Single unknown hand or group seen behind explosive packages to US Democratic figures

Similar packages containing crude pipe bombs and envelopes with white powder were addressed on Wednesday, Oct. 24 to the Clintons at their Chappaqua, New York home, to Barack Obama in Washington DC,  to John Brennan at the CNN New York studio, which was evacuated, and Democratic Wasserman in Florida via Eric Holder. Two days earlier, a similar package was delivered to Democratic donor and billionaire George Soros in Manhattan. The Secret Service screened the mail for the Clintons and Obama before it was delivered. An envelope addressed to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proved innocent.

All the recipients are outspoken critics of President Donald Trump. Multiple agencies have launched a major probe into the source of the envelopes – local law enforcement, the FBI, the Secret Service and resources normally assigned to terrorist acts. New York Governor Cuomo called the packages an act of terror. The investigation’s initial finding is that all the packages came from a single source or group, whose identity is yet to be discovered.

The President strongly condemned this “despicable” act against public figures and pledged the full weight of all federal resources to bring those responsible to justice. “We must come together,” he urged, and voiced confidence that the investigation underway would soon get to the bottom of who was behind the packages. Vice President Mike Pence said there is no place for such acts in the United States.
The investigation is under exceptional pressure in the heated political atmosphere of the last weeks before midterm congressional elections on Nov. 6. Hillary Clinton campaigning for democratic candidates in Florida called on them to work for national unity.

DEBKAfile adds: The explosive packages dropped in the middle of one of the most divisive midterm campaigns the US has known. Democratic leaders say that if they gain a senate majority they will move to impeach President Trump, while Republican lawmakers accuse them of a strategy of resistance to, and persistent disruption of, all the president’s actions and policies, calling this conduct a catalyst for extreme, insane violence. Last month’s bitter partisan dispute over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the supreme court left another trail of poison between the two parties.


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25 thoughts on “Single unknown hand or group seen behind explosive packages to US Democratic figures

  • Oct 25, 2018 @ 0:04 at 0:04

    “Democratic leaders say that if they gain a senate majority they will move to impeach President Trump,”

    Fyi….House impeachs, not Senate. Senate convicts and needs a super majority, not a mere majority. Unlikely Dems take the Senate, not a majority much less a super majority. But if they take the House we will have endless investigations accomplishing little.

    More importantly, both in US and Israel we need to cool the rhetoric. Words have consequences.

    • Oct 25, 2018 @ 10:02 at 10:02

      You can trust Trump. He’s got your blacks…i mean, backs. Just wait ’til you see the whites of their eyes.

  • Oct 25, 2018 @ 1:17 at 1:17

    If the shoe was on the other foot, the democrats would not be responding like the president is. President Trump is honorable in the way he is looking and handling these threats against these dishonorable democrats.

  • Oct 25, 2018 @ 2:15 at 2:15

    My pet Spider monkey could put together a better packed tool than this abomination. It looks like it was designed to be immediately uncovered, tape, stamps, to become a another non-story, just what we need!

    Either a dumb ass who hates Dem leadership, a poor excuse of a radicalized sympathizer, or a false flag attack to further their victim-hood.

    • Oct 25, 2018 @ 2:49 at 2:49

      “Either a dumb ass who hates Dem leadership, a poor excuse of a radicalized sympathizer, or a false flag attack to further their victim-hood.”

      I go for the third.

    • Oct 25, 2018 @ 10:22 at 10:22

      Obvious false flag.

  • Oct 25, 2018 @ 3:06 at 3:06

    Of-course Donald Trump’s vile attacks on Journalists and the Media and publicly applauding a Politician for assaulting a Journalist has nothing to do with this. This Lying Piece-of-shit lies all the time and never seems to be held accountable for it.

    • Oct 25, 2018 @ 4:55 at 4:55

      Yes, the Democrat Party is so honorable…

    • Oct 25, 2018 @ 6:57 at 6:57

      “Lying piece of shit”…..President Trump is the only President to keep his promise to move the embassy to Jerusalem….He is the only President to cut off funding for the Palestinian terrorists.
      In fact he is has kept 70% of his campaign promises in less than 2 years…No other President has kept 70% of their campaign promises even in 8 years….I do not know what your problem is but please get help!!!

      • Oct 25, 2018 @ 17:37 at 17:37


    • Oct 25, 2018 @ 7:42 at 7:42

      Pure bullshiit

    • Oct 25, 2018 @ 10:40 at 10:40

      You are angry because Trump tells the truth more often than his enemies and follows through with his politicsl promises.

      These bomblets could have been sent by leftists as yet another effort to regsin get power through violence. The lies and smear tactics of Dems have lost the respect of Americans.

      • Oct 25, 2018 @ 20:36 at 20:36

        Are you delusional? Dems smear tactics? Trump tells truth? Are you out of your mind? Trump is selling you out. Open your eyes. Shame on you!

    • Oct 30, 2018 @ 5:31 at 5:31

      “Lies all the time…This Lying Piece-of-shit lies all the time and never seems to be held accountable for it…..” funny for a moment there I thought of Obama… then i realized that yeah youre describing Obama and the rest of the heads of the DNC… HC and Wasserman Shultz… Hmmmm… Benghazi… bummercare… keep your doctor. it will cost u nothing… i can go on and on…
      so Trump responds to the vile “journalists” who have been non stop attacking him, ever since he declared that he was running for President…
      Obviously you dont ever look in the mirror

  • Oct 25, 2018 @ 7:39 at 7:39

    Looks like democRats sent packages to themselves, because no one explode.

  • Oct 25, 2018 @ 11:58 at 11:58

    the polit atomspheere in US is poisend.
    very soon this Country will slip in to terrorism or civil war

  • Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:27 at 12:27

    Hahaha! GOALS of the swamp, Democrats, were to take news off them and blame Trump.
    We dont care about #FakeNews #FakeBombs
    We are sorry none exploded
    None ever got near addressees
    No one was ever in danger
    They were NOT sent by patriots
    The swamp sent them to each other

  • Oct 25, 2018 @ 13:02 at 13:02

    There was no alarm or timer on any of the LCD clocks.
    Which means no detonator circuit ever possible.
    All a HOAX by the DNC.

    • Oct 25, 2018 @ 14:55 at 14:55

      @Buck – Can you provide proof that it was the DNC?…no ofcourse you can’t, just as you can’t provide any proof that it was Trump. Your comment is empty, ignorant and superfluous.

  • Oct 25, 2018 @ 19:13 at 19:13

    Dems have much to gain from this negative publicity. I would not be surprised if all this was setup by democrats before elections..

  • Oct 25, 2018 @ 21:45 at 21:45

    I cannot prove anything but am 100% sure these packages were done by Russians. Here is my rationale, in no particular order:
    1) Russian elite was happy with Trump elected for they thought he was “their guy.” Why? Trump as a President hopeful praised Putin as a strong leader many times over.
    2) It appeared that President Trump is not “their guy” by any account: A) His administration gave lethal weaponry to Ukrainians (Obama woulsdn’t do that, no matter what). B) Trump hit Syrians very painfully and Putin was humiliated by that for he couldn’t protect his ally Assad despite all the solemn promises. C) In general, Trump’s intervention in Syria stole a “victory” from Putin which victory he announced earlier and thus was humiliated again. D) Trump got out of catastrophic nuclear deal with Iran. Moreover a new batch of sanctions are imposed on Iran. By doing all that Trump badly weakened, another key ally of Russia.
    3) Trump’s administration imposes batch after batch of sanctions on Russia herself. Key industries (oil and gas production, finances, weapons manufacturing) in whole, certain companies and agencies, individuals — big shots close to Putin get punished, restricted and limited painfully in their activities.
    4) Putin personally and the gang he belongs to are plain thugs by their bringing up (I read various sources in Russian), KGB background, general attitude. They are greedy, insolent, badly educated people. Putin himself grew up as hooligan of “a Saint Peterborough’s backyard” as some opposition leaders call him. He is lazy, rude, very limited in his thinking, although is very cunning. Whoever we used to think he was was of a clever PR manufacturing. That is, these people do not learn from their mistakes. Their attitude is to full you around, take advantage of you whenever they can, exert revenge whenever they get plain upset.
    5) The conclusion: By pretending to attack DP leaders they cleverly try to cast a shade on the President of the US for he got them upset. Am sure of that.

    • Oct 25, 2018 @ 21:52 at 21:52

      There was a mistake: “Their attitude is to full you around” -> “Their attitude is to fool you around,” apologies.

    • Oct 28, 2018 @ 21:16 at 21:16


  • Oct 26, 2018 @ 17:45 at 17:45

    Israel on Monday filed a massive laundry list of criminal charges against an Israeli-American teenager accused of making thousands of bomb threat calls and other violent threats to Jewish institutions, schools, hospitals and airlines all over the world. His alleged threats caused fighter jets to scramble, planes to dump fuel and make emergency landings, large numbers of schools to evacuate, and numerous other chaotic consequences. In some cases, he threatened to execute children he claimed to be holding hostage.

    The second charge includes some 2,000 counts of making threatening calls to Jewish and Israeli institutions across the US in recent months. Police said he used sophisticated “camouflage technologies” to disguise his voice and mask his location.

    The third charge in the lengthy indictment alleges that he made at least 48 separate threatening calls to US law enforcement agencies and officials. In some, he falsely claimed to be holding children hostage, and threatened to execute them. The fourth charge alleges that he threatened State Senator Lopez, as well as harassing a former Pentagon official, then-assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs George Little, including threatening to kidnap and kill his children. [Gee how did he get their numbers?]

    Over the weekend, Israel’s Channel 2 reported that Israel had refused a US request to extradite the suspect in favor of him being tried in Israel.

    In April, police said the defendant managed to make dozens more bomb threats against over 100 schools in Israel during the year he was incarcerated at the Nitzan Prison in Ramle.

    • Oct 30, 2018 @ 5:39 at 5:39

      He should get 20 years and during that time never be allowed use of a phone or a computer.

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