Clapper: That Package Sent To Me Was Found Is ‘Relief’ But Not ‘Surprise’

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October 26, 2018 9:31 a.m.
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Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that a postal inspector and the NYPD’s Friday morning discovery of a suspicious package addressed to him was a “relief” but not a “surprise.”

“It appears at least in this case they got the correct spelling in my name and they got the right network,” he said, jabbing the package-sender who on Wednesday tried to get a potential explosive to ex-CIA director John Brennan, but spelled his name wrong and addressed it to the wrong network.

Clapper expressed relief that he and his wife are out of town and that his neighbors didn’t handle the package, but said he was not surprised that, as a prominent critic of President Donald Trump, he was a target.

He added that Trump’s words “count,” and that he should be more aware of the power of his bully pulpit.

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