Skip to comments.Reports: Package sent to Trump contained deadly ricin poison
Posted on 09/19/2020 11:06:15 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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A package containing the deadly poison ricin addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted by law enforcement sometime this week, before it was delivered to the president, two law enforcement officials told CNN on Saturday. Two law enforcement officials also told CNBC about the ricin package that was addressed to Trump.
According to CNN, two tests were performed on the package, to confirm the presence of the deadly ricin poison, and the FBI, U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service are investigating the matter.
The FBI and our U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service partners are investigating a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility. At this time, there is no known threat to public safety, the FBIs Washington field office said in a statement on Twitter.
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#FBIStatement: "The FBI and our U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service partners are investigating a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility. At this time, there is no known threat to public safety."
The Times also reported letters containing were sent to federal offices in Texas. Law enforcement officials did not say how many letters containing ricin they have recovered.
Ricin is derived from castor beans and even a few granules of the poison can be deadly to an adult, according to The Daily Mail. Ricin can be made into a powder, pellet, mist or acid form.
Those poisoned with ricin experience nausea, vomiting and internal bleeding in their stomach and intestines, as well as failure to their kidneys, liver and spleen and then a shutdown of their circulatory system, resulting in death.
The poison has been used in past terror plots, including through mailed packages to American politicians and military leaders.
In October of 2018, ricin particles were detected in mail sent to the Pentagon, addressed to then-Defense Secretary James Mattis and to then-Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson.
In 2014, Walking Dead actress Shannon Richardson was convicted of sending envelopes with ricin in them to then-President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. She is now serving an 18-year prison sentence for the ricin plot.
Democrats are murderous traitors.
thanks: I checked with search engine as well as personally reviewed breaking, front page, & extended news headlines
What, do they think POTUS opens all the packages sent to the WH?
I'm sure the family didn't mind their mother's independent thinking and such... or did they?
Find out the sender’s DU and Huff Po screen names.
Check for key words that’s what I do.
CNN knew about this because THEY sent it, right?
Tell Fredo to knock it off.
RBG’s last acts of revenge? ?sarc
FBI sent it.
“do they think POTUS opens all the packages sent to the WH?”
Maybe they think that a Newman-type carrier be-bops through Security and drops mail at the door to the first family’s living quarters.
(Or ... worst case: It was sent by FBI / CIA / SS.)
All we can do is continue praying for the safety and continued good health of President Trump
These Marxists will stop at nothing to get rid of Trump. Really, I am surprised that none of them has tried to shoot him or even become a martyr by murdering him.
Who every it was must have dual citizenship. Canadian border is CLOSED TO AMERICANS. https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-u-s-border-closure-extended-again-amid-tension-over-restrictions-1.5064424#:~:text=The%20Canada%2DU.S.%20border%20remains,reports%2C%20there%20is%20a%20loophole.&text=The%20border%20is%20closed%20for,but%20Americans%20are%20still%20crossing.
We have relatives with beach cabin in Canada, can’t access it. Having negative income impact around Niagara Falls area. While Canadian side is much nicer, More Expensive. American side pretty plain Jane.
It won’t stop until the Rats get the the same treatment.
Must cracker down fast and hard on these terrorists and their auxiliaries in high places.
“Democrats are murderous traitors.”
And stupid. Anyone with a room temp IQ has got to know nothing gets to the POTUS without being checked for all kinds of things. Have they no conception of reality? If they don’t, I’m surprised they didn’t poison themselves before they sent it.
If you don’t add a sidebar topic like breaking news, extended news, etc, a lot of users will never see it.
Thanks for reposting as I wouldnt have found it otherwise.
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