US President Donald Trump echoes condemnation of explosive packages

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is echoing his vice president's condemnation of explosives sent to the homes of Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama. 

 Trump retweeted a message from vice president Mike Pence on Wednesday, adding "I agree wholeheartedly!" In his tweet, Pence condemned "attempted attacks against former President Obama, the Clintons, (at)CNN & others."

 The US Secret Service said Wednesday that it intercepted a bomb that was addressed to Clinton and also discovered a possible explosive sent to Obama. 

Also Wednesday, a police bomb squad was sent to CNN's offices in New York City and the newsroom was evacuated because of a suspicious package. 

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted that Trump and his administration were monitoring the situation, adding that their condemnation "certainly includes threats made to CNN as well as current or former public servants."

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