Police intercept suspicious package addressed to Joe Biden

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A USA official told The Associated Press that investigators believe the explosive that was discovered near the Clintons' home was linked to one found Monday at the Soros compound.

Since Monday, crude, homemade bombs and other suspected explosive devices have been addressed to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, CNN, liberal billionaire donor George Soros and other figures loathed by US President Donald Trump's supporters. Obama and Clinton were not at risk, they said. All of them were sent to people who have criticized or clashed with President Donald Trump, and authorities continued to warn Friday that others could still be out there.

"These are not hoax devices", FBI Director Chris Wray said.

Federal Bureau of Investigation officials did not disclose a motive, although Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested politics may have played a role, noting Sayoc appeared to be a "partisan". "Reports of a third intercepted package addressed to the WH are incorrect". A similar device bound for California Democrat Maxine Waters, another popular Trump target, was intercepted at a congressional mail facility in Maryland.

He seems to be hellbent on a strategy of creating as much fear and division as possible in the country as the means of ensuring victory for his Republican Party in the midterm elections on November 6.

A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News. 'It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. "Clean up your act.try to act Presidential". At least one of themwas misaddressed and returned to sender, two law enforcement sources told CNN. "Your inflammatory rhetoric, insults, lies, & encouragement of physical violence are disgraceful". CNN is known for its robust coverage of the Trump administration and for constantly provoking the ire of the president.

An FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies "will continue to work to identity and arrest whosoever is responsible for sending these packages", FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a statement.

Officials described the devices as PVC pipes stuffed with what appeared to be fireworks powder and glass. Cory Booker of New Jersey, had been recovered in Florida.

The New York Police Department also tweeted Friday morning that it was investigating a suspicious package, and a law enforcement official told CNN the package was at a postal facility on West 52nd Street in New York. However, later, the US Secret Service said in a statement that reports of a third suspicious package sent to the White House are incorrect.

Like earlier targets, both Biden and De Niro have been sharply critical of Trump.

The 75-year-old star used an expletive to condemn Trump at the televised Tony Awards last June, receiving a standing ovation.

A similar device was found Monday at the NY compound of liberal billionaire George Soros, a major contributor to Democratic causes.

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But Trump skipped his usual attack on what he calls the "fake news" media for not showing enough of his crowds.

The US Secret Service intercepted packages addressed to Obama at his Washington home and to Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee for president, at her home in NY state. They bore the return address of Florida Rep.

The package addressed to Holder did not reach him at his law firm in Washington, D.C.; instead it was rerouted to the return address affixed on the envelope - that of Florida Rep.

CNN's NY bureau in the Time Warner Center was evacuated shortly after 10 a.m. after the discovery of a package containing a bomb, said law enforcement officials.

Hours earlier, he took a softer tone at a rally in Wisconsin Wednesday night.

"Don't let the terrorists win", he said.

Daniel Aaronson, an attorney who has represented Sayoc over the years, said none of his clients were "as polite and as courteous and as respectful to me" as Sayoc was. "Have you ever seen this?"

But at the same event, he blamed the media and on Twitter Thursday kept up the argument that the media plays a role.

"Acts or threats of political violence have no place in the United States", Mr Trump said. "This egregious conduct is abhorrent to everything we hold dear and sacred as Americans".

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., who was severely wounded in a 2017 shooting that targeted Republican members of Congress on a suburban baseball field, wrote on Twitter that he had experienced "first-hand the effects of political violence" and said that as a nation "we must agree that this is a risky path and it can not become the new normal".

Democratic Senate and House leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi said Mr Trump's words "rang hollow" in light of the President's recent praise of a Republican congressman who body-slammed a reporter.

Images from the scene show people leaving the building. Amid that backdrop, some at CNN were angered by an initial tweet by White House press secretary Sarah Sanders that condemned "the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton and other public officials", but omitted any reference to CNN.