The Package Containing an Explosive Device Was Addressed to Former CIA Director John Brennan, an MSNBC Contributor

By A.J. Katz 

The package containing an explosive device that was delivered to The Time Warner Center –home of CNN NY– via courier this morning was meant for former CIA Director John Brennan.

Brennan has appeared on CNN programming in the past, but he is not actually a CNN employee. At present, he is an NBC News/MSNBC national security analyst who appears across the news division’s programming, and has been one of the president’s most outspoken critics on television. The administration took the rather extraordinary step of revoking Brennan’s security clearance this past summer.

Will MSNBC be ramping up security in light of this situation?

The network is declining comment.

Below is a photo of the package. The sender misspells a bunch of words:

Other figures who have had suspicious packages addressed to them over the past two days are either affiliated with the Democratic party, or are unabashedly anti-Trump.

In addition to Brennan, they include progressive/Democratic party donor George Soros; former President Bill Clinton and former First Lady Hillary Clinton; former President Barack Obama; former Attorney General Eric Holder; Democratic congresswoman from Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz (whose office was shown as the return address for the Brennan package); the offices of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Democratic congresswoman from California Maxine Waters (received at the Congressional Mail Facility in Maryland, but never arrived at her office).

As Jake Tapper points out, the packages were c/o CNN, which was not meant to be a one-off: