Federal authorities have found two new suspicious packages — one addressed to Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and the other to former director of national intelligence James Clapper.
The package addressed to Booker was intercepted in Florida, where authorities believe at least some of the packages originated. The one addressed to Clapper was sent to CNN’s New York City office, the same place an earlier package, addressed to former CIA director John Brennan, was discovered. The new package did not arrive at CNN’s office. It was intercepted at the U.S. Postal Service facility in Midtown Manhattan, according to The New York Times.
The packages, which contained pipe bomb-like devices that may not have been capable of causing harm, have been sent to prominent Democrats who are mostly out of power. The devices addressed to Clapper and Brennan are particularly interesting, as it appears whoever sent them was mixed up about which media outlet employed the former intelligence directors. Brennan is now a commentator for NBC, not CNN. Clapper was hired by CNN.
These are the 11th and 12th packages addressed to prominent Democrats. Former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, liberal billionaire George Soros, John Brennan, former Vice President Joe Biden, actor Robert De Niro, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), and former Attorney General Eric Holder were all targets of whoever is sending these devices.
Two packages were addressed to Biden, and two were addressed to Waters. The package addressed to Holder was found at the Sunrise, FL, office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) because whoever is sending these has listed her as the return address.
Authorities appear to still have no suspects at this time. Left-leaning media outlets have rushed to blame President Donald Trump’s rhetoric for the “bombs,” while many on the Right suspect the devices — which never would have reached their intended targets and may not even be capable of exploding — believe a Leftist may be behind this whole episode.
Speculation aside, we do not know anything about the sender or his or her motives.