Obama bashes Trump for vilifying his political enemies ahead of bomb attempts

Obama bashes Trump for vilifying his political enemies ahead of bomb attempts

All the individuals targeted by the packages Sayoc is accused of sending have been outspoken critics of Trump and his administration, foils for the president and his right-wing supporters or both.

Obama went after recent efforts by President Trump and Republican candidates to claim the GOP is the party that wants to protect pre-existing condition coverage for all Americans, pointing out that Wisconsin is one of several states that has joined a lawsuit that would gut those very same protections.

A "CNN Sucks" sticker was also on the van.

The former President criticized President Trump's tenure in office and alleged him for "making stuff up". Cory Booker and Kamala Harris.

The 11th package was addressed to Booker, a Democratic senator from New Jersey, and was discovered at a mail sorting facility in Florida, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

A cousin of the suspect told NBC News she was stunned by Sayoc's arrest. The packages were almost identical - six inch PVC pipes with wires, stuffed inside a bubble-wrap lined manila envelope, according to the complaint.

Wray said investigators had yet to determine whether the bombs were actually "functional", but added that the devices could be unsafe "if subjected to the right combination of heat or shock or friction".

Sayoc was charged with five criminal counts related to 13 explosive devices, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Friday.

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If put on trial and convicted, the suspect faces up to 48 years in prison, according to a spokeswoman for the Department of Justice.

"We need leaders who will actually stand up for what's right, regardless of party", Obama said to cheers from the crowd.

He said, "In the last election, it was Hillary's emails".

With his possible identity known, investigators checked his cell phone number against cell phone towers in the vicinity to see if they matched the location and timing for when the packages originated, according to a law enforcement official.

"They didn't care about her emails ... because if they did, they'd be up in arms right now, as the Chinese are listening to the president's iPhone that he leaves in his golf cart", Obama quipped. Some posts said, "Hilary" instead of "Hillary" Clinton, while another said "Shultz" instead of Schultz for Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Sayoc was initially somewhat cooperative, one official said.

All were sent through the U.S. Postal Service system and intercepted before reaching their intended targets without exploding. But he has since retained a lawyer so questioning has ceased.

"Today's arrest does not mean we are all out of the woods", Wray told reporters.