Newsweek appears to be first out of the gate when it comes to blaming Republican officials for the series of mail bombs addressed to prominent Democrats.
A series of suspected mail bomb packages were sent to the Clinton family, Barack Obama, George Soros, the CNN office in New York City (the package was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, who actually works for NBC), former attorney general Eric Holder, Senator Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and the office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., according to media reports. The contents of the packages have nearly identical characteristics, leading to the likelihood that one individual or group was behind the package mailing campaign.
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– 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
In the Newsweek piece published Wednesday afternoon, the far-left publication appears to blame Republican Florida gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis for fostering an environment for such attacks.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) October 24, 2018
“Ron DeSantis campaign said he wanted Hillary Clinton’s Florida visit to be ‘kiss of death’ day before bomb threat,” the Newsweek headline blared, citing a fundraising email from the DeSantis campaign.
To any honest, rational observer, the DeSantis campaign was clearly alluding to Clinton’s historic losing record when it comes to political campaigning. Even prominent democratic strategists have used the exact same “kiss of death” language to describe Clinton’s awful campaigning record.
In January, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office raided Newsweek offices as part of an investigation into the company’s suspicious financial dealings.