October 25, 2018 / 2:20 AM / 20 days ago

FBI confirms two more suspicious packages addressed to California congresswoman

FILE PHOTO: Representative Maxine Waters speaks during a national day of action called "Keep Families Together" to protest the Trump administration's 'Zero Tolerance' policy in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 30, 2018. REUTERS/Monica Almeida

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two more suspicious packages, similar to those intercepted before reaching U.S. President Barack Obama and other high-profile Democrats, were found addressed to California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the FBI said on Wednesday.

The two parcels intended for Waters, a veteran Democratic U.S. representative from Los Angeles and an outspoken critic of Republican President Donald Trump, take to eight the total number of suspected package bombs under investigation.

Reporting by Jane Ross in Los Angeles; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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