Bombs Mailed to Trump Critics Are Connected to Miami and South Florida

Bombs Mailed to Trump Critics Are Connected to Miami and South Florida

Bombs Mailed to Trump Critics Are Connected to Miami and South Florida

He has a criminal history and ties to NY, the sources added.

After news of the arrest broke, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and other law enforcement personnel could be seen in news footage draping a van in blue tarp in South Florida. Authorities did not find anything suspicious. Cory Booker and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, authorities said Friday.

Two suspect packages were sent to California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, one intended for her office in the nation's capital and the other for her home district office.

Sarah Flores, a spokeswoman for the Justice Department, said a news conference is scheduled for later Friday. By the following morning, he'd abandoned that toned-down rhetoric and blamed the media for the discord in US public life.

A person has been arrested in connection with a mail-bombing campaign aimed at Trump critics, U.S. officials say. He has also bristled at commentators who have highlighted his rhetoric when discussing the explosive devices, tweeting shortly after 3 a.m. Friday that CNN was "blaming me for the current spate of Bombs".

"Republicans are doing so well in early voting, and at the polls, and now this "Bomb" stuff happens and the momentum greatly slows - news not talking politics", he wrote. "Republicans, go out and vote!"

The Miami Herald, citing a federal law enforcement official familiar with the investigation, reports that the package sent from the facility is likely the one that ended up on Wednesday at the South Florida office of Rep.

Notable among them is a 2002 arrest by Miami police for an offense described in online records as a "threat to bomb" and "threaten to discharge destructive device". No further details were available about the case. There is also a notation about the ajudication being withheld.

Thomas Fiori is a former federal law enforcement officer. Other charges of larceny, grand theft and fraud soon followed across the southern part of the state.

Last week, Mr Trump, who has joined other Republicans in accusing Democrats of encouraging "mob" tactics, heaped praise on a Montana congressman who assaulted a reporter in 2017.

Sayoc declared bankruptcy in 2012, according to a court filing that said he lived with his mother at that time. And officials in NY also uncovered a suspicious package Friday at a Manhattan post office addressed to former intelligence director James Clapper.

"This is definitely domestic terrorism", Clapper told CNN Friday, hitting out at Trump saying he bore "some responsibility" for a decline in civility.

The FBI reported an 11th suspicious package was discovered overnight in Florida, addressed to Democrat Sen.

In a phone interview, Clapper told CNN, "It appears they got the correct spelling of my's not a surprise".

A New York City police bomb squad has removed a suspicious package from a Manhattan building associated with actor Robert De Niro.

Photos showed the van's windows were covered with political stickers.

All of the packages listed the Florida office of Rep. An earlier package had been sent to former Obama CIA Director John Brennan via CNN in NY. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's office is housed in Sunrise, Florida, Oct. 24, 2018.

CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker, whose network Trump has repeatedly attacked as "fake news", laid the blame at Trump's feet after the delivery of a suspected bomb prompted the evacuation of CNN's NY headquarters.

"I do want to just echo one thing that John Brennan said and that this is not going to silence the administration's critics", Clapper said.

The bombs seized Wednesday, each with a small battery, were about six inches long and packed with powder and broken glass, according to a law enforcement official who viewed X-ray images.

The new packages discovered Thursday set off a new wave of alarm.

Authorities are not giving credence to the reports of an image of the ISIS flag on the device, the source said, suggesting they do not believe it's worldwide terrorism. But they were still uncertain whether the devices were poorly designed or never meant to cause physical harm.

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