‘I think we’ll probably pass’ on calling Obama, other pipe bomb targets

‘I think we’ll probably pass’ on calling Obama, other pipe bomb targets

The family lawyer for accused mail bomber Cesar Sayoc said he plans to raise questions about whether Sayoc is mentally sound enough to understand the charges against him at his first court hearing Monday. At the NY briefing, authorities confirmed that at least some of the packages were distributed through the USA mail, and cautioned that there could be additional devices in the postal system.

The van was impounded and Sayoc charged with five federal crimes, including mailing of explosives and threats against former presidents, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced.

The mail bombs were all sent to people who have been critical of Trump, including former President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Sen.

The package sent to Clapper was addressed to him and CNN, where he is a contributor, but it was intercepted in a Manhattan mail facility, reports CBS News.

Similar packages addressed to Clinton and Obama were intercepted on their way to Clinton's NY home, where she lives with former President Bill Clinton, and to Washington, where Obama lives with his wife, Michelle Obama.

Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Florida, is facing federal charges and could receive up to 48 years in prison if convicted. Then a fingerprint match turned up on a separate packages that authorities say he sent.

Steyer, a philanthropist and former hedge fund manager, is best known for his "Need to Impeach" campaign, calling for Trump's removal from office.


Filipino-American Cesar Sayoc, 56, a registered Republican with a criminal history and reported past as a stripper, was born in NY and lived in a van covered in pro-Trump and anti-liberal stickers.

An outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump from South Florida was charged with sending explosive packages to at least a dozen of the president's critics, apparently bringing to a close an attempted bombing spree that has gripped the country just ahead of the midterm elections. The homemade bombs "are not hoax devices", Wray stressed on Friday.

A registered Republican, Sayoc's political views were evident on social media, railing against Democrats, Muslims and liberals in Facebook and Twitter posts.

In 2002, Lowy represented Sayoc in a felony case after he was arrested for reportedly threatening to blow up Florida Power and Light if they cut off the electricity to his laundromat.

Investigators believe that Sayoc made the pipe bombs in the van, two law enforcement sources said.

Moore spoke on Friday after it emerged that, along with pictures of Trump and Mike Pence, Sayoc's van featured pictures of him, Hillary Clinton and Green Party leader Jill Stein with targets over their heads. The Secret Service said neither package reached its intended recipient.

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