Ricin attacks against the WH seem more routine rather than random and their origins do seem to follow ideologies more worried about the extremism within the White House, although why would Canadians want to harm POTUS. Darn that NAFTA 2.0.
The most recent example just happened, when a ricin envelope was sent to the White House in September 2020. The ricin package had been intercepted by law enforcement before reaching Trump, CNN reported. While CNN reported it as a package addressed to Trump, The New York Times reported that ricin was detected on an envelope addressed to the White House. An official said the package was sent from Canada.A US law enforcement official told CNN that investigators are looking into the possibility the ricin package sent to Trump came from Canada.Mary-Liz Power, chief spokeswoman for Canada's Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair, said in a statement, “We are aware of the concerning reports of packages containing ricin directed toward US federal government sites. Canadian law enforcement is working closely with their US counterparts. As this is an active investigation we cannot comment further.”
The FBI and Secret Service are investigating the matter.Ricin is a highly toxic compound extracted from castor beans that has been used in terror plots. It can be used in powder, pellet, mist or acid form. If ingested, it causes nausea, vomiting and internal bleeding of the stomach and intestines, followed by failure of the liver, spleen and kidneys, and death by collapse of the circulatory system.“The FBI and our U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service partners are investigating a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility. At this time, there is no known threat to public safety,” the FBI's Washington field office said in a statement to CNN.
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