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>> What we saw here today was a effort to terrorize.>> Political tensions roaring to a new level, Wednesday, after a series of suspected bombs were mailed to the DC home of former President Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton's residence, in the New York suburb of Chappaqua, and other top Democrats.
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Earlier this week, one was found at the home of billionaire George Soros. A suspected explosive device resembling a pipe bomb, also discovered Wednesday, at CNN's New York City offices.>> Responding officers identified a device that appeared to be a live explosive device. Additionally, there was an envelope containing white powder that was discovered as part of that original packaging.
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>> The building had to be evacuated, the news network's anchors forced to continue there coverage from the street. Reuters correspondent Jonathan Allen was there.>> One thing that links for the recipients of these packages, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, prominent Democrats, George Soros, one of the biggest donors to liberal causes and left wing causes on the planet.
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CNN a nonpartisan news organization, but nonetheless attacked by critics on the right, as being partisan, including the President himself, who calls it fake news, of course. So what seems to be a link here is that all the recipients so far are in some ways criticized by figures on the right.
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>> CNN President Jeff Zucker laying the blame at President Trump's feet on Twitter. Quote, there is a total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media. The President, and especially, the White House Press Secretary should understand their words matter.
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President Trump, who often bashes Democrats at his rallies, softened his tone, Wednesday, and joined politicians on both sides of the aisle calling for unity.>> We have to come together and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America.
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>> It's a time of deep divisions, and we have to do everything we can to bring our country together.>> Suspicious packages were sent to other top Democrats, including former Attorney General Eric Holder, and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a former Democratic Party National Chairwoman. She was also listed as the return address of all these suspicious packages.
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The suspected devices sent out just two weeks before the contentious midterm elections. The FBI has launched an investigation, which it says is of the highest priority.