FBI called to Kari Lake’s headquarters after ‘suspicious item’ found in mail

He informed ABC News spokesperson Duncan Colton that medical professionals at Quantico were sent for examination and law enforcement confiscated two envelopes, one of which contained suspicious white powder, that were delivered to our campaign office. Yesterday, Kari, a staff member of Lake’s campaign, opened the envelope. We are currently awaiting further details.

Sgt. Phil Krynsky of the Phoenix Police Department informed ABC News on Sunday that officers were dispatched to an office building close to 40th St. And Camelback Road in response to a report of found property. Upon inspecting the mail, officers discovered the presence of questionable objects. Additional personnel were called in to gather the items and ensure the area was safe. The investigation is ongoing, and there have been no reports of harm.

The team responsible for handling hazardous materials, the Bomb Squad, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) were the extra personnel who reacted to the occurrence, as stated by Krynsky in an interview with ABC News.

The FBI National Press Office stated that the FBI, in collaboration with our local law enforcement partners, promptly responded to a report of suspicious letters at an office building close to 40th Street and Camelback Road. The FBI National Press Office mentioned that no additional details will be disclosed at this moment. This incident occurred on Sunday, November 6th, in the early morning.

Duncan expressed, “We eagerly anticipate the prompt completion of the investigation by law enforcement,” emphasizing that Lake’s campaign headquarters is currently being actively investigated – and consequently closed for the utilization of staff members just two days before the 2022 midterm elections.

We will continue to push full speed ahead to win this election on Tuesday. In the meantime, we know that our resolve has never been higher and we cannot be intimidated. We are incredibly thankful for the hazmat crews, bomb squad responders, first responders from the FBI and PD Phoenix, who responded to this incident. We want to assure everyone that we are taking this security threat extremely seriously, he added.

The incident allegedly occurred less than a week after a man broke into Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs’ campaign headquarters, which is located in Lake’s opponent’s area.

Lake ridiculed the burglary, labeling it as “Jussie Smollett part two.”

Did the press immediately question us for being responsible for this WaterGate-like incident? They would accuse our opponent of being involved if they did, following a suspicious tweet from the campaign’s War Room on Sunday.

Hobbs, the current secretary of state for Arizona, also condemned Lake’s rhetoric in a confirming statement, ultimately confirming that there were no ties to the break-in in the campaign.

Hobbs expressed in a statement to ABC News on Sunday, “I vehemently denounce this menacing conduct aimed at Lake and her staff. Political aggression, threats, or coercion have no place in our democracy. The alleged occurrence at Kari Lake’s campaign office is exceedingly worrisome and I am grateful that she and her staff were unharmed.”