CNN device was pipe bomb, addressed to Brennan

Thursday, 25 Oct, 2018

Trump did not address criticism of his own role attacking news outlets and opposing politicians.

"This egregious conduct is abhorrent to everything we hold dear", Trump added.

"That's a very bipartisan statement", he said.

"The matter is now under federal investigation", the police said in a statement, referring questions to the FBI.

According to an official, the bomb found at home of Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York City suburb is similar to the one found at the home of billionaire philanthropist George Soros on Monday (October 22).

Recent reports claimed a suspicious package addressed to the White house was also intercepted, however, the Secret Service has since stated this information is incorrect. "The device was discovered in the mailroom of Time Warner Center in NY", the tweet said. Cuomo then said a "device" was sent to his Manhattan office, though an NYPD spokesperson has since said that was not true.

CNN, a news network the president routinely targets, was also sent what it is calling a "suspicious device" on Wednesday morning.

NY police briefly issued an emergency alert urging people around the building, which is near the southern edge of Central Park, to "shelter in place".

UPDATE 12:15 p.m. ET: A suspicious package was sent to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's office in Sunrise, Florida. It was not immediately clear if the package was a real explosive device, or whether it was connected to the packages addressed to Clinton and Obama.

Neither Clinton nor Obama received the packages, and neither was at risk of receiving them because of screening procedures, the Secret Service said. The building was evacuated and New Yorkers were warned to stay away from Columbus Circle while authorities investigated.

"We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and other public figures", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. The AP says the official wasn't authorized to publicly discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity. It was compact, perhaps about the length of a wooden spoon, and contained wires and a black pipe, officials said.

Police intercepted a live explosive device and an envelope containing white powder at the Time Warner Center, where the CNN newsroom in NY is based, Police Commissioner James O'Neill told the news conference. "We must find our way to a new political discourse that shuns the demonization of all political opponents", he wrote in The New York Times.