On a day when there have already been two envelopes testing positive for the poison ricin sent to the Pentagon, the Secret Service is now acknowledging that they have intercepted a suspicious envelope sent to President Trump.
Here’s what we know via ABC News:
SUSPICIOUS MAIL INTERCEPTED: The Secret Service is reporting that they intercepted a suspicious envelope sent to Pres. Trump today – after two other envelopes arrived at the Pentagon tested positive for ricin. @MarthaRaddatz with the breaking developments. https://t.co/DmWsYp3Fqm pic.twitter.com/lOUh6JuolV
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) October 2, 2018
Two envelopes suspected of containing ricin poison, one addressed to Defense Secretary James Mattis, were identified in the Pentagon’s Central Processing Center, according to a U.S. official.
Later on Monday, the Secret Service reported it had also intercepted a suspicious envelope addressed to President Donald Trump, though that envelope was not received, nor did it enter the White House.
The envelopes found at the Pentagon’s mail center were addressed to Mattis and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, the official said. Those pieces of mail, flagged as part of the Pentagon’s normal processing procedures, are being examined to determine whether they test positive for the deadly poison, the FBI said in a statement.
The Secret Service said it’s also cooperating with law enforcement to fully investigate the suspicious envelope addressed to the president.
“Further, all threats directed towards the President, or any Secret Service protectee, are treated seriously and fully investigated,” the Secret Service said in a statement.
Meanwhile, all U.S. Postal Service mail received at the Pentagon facility Monday is under quarantine, the Department of Defense said. That mail poses no threat to Pentagon personnel, the department added.
The Pentagon’s Central Processing Center is located on the Pentagon compound in Arlington, Virginia, but not directly attached to the main building. The envelopes did not enter the Pentagon.
My guess is that they’ll find this envelope has ricin as well. I’m sure it’s being sent to Quantico for further analysis, just like the two from the Pentagon.
I hope Kavanaugh has someone checking his mail for him because the loons are clearly out of the loony bin.
UPDATE: As I suspected, the envelope sent to Trump contains ricin:
Envelope addressed to Trump contains substance believed to be ricin and appears connected to similar mail sent to Pentagon, law enforcement source says https://t.co/GGSloJgVrq pic.twitter.com/5zXU12acSC
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) October 2, 2018