Suspected Explosive Device Sent to CNN Was Addressed to Former CIA Director John Brennan: Report

Suspected Explosive Device Sent to CNN Was Addressed to Former CIA Director John Brennan: Report
President Barack Obama meets with John Brennan, Deputy National Security Advisor for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, in the Oval Office, Jan. 4, 2010. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)

A package containing a suspected explosive device that was sent to the CNN headquarters at the Time Warner Center in New York City on Wednesday was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, a frequent critic of Donald Trump, CNN’s Josh Campbell reports.


TMZ first reported the news. The New York Police Department urged Manhattan residents along W. 58th street to shelter in place following a series of disturbing reports involving suspected explosive devices.

In addition to the package sent to CNN, the Secret Service said Wednesday they intercepted “rudimentary” but “functional” explosive devices sent to the homes of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama.

In August, Trump revoked Brennan’s security clearance. In a statement, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed the former CIA director’s “lying and recent conduct characterized by increasingly frenzied commentary is wholly inconsistent with access to the nation's most closely held secrets.”

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