Suspicious package also sent to California Democratic Representative Maxine Waters, confirms FBI

Source: WION Web Team
Place: Washington, DC, USA Published: Oct 25, 2018, 07.26 AM(IST)

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President Trump told a political rally in Wisconsin that his government would conduct "an aggressive investigation." 

America's Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) confirmed today that California Democratic Representative Maxine Waters also received a suspicious package after several Democratic leaders including Hillary Clinton, ex-US president Barack Obama, Eric Holder, the attorney general under Obama and ex-CBI director John Brennan.

The CNN bureau in New York also received a package addressed to Brennan leading the New York police to evacuate the Time Warner building in Manhattan.

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The FBI said all packages contained "potentially destructive devices". The FBI said it will commit full resources towards the investigation to "identify and arrest" whoever was responsible for sending the packages.

The suspicious parcels were intercepted before it reached the intended recipients.

The packages were all similar in appearance and contained potentially destructive devices, the investigating agency said.

"The packages were mailed in manila envelopes with bubble wrap interior. The packages were affixed with computer-printed address labels and six Forever stamps," the FBI declared.

"All packages had a return address of Debbie Wasserman," it added.

"The package addressed to former Attorney General Holder did not reach its intended destination, but was rerouted to the return address in Florida," the US investigating agency informed.

"It is possible that additional packages were mailed to other locations," the FBI cautioned. 

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Meanwhile, President Trump told a political rally in Wisconsin that his government would conduct "an aggressive investigation." 

"Any acts or threats of political violence are an attack on our democracy itself," Trump said, adding, "We want all sides to come together in peace and harmony."

The US president added that the media had a responsibility "to stop the endless hostility and constant negative and oftentimes false attacks and stories."

The first package, which turned up on Monday, was addressed to billionaire financier George Soros, a Democratic Party donor.

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