The recent spate of bomb threats being sent to top democratic personalities this week have investigators working hard to discover the culprit behind the campaign. Suspicious packages that appear to be explosives have been sent to former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton, among several other targets.
However, the screening processes in place, and the crude nature of the bombs might have saved the investigators a lot of time in finding out who sent these bombs.
The packages didn't explode, which should mean authorities will have some evidence to work with. https://t.co/hBtCZkdiTI— HuffPost (@HuffPost)1540414504.0
Since the bombs didn't go off, the investigators have a mountain of evidence with which to work. David Chipman, a former ATF agent, was quote in the Huffington Post article saying, "They'll check for fingerprints and DNA and other trace particles. Sometimes with mail bombs or bombs packaged to look like they went through the mail, the package itself can hold evidence."
Some were grateful or even glib about the investigation.
@HuffPost Thank God, only because none got opened.— MxedChiq (@MxedChiq)1540414608.0
@TIME Hope the "experts" have enough expertise to fix the root cause as well!— Swapan Mahato (@Swapan Mahato)1540441744.0
@HuffPost Looks like something a kid would make to look like a bomb— GacWell (@GacWell)1540414655.0
For others, the discourse around this story has split people down party lines.
@HuffPost I'm sure it's one of Trumps associates who sent the bombs, and he will be blaming the democrats shortly.— T TRUMP (@T TRUMP)1540415529.0
@HuffPost Investigators will find what they need to catch the people responsible, that is if Trump doesn't set limi… https://t.co/pMjacsuHSK— Ron the Don (@Ron the Don)1540432491.0
@HuffPost Return address was Representative Wasserman Shultz.. So if we were to follow the Left's thought process she must have sent them..— Squints×4 (@Squints×4)1540415301.0
@HuffPost Incompetent packages>>>>Republicans #bombscare— Charlize Theroff (@Charlize Theroff)1540414942.0
@HuffPost They did not explode because they were not real bombs. This is theater— S William Higgins (@S William Higgins)1540415074.0
@HuffPost I'll lay you six to one the MAGAt licked the stamps.— Major Beige (@Major Beige)1540414726.0
It is unclear at this time where the investigation will lead. One can only hope that no one is hurt before the culprit is stopped.