Coming two weeks before midterm elections, the thwarted attacks Wednesday caused renewed soul-searching - and finger pointing - about whether President Donald Trump has fanned passions to unsafe levels. But he was quick to defend Trump against critics who said his attacks on his political opponents might have been a motivating factor.
The packages addressed to Biden were intercepted at DE mail facilities in New Castle and Wilmington, according to a law enforcement official who, like others, wasn't authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The official, who viewed X-ray images of the device, wasn't authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
And even though Trump refrained from mentioning Clinton, his crowd burst into a "Lock her up!" chant before he arrived.
Some in the crowd began to yell "Fake News", a staple at any Trump rally, while one person shouted "CNN Sucks!"
On Thursday, without directly referencing the explosive devices, Trump again blamed the media for the "anger" in society. "It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description".
Trump at the Wisconsin rally called attention to "how nice I'm behaving tonight". "Have you ever seen this?" After the Oscar-winning actor's expletive-laden attack on the president at the Tony Awards in June, Trump called him a "very low IQ individual".
Law enforcement officials say the CNN package was discovered in the mail room.
Reporters for CNN said there were no injuries and the move was precautionary. But Democratic Senate and House leaders Chuck Schumer of NY and Nancy Pelosi of California said such words "ring hollow" when coming from Trump. "This egregious conduct is abhorrent". He has continued to criticize her in subsequent rallies, lumping her together with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a longtime target of Republican ire.
The Trump campaign said that 100,000 people had expressed interest in the free tickets for the event. They had timers and batteries but never went off. Law enforcement officials were still uncertain whether the devices were poorly designed or never meant to cause physical harm. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) has an office.
The devices all were sent to an Federal Bureau of Investigation lab in Virginia to be studied.
Asked about the suspect's motives, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said "he appears to be a partisan" but "I don't know why" he targeted Democrats. And what they are saying is that the Secret Service intercepted two suspicious packages.
Other packages were addressed to former US President Barack Obama, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, US Congresswoman Maxine Waters, actor Robert Deniro and former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan in care of CNN, among others.
A police bomb squad was also sent to TV new channel CNN's offices in New York City and the newsroom was evacuated because of a suspicious package. But what was inside was alarming: crude pipe bombs wrapped in black tape, with wires sprouting from each end.
"If this is true, conspiracy theorists think, it means that America's gun violence crisis is not real, and has been manufactured in order to disarm the populace", The Guardian explained.
A suspicious package, which appeared to be an explosive device, was found earlier this week outside the home of George Soros earlier this week.
Authorities arrested 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, who according to Florida records has a criminal record dating back decades that included including a past arrest for making a bomb threat. One of the packages was also found at the Time Warner Center, outside CNN office.
While an envelope containing white powder was also sent to the office, which is still being investigated. Dianne Feinstein's in West Los Angeles Thursday evening. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders condemned the "attempted violent attacks" against the public figures.
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