Explosive Device Found In Mail Sent To The Obamas And Clintons

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UPDATE: Following reports of explosive devices being sent to the Obamas and the Clintons, another explosive device was delivered to CNN. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Eric Holder, who was U.S. attorney general under Obama, and Democratic Representative Maxine Waters have also been targeted.

Read the original story below.

An explosive device was sent to Obama‘s office, as well as Hillary Clinton‘s office.

Both devices were discovered Wednesday although it’s unknown where they were found. Clinton’s device was found by a technician who screens mail for the former Secretary of State’s office, according to the New York Times.

READ: Cornel West Criticizes Obama, Says He Isn’t A Revolutionary Figure Like Nelson Mandela 

The Times reported that the devices were similar to one found at George Soros‘ home on Monday. The billionaire and political activist and author’s home is in a suburb north of New York City. The device was made by a pipe about six inches long and filled with explosive powder. The device was “proactively detonated’ by bomb squad technicians.

A couple of months ago, Obama explicitly called out Donald Trump in a new speech, criticizing him for his handling of the violence that took place in Charlottesville last year.

“We are Americans…we’re supposed to stand up to discrimination and we’re sure as heck supposed to stand up clearly and unequivocally to Nazi sympathizers. How hard can that be? Say that Nazis are bad,” Obama said.

“You cannot sit back and wait for a savior. You can’t opt out because you don’t feel sufficiently inspired by this or that particular candidate. This is not a rock concert. This is not Coachella. We don’t need a messiah,” he continued.

Source: New York Times

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