A Timeline Of The Week's Mail Bomb Madness

A Timeline Of The Week's Mail Bomb Madness

The FBI has confirmed that a man in Florida has been arrested in connection with the series of homemade explosive devices sent to prominent Democrats and critics of President Donald Trump.

Three packages were recovered Friday: one in Florida addressed to New Jersey Democratic Sen. A 12th package was addressed to Clapper at cable network CNN and was intercepted at a New York City post office, a federal law enforcement official said.

Sayoc Jr. reportedly sent those potentially unsafe mailings to former President Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, liberal billionaire George Soros, former Attorney General Eric Holder, DNI director James Clapper and Sen.

"I can tell you this: we will find the person - persons responsible, and we're going to bring them to justice", Sessions said.

"We will prosecute them, him, her, whoever it may be, to the fullest extent of the law", the president said at the White House.

The news of Sayoc's arrest came just after President Trump appeared to endorse the false flag theory being perpetuated by conservative media (which the Federal Bureau of Investigation has now concluded is not the case, and that these were not hoax devices).

Court records show Sayoc has a history of arrests.

The suspect is a white man in his 50s who moved to Florida from NY.

Just a couple of hours before today's arrest, in an early Friday morning tweet President Trump referred to the terrorist acts as "this bomb stuff" and inferred that the attacks were a false flag created to slow down Republicans' momentum leading into the midterms.

The white van papered with inflammatory material that was captured by local media outlets during Sayoc's arrest did in fact belong to him.

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Public records showed Mr Sayoc had been arrested numerous times for domestic violence and has been convicted on theft, stolen property and traffic charges.

In 2004, the 56-year-old was arrested on multiple charges including fraud and drug possession.

At a press conference Thursday, officials in NY would not discuss possible motives or details on how the packages found their way into the postal system. The mailings to Brennan and Clapper were addressed to CNN's offices in NY.

The first package was found Monday at the home of billionaire businessman George Soros, a long-time Democrat and Trump critic. Posted under the headline "The Swamp to Be Drained!" were images of the Clintons, Barack Obama, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Eric Holder, and Maxine Waters.

All of them were sent to people who have criticized or clashed with President Donald Trump, and authorities continued to warn Friday that others could still be out there.

Trump has been on a rally blitz, hoping to help vulnerable Republicans ahead of the November 6 elections that will determine which party controls Congress.

Overnight, a package sent to a home just miles away, the Chappaqua estate of Bill and Hillary Clinton, was intercepted.

FBI Assistant Director William Sweeney said thorough examinations of all the packages were under way at the FBI laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, near Washington DC.

Mr Trump's supporters accused Democrats of unfairly suggesting the President was to blame for the bomb scare.

"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", he tweeted.

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