U.S. pipe bombs suspect appears at court hearing

Clay Curtis
November 8, 2018

None of the devices exploded and no one was injured when the packages were intercepted en route to their targets, but the authorities at the time did not hesitate to label the episodes a campaign of terrorism.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jane Kim, said he posed "a serious risk of danger to the public" and described him as "a flight risk".

CNN was referring to President Donald Trump's aggressive rhetoric against illegal immigration, sending troops to the border, and warning of the consequences of Democratic victories in the 2018 elections.

Authorities arrested Cesar Sayoc, a staunch Trump supporter, in Plantation, Florida, on October 26 in connection with the series of mail bombs ― none of which detonated.

Cesar Sayoc, a former male stripper, pizza delivery driver and disc jockey who lived in a white van festooned with right-wing political images supporting Trump and lambasting his critics, faces a maximum penalty of 48 years in prison.

The 56-year-old appeared in court wearing a blue T-shirt with his gray hair pulled back in a tight pony tail. He appeared taken aback, however, when Lehrburger noted that Sayoc is charged with assaulting federal officials, among other counts.

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His lawyers did not attempt to seek his release on bail after prosecutors released a letter outlining more evidence against him, including DNA linking him to 10 of the explosive devices and fingerprints on two of them.

"Packages were addressed to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Sen". Kamala Harris, D-Calif., former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

Sayoc is due to return to a federal court on Monday for a preliminary hearing.

Prosecutors say the most recent crude bomb was recovered on Friday in California, addressed to liberal activist Tom Steyer.

Sayoc's mother, Madeline Sayoc, sent a letter to ABC News that was published Sunday, stating he has struggled with mental health for much of his life. "This is not how I raised him or my children".

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