Ricin poison found in mail package addressed to Trump

Ricin poison found in mail package addressed to Trump
President Donald J. Trump, joined by Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration Dr. Stephen Hahn, delivers his remarks during a press conference Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

A package containing the poison ricin was reportedly sent to President Donald Trump this week but was intercepted by authorities.CNN quoted two law enforcement officials confirming the attempted poison attack, which was discovered at a mail-sorting facility and never came close to Trump.Two tests were done to confirm the presence of ricin. All mail for the White House is sorted and screened at a remote facility, making it a long-shot method for targeting the president or aides.The FBI is investigating the matter, along with postal inspectors.Authorities are taking steps to protect Trump’s rela...


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