(Top L-R) Actor Robert De Niro, U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Democratic Party donor George Soros and former U.S. President Barack Obama, (Bottom L-R) former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan are pictured in a combination photograph from Reuters file photos.
Florida fan of Donald Trump was arrested and charged Friday with mailing 13 bombs to opponents of the United States president in a brazen, weeklong spree that inflamed the country ahead of key elections.
Authorities say Sayoc faces more than 50 years in prison if convicted on all charges.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, the president said he knows the pipe bomb suspect was a supporter, but he bears "no blame" for his actions.
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Steyer was one of numerous high-profile Democrats to receive a pipe bomb in the mail last week, according to The Hill. "Though his views and political rhetoric seemed off-putting, people who knew him said he wasn't capable of violence". A Twitter account that appears to belong to the suspect includes repeated attacks on billionaire George Soros and praise for U.S. President Donald Trump and other Republicans.
The former stripper faces at least five federal charges that he mailed more than a dozen pipe bombs to prominent Democrats, public figures and CNN this month. Authorities told the Associated Press the devices were not rigged to explode when the packages were opened, but they said they were not sure if that is because the devices were poorly made or were not meant to harm.
Even as Sayoc was taken into custody, investigators continued to chase potential bombs.
Sayoc's fingerprint was found on one of the envelopes addressed to Waters, and a DNA sample collected from a piece of the IED inside two of the envelopes matched Sayoc.
"There is no imminent danger to CNN Center", Zucker said, in a statement about the package. "He has often referred to major news organizations as 'the enemy of the people, ' and has shown contempt for CNN", a New York Times article stated two days before the bomber was caught.
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. Kamala Harris of California said investigators were looking at a package sent to her office. Thomas Fiori, a former federal law enforcement officer, said he saw an undercover police officer in a nearby SUV looking at the AutoZone store with binoculars Friday.