The man suspected of sending 14 pipe bombs to prominent Democrats around the country will be formally charged in court Monday.
President Donald Trump said Friday he has no plans to call former President Barack Obama or other individuals who were the intended targets of pipe bombs mailed this week. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and one to former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, sent to CNN's NY address.
Debra Gureghian, the general manager of New River Pizza and Fresh Kitchen restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc worked as a delivery driver until January, told CNN that Sayoc was anti-black, anti-gay and anti-Jewish.
The envelopes, addressed to Democrats such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and intercepted from DE to California, held vital evidence investigators said they used to arrest Sayoc on Friday outside of Miami. He's looking at up to 48 years in prison if found guilty.
The complaint identifies a Twitter account that authorities said he used to rail against Democratic figures, and it notes that both his social media messages and the bomb packages used the same misspelling - "Hilary Clinton" - for Trump's 2016 opponent.
Trump's comments came hours after Cesar Sayoc, a Florida resident and apparent Trump supporter, was arrested and charged with sending 13 explosive devices to prominent Trump critics, many of whom have been frequent targets of the President's rhetoric.
The arrest was made at an AutoZone store in Plantation, Florida.
After Monday's hearing, the case is expected to move to a federal court in NY.
The van's windows were plastered with pro-Trump stickers, the slogan "CNN SUCKS" and images of Democratic leaders with red cross-hairs over their faces, echoing the rancor of one of the most toxic election campaigns in decades.
The paper quoted Trump as saying, "We must never allow political violence to take root in America and I'm committed to doing everything in my power as president to stop it and stop it now". The package featured a Camden, New Jersey, address, reports NBC News, but may have ended up in Florida because of its return address - the other packages listed Rep.
Investigators are also analyzing Sayoc's impounded van in which he lived and allegedly built the pipe bombs because it contains a trove of valuable evidence, from explosive-device materials to credit-card receipts. Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray declined to talk about the potential political motivations but Sessions did say this: "He may have been a partisan. appears to be partisan, but that will be determined as the case goes forward".