Sayoc sent multiple threats to Democrats and anti-Trump personalities, but from his record, he was already a nutty person prior to Trump's rise on the political scene; his first bomb threat was in...2002.
On Twitter, the 56-year-old Sayoc trafficked conspiracy theories and ranted about liberal billionaire George Soros, former president Barack Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, as well as others whose politics were out of line with his.
Well, for starters, CNN does suck. (ABC News via AP) NYPD's Total Containment vessel arrives as law enforcement respond to the scene of a suspicious package at a postal facility in NY on October 26, 2018 in NY. Numerous packages were addressed to high-ranking Obama Administration officials, including former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former CIA Director John Brennan and former Attorney General Eric Holder. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris.
Hia lawyer at the time, Miami attorney Ronald Lowy, said Sayoc threatened to throw a bomb in a conversation with a Florida Power and Light representative.
A sketch artist captures package bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc’s first appearance in a Miami federal courtroom
Here are key moments in the investigation, according to a criminal complaint filed by prosecutors Friday. Six American flag stamps were affixed to each envelope with the return address of Florida Rep.
The latest packages intercepted came Friday morning: to New Jersey U.S. Sen.
Hours after FBI Director Christopher Wray announced the arrest of Cesar Sayoc in connection with sending 13 IEDs, Twitter finally suspended two accounts tied to Sayoc.
If convicted on all counts, he could be sentenced to up to 48 years in prison, officials say.
"We can find no evidence that Cesar Altieri, Caesar Altieri, Caesar Altieri Sayoc, Ceasar Altieri Randazzo (Facebook) or Julus Cesar Milan (Twitter) is or was a member or employee of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, or is or was an employee of Seminole Gaming or Hard Rock International" the Tribe said in a statement issued on Friday. This also happens to mirror the verbal approach our President has taken toward the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice.
In addition, a number of press outlets attributed social media accounts to Sayoc that were rife with posts mocking Democrats, as well as photos of Sayoc wearing a hat bearing President Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan.
Clues appeared to confirm their suspicions. Some posts said, "Hilary" instead of "Hillary" Clinton, while another said "Shultz" instead of Schultz for Debbie Wasserman Schultz. As of Friday afternoon, authorities were searching his mother's residential complex. With that, authorities began zeroing in on Sayoc on Thursday, gathering mobile phone records to track his past movements and conducting real-time surveillance of his location and activities, the official said. In the AutoZone parking lot, agents found the white van, where he appeared to be living.
He was identified after his fingerprint was discovered on a package sent to Congresswoman Maxine Waters, officials say.
The FBI called them "potentially destructive devices" - so either the bombmaker was good enough to ensure none would go off and never intended them to explode, or they were poorly constructed.
"Oh, my God", the anonymous woman told reporters. "There may be more packages in transit now".