Suspicious letter for Obama intercepted
A letter addressed to the White House was similar to threatening letters sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
May 30th, 2013
02:07 PM ET

Suspicious letter for Obama intercepted

Officials intercepted Thursday a letter addressed to the White House that was similar to threatening letters sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a group he founded.

The off-site facility that screens mail addressed to the White House turned the letter over to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force for testing and investigation, U.S. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said.

A U.S. law enforcement official said the letter was addressed to President Obama.

The letters sent to Bloomberg and his group are suspected of containing poison. Preliminary tests indicate ricin was found in the letters, New York Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne said Wednesday. Officials have not said whether any such substance was found in the letter sent to the White House.

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  1. BOMBO

    You NRA supporters won't want to hear this, but whoever is sending these letters doesn't think too differently than the regular NRA membership.

    May 30, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Janice

      You don't know who sent the letter or why, and there are over five million NRA members I'm pretty sure you don't know. And yet you can read their minds. Amazing powers for a bombo.

      May 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      Im pretty sure its an inbread NRA type.

      May 31, 2013 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Copycat crimes.

    May 30, 2013 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    They want to be sure it is a white man that's guilty no matter what the cost. Having said that, they hope its an NRA member, a TeaParty Conservative, any one of several conservative groups illegaly being exploited by the IRS. I'm sure an NRA member in general has had a gun safety course, is properly registered with the FBI with ANY firearm they own. And if any one of them wanted to send a letter, it would contain a letter (only). I'm sure the moron that sent it WILL be found.

    May 30, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Portland tony

    Dude's venting. When you are really serious about doing something bad, you don't write letters!

    May 30, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Ok @ hamsta, have you been copying and pasting your posts and sending them to the prez??

    May 30, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @chrissy,get it send to Hamsta to test that letter for ricin..His proven method of choice is lick and taste,go Hamsta let us know how it goes almighty croc dater!!

      May 31, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    lol@chrissy.
    I'm sure they are a gonna find the dude who's doin' it.
    Resentment & ill will towards those in authority is nothing new.

    May 30, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    @ saywhat, yes im sure they will also. I was teasing hamsta, only because im sure he would much rather voice his opinion of Obama to his face.

    May 31, 2013 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    I do remember once upon a time when hamsta had a sense of humor so maybe he will get a chuckle out of that post lol.

    May 31, 2013 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  9. s kel

    No Chrissy his swamp river shack collasped in the swamp water.

    May 31, 2013 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @s kel,hope Hamstas got Louisiana swamp shack insurance_to cover that 39 bucks he invested in it with,shame ha!!And he didn't drown,O shucks!!

      May 31, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • College Dean

      Your insistence on one worldview and intolerance of opposing viewpoints reflects poorly upon you. It shows you to be close-minded and totalitarian leaning. The aggregate of you and everyone with your psychology is what created the IRS scandal, totalitarians thirsting to seize the earnings of others to fund their failed programs while using the power of government to crush any opposing viewpoint. Evil.

      June 3, 2013 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |