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|Cesar Sayoc (mug shot)|
NBC News reports Cesar Sayoc, an ardent Trump supporter who pleaded guilty to sending more than a dozen pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump last year, was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison.
Sayoc sent homemade pipe bombs bundled with glass shards to prominent Democrats including Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama.
The series of mailed pipe bombs, which prosecutors described in court papers as “a domestic terror attack,” spurred a nationwide scare last year.
He was arrested on Oct. 26 outside an auto-parts store near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Sayoc was living out of a white van plastered with stickers praising Trump and slogans condemning liberals and the media. He would shower at the gym where he works out, a Florida-based cousin previously told NBC News.
From Oct. 22 to Nov. 2, the FBI and U.S. Postal Service recovered 16 manila padded envelopes containing improvised explosive devices that were believed to have been sent by Sayoc from Florida, prosecutors said.
Sayoc is also accused of sending the devices, or addressing them to be sent, to former Vice President Joe Biden; former Attorney General Eric Holder; former CIA Director John Brennan; Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Kamala Harris, D-Calif.; Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.; activist Tom Steyer; and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
Sayoc had faced a possible sentence of life in prison.
Police reportedly found a list of more than 100 additional possible targets.
A cousin describes Sayoc to NBC News as a “lost soul” and a “loose cannon” who abused steroids.
MSNBC’s The 11th Hour sent a reporter down to chat with Trump supporters at a rally down in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the results are about what you’d expect.
Meet Trump supporter Arvil Runyon, who believes Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton sent themselves pipe bombs to influence voters.
That’s in stark contrast to the facts that show the MAGAbomber’s fingerprint and DNA was ON THE F*CKING BOMBS.
WATCH: Talking to Trump supporters before tonight’s rally, our @alivitali met one man who said he thinks Barack Obama & Hillary Clinton probably mailed pipe bombs to themselves. Learn more: https://t.co/Vkt9v3Klyw #11MSNBC #11thHour pic.twitter.com/OWyDoHT4Hf
— 11th Hour (@11thHour) October 27, 2018
|Prior mugshot of Cesar Sayoc, Jr. (via NBC News)|
NBC News reports that 56-year-old Florida resident Cesar Sayoc, Jr. has been identified as the suspect who sent a dozen pipe bomb packages to prominent critics of President Donald Trump.
Sayoc’s white van, which had pictures of Trump and the presidential seal plastered to the windows, was seized by the officials and hauled off to a secure facility.
For those who will ask, according to records, Sayoc is a registered Republican.
Far-right Trump supporters like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have suggested in the past couple of days that the bombs might have been sent by Democrats as a ‘false flag.’
Sayoc’s Facebook page has apparently been identified. It’s quite the shrine to Donald Trump.
Several news outlets are reporting a man has been arrested in connection with the series of pipe bombs sent to Donald Trump’s political foes.
From the Sun-Sentinel:
A man has been arrested in Plantation in connection with the bombs sent to a dozen critics of President Trump, investigators said.
A police source said the federal investigation tracked a suspect to Plantation, near Broward Boulevard and State Road 441. The U.S. Department of Justice said one man was in custody and a press conference will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday.
FBI agents and other law enforcement officers were examining a white van in a commercial parking lot, covered with pro-Trump stickers. They covered the van with a blue tarp and were preparing to load it on to a truck.
The investigation had shifted to South Florida Thursday and Friday, as the number of bombs reached 12.
The latest bombs discovered were sent to New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, both similar in appearance to pipe bomb devices sent to other prominent Democrats.
As more bombs are being sent to even more liberal political foes of Donald Trump, the president continues to blame the media and the victims themselves.
After yesterday saw former President Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and CNN targeted with mail bombs, this morning we get word that former Vice President Biden was the target of a 10th mail bomb.
But the Trumpster blames everyone but himself for the dangerous attacks.
This morning he continued to blame the media in a tweet, echoing heated rhetoric he brought to a campaign rally last night.
“A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News. It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!” wrote the Trumpster.
A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News. It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2018
The hashtag #MAGABomber is now trending on Twitter.
Accordin’ to Trump, the #MAGABomber ain’t at fault. It’s the media for upsettin’ the poor feller.
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) October 25, 2018
The President of the United States has incited violence and domestic terrorism. I never imagined I’d ever say that.#resist #magabomber #bombscare #VoteBlueToEndThisNightmare
— Dr. DaShanne Stokes (@DaShanneStokes) October 25, 2018
People in the media were still expecting to hear the condemnation of assassination attempts by a #MAGABomber by the same scumbag who praised the physical assault of a journalist, condoned the murder of a journalist and led a chant to jail political opponents. When is enough?
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) October 25, 2018
There have now been 10 packages discovered:
* George Soros
* Eric Holder
* John Brennan
* Maxine Waters (DC area)
* Maxine Waters (L.A.)
* Robert De Niro
* Joe Biden (New Castle, DE)
* Joe Biden (Wilmington)— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 25, 2018
|Former President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton|
Bombs were discovered to have been sent to former President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this morning.
The offices of CNN at Time Warner Center in New York City were also evacuated over a reported explosive device.
From The New York Times:
Explosive devices were sent to former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as to CNN’s offices in New York, sparking an intense investigation on Wednesday into whether a bomber is going after targets that have often been the subject of right-wing ire.
A law enforcement official said the three devices were similar to one found Monday at the home of George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist and liberal donor who has come under fierce criticism from conservatives and conspiracy theorists.
None of the devices harmed anyone. Law enforcement officials said they were investigating whether all the devices were sent by the same person or persons.
Clinton, Obama, Soros and CNN have all been frequent targets of Donald Trump in his campaign rhetoric.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement condemning “the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton and other public figures.”
“These terrorizing acts are despicable, and anyone responsible will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law,” said Sanders according to the Associated Press. “The United States Secret Service and other law enforcement agencies are investigating and will take all appropriate actions to protect anyone threatened by these cowards.”
According to several reports, the package mailed to CNN’s offices was addressed to former CIA director John Brennan, who has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration since becoming a CNN commentator.
Everyone at CNN NY being evacuated. Swarms of NYPD outside — I wasn’t allowed to grab a coat or any of my belongings — told to immediately go to staircase pic.twitter.com/rtcAoKS6y9— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) October 24, 2018