Source: Obama gets suspicious letter
May 30th, 2013
12:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Source: Obama gets suspicious letter

(CNN) - A suspicious letter addressed to President Barack Obama intercepted Thursday in the Washington area appears to be connected to possibly poison-laced notes sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and an anti-illegal-gun group he founded, a law enforcement official said.

The official did not know the status of any testing on anything found in the letter and did not disclose any details about whether there was a message in the letter. The source said the letter appears similar to the notes sent to the mayor and his group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    This has the NRA written all over it. When they catch the person(s) behind this, show them no mercy and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.

    May 30, 2013 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  2. PJ

    I'm still waiting for the NRA to put out a statement denouncing these "poisoned" letters. These are a direct threat
    on someone's life, and the NRA should put out the flame that they started with their outrageous talk.
    But, I am not holding my breath.

    May 30, 2013 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    GOP/Teatroll demagoguery: working as intended.

    May 30, 2013 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Are people who would send ricin laced letters mentally fit to own and use guns?

    May 30, 2013 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "I'm still waiting for the NRA to put out a statement denouncing these "poisoned" letters. These are a direct threat
    on someone's life, and the NRA should put out the flame that they started with their outrageous talk.
    But, I am not holding my breath."

    As much as I agree with the sentiment, I'm of the opinion that the public discourse is always best served by the NRA keeping its lying, demagoguing, lobbyist mouth and wallet shut.

    May 30, 2013 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    And this isn't really a partisan issue in terms of victimhood here: a conference call with the Tea Party today just elicited an interesting answer from a participant to a question about how to get Susan Collins (R-ME) to better pay attention to their demands. The person's answers? "Shoot her."

    May 30, 2013 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  7. sonnie3

    Being a radical Muslim it is no wonder he get a letter like this. This is America and we need to defend our freedoms and not turn them over to big government. I don't condone a letter that inflicts harm, this would be a cowardly terrorist act like the muslim would do to poor innocent women and children. Why? Because they are cowards and don't want to face American head on in a fair fight. They are low life's of the worst order.

    May 30, 2013 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  8. sonnie3

    The NRA support our 2 amendment rights and I support the NRA. Our fore Father knew this day was coming and the obama administration is doing all they can to become in control of our every move. Beware America, this lying administration will have hell to pay sooner or later as the buck don't stop with the potus anymore as he ain't in control and denies and involvement in all the scandals that are going on.

    May 30, 2013 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  9. PJ

    @Sniffitt:

    I would agree, if the NRA would keep their "lobbyist mouth and wallet shut" – but they don't, and won't. I just thought this
    would be a chance for them to man-up, and quit pretending they are the "good guys" with guns.

    May 30, 2013 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  10. Loyalright

    Obama gets suspicious letter: Probably not the first and definitely won't be the last. Why is this news.

    May 30, 2013 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  11. Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    Conspiracy theorists unite.

    WAAAAAHAHAHA

    May 30, 2013 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  12. smith

    more than likely these are staged events from bloomberg to make the pro-gun crowd look evil...not buying this for a second.

    May 30, 2013 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "@Sniffitt:

    I would agree, if the NRA would keep their "lobbyist mouth and wallet shut" – but they don't, and won't. I just thought this
    would be a chance for them to man-up, and quit pretending they are the "good guys" with guns."

    True enough. Speaking of "good guys"...one of their most prominent activist members in Utah...a guy who "lost" his AR-15 gun a couple weeks ago by leaving it in his unlocked car...was just arrested for domestic abuse. It's a small small man who needs a big big gun.

    May 30, 2013 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    "Obama gets suspicious letter: Probably not the first and definitely won't be the last. Why is this news."

    What part of "ricin" and "attempt on the President's life" are you having trouble with?

    May 30, 2013 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  15. TheObserver

    So the process of trying to kill someone seems like it takes more deliberation and planning when you can't just grab a gun and do it. Hmmmmmm

    May 30, 2013 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |