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CNN Retracts Story of Pipe Bomb Sent to White House

CNN Retracts Story of Pipe Bomb Sent to White House

So far, no one has been hurt, but the attempted bomb-spree has frayed nerves and raised tensions.

Suspected pipe bombs have been sent to all three of them, and at least five others, all of whom have criticized Trump and been criticized by him.

President Donald Trump has been briefed on the situation and is receiving "constant updates", Sanders said.

Hollywood actor Robert de Niro has sent a parcel of suspicious items. And authorities are really still investigating exactly what's inside of it and what we may learn, the motives here.

"The president is certainly not responsible for sending suspicious packages to someone no more than Bernie Sanders was responsible for a supporter of his shooting up a Republican baseball field practice a year ago", she said, referring to the shooting that badly injured Rep. Steve Scalise and others.

The crowd also erupted into a familiar "Lock her up!" chant directed at Clinton, Trump's 2016 rival. Last week an association representing White House correspondents accused Trump of "cheerleading" violence against the media after the president applauded an assault by a congressman on a reporter.

Campaign chairman Brad Parscale later apologized, saying it was a pre-programmed message that was not caught before news of the explosive device came out. "It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description". "Clean up your act.try to act Presidential".

"Don't let the terrorists win", he said. "Have you ever seen this?"

Devices are pieces of pipe with white powder.

The first crude bomb to be discovered had been delivered Monday to the suburban NY compound of George Soros, a liberal billionaire and major contributor to Democratic causes. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose return address was on it.

Investigators believe the packages, which were intercepted before reaching their intended recipients, all went through the US Postal Service at some point, that source said. "This egregious conduct is abhorrent to everything we hold dear and sacred as Americans". What, so far, are police in NY saying about that one?

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Law enforcement officials say the packages are similar manila envelopes with bubble-wrap interior packed with shards of glass, bearing six stamps and computer-printed address labels.

U.S. media report that at least some of the packages have been sent from Florida. A DNA sample from a device intended for Obama similarly matched the suspect's DNA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

"Suffice it to say, it appears an individual or individuals sent out multiple, similar packages", said John Miller, the New York Police Department's head of intelligence and counter-terrorism.

Waters, who has become a liberal hero after she called for Trump's impeachment, said earlier Wednesday that the U.S. Capitol Police had intercepted a suspicious package sent to her D.C. congressional office.

The package was removed from the building late Wednesday morning and was sent to an NYPD facility in the Bronx, a law enforcement official said.

Speaking at an event in Austin, Texas, Mr Brennan called the spate of pipe bombs "an unfortunate turn of events".

Some leading Democrats were quick to accuse Trump himself of stoking the potential for political violence by frequently engaging in hyper-partisan, vitriolic rhetoric.

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (Oct 24) that threats of political violence have no place in the United States, promising a full investigation into suspicious packages that were mailed to prominent Democrats and others. These are all people who have received packages, bombs, this week.

Another law enforcement source told CNN authorities were investigating a suspicious package intercepted in Burlingame, California, that was addressed to billionaire Tom Steyer, an outspoken Trump critic.

Earlier in the day, press secretary Sarah Sanders and Vice-President Mike Pence both tweeted written statements condemning the attacks, but Trump was strangely silent, offering only a retweet of Pence with the exclamation, "I agree completely!"