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Secret Service intercepts package sent to Trump containing deadly poison ricin

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WASHINGTON, DC -- A package containing the poison ricin and addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted by federal law enforcement earlier this week, officials told the Associated Press and CNN.

The envelope was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump; two tests were done to confirm the presence of ricin.

Federal investigators were working to determine where the enveloped originated and who mailed it. 

"The FBI and our U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service partners are investigating a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility. At this time, there is no known threat to public safety," the FBI's Washington field office said in a statement.

Ricin is a highly toxic compound extracted from castor beans that has been used in terror plots. It can be used in powder, pellet, mist or acid form. If ingested, it causes nausea, vomiting and internal bleeding of the stomach and intestines, followed by failure of the liver, spleen and kidneys, and death by collapse of the circulatory system.

A Navy veteran was arrested in 2018 and confessed to sending envelopes to Trump and members of his administration that contained the substance from which ricin is derived.

Authorities said the man, William Clyde Allen III, sent the envelopes with ground castor beans to the president, FBI Director Christopher Wray, along with then-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, then-CIA Director Gina Haspel, Adm. John Richardson, who at the time was the Navy’s top officer, and then-Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson. The letters were intercepted, and no one was hurt.

In 2014, a Mississippi man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after sending letters dusted with ricin to President Barack Obama and other officials.

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23 Comments

  1. Republican false flag FRAME-up like crying wolf Weapons Of Mass Destruction to tamper with the November elections. My heart pumps purple piss for that dick head Donald

    1. You mean like the democrat false flags on Russian collusion, impeachment, calling the Chinese virus the Trump virus and the dozen other hoaxes they’ve made up in the past 4 years? That kind of false flag?

    1. Another low information democrat. The weapons of mass destruction issue was based on Colin Powells recommendation. He’s admitted it was one of his biggest professional mistakes. It’s in his book. You should read it.

  2. The orange buffoon has been a complete failure as a president and an embarrassment to the nation, but this is not the way to remove him. I hope they catch this traitor to the nation. He was an amateur and an idiot not to know about the USPS screening for stuff mailed to addresses in the capitol. The best way to rid the nation of this great mistake we made in 2016 is to VOTE.

    1. Today’s politics is Us vs. Them. No one side will ever be right again. We hate each other no matter what. All the things that you are saying about Trump are the same things we were saying about Obama.

      1. You know Maga sadly I have to agree with you. I don’t know what the answer is. Maybe I should do more listening and less talking. Another thing we could do is love our country above all else. Also when we know something isn’t true maybe we shouldn’t repeat it just to get a rise from each other. I know you love this country the same as I do. I want to keep that in mind going forward. We are in for a very stressful 45 days.

  3. I’ve stated in the last two Presidential elections we have soured on each other as if we were enemies instead of fellow countrymen. The saddest part is we turn on each other thinking the party we follow is righteous and the other evil and the whole time the same people we entrust this country and our well being to don’t care one bit about us, only enriching themselves family and friends, we can freeze hungry in the dark as far as they are concerned. God help us

    1. Some truth in what you say. Me myself will defend any American from harm or undue ridicule regardless of his politics. Even madmike, Fero2A, the Original Maga, etc. For the next 45 days I plan to respect the opinions of my fellow Americans and stop making comments in an insulting manner.

      1. The thing is, on this platform, we don’t know each other from Adam. I have a feeling that if we were all sitting at a bar not knowing who each other was, it would be very different. I work with people who have the same exact opinions of most of you, completely opposite of mine, and yet somehow we get along fine. We have each other’s back and we fight for each other. My staff trust me and I trust them. Social media and these blogs are contributing to the destruction of our country.

  4. Contrary to what Trumpturds believe, there are more people who hate Trump than those who support him. The main difference is that the Trumpturds are spoiled and entitled so they tend to make more noise.

    1. Even the orange buffoon supporters are Americans and being an unruly and rowdy argumentative people is why we are the greatest nation on earth. We’ve been cussing each other out since 1776. I hope we keep on doing it and remain strong.

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