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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:44 PM

Envelope addressed to Trump tested positive for ricin, officials say

By Devlin Barrett
September 19, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. EDT
The Washington Post

The FBI and Secret Service are investigating an envelope mailed to President Trump that tested positive for the poison ricin, officials said Saturday.

The piece of mail was apparently shipped from Canada, and a field test showed it contained ricin, according to an official familiar with the matter.

Ricin can be made from castor beans, but its effectiveness as a poison depends greatly on the care with which it is made; in some past ricin letter cases, the material was not concentrated enough to harm anyone.

The FBI’s Washington Field Office said in a statement that federal agents “are investigating a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility. At this time, there is no known threat to public safety.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/envelope-addressed-to-trump-tested-positive-for-ricin-officials-say/2020/09/19/01f681a2-fab1-11ea-be57-d00bb9bc632d_story.html

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Reply Envelope addressed to Trump tested positive for ricin, officials say (Original post)
Wicked Blue Sep 2020 OP
Eliot Rosewater Sep 2020 #1
cspanlovr Sep 2020 #3
brush Sep 2020 #8
FarPoint Sep 2020 #13
brush Sep 2020 #2
Cha Sep 2020 #4
Nevilledog Sep 2020 #5
regnaD kciN Sep 2020 #6
2naSalit Sep 2020 #14
grumpyduck Sep 2020 #7
ProfessorGAC Sep 2020 #9
2naSalit Sep 2020 #15
Skraxx Sep 2020 #10
bamagal62 Sep 2020 #11
texasfiddler Sep 2020 #12
2naSalit Sep 2020 #16
NCjack Sep 2020 #17
Crunchy Frog Sep 2020 #18
Wicked Blue Sep 2020 #19
smirkymonkey Sep 2020 #20
bullwinkle428 Sep 2020 #21

Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:44 PM

1. planted by kushner and team...

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:46 PM

3. I wouldn't put it past them, for sure.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:01 PM

8. They're really gettin desperate with dirty tricks-anything they can pull of of their...

you know where. A ricin letter 45 days before the election in which he is badly trailing?

Nah, this is silly, jay vee team stuff, too amatuerish.

Like anyone who had access to ricin would be naive enough to send a letter directly to and addressed to trump. As if they wouldn't know that there are many security layers between who would first screen and inspect a WH letter and the actual president.

Come on, Kushner, you gotta do better than that. Better call Turd Blossom.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:21 PM

13. I definitely sense a diversion, attention seeking fake story.

He did this before with the campaign 2016...fake scene where the Secret Service rushes him off stage...all fake as a preacher in a tent revival healing someone in a wheelchair...they jump up and down, tossing the wheelchair " I'm healed":...then they pass the collection basket....That kind of fake is a trump campaign scheme.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:46 PM

2. Yeah, sure. Right.

Not for second do I believe anything from Kushner or trump.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:47 PM

4. Yeah, one of those maggots sent it to get the Spotlight

off of RBG's passing

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:51 PM

5. ...

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:51 PM

6. Which "officials"...

...and were they named "Bill Barr"...?

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:25 PM

14. +1

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:57 PM

7. Another distraction.

Please, please, MSM, fuck this and concentrate on RBG and the push to get a new asshole in SCOTUS.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:08 PM

9. I Don't Believe This

As the article says, and GREATLY understates, weaponizing ricin is a detailed process requiring very specialized equipment.
Failure to properly purify leaves a highly distinctive odor, that the PO dogs would smell form 15' away, at least.
The once purified, the crystalization required to make a very fine aerosol is expensive.
Anybody with the skills to do all that would have the ability to make something more dangerous than ricin.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:27 PM

15. Could have been any of a number of operators...

Don't forget Rudy and they gang. It came from a government source and was likely planted.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:10 PM

10. Meh

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:13 PM

11. I don't really care.

Do you?

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:14 PM

12. It didn't work. Not interested

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Response to texasfiddler (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:27 PM

16. Indeed.

Next?

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:54 PM

17. Trumpian HOAX.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:58 PM

18. I'm guessing it was faked in order to make Trump...

look like he's been the victim of some sort of nefarious terrorist plot.

A step on the way to claiming that his political opponents are engaged in insurrection, and can be stopped by whatever means are "necessary".

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #18)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 10:39 AM

19. I agree with you

Firing up his cult

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #18)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 10:42 AM

20. +1000

 

That and at the very least a distraction from the death of RBG. They are so pathetic.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 10:47 AM

21. "From Canada", eh? How convenient!

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