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Archive for October 25th, 2018

Former GOP Congressional Candidate Accused of Trying to Kill Someone with Radioactive Material

By Steve Neavling
Ticklethewire.com

A former Republican Congressional candidate in Wisconsin was arrested Wednesday after authorities say he tried to purchase a legal dose of radioactive substance online with the intent of killing someone.

Jeremy Ryan, 30, of Madison, tried to make the purchase in March and October with the intent of using it to kill an unnamed person, NBC15 reports, citing court documents. 

FBI agents searched his home Wednesday night. It wasn’t immediately clear whether they found any radio active material.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Wisconsin is expected to charge Ryan on Thursday with attempted possession of radioactive material with the intent to causer death. Ryan, who lost the Republican primary election in August, faces up to life in prison.

Targets of 10+ Mail Bombs Have This in Common – President Trump’s Ire

President Trump, via White House

By Steve Neavling
Ticklethewire.com

Federal authorities are on the hunt for a serial mail bomber who is targeting prominent Democrats, former intelligence officials, a liberal philanthropist, an actor and CNN.

All of the targets have something in common: They are often ridiculed by President Trump.

Just this week, the bombs have been sent to Bill and Hillary Clinton, former California Rep. Maxine Waters, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former President Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, former attorney general Eric Holder, former CIA Director John Brennan, billionaire philanthropist George Soros and CNN’s New York headquarters.

The FBI described the devices as pipe bombs, and many of them were intercepted before reaching their targets. 

Trump, who often criticizes the targets of the bombs, called for unity and civility on Wednesday.

“I just want to tell you that in these times, we have to unify. We have to come together and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message, that acts or threats and political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America,” Trump said from the White House.

But Trump’s own rhetoric is far from civil, and just this week he continued to criticize the “fake news” and Hillary Clinton. Last week, the president praised Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.. for body-slamming a reporter: “Never wrestle him, any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my kind of guy, he’s my guy.”