Secret service confirms "explosive devices" sent to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama
An investigation has been opened.
According to CNN White House Correspondent Abby D. Phillip, the United States Secret Service confirmed on Wednesday morning that they had intercepted two suspicious packages this week.
One was sent to Bill and Hillary Clinton late on Tuesday, the other sent to Barack and Michelle Obama early this morning. It has been reported that both were handed as potentially explosive devices.
The first package was addressed to Hillary Clinton at her address in New York, whereas the second package was addressed to Barack Obama at his address in Washington DC.
The Secret Service has clarified that the intended recipients were never in any danger of receiving the packages.
This news follows reports that a bomb was also found on the property of prominent liberal activist and Democrat fundraiser George Soros.
A statement from the Secret Service confirms that a "full scope criminal investigation" has been launched, which will leverage all available federal, state, and local resources to determine the source of the packages and identify those responsible.
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) October 24, 2018