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Update: US Congresswoman Waters was targeted by two suspicious packages, at least one confirmed by the LA Times as an explosive device/(pipe) bomb. Since there were two packages that are of similar appearance, this seems to be two explosive devices/bombs: “10/24/18 Update: … the FBI has now confirmed two additional packages, both addressed to Rep. Maxine Waters, that are similar in appearance.https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/statement-on-the-fbis-investigation-of-suspicious-packages

US “Congresswoman Waters Statement on Suspicious Package
October 24, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued the following statement:
“I have been informed by U.S. Capitol Police that my Washington, DC office was the target of a suspicious package that has been referred to the FBI. I am appreciative of the law enforcement entities who intercepted the package and are investigating this matter. I unequivocally condemn any and all acts of violence and terror.” # # #
https://waters.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-waters-statement-suspicious-package

According to the LA Times: “Law enforcement sources said the package contained materials capable of exploding under the right circumstances“. See: “Package addressed to Rep. Maxine Waters found at South L.A. mail facility is similar to those on East Coast“, By RICHARD WINTON, OCT 24, 2018 | 9:25 PM http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-waters-la-mail-20181024-story.html

The bomb which was sent to CNN was addressed to former CIA director John Brennan. NYTimes: “Pipe Bombs Sent to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and CNN Officeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/24/nyregion/clinton-obama-explosive-device.html
It is important to note that Putin pushes Soros conspiracy theories. Soros was also targeted, along with Hillary and Obama.

On October 20th, US Congresswoman Waters stated: “this indictment confirms that Russian efforts are not limited to presidential elections; they extend to the upcoming federal, state, and local elections that are just a few weeks away. “According to the indictment, I was one of the elected officials that was targeted by Russia’s ‘Project Lakhta,’ which allegedly used ‘the Twitter account @CovfefeNationUS to repost a Tweet encouraging readers to donate to a political action committee aiming to unseat’ me and other Members of Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. Disturbing as this may be, the efforts of those involved in Project Lakhta and other Kremlin-aligned groups that target U.S. elected officials and peddle falsehoods to the American public are not a new phenomenon. For example, just last year, I revealed that a Kremlin-linked account, @TEN_GOP, was targeting me and tweeting lies about my district. In February 2018, the @TEN_GOP account was explicitly mentioned in Special Counsel Mueller’s indictments as one of the many examples of foreign operated accounts existing solely to sow discord in the United States political system. My fear was then, and is today, that Russia will continue to attack my congressional colleagues and congressional candidates heading into the 2018 elections and beyond. Unfortunately, the latest indictment has proven this to be true.” (US Congresswoman Waters, Oct. 20, 2018) 

Congresswoman Waters Statement on Indictment of Russian Involved in 2018 Midterm Election Interference October 20, 2018 Press Release
Russian Efforts Targeted Rep. Maxine Waters & other Elected Officials
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued a statement on the indictment of a Russian, Elena A. Khusyaynova, who was charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for conspiracy to defraud the United States. According to media reports, Khusyaynova was the chief accountant for “Project Lakhta”– a Russian influence operation prosecutors said was designed “to sow discord in the U.S. political system and to undermine faith in our democratic institutions.” Project Lakhta was funded by a Russian oligarch and close associate of Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, Yevgeniy Prigozhin, and two companies he controls, Concord Management and Consultants and Concord Catering, which were named in the July 2018 indictments, brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, involving attempted meddling in the 2016 election.

“I would like to commend the efforts of the federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies that were responsible for identifying and charging a Russian who was involved in a sophisticated and well-financed campaign to ‘sow discord’ amongst the American people and interfere in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections.

While much of the discussion regarding Russian interference in our democratic process has focused on the 2016 presidential election and Special Counsel Mueller’s probe, this indictment confirms that Russian efforts are not limited to presidential elections; they extend to the upcoming federal, state, and local elections that are just a few weeks away.

“According to the indictment, I was one of the elected officials that was targeted by Russia’s ‘Project Lakhta,’ which allegedly used ‘the Twitter account @CovfefeNationUS to repost a Tweet encouraging readers to donate to a political action committee aiming to unseat’ me and other Members of Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. Disturbing as this may be, the efforts of those involved in Project Lakhta and other Kremlin-aligned groups that target U.S. elected officials and peddle falsehoods to the American public are not a new phenomenon. For example, just last year, I revealed that a Kremlin-linked account, @TEN_GOP, was targeting me and tweeting lies about my district. In February 2018, the @TEN_GOP account was explicitly mentioned in Special Counsel Mueller’s indictments as one of the many examples of foreign operated accounts existing solely to sow discord in the United States political system. My fear was then, and is today, that Russia will continue to attack my congressional colleagues and congressional candidates heading into the 2018 elections and beyond. Unfortunately, the latest indictment has proven this to be true. 

“With the 2018 elections a few weeks away, it is shameful that the current president of the United States and his Republican allies have continued to dismiss, deflect, and outright deny the real and present threat that Russian interference poses to our democracy. Instead, this president has sold out our democracy time and time again with his disgraceful embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin.  At every turn, he and his allies have undermined or obstructed federal and congressional investigations into Russian election meddling efforts in the United States. In the absence of real leadership from the commander-in-chief and the Republican-controlled Congress, it is imperative that elected officials at all levels of government act on the information that has been revealed so far, and work to ensure that our constituents fully understand the clear and immediate threat that Russia poses to our democratic process, national security, and most sacred traditions.” https://waters.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-waters-statement-indictment-russian-involved-2018-midterm

Shortly after Trump became President:
What’s most unusual and curious about the incident today is the point at which C-SPAN’s online broadcast of my floor speech was interrupted by a broadcast from RT – Russia’s international television network …. Right before the interruption, I stated the following: ‘… I urge my colleagues to join me, …. in opposing H.R. 78 to ensure that the actions of Trump’s SEC are in the interest of Americans’ economic stability, and not in Russia’s or Wall Street’s interests.’  As I continued to speak extemporaneously about how the bill would obliterate the SEC’s regulatory authority, the broadcast was inexplicably interrupted by programming from RT.” (US Congresswoman Maxine Waters)
Maxine Waters on the House Floor Asking About RT News Interference with her Speech 12 January 2017
https://www.c-span.org/video/?421742-101/us-house-legislative-business&start=4269
C-Span statement re RT news interruption https://twitter.com/cspan/status/819652454237278208
More here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/02/05/us-member-of-congress-waters-on-rt-russia-news-broadcast-interrupting-her-house-speech-on-c-span-shortly-after-mentioning-russia/