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Secret Service intercepts suspected ricin letter sent to Trump, Mattis

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posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 09:51 PM
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Washington Post Article





The Secret Service intercepted an envelope suspected of containing ricin, a lethal poison, sent to President Trump, the service confirmed Tuesday. The letter was intercepted Monday, the same day ricin-laced mail was sent to the Pentagon. Another letter with suspicious white powder caused a scare at Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign headquarters in Houston, but the powder turned out not to be hazardous. The letter targeting Mr. Trump did not reach the White House, the Secret Service said in a statement. “The envelope was not received at the White House, nor did it ever enter the White House. As a matter of practice, the Secret Service does not comment regarding matters of protective intelligence,” the statement said.





“All threats directed towards the president, or any Secret Service protectee, are treated seriously and fully investigated,” the Secret Service said. Two packages that initially tested positive for ricin were addressed to Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson. The suspicious packages were intercepted and contained at a mail screening facility outside the main Pentagon complex, according to a Pentagon spokesman. They were turned over to the FBI. Ricin is a deadly poison extracted from castor beans. It can be purified into powder, pellets or mist and has been used in terror plots, including one in 2013 targeting President Obama, Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and a Mississippi judge.


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A second envelope was sent to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who is traveling in Europe this week. A third was sent to the Navy's top officer, Adm. John Richardson, a defense official said.

The letters sent to Mattis and Richardson entered the Pentagon. The mail screening facility is on the Pentagon grounds but separate from the main building.

Pentagon spokesman Chris Sherwood said the tainted envelopes were found Monday.


It appears Trump, Sec. Def. Mattis and an as yet unnamed admiral have been targeted with letters tainted with Ricin intercepted at a USPS sorting facility.
Tried posting in breaking news but wouldn't post.



ETA: Additional link Admirals name
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posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 09:55 PM
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...fortunately, the President had spent years building a resistance to Iocane powder...



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 09:59 PM
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If the President were a Democrat, say Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, someone would eventually reply to this thread and quip, "Too bad they didn't read the letter".

You know it's true!



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 10:01 PM
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originally posted by: r0xor
If the President were a Democrat, say Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, someone would eventually reply to this thread and quip, "Too bad they didn't read the letter".

You know it's true!

I do believe Obama did have a ricin letter mailed to him when he was in office.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 10:09 PM
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a reply to: BigDave-AR

They all do nowadays, Bush had powder mail too shortly after 9/11 right?

It's fan mail



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 10:16 PM
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a reply to: madmac5150

Inconcievable!



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 10:25 PM
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It is not nice to send ricin through the mail to politicians, even if you don't like them.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 10:26 PM
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Mods delete duplicate thread 2 times in one night I’m slipping big time apologies all...



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 10:51 PM
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originally posted by: r0xor
If the President were a Democrat, say Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, someone would eventually reply to this thread and quip, "Too bad they didn't read the letter".

You know it's true!


I'll admit it. But that's what traitorous Chinese Manchurian candidates deserve



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 11:47 PM
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originally posted by: r0xor
a reply to: BigDave-AR

They all do nowadays, Bush had powder mail too shortly after 9/11 right?

It's fan mail


I believe it was anthrax letters and shark attacks dominating the news cycle right up before 9/11.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 12:15 AM
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originally posted by: SilverRocket

originally posted by: r0xor
a reply to: BigDave-AR

They all do nowadays, Bush had powder mail too shortly after 9/11 right?

It's fan mail


I believe it was anthrax letters and shark attacks dominating the news cycle right up before 9/11.

That was post 9/11 but Obama did have a ricin letter sent during his presidency.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 04:17 PM
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www.hjnews.com... tml they appear to have caught the suspect not sure if this is the main thread or the other one but its a former navy officer

A former U.S. Navy sailor was taken into custody in Logan by the FBI on Wednesday, suspected of mailing out envelopes filled with ricin to multiple federal officials, including President Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/ENHexXNk76 — amacavinta (@amacavinta) October 3, 2018 The man, whose identity has not been released, was taken into custody and the crime lab was on scene at 380 N. 200 West. Officials are warning the public to stay away from the area because hazardous chemicals may be involved, according to FBI Salt Lake City field office spokesman Doug Davis. "No wider threat to the public safety exists at this time," Davis said. "As it is a pending matter, that's all we can say at this time." It appears the suspect was taken into custody without incident, and the City of Logan and the Utah Highway Patrol are assisting in the closure of 200 West from 300 to 400 North. Logan City Police and the Cache County Sheriff's Office assisted in the FBI operation. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
so this will probally be interesting to see what his motivation ended up being



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 04:52 PM
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originally posted by: RalagaNarHallas
www.hjnews.com... tml they appear to have caught the suspect not sure if this is the main thread or the other one but its a former navy officer

A former U.S. Navy sailor was taken into custody in Logan by the FBI on Wednesday, suspected of mailing out envelopes filled with ricin to multiple federal officials, including President Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/ENHexXNk76 — amacavinta (@amacavinta) October 3, 2018 The man, whose identity has not been released, was taken into custody and the crime lab was on scene at 380 N. 200 West. Officials are warning the public to stay away from the area because hazardous chemicals may be involved, according to FBI Salt Lake City field office spokesman Doug Davis. "No wider threat to the public safety exists at this time," Davis said. "As it is a pending matter, that's all we can say at this time." It appears the suspect was taken into custody without incident, and the City of Logan and the Utah Highway Patrol are assisting in the closure of 200 West from 300 to 400 North. Logan City Police and the Cache County Sheriff's Office assisted in the FBI operation. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
so this will probally be interesting to see what his motivation ended up being

My theory on it being someone with a hardon for the department of navy seems vindicated!



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 04:57 PM
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a reply to: BigDave-AR

It would seem so.

Dishonorable discharge, or some such...

Truly sad.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 10:11 PM
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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: BigDave-AR

It would seem so.

Dishonorable discharge, or some such...

Truly sad.


Indeed it’s a sad day when a veteran pulls some BS like this, I wonder if the POTUS was really a target or an attempt to obscure things. If he has a problem with the military command you’d think he’d just go after the SECDEF and whatever admiral caught his ire.

Edit if you feel it’s necessary go ahead and lock the thread seeing as I wasn’t the first albeit this did take a slightly different tack than the other thread.
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posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 12:28 AM
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a reply to: BigDave-AR

Commander in Chief, SecDef, and the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)... That's going right up the food chain!!

He must like the VPOTUS, either that, or the letters late...

What ever else this nut is, you can add ambitious to the list. Wooosh...that'd been about as bad as it gets, without an atomic blast.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 02:56 AM
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originally posted by: darkbake
It is not nice to send ricin through the mail to politicians, even if you don't like them.


Said the sender's mom.




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