Two explosive devices were found in mail sent to former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the secret service said on Wednesday.
The device resembled one found on Monday in the home country of billionaire philanthropist George Soros and federal authorities investigated whether they were tied, two law enforcement officers said.
In a statement, the secretary said it “has intercepted two suspicious packages addressed to secret officials,” identified as Mrs. Clinton and Mr Obama.
The unit directed to Mrs. Clinton in Westchester County was found late on Tuesday by a secretary who hired to send an email to her, said the statement. The package addressed to Mr Obama was intercepted by Secret Service staff in Washington DC at the beginning of Wednesday.
The statement said the agency had “initiated a full criminal investigation that would utilize all available federal, state and local resources to determine the source of the packages and identify those responsible.”
Also on Wednesday mornings, CNN’s office was evacuated in Manhattan after that a suspicious package was found.
Mr. Soro’s home is located in a suburbs north of New York City. That device was constructed of a tube length of about six inches long filled with explosive, and it was “proactively detonated” by cotton-stool technicians, according to one of the officials, who was informed of the investigation.
The motive for it would be Soro’s bombardment or bombardment remained unclear, one of the officials said, adding that there was no liability yet.
The law enforcement authorities carefully investigated the links between the packages and those sent to Mr. Soros, according to a federal law enforcement official who would not be called discussing ongoing investigations and spoke on terms of anonymity. The connection was “strongly considered,” said the official.
Mr. Soros, who made her wealth in economics and now is a full-time philanthropist and political activist, is often a topic for the right-wing war. In recent days, some have wrongly speculated that he financed a caravan of migrants who moved north of Mexico.
In a statement, the White House condemned “attempted violent attacks”.
“These terrorist acts are despicable, and the responsible person will be held responsible for the full extent of the law,” the statement said. “The United States secret service and other law enforcement agencies are investigating and will take all appropriate steps to protect those threatened by these Fegier. “
It is unclear where exactly the package addressed to Mrs Clinton was sent. A security guard at the Clinton Foundation’s office in Midtown Manhattan said the explosive unit was directed at Mrs. Clinton’s home in Westchester County, not her office. 19659002] Clintons has a home in Chappaqua, a suburb of New York City. They bought their 11-Roman Dutch colonial home in the wealthy enclave of 1999 for $ 1.7 million, as Clinton finished his job in the White House. The decision to settle in Westchester County, as Mrs Clinton was preparing to run for the Senate from New York.
In view of significant debts From the legal problems that dictated Clinton’s presidency, Clinton was able to buy the house after his chief fundraiser, Terry McAuliffe, personally secured a loan.