Clintons, Obamas, CNN, former CIA director, and billionaire all targets of “act of terror”

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Pictured in the video above is the device discovered in the CNN mailroom that caused the Cable News Network, and the entire Time Warner Center, to evacuate.

What appears to be a small pipe bomb, with wires extending from it addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan. 

New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio saying, “This is clearly an act of terror”.

Police sources say the package appears similar to the ones sent to the home of Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Obamas in DC discovered this morning and the one sent to the home of billionaire George Soros two days ago. 

Hillary Clinton, not at her home, but in Florida, campaigning with Donna Shalala, thanked the Secret Service for their quick action. “We are fine thanks to the secret service… never made it to our home.”

Though law enforcement is still searching for a motive, these package bombs come during a time of increasingly hostile political rhetoric.  But, the White House stating today that they are monitoring the situation closely. 

President Trump also issuing a condemnation, “Acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America.”

Multiple agencies, all investigating the attempted attacks.

Brian Paarmen, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, says, “We will turn over every rock, we will turn every corner, and we will talk with every person we have to in order to mitigate this threat.”

Law enforcement sources are also concerned that other devices could still be making their way through the postal system.   

–Lynda Lopez, ABC News

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