Nos. 11 and 12: Packages Sent to Booker, Clapper

FBI intercepts 2 more suspicious mailings
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2018 8:11 AM CDT
Updated Oct 26, 2018 8:36 AM CDT
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks to a crowd at a Get Out the Vote Rally at the RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.   (Andy Abeyta/Quad City Times via AP)
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(Newser) – More apparent mail bombs, these to Cory Booker and James Clapper. On Booker, the FBI says it intercepted a suspicious package intended for the New Jersey senator in Florida, reports CNBC. Authorities say the package is similar to others sent to prominent Democrats earlier this week. (Why Florida? Investigators say at least some of the packages have gone through a mail center there in Opa-locka.) On Clapper, NBC News reports that a suspicious package addressed to the former intelligence director turned up at a postal facility in Manhattan Friday morning. These would be the 11th and 12th packages discovered.

Booker and Clapper have something in common with the earlier recipients: Both have been vocal critics of President Trump. Booker recently made headlines for his opposition to the president's pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, and Clapper, who has served presidents of both parties, once questioned Trump's fitness for office. (Trump slammed CNN in a wee-hours tweet over its coverage of the mail-bomb story, while some on the right see "false-flag tactics" at play.)

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