Trump critic De Niro urges Americans to vote after bomb plot

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New York's state Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo was unimpressed.

Neither Sessions nor Wray would directly address questions from journalists about political motives and the packages discovered across the country this week.

Several law enforcement officials from various agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, gathered in the parking lot of an Auto Zone in Plantation earlier in the day, where investigators were focused on a white van with pro-Trump political stickers covering the windows.

The van had several stickers on the windows, including American flags.

The packages were "clearly an effort to terrorize people politically, to choose people for political purposes and attack them due to their beliefs", New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

"We must never allow political violence take root in America", Trump said in his first remarks since Sayoc was apprehended. We can not guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired.

The president acknowledged the suspect's political allegiance, but denied any responsibility that his incendiary rhetoric could have played a role in motivating the spree.

Jeff Zucker, the president of CNN Worldwide, said in a note to staff that all mail to CNN domestic offices was being screened at off-site facilities. The van also had a "CNN SUCKS" sign and a photo of Clinton with a bullseye superimposed on her face.

"Do you see how nice I'm behaving tonight?"

Trump did reject the idea that he or his statements might be in some way culpable in the attacks. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Sen. Trump said on Twitter at about 3:15 a.m. EST on Friday.

Online court records show that Sayoc in 2002 was arrested and served a year of probation for a felony charge of threatening to throw or place a bomb.

On Thursday, the investigation widened with the discovery of three additional packages.

The packages were sent in manila envelopes with bubble wrap, marked with computer-printed address labels.

All packages were either intercepted or discovered; none have detonated and no one has been hurt.

De Niro has been a frequent critic of Trump and used an expletive to condemn the president at the televised Tony Awards last June, receiving a standing ovation.

Federal authorities had been focusing on Florida as the location where the majority of packages originated.

Police in NY said they were responding to a suspicious package in midtown Manhattan, just blocks from where one of the explosive devices was found earlier this week at CNN's offices in the Time Warner Center.

New York's Democratic mayor Bill de Blasio urged people across the city to be on alert, and to refrain from opening suspicious packages. Sayoc lives in Aventura, Florida, and investigators believe numerous packages were processed at a nearby mail facility.

The suspicious package addressed to De Niro was discovered Thursday in the mailroom of his production company, TriBeca Productions, a law enforcement source told Fox News. Holder's package ended up rerouted and delivered to the Wasserman Schultz return address.

"Some of the packages went through the mail".

United States law enforcement is engaged in a frantic search for the person or persons who sent explosive devices in the mail to De Niro and other people.

"A search of a postal database suggested at least some may have been mailed from Florida", the AP reports. He called police early Thursday morning to inform them about it.

The first crude bomb to be discovered was delivered on Monday to the suburban NY compound of George Soros, a liberal billionaire and major contributor to Democratic causes.

Suspicious package addressed to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper found at mail facility on 52nd Street in Midtown, Manhattan. Hillary Clinton, Trump's 2016 presidential election opponent, and former President Barack Obama also received parcels, along with CNN.

"I thank God no one's been hurt, and I thank the courageous and resourceful security and law enforcement people for protecting us", De Niro said in a brief statement.

Authorities have branded the parcel bombs, coming less than two weeks before national elections that could alter the balance of power on Capitol Hill, as an act of terrorism, though they have declined to say whether the devices were built to be functional.

A federal law enforcement source told Reuters the devices were thought to have been fashioned from bomb-making designs widely available on the internet.

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