Former Democratic aide blames Twitter for dismissing threat from mail bombing suspect

Former Democratic aide blames Twitter for dismissing threat from mail bombing suspect

Former Democratic aide blames Twitter for dismissing threat from mail bombing suspect

Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, has a lengthy arrest history in South Florida and was arrested in Miami-Dade County in 2002 on a threat to "throw, place, project or discharge any destructive device".

"These terrorizing acts are despicable and have no place in our country", Trump said, according to a video of his remarks at the White House on October 26.

"We have seen an effort by the media in recent hours to use the sinister actions of one individual to score political points against me and the Republican Party", Trump said at a political rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. "But I do think he bears some responsibility for the coarseness of civility of the dialogue in this country", Clapper said.

Authorities also seized a white van belonging to Sayoc, its windows plastered with pro-Trump stickers, the slogan "CNN SUCKS" and images of Democratic leaders with red cross-hairs over their faces. A law enforcement source said the van belongs to Sayoc.

A DOJ press conference providing details is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday.

He will make a court appearance at 2 p.m. Monday in Miami before a federal magistrate, but the cases will be prosecuted in the Southern District of NY.

No one claimed responsibility for parcel bombs, which were denounced by authorities as terrorism, and came less than two weeks ahead of United States congressional elections that could alter the balance of power in Washington.

"[DNA] has been helping law enforcement in a tremendous way", former NY anti-terror task force co-chair Robert Strang said to FOX Business' Connell McShane on "Cavuto: Coast-to-Coast" on Friday. Cory Booker another was sent to James Clapper, a former director of national intelligence; and a third was intercepted before it reached Sen.

A thirteenth suspicious parcel was discovered addressed to Democratic U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California, CNN said.

The person was taken into custody in the Miami area, a USA law enforcement official said. Lowy said Sayoc showed no ability at the time to back up his threat with bomb-making expertise.

A man named Dre, a manager at a used vehicle dealership next door to the AutoZone, said he heard a loud noise that sounded like an explosion shortly after 11 a.m.

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Daniel Aaronson, an attorney who represented Sayoc over the years, said that none of his clients was "as polite and as courteous and as respectful to me" as Sayoc was.

Officials said Friday that more devices could still be in the mail.

But in a morning Twitter post before the arrest was announced, the president characterized the attempted bombings as an obstacle blocking Republican voters ahead of the midterms.

"I appreciate the hard work of law enforcement to bring swift justice to whoever is responsible for these cowardly acts", Scott wrote on Twitter.

All the people targeted by the suspicious packages have been maligned by right-wing critics.

The crude pipe bombs were addressed in recent days to former President Barack Obama as well as other high-profile Democrats, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a former US attorney general, two Democratic members of Congress, and former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan. 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 devices, made with PVC pipe and black tape never detonated but according to Federal Bureau of Investigation officials, they were not "hoax devices".

A man who operates a property management office near the Florida auto parts store where the mail bomb suspect parked his van said the suspect didn't resist when armed police officers swarmed and arrested him.

Investigators have declined to say whether they were built to be functional.

FBI Director Christopher Wray said that the investigation is ongoing but that the explosives, which didn't detonate, aren't being treated as "hoax" devices.

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