A retired FBI profiler who worked on the Unabomber case said Wednesday night the package bombs sent to high-profile Democrats could be the result of a "false flag" operation designed to hurt the Republican Party.
James Fitzgerald was on Fox News' "The Story" and said there are three groups of potential perpetrators, at least in his mind.
"These devices were either made and sent by a right-wing guy who doesn't like the Dems — and we can't rule out international aspects to this, Russians messed with our 2016 elections just using Facebook, could they have done this? — but of course the other one is that false flag," Fitzgerald told host Martha MacCallum.
"There could be someone in there, some Democrat, low-level person – I'm not suggesting anyone on the top – but they just decided, you know what, 'I'm going to put this out because two weeks before a major election, who's gonna look like a bad guy here? The Republicans.'"
A bomb was found in a mailbox outside the home of billionaire Democrat donor George Soros on Monday. Bombs were discovered Wednesday at various facilities addressed to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former CIA director John Brennan, and former Attorney General Eric Holder.
The pipe bombs were contained in packages that listed a Florida office for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., as the return address.
Fitzgerald said a few things in this case stand out to him.
"The linguist in me noticed that Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the last name is spelled missing a C. And John Brennan's name is missing an N," he said.
"That kinda surprised me, and I have a feeling that was done on purpose to make this look like somebody who doesn't really know who these people are and that wasn't an honest mistake. If he had this much anger and vitriol against these people, you'd think he would know how to spell those names."
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