Sayoc was charged with transporting explosives across the state, illegally mailing explosives, threatening former presidents and other and assaulting federal official, according to charging documents. The bubble-wrapped manila envelopes, addressed to Democrats such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and intercepted from DE to California, held vital forensic evidence that investigators say they leveraged to arrest Sayoc four days after the investigation started.
None of these suspected explosives detonated, and no-one was injured. When asked why Sayoc allegedly targeted Democrats, Sessions said he "appears to be a partisan, but that would be determined by the facts as the case goes forward". In one August 2016 Facebook message, Sayoc wrote that "We 5.4 Million American Indian. are ready for President Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump". The president said, "we must never allow political violence to take root in America".
Sayoc's white van, which was seized by authorities, had numerous stickers showing President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, as well as a "CNN SUCKS" sign, according to a screenshot posted on Twitter by a CNN reporter.
And then he brought up a report this week from The New York Times on how Chinese spies are listening in on calls Trump makes on his cell phone.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that investigators tracked Sayoc to the city of Plantation in Broward County, Fla.
The arrest came hours after two more suspicious packages were found on Friday - one addressed to Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey and another to former national intelligence chief James Clapper, another frequent target of criticism from the far right.
The common thread among them was obvious: Their critical words for Trump and his frequent, harsher criticism in return.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) officers escort Cesar Altieri Sayoc, the Florida man suspected of sending pipe bombs to critics of Donald Trump, into a waiting SUV at FBI headquarters - after arresting him in connection with an investigation into a string of parcel bombs - in Miramar, Florida, US, October 26, 2018.
Several of the packages contained what officials called a "potential explosive device", though none were found to be operational.
Soros, who is a prominent funder of left-of-center causes, was also an intended recipient of an explosive device. Some posts said, "Hilary" instead of "Hillary" Clinton, while another said "Shultz" instead of Schultz for Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Trump focused his remarks on Friday on praising law enforcement for "having done an incredible job" in arresting a suspect. The official said the devices were made from PVC pipe and covered with black tape. Authorities have said there could have been more packages circulating in the mail system. Earlier this week, packages were also sent to liberal billionaire philanthropist and Democratic backer George Soros, actor Robert De Niro and the CNN bureau in NY.
But Obama pointed out Friday that Trump doesn't exactly practice what he preaches.
The package addressed to Clinton's home in Chappaqua, N.Y., is delivered to a residence used by her staff.
Other people have reached out to media organizations with pictures of a van that looks remarkably similar to the one taken away by the Federal Bureau of Investigation today, although the back windows above have different decals than the one in this picture.
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