The Secret Service said Wednesday that it had intercepted packages containing “potential explosive devices” addressed to former first lady 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 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.”
The Secret Service said the package addressed to Clinton was recovered late Tuesday, while the package sent to Obama’s Washington home was intercepted early Wednesday.
The device sent to the Chappaqua, N.Y. home of Hillary and former president Bill Clinton is suspected to be the work of the same person who sent a similar device to Soros earlier this week, according to two law enforcement officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.
I’m concerned that this might be a DISTRACTION from the time someone was rude to Mitch McConnell in a restaurant, or even the MIGRANT CARAVAN of MIDDLE EASTERN TERRORISTS all of whom have EBOLA.