,” Fox News reported.
“The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such. The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them,” the statement said.
Statement from the Secret Service on suspected bombs sent to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton pic.twitter.com/CYmsCZDDXh
— BNO Newsroom (@BNODesk) October 24, 2018
The bomb found at Soros’s “was constructed from a length of pipe about six inches long filled with explosive powder,” The Times reported.
New York Magazine’s Yashar Ali tweeted the bomb was not actually at the Clinton home, but at an address “miles away” where their mail is screened.
I've seen some tweets, including from news orgs, that this bomb was at the Clintons home. Thankfully, it was nowhere near their home…their mail is screened miles away from their home according to a source familiar with the process.
Doesn't change how terrifying this is. https://t.co/aOjdCUQgq9
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) October 24, 2018
With no clues on who may be behind these acts, President Donald Trump and the Republican Party were immediately blamed:
It needs to be said that Trump has encouraged this. https://t.co/XtF8AlvewV
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 24, 2018
Once the President condones the murder of a journalist, all bets are off. https://t.co/uWc6HVS1gb
— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) October 24, 2018
BREAKING: US official confirms a bomb was found in a package at home of Hillary and Bill Clinton. US official told AP it is a “functional explosive device.” Trump has to stop talking like Democrats are enemies, or he will keep inciting acts of terror like this. Yes—he’s to blame.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 24, 2018
Funny how the GOP’s calls for civility are not adhered to by their own supporters.
— Media Made Me Crazy (@charisseiscool) October 24, 2018
Here’s a sampling of other responses from Twitter:
Scary stuff: Secret Service says explosive devices sent to Obama, Hillary, after pipe bomb put in George Soros mailbox. Put aside politics, this must be fully investigated
— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) October 24, 2018
Jesus take the wheel. What in the world is wrong with people? Pray, people. Pray. This country needs it. https://t.co/VWufPGOOsI
— Billy Hallowell (@BillyHallowell) October 24, 2018
we’re about 48 hours away from Trump giving a speech at a rally where he says “i like bombs that actually go off.” https://t.co/6NYDb3rZYI
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) October 24, 2018
So, we'll have a full day of conspiracy theories on how they planted it themselves, right? Yet we're the "mob". Trump has unleashed this crap, https://t.co/E5I1TteJza
— Faith M. Jackson (@kissedbythesun) October 24, 2018
But 'mobs' … https://t.co/rGyeT5yQvF
— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) October 24, 2018
The Deep State works in mysterious ways. https://t.co/Sbvs1UW3pu
— Alex Finley (@alexzfinley) October 24, 2018
But the women peacefully protesting a Supreme Court nomination are the deranged ones, right? https://t.co/jfxXGAqnhR
— Victoria Aveyard ?? (@VictoriaAveyard) October 24, 2018
If you tell people politics and elections are a matter of life and death, don’t be surprised when they start acting like it. https://t.co/277cr3S3rQ
— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) October 24, 2018
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