Suspicious package sent to CNN was addressed to John Brennan: report

Suspicious package sent to CNN was addressed to John Brennan: report
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The suspicious package mailed to CNN's offices in New York City was addressed to former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanWhere was American counterintelligence? Krystal Ball: Yang's MSNBC boycott shows network has 'officially lost the left' Trump predicts 'historic' conclusions from DOJ's watchdog report on 'spying' MORE, CNN reports.

The package was intercepted Wednesday, causing the Time Warner Building, where CNN's offices are located, to be evacuated.

New York City police said at this time they could not confirm the report to The Hill.

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ABC News later posted a photo it had obtained of the device, bearing Brennan's name, misspelled. 

Police arrived at the scene wearing blast suits and with a bomb containment chamber, CNN reported.

Authorities say the package bears some similarity to the explosive devices mailed to former President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden hires Clinton, O'Rourke alum as campaign's digital director Trump neck and neck with top 2020 Democrats in Wisconsin: poll Clinton tweets impeachment website, encourages voters to 'see the evidence for themselves' MORE.

A contributor to MSNBC and NBC News, and a frequent guest on CNN, Brennan has been a passionate critic of the Trump administration. 

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He has accused President Trump of colluding with Russia during his 2016 presidential race and has said the president's behavior at a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin was "nothing short of treason." 

The president has been a vocal critic of Brennan as well and revoked his security clearance earlier this year.

“Mr. Brennan’s lying and recent conduct characterized by increasingly frenzied commentary is wholly inconsistent with access to the nation’s most closely held secrets and facilities, the very aim of our adversaries, which is to sow division and chaos,” Trump said in the statement read by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

The White House has denied that the move was a result of Brennan's criticism of the administration.