The suspicious packages sent to Bill and Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama’s office, billionaire philanthropist George Soros, and the CNN newsroom in the Time Warner Building appear to have been part of a coordinated attempted attack.
Multiple new outlet reported on Wednesday that packages had the same return address, and MSNBC has reported that the return address on the packages was listed as Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
NBC News reporter Tom Winter had earlier posted on Twitter Wednesday about the suspicious packages, believed to have contained explosive devices, that were sent to high-profile Democrats and critics of President Donald Trump. Winter wrote in his tweet that the packages were the same color and had similar or identical components.
NBC News: Here's what we know so far
– The packages are manila in color.
– The packages have similar or identical components.
– The packages all have a return address belonging to a prominent democratic official (we are not naming that person at this time in the investigation).
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) October 24, 2018
The name on the return address was disclosed following reports that Wasserman Schultz’s office in Florida received a suspicious package. CNN reports that the package was intended to be sent to Former Attorney General Eric Holder.
A suspicious package sent to former Attorney General Eric Holder was returned to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s office because it was listed on the return label, law enforcement sources say https://t.co/GXHsgtpUKk pic.twitter.com/ZYPwCVciST
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) October 24, 2018