Pipe bombs were mailed to prominent Democrats, including George Soros, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Representative Maxine Waters, and former Attorney General Eric Holder. Another was sent to the CNN station in New York and was addressed to former Director of the CIA John Brennan. On Thursday morning, former Vice President Joe Biden and actor Robert DeNiro, an outspoken and vulgar critic against Trump. None of the bombs were detonated. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said his office received a similar package, but New York police officials said the office was cleared and no device was found. Law enforcement officials said all the packages were similar: manila envelopes with bubble-wrap interior bearing six stamps and the return address of disgraced Florida Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former chair of the DNC who was accused of rigging the nominee process in favor of Hillary Clinton.
A wave of glass-filled pipe bombs targeting Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, other prominent Democrats and CNN was thwarted without physical harm, but an anxiety-filled day on Wednesday deepened political tensions and fears two weeks before national midterm elections.
None of the bombs detonated as law enforcement took them away for examination and disposal.
The first crude bomb to be discovered had been delivered Monday to the suburban New York compound of George Soros, a liberal billionaire and major contributor to Democratic causes. The FBI said an additional package was intended for former Attorney General Eric Holder, but that one ended up at a Florida office of Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose return address was on it.
Later Wednesday, the FBI said two additional packages addressed for Rep. Maxine Waters had been intercepted that were similar in appearance to five others.
The targets of the bombs were some of the figures most frequently criticized by President Donald Trump, who still assails Clinton at rallies while supporters chant “lock her up” – two years after he defeated her and she largely left the political scene. Trump accuses Soros of paying protesters and singles out cable news network CNN as he rails against the “fake news” media.
Google’s Jen Gennai said that the company has been working since 2016 to make sure they are ready for 2020 election, to “prevent” the next “Trump situation,” indicating that Google is meddling with information that affects elections.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan has been accused of sabotage for allegedly leaking ICE to arrest thousands of migrant families who have been denied asylum in ten major cities. Trump tweeted that he is delaying the deportations for two weeks, at the request of the Democrats.
A Baptist pastor, Afhsin Yaghtin, was arrested and jailed after refusing to move across the street from the public library while exercising his right to free speech against a “Drag Queen Story Hour.” There was a strong police presence, including snipers on the rooftop.
The leaders in Ireland plan to use tax hikes, bans on fuel, and red tape to enact a new climate program that includes a scheme to force people out of their cars to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050.
Tucker Carlson says that the Republican Party seems out of sync with conservative voters because the Koch brothers, major funders of the GOP, actually oppose most conservative policy goals. The Koch brothers support open borders. And they have now joined the left-wing campaign against free speech.
An Australian study showed that some people, especially teens, are suffering from ‘text neck,’ which is muscle weakness that causes the body makes more bone on the back of the head to compensate. The new bone spurs will be passed down to future generations through epigenetics.
An American surveillance drone was shot down by Iranian forces and Trump was set to strike three sites in Iran but he reversed course after military leaders disclosed that 150 people would likely be killed. Trump wrote that it would not be a proportionate response to downing a drone that did not have anyone on board.
In October 2018, during the senate hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Capitol Police arrested 27-year-old Jackson Cosko of DC for “allegedly posting private, identifying information (doxxing) about one or more United States Senators.” Accused ‘doxxer’
Trump has stated that he will veto the measure. The Senators opposing more bloodshed lack a majority to override Trump.
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Tucker Carlson exposes the radical positions of 2020 Democrat candidates as gun grabbers who intend to confiscate guns, yet they refuse to give up their own armed guards and guns. Gun bans do not work and make people less safe as gun-free zones are vulnerable to attack.
He said, “We shouldn’t try to achieve universal [health] coverage by removing private insurance from 150 million Americans,” and then declared, “We shouldn’t try to tackle climate change by guaranteeing every American a gov job,” which resulted in further disapproval from the crowd.