(MANHATTAN, N,Y.) Latest: FBI Cesar Sayoc Fla. man was arrested Friday morning in the investigation of the spate of suspected explosive devices sent to top Democrats and Trump critics around the country: The Department of Justice confirmed the arrest at around 11 a.m: After emergency responders found a suspicious package addressed to Cory Booker and James Clapper, care of CNN, where he is a contributor, at a mail facility #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Oct.26: Editor says here’s what we know of this arrest so far: The suspect has been identified as Cesar A. Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Florida: Sayoc has a criminal record and was born in Brooklyn, according to authorities: Court records also show that Sayoc was convicted in the 1990s in Broward County on grand theft and stolen property charges and in 2004 on a felony charge of fraudulent refunds and misdemeanor of tampering with physical evidenceWho Is Cesar Sayoc? A law enforcement source told CBS News authorities were led to Sayoc in part through DNA evidence: He was tracked through his cell phone, sources told CBS2 #AceNewsDesk reports 

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Sayoc was taken into custody at or near an auto supply shop in Plantation, Florida, north of Miami: The scene showed numerous law enforcement personnel at the scene of the arrest site. They could be seen covering a white van with numerous stickers in its windows with a blue tarp.LOOK: High resolution photo shows political stickers covering windows of white van found near Plantation, Florida site where mail bombing suspect was arrested https://t.co/QOC2JDvOIU pic.twitter.com/E72CUd0FSt — CBS News (@CBSNews) October 26, 2018More details are expected at a Department of Justice news conference Friday afternoon.

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I am pleased to inform you that law enforcement has apprehended the suspect and has taken into him into custody,” President Donald Trump said. “These terrorizing acts are despicable and have no place in our country.” …… “We must never allow political violence to take root in America,” Trump added, “and I am committed to doing everything in my power to stop it.”Trump praised law enforcement for finding “a needle in the haystack.” The bottom line is that Americans must unify,” Trump said: “The good news is there is an individual in custody right now,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
The arrest comes just a few hours after emergency responders found a suspicious package addressed to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, care of CNN, where he is a contributor, at a mail facility in Midtown Manhattan: 
Authorities shut down 52nd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues while they investigated the device found at the Radio City post office. Numerous emergency vehicles could be seen on the street and people were kept from the area: https://acenewsroom.wordpress.com/2018/10/26/urgent-us-law-enforcement-responding-to-suspicious-package-in-nyc-police-say-https-t-co-wlrcyh3wou-https-t-co-9t4pxzoorb/ “At approximately 8:15 a.m. an alert postal worker who was aware of a series of suspected pipe bombs in packages going through the mail recognized a package that postal workers across the country had been warned about and shown photographs of in the system here at Radio City station,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism John Miller said. “This area was secured while emergency service and the NYPD Bomb Squad responded. The package was isolated in the post office. The Bomb Squad was able to use their equipment to conduct an X-ray. Inside they saw what appears to be a pipe bomb consistent with other devices we’ve seen this week contained in a package consistent with the packaging we’ve seen this week.”
The package was safely removed and transported to Rodman’s Neck in the Bronx at around 10 a.m., though police warned the area would still have a strong police presence as the investigation continued.
Sources say the device has the same design according to the x ray and same packaging: Authorities currently believe the mailings were staggered, and the device sent to Clapper may have been sent after the others.Clapper, who has been outspoken against Trump, told CNN that the spate of suspicious packages will not silence critics of the administration, though he warns they should be very cautious…………………..“I’m really not surprised, and in some sense relieved my wife and I are away from home right now. This is definitely domestic terrorism, no question about it in my mind,” Clapper said. “I think anyone who has in any way been a critic, publicly been a critic of President Trump, needs to be on extra alert.”
Also Friday, investigators in Florida turned up another suspicious package targeting N.J. Sen. Cory Booker: The #FBI has confirmed an 11th package has been recovered in Florida, similar in appearance to the others, addressed to Sen. Cory Booker.
— FBI (@FBI) October 26, 2018The package targeting Booker was reportedly found at the Opa-locka mail facility in Florida, where sources tell CBS News some of the packages were processed.
Investigators have been focusing their search for clues there in the manhunt for whoever is behind the spate of mailings.Saddened and angered that an explosive device was sent to @CoryBooker’s office. @NJOHSP is working closely with federal, state, and local partners to monitor the situation and coordinate our response. Grateful to law enforcement for keeping us safe from these acts of terror — Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) October 26, 2018New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted he was “saddened and angered” to learn of the device sent to Booker: With addition of the devices sent to Clapper and Booker, 12 suspicious packages have been sent to ten prominent Democrats across the country: Both packages are similar to the previous packages targeting prominent Democrats.All of the packages had a return address of Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and federal officials confirm some of them originated in the state. They say postal inspectors have been poring through millions of pieces of mail, searching for similar packages.
“It’s devastating, deeply disturbing to have my name used in that way. As you know, we received one of the packages in our office, and obviously any of the packages that had bounced back would’ve come to the return address. So it’s disturbing, troubling, sinister,” Wasserman Schultz said.
“We are working quickly to process and analyze relevant information from the suspicious packages recovered over the last few days,” said Bill Sweeney, the assistant director in charge of the FBI New York.

#FBI is seeking info from the public to aid in the investigation of the suspicious packages. No piece of info is too small. Do not hesitate to call the FBI tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI or go online to https://t.co/iL7sD5efWD. Tipsters can remain anonymous. https://t.co/43gM4NBm9s pic.twitter.com/1AHJIB1no5
— FBI (@FBI) October 26, 2018

The FBI asked for help from the public in the investigation, requesting people call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online by clicking here. The NYPD urged New Yorkers who might have information to call 1-888-NYC-SAFE: The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is working closely with our law enforcement partners in this ongoing investigation,” a spokesperson for the United States Postal Service said. “Any reports of suspicious mailings are taken very seriously, as they may impact the safety of postal employees and disrupt the processing of mail. We strive to provide a safe and secure mail system, preserve the integrity of the mail, and, most importantly, ensure a safe environment for postal employees, Postal Service customers, and the American public.” The USPS said that it is employing a strategy that involves technology, screening and employee training to help keep the postal system safe.

As the FBI continues to warn more pipe bombs could be out there, false alarms have led to confusion. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle were evacuated Thursday night, both due to suspicious packages that turned out to be false alarms.

The packages were addressed to people who have been critics of Trump, and the president has been critical of them, as well: Earlier Friday morning, the president tweeted, “Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others, can criticize me at will, even blaming me for the current spate of Bombs and ridiculously comparing this to September 11th and the Oklahoma City bombing, yet when I criticize them they go wild and scream, ‘it’s just not Presidential!’”

Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others, can criticize me at will, even blaming me for the current spate of Bombs and ridiculously comparing this to September 11th and the Oklahoma City bombing, yet when I criticize them they go wild and scream, “it’s just not Presidential!” — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 26, 2018

Trump also tweeted that he was concerned about how the recent spate of suspicious packages would impact Republican turnout at the elections.

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. Very unfortunate, what is going on. Republicans, go out and vote!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 26, 2018

“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. Very unfortunate, what is going on. Republicans, go out and vote!” Trump tweeted……….Two of the packages were sent to former Vice President Joe Biden……………This division, this hatred, this ugliness – it has to end. Words matter,” Biden said Thursday.

“This is at a torrid level that is just unpalatable,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. “This is whipping up people, and you will see people respond.”………..We need a new political sensitivity that says ‘there are boundaries,’” Cuomo added: On Thursday morning, another device was discovered at the production offices of Robert De Niro in Tribeca………………….CBS2’s Mobile 2 camera recorded exclusive video as the NYPD loaded it onto a containment vehicle.
De Niro released a statement Friday calling on Americans to vote.
“I thank God no one’s been hurt, and I thank the brave and resourceful security and law enforcement people for protecting us,” De Niro said. “There’s something more powerful than bombs, and that’s your vote.  People must vote!”
All of the parcels were sent in similar packaging, and the devices were made to appear like active bombs. None of them detonated, which experts say will be helpful in tracing where the materials came from: Investigators are working to determine whether the bombs were just poorly designed or if they were simply meant to scare the recipients.
“We are treating them as live devices,” said NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill.
The devices are now being examined at the FBI’s laboratory in Quantico, Virginia.
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(WASHINGTON) FBI MOST WANTED: A founding member of a Mexican drug cartel charged with kidnapping and murdering a U.S. DEA agent in 1985 has been named to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, and one of the highest rewards in the history of the program—$20 million—is being offered for information leading to his capture #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Apr.12: Rafael Caro-Quintero, known as RCQ and considered a godfather of Mexican drug trafficking, was one of the primary suppliers of heroin, cocaine, and marijuana to the United States in the late 1970s: In 1984, Mexican authorities raided a sprawling marijuana plantation owned by Caro-Quintero, and he blamed undercover DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena for the raid #AceNewsDesk reports

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The following year, Camarena was close to uncovering a million-dollar drug pipeline from Mexico to the United States, but before he was able to expose the operation, the federal agent was kidnapped in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, allegedly on direct orders from Caro-Quintero. Camarena’s body, which showed signs of torture, was found a month later.
#FBI, @DEAHQ, #USMS, & @StateINL announced addition of Rafael Caro‐Quintero to FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. #RCQ is wanted for alleged involvement in the 1985 kidnapping & murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique Salazar. Call 1-800-CALL-FBI w/ tips. https://t.co/dJYdgg1gNFpic.twitter.com/7jlfD1pz7X FBI April 12, 2018

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WASHINGTON: #FBI ALERT: Warm Springs Police: Needs the ‘ Public’s Help ‘ in finding this 11-year old girl who is missing and endangered warning the public to beware DO NOT APPROACH – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Mar.06: The FBI and Warm Springs Police Department are asking for the public’s help in locating a 11-year-old girl, Kaitlyn Stofiel, who is missing and possibly endangered.

Law enforcement officers believe Kaitlyn is with her custodial father, Thomas Clarence Stofiel, age 44. At this time, officers and agents simply want to locate Kaitlyn to ensure that she is safe.

Stofiel’s truck was found in late February parked approximately one-half mile down the Mt. Wilson turn-off of Highway 26 (near milepost 76) on the Warm Springs Reservation. Neither Thomas nor Kaitlyn Stofiel has any known connection to the reservation other than the fact that the vehicle was found on the reservation. They were living in Portland most recently, and Kaitlyn was reportedly being home-schooled.

There have been no confirmed sightings of Kaitlyn or Thomas Stofiel in at least a week.

Thomas Stofiel may be distraught, is known to possess various weapons, and reportedly has survival skills.

THOMAS CLARENCE STOFIEL
Age: 44
Race: White
Height: 5’5″
Weight: 125 pounds
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Green

KAITLYN STOFIEL
Age: 11
Race: White
Height: Unknown (tall and thin)
Hair: Long, dark hair
Eyes: Blue

Anyone who has information about their immediate whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1. DO NOT APPROACH. Anyone with information should call the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181 (ext. 0) twenty-four hours a day; the FBI in Bend at (541) 389-1202; or the Warm Springs Police Department at (541) 553-1171.

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WASHINGTON: Counterintelligence agents from the #FBI and Pentagon are pursuing a suspected foreign agent posing as a Navy officer who offered fraudulent contracts to defense contractors in a bid to obtain sensitive and embargoed American technology – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Dec.01: FBI, Pentagon Counterspies Hunt Fraudulent Navy Contractor
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The #FBI on Wednesday sent a security alert about the scam uncovered recently by a contractor in Massachusetts to contractors engaged in secret defense work.

An #FBI counterintelligence agent stated in the alert that the contractor reported “an individual posing as U.S. Navy officer” was issuing fake Navy contracts for computer and telecommunications equipment.

“Further investigation revealed several other reported incidents following a similar pattern where computers, telecommunication equipment, and export controlled technology were requested from cleared defense contractors and information technology companies,” stated the notice from FBI Agent Carmine Nigro of the Boston field office.

The contracts involved unsolicited email requests made by people who identified themselves as purchasing agents for the Navy, Army, and Air Force. The emails originated from email domains that appeared similar to official military email accounts. Among the false domains were “@navy-mil.us” and “@navy-mil.com.” The true Navy email domain is @navy.mil.

The email requests specified that the sensitive goods being contracted were to be shipped to non-military facilities including freight and shipping warehouses, commercial office space, and locations overseas—indicating a likely foreign intelligence service connection.

“The individual(s) involved appear to have knowledge and some degree of familiarity with U.S. Department of Defense purchasing procedures and documentation, and have listed legitimate Department of Defense facilities within the original request for information,” Nigro stated.

The Boston FBI office is investigating the contracting scam.

An FBI spokesman had no immediate comment.

The alert did not identify what nation’s intelligence service was behind the technology acquisition effort.

However, China’s spy services in the past have used email solicitation as part of a large-scale cyber espionage campaign targeting U.S. defense technology.

Counterintelligence experts say email solicitation is one of the main techniques used by foreign spies to obtain information and goods through the Internet.

However, posing as U.S. military officers engaged in contracting is a relatively new technique.

The fraudulent email operation is part of what the Pentagon calls cyber-enabled espionage threats to industry. The operations are designed to gather technology or sabotage defense contractors.

The Pentagon’s Defense Security Service states in a training brochure that 80 percent of foreign intelligence collection involves six methods.

They include requests for information and academic solicitation of information, computer network activity, targeting at conferences and conventions, corporate solicitation and marketing, foreign visits and specialized information elicitation, and agent recruitment.

The Defense Security Service has identified computer information and information security software as targets of foreign intelligence agencies.

Command, control, communications, and computers are “the backbone of almost all government functions from battlefield commanders to interagency communications,” the service said.

“Monitors, computers, printers, phones, radios, and data links are all necessary in this network-centric environment.”

Software targeted by foreign spies included computer-aided design software, modeling and simulation software, artificial intelligence, microelectronic design software, and databases.

The Defense Security Service is responsible for thwarting foreign spies and other security threats at some 10,000 defense contractors located at 13,000 facilities and encompassing 1.2 million people.

Jeffrey Burlette, a DSS counterintelligence official, said in a recent online webinar that cyber space has allowed foreign actors seeking to obtain U.S. defense secrets to mask their identities.

Past cases have involved email solicitations that appeared to be from Canada seeking to ship restricted U.S. items to Singapore with the eventual goal of sending them to Iran, Burlette said.

Goods and technology are often acquired through front companies and electronic communications, he said.

Another ruse is for foreign spies to request information through emails, establish a back-and-forth exchange, and then to provide a “weaponized document” that allows the spy to gain access to a defense contractor’s computer network.

“One thing you have to remember is these are adversaries that are state-sponsored, they’ve been classically trained in intelligence collection techniques in how to defeat certain security apparatus, and are very effective at their job,” Burlette said.

One damaging foreign espionage case involved a Chinese national, Su Bin, who stole military secrets related to the C-17 transport jet and the F-35 and F-22 stealth fighters.

Su pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to hack into U.S. defense contractors’ computers, steal their data, and send it to China. He was sentenced to nearly four years in prison.

Most cyber espionage is carried out through what is called spear phishing, the use of emails to gain access to industry information. Others methods involve stealing computer access credentials, compromising websites, and exploiting social networking sites.

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WASHINGTON: REPORT: SHES DONE IT AGAIN: It’s not what you know BUT WHO YOU KNOW as #FBI Comey informs House members that agency has NOT CHANGED its July conclusion regarding #HillaryClinton use of her personal email server – #WikiLeaks emails TELL A DIFFERENT STORY – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Nov.06: Rep. Jason Chaffetz says FBI Director James Comey informs House members that agency has not changed its July conclusion regarding Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email server
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In a letter to several committee chairmen released Sunday, FBI Director James Comey announced that the FBI has not changed its July conclusion regarding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of State.

New Comey letter: FBI has not changed its conclusion regarding Clinton use of personal email server pic.twitter.com/IdKT1gweMf

— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 6, 2016

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz made waves Sunday afternoon, as the first person to tweet about the FBI letter.

FBI Dir just informed us “Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Sec Clinton”

— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) November 6, 2016

After announcing in July that he would not recommend criminal charges over the Democratic nominee’s use of the private server, the matter cropped up again late last month.

Comey sent a letter to lawmakers on Oct. 28 informing them that the bureau had found emails potentially relevant to the investigation into Clinton’s server and would be digging into them with just weeks to go until Election Day.

In the Sunday letter, Comey wrote: “Since my letter, the FBI investigative team has been working around the clock to process and review a large volume of emails from a device obtained in connection with an unrelated criminal investigation.

“During that process we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State.

“Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton.”

The emails were reportedly found during a separate FBI investigation into former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). Weiner is the estranged husband of one of Clinton’s top aides, Huma Abedin.

In the week that followed the first letter, the Clinton campaign, Democratic lawmakers, and some Republicans criticized Comey, arguing he violated longstanding Justice Department practice not take steps in an investigation that could affect an election.

The FBI said it had some 650,000 new emails to sort through, raising questions about whether a conclusion would come before Election Day.

The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, quickly responded to the news.

“As expected, the review of the additional emails has not changed the FBI’s original conclusion that no reasonable prosecutor would move forward with such a case,” he wrote.

“While the original letter should never have been sent so close to an election, the expeditious review of these emails should put to rest – once and for all – the irresponsible speculation indulged in by the Trump campaign and others. Voters can now make their decision based on the merits, and that decision should be simple: it is the choice between a woman superbly qualified to be commander in chief, and a man patently unfit for office.”

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WASHINGTON: #FBI Tweet in defunct Twitter account @FBIRecordsVault crosses the line over a flood of documents Sunday, and then on Tuesday that tweeted documents related to the William J. Clinton Foundation and the investigation into the pardon of Marc Rich. BUT FBI INVESTIGATING ITS OWN ACCOUNT IS JUST LIKE LEAVING A FOX IN CHARGE OF A HEN HOUSE – INDEPENDENT – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Nov.02: FBI launches internal investigation into its own Twitter account // ThinkProgress – Medium

An FBI tweet may have crossed the line.

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The FBI has launched an internal investigation into one of its own Twitter accounts.

The account at issue, @FBIRecordsVault, had been dormant for more than a year. Then on October 30 at 4 a.m., the account released a flood of documents, including one describing Donald Trump’s father Fred Trump as a “philanthropist.”

Fred C. Trump: Fred C. Trump (1905-1999) was a real estate developer and philanthropist. This release consists of… https://t.co/21KgtPpmzk

 — @fbirecordsvault

But it wasn’t until two days later, when the account tweeted documents regarding President Clinton’s controversial pardon of Marc Rich that the account began to attract significant attention.

William J. Clinton Foundation: This initial release consists of material from the FBI’s files related to the Will… https://t.co/Y4nz3aRSmG

 — @fbirecordsvault

The account has not been active since that tweet.

ThinkProgress has learned that the FBI’s Inspection Division will undertake an investigation of the account.

Candice Will, Assistant Director for the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility, said she was referring the matter to the FBI’s Inspection Division for an “investigation.” Upon completion of the investigation, the findings will be referred back to the the Office of Professional Responsibility for “adjudication.”

Federal law and FBI policy prohibit employees from using the power of the department to attempt to influence elections.

Will was responding to a complaint from Jonathan Hutson, a former investigative reporter who now works in communication in Washington, DC. She did not respond to requests, via phone and email, for further comment.

Nancy McNamara, the Assistant Director of the FBI’s Inspection Division, also confirmed to Hutson that she had received the complaint. She copied Voviette Morgan, a 19-year veteran now serving as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles office.

News of the internal investigation is at odds with the FBI’s official position, which is that the Twitter account followed all FBI procedures.

“Per the standard procedure for FOIA, these materials became available for release and were posted automatically and electronically to the FBI’s public reading room in accordance with the law and established procedures,” the FBI said in a statement.

The strange tweets come days after James Comey released a letter revealing that the department was reviewing some emails that could be relevant to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The Justice Department opposed release of the letter, arguing that it violated department protocols.

Since that time, there has been a series of leaks about FBI activity that appear to be designed to damage Hillary Clinton and benefit Donald Trump. An anonymous source for example, leaked to the Wall Street Journal that there was an investigation — including “secret recordings” — into the Clinton Foundation. The New York Times, also citing anonymous sources, reported that the FBI believed that Russia was just trying to disrupt the U.S. election, not help Donald Trump.

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WASHINGTON: #FBI gets warrant to begin reviewing emails found on laptop of Huma Abedin in Hillary Clinton email controversy – ABC News Actions RE: Clinton server investigation “may violate the Hatch Act” ==> @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Oct.30: JUST IN: Letter from @SenatorReid to FBI Dir Comey: Actions RE: Clinton server investigation “may violate the Hatch Act” ==>

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JUST IN: Letter from @SenatorReid to FBI Dir Comey: Actions RE: Clinton server investigation “may violate the Hatch Act” ==> pic.twitter.com/EHvy3YkchX

Letter: Sen. Harry Reid tells FBI Director James Comey in letter that his actions over Hillary Clinton email controversy may violate federal law – @frankthorp – http://bit.ly/2e2iawd

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says FBI Director James Comey may have violated federal law when he said the bureau was pursuing new evidence related to Hillary Clinton emails – Wall Street Journal
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WASHINGTON: A law enforcement official says #FBI investigators in the Anthony Weiner sexting probe knew for weeks about the existence of newly discovered emails that might be relevant to the #HillaryClinton email investigation – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Oct.30: This is an update on my earlier report on the #HilaryClinton email scandal
WASHINGTON: #FBI Comey begins briefing congressional leaders top Senate Democrats sent a letter to Comey and Loretta Lynch requesting more information on the FBI’s review of emails that were found through a separate investigation of Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin – @AceNewsServices
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FBI Director James Comey said he was briefed Thursday about that development; he told Congress on Friday that investigators had found emails that were potentially relevant to the Clinton investigation.

The emails were found on a device that belonged to Weiner, the estranged husband of close Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

The official was not authorized to discuss the matter by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

A second law enforcement official also said the #FBI was aware for a period of time about the emails before Comey was briefed, but wasn’t more specific.

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WASHINGTON: #FBI Comey begins briefing congressional leaders top Senate Democrats sent a letter to Comey and Loretta Lynch requesting more information on the FBI’s review of emails that were found through a separate investigation of Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Oct.30: FBI Director Begins Briefing Congressional Leaders on Email Review // ABC News: Top Stories

FBI Director James Comey has reached out to top Republicans and Democrats in Congress to brief them on the agency’s review of newly-discovered emails in connection to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, congressional sources tell ABC News.

Comey spoke yesterday about with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, a Republican of Virginia, and the panel’s ranking Democrat, John Conyers of Michigan.

Others leaders in Congress, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the House Intelligence Committee’s top Democrat, Adam Schiff, of California, have requested briefings.

Yesterday, top Senate Democrats sent a letter to Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch requesting more information on the FBI’s review of emails that were found through a separate investigation of former Congressman Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, has said ….

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Democratic ranking members of House oversight and judiciary committees send letter to Justice Department and FBI asking for more information on Hillary Clinton email investigation ‘in order to debunk these conspiracy theories and correct the public record‘ – @frankthorp

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#AceNewsReport – July.30: Turkish prosecutor claims CIA, FBI trained coup plotters

Preview A Turkish prosecutor has claimed that the #CIA and #FBI provided training for the followers of powerful US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for the coup attempt earlier this month….

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‘ FEDERAL JURY CONVICT FRIEND OF BOSTON MARATHON BOMBER ‘

#AceNewsServices – October 28 – Following an eight-day trial, the jury convicted a college friend of alleged Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, for making false statements to investigators assigned to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

The jury found Robel Phillipos, 21, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, guilty of making false statements during the terrorism investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 20, 2013, and April 25, 2013.  U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock scheduled sentencing for Jan. 29, 2015. 

 “In the wake of one of the most significant events in this City’s modern history – an event which left two young women and a child dead, and many more injured – thousands of ordinary citizens assisted law enforcement in identifying and locating the perpetrators,” said U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz for the District of Massachusetts. 

“Today, a federal jury concluded that Robel Phillipos did just the opposite. 

He lied to agents when he could have helped. 

He concealed when he could have assisted.  It is a crime to lie to law enforcement agents, and that is why Robel Phillipos was charged and why the jury found him guilty today. 

But this case also reminds us that our public safety network relies on every citizen in the Commonwealth. 

We look to all of our citizens – our neighbors, our friends, our colleagues, even strangers whom we have never met before – to assist law enforcement in detecting, preventing, and solving crimes. 

Mr. Phillipos made a choice: a choice to lie instead of tell the truth.  With its verdict today, the jury got it exactly right.” 

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#ans2014, #boston, #boston-marathon-bomber, #fbi, #massachusetts

‘ FBI ANNOUNCES EXTRADITION OF HAROON ASWAT IN CONNECTION WITH TERRORIST CHARGES ‘

#AceNewsServices – NEW YORK – October 26 – Assistant Attorney General for National Security  John Carlin, United States Attorney Preet Bharara for the Southern District of New York, Assistant Director-in-Charge George Venizelos of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Commissioner William J. Bratton of the New York City Police Department (NYPD):

' Haroon Aswat  is Extradited to United States on Charges of Terrorism '

‘ Haroon Aswat is Extradited to United States on Charges of Terrorism ‘

Announcement of the extradition of Haroon Aswat from the United Kingdom to face charges of conspiring to provide and providing material support to al Qaeda and terrorists for attempting to establish a terrorist training camp in the United States. 

Aswat was arrested in Zambia in July 2005, and in August 2005, Aswat was deported from Zambia to the United Kingdom, where he was arrested pursuant to a provisional warrant that was issued in response to a request by the U.S. government in connection with this case. 

On Sept. 4, 2014, the United Kingdom ordered Aswat extradited to the United States on the charges described below: 

In coordination with British authorities, Aswat was extradited from the United Kingdom to the Southern District of New York on Oct. 21, 2014.  Aswat will make his first court appearance later today before U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest.

According to the allegations contained in the Indictment, statements made at related court proceedings, and evidence presented at prior trials:

In late 1999, Aswat, along with co-defendants Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, aka Abu Hamza (Abu Hamza), Ouassama Kassir, and Earnest James Ujaama, attempted to create a terrorist training camp in the United States to support al Qaeda, which has been designated by the United States Secretary of State as a foreign terrorist organization. 

Aswat conspired with Abu Hamza, Kassir and Ujaama to establish the terrorist training camp on a rural parcel of property located in Bly, Oregon.  The purpose of the Bly, Oregon, camp was for Muslims to receive various types of training – including military-style jihad training – in preparation to fight jihad in Afghanistan. 

As used by the conspirators in this case, the term “jihad” meant defending Islam against purported enemies through violence and armed aggression, including, if necessary, by using murder to expel non-believers from Muslim holy lands.

In a letter faxed from Ujaama, in the United States, to Abu Hamza, in the United Kingdom, the property in Bly was described as a place that “looks just like Afghanistan,” and the letter noted that the men at Bly were “stock-piling weapons and ammunition.”  

Haroon Aswat, accused of conspiring to launch a terrorist training ...

Haroon Aswat, accused of conspiring to launch a terrorist training …

In late 1999, after transmission of the faxed letter, Abu Hamza directed Aswat and Kassir, both of whom resided in London, England, and attended Abu Hamza’s mosque there, to travel to Oregon to assist in establishing the camp. 

On Nov. 26, 1999, Aswat and Kassir arrived in New York, and then traveled to Bly.

In September 2002, special agents from the FBI recovered a ledger, among other items, from an al Qaeda safe house in Karachi, Pakistan.  The ledger listed a number of individuals associated with al Qaeda, including Aswat.

The al Qaeda safe house was used by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, al Qaeda’s chief operational planner and the alleged planner of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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‘ FBI Order Investigation into Escape by Two Asylum Seekers & Car-Jacking of 91 -year-old Navy Veteran’s Car’

#AceNewsServices UNITED STATES (Illinois) – October 11 – Two teenage asylum seekers from Guatemala have escaped a detention centre in Illinois and car-jacked a 91-year-old Navy veteran’s car.   

EXCLUSIVE: Feds order review of security at all facilities holding illegal immigrant children after two Guatemalan teens escape from Illinois detention center and carjack a 91-year-old Navy veteran

EXCLUSIVE: Feds order review of security at all facilities holding illegal immigrant children after two Guatemalan teens escape from Illinois detention center and carjack a 91-year-old Navy veteran

The incident has prompted the federal government to order a security review at all 139 shelters across the country that house illegal immigrant minors, MailOnline can exclusively reveal.

The boys, age 16 and 17, were able to walk away unchallenged from Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, Illinois, outside Chicago, on Wednesday morning and carjack two victims before they were arrested more than 225 miles away outside Iowa City, Iowa, according to authorities.

Police say they targeted an elderly man in Moline, Illinois, who was picking up his prescription at Walmart. 

They threatened him with violence, forced him out of his car and then sped off with his Buick LeSabre.  

A 225-mile escape plan: Police say the escaped teens, age 16 and 17, were headed for California, where one of them has family

Police tell MaiIOnline they were headed for California, where one of the teens has family.

The teens had been transferred to the Illinois facility after crossing the US-Mexico border as unaccompanied minors and requesting asylum in the United States.

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WASHINGTON: ‘ FBI Releases Video Asking the Public to Help identify Suspected Terrorists ‘

#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES (Washington) – October 08 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public to help identifying a particular terrorist as well as other possible wannabe-terrorists.

On Tuesday, Oct. 7, the FBI released a video in which an ISIS terrorist is shown speaking Arabic, but then switches into perfect English, spoken with a North American  accent.

The terrorist points to Syrians, men he calls “soldiers of Assad.”

The faces of the men are blurred out, but the masked terrorist informs the audience that the men are digging their own graves.

The video, which appears after this article, is part of a new effort by the FBI to elicit the public’s help through the use of social media.

The FBI has also posted online a form for viewers to fill out if they believe they have information about the identity of the ISIS terrorist in the video.

The video ends showing the men who had been digging with shovels lined up, kneeling at the edge of the pit that was dug.

The terrorist is holding a pistol.

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ARIZONA: Case of Sex Trafficking Ring Recruiting Teens Leads to Charges for Ring-Leaders ‘

A 17-year-old Lansing girl is one of at least two people officials say recruited local teens to work as prostitutes in a sex trafficking ring that stretched to Arizona.

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The case — which is being prosecuted in both local and federal courts — so far has led to charges against the 17-year-old, Mariah Haughton, and 24-year-old Christopher Turryle Bryant of Lansing.

Officials expect to announce charges against a third person today.

Haughton is charged as an adult in Lansing’s 54A District Court with multiple counts, including human trafficking. She also is charged with recruiting minors to work as prostitutes and with creating child porn.

Her attorney, Barbara Herdus, could not be reached Thursday.

Bryant is charged in federal court with multiple counts of sex trafficking. Three of the counts involve girls under the age of 18.

According to court documents, one of the girls was lured by the promise of earning “easy money.” In March, the documents say, she was taken to unnamed Lansing motels, given drugs and alcohol, and had sex with multiple men who paid between $100 and $200.

That girl, who is not named, told investigators about others she believed were taken to Arizona and Alabama to work as prostitutes, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids.

Bryant is being held without bond at the county jail. A federal indictment was unsealed last week, court records show, and Bryant was arrested at the jail on the federal charges. Bryant already was in jail on local charges including home invasion and assault by strangulation.

In addition to multiple sex trafficking counts, Bryant is charged in the federal case with transporting someone for purposes of prostitution. That charge involves an unidentified person who was allegedly taken to Arizona.

Bryant’s attorney, Sharon Turek, declined to comment.

Some of the allegations are detailed in an FBI search warrant application seeking to obtain information from Facebook accounts belonging to Bryant, Haughton and two others investigators believe were part of the prostitution ring.

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FBI: ‘ Oklahoma Man Charged with First Degree Murder in Gruesome Beheading of a Co-Worker’

#AceWorldNews – OKLAHOMA (Norman) – September 30 – An Oklahoma man who had been suspended from his job was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a co-worker, who was attacked from behind as the man sought revenge, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Alton Nolen, 30, could face the death penalty for Thursday’s deadly attack on Colleen Hufford, 54, at the Vaughan Foods plant in Moore.

' Vaughn Foods Co-worker '

‘ Vaughan Foods Co-Worker Plant in Moore’

He also faces two assault charges.

The FBI also is investigating the attack, given Nolen’s interest in beheadings and a recent surge in Middle East violence.

“There was some sort of infatuation with be-headings.

It seemed  to be related to his interest in killing someone that way,” Cleveland County Prosecutor Greg Mashburn said. “Other than that, it seemed to be related to his being suspended earlier in the day.”

#ANS2014 

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‘ Contract Employee Allegedly Sets Fire To Airport ‘

#AceWorldNews – CHICAGO – September 27 – Airlines were scrambling to accommodate travellers whose flights were cancelled after a contract employee allegedly set fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center where he worked, halting flights at two of the nation’s busiest airports.

' ILLINOIS AIR TRAFFIC CENTER FIRE DISRUPTS FLIGHTS '

‘ ILLINOIS AIR TRAFFIC CENTER FIRE DISRUPTS FLIGHTS ‘

Brian Howard, 36, of Naperville, Illinois, was charged Friday with destruction of aircraft or aircraft facilities, a felony.

When paramedics found him, he was trying to cut his own throat, according to the criminal complaint.

The FBI said Howard remains hospitalized and no court date has been scheduled.

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‘ FBI’s Most Wanted Man Evades Capture For Nine Days ‘

#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES (Pennsylvania) – September 21 – The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of north-eastern Pennsylvania remained at large  for a ninth day Sunday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down the area where he lived with his parents but leaving neighbours with few answers about what’s going on just outside their front doors.

' Eric Frein FBI's Most Wanted List '

‘ Eric Frein FBI’s Most Wanted List ‘

Part 2 - Eric Frein, 31, now on the FBI's Most Wanted list.Screenshot from 2014-09-21 12:48:46

With a helicopter flying overhead, law enforcement officers wearing bulletproof vests and armed with rifles continued their hunt for Eric Frein, 31, now on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

On September  12, 2014, a gunman  targeted the Pennsylvania State Police Blooming Grove Barracks in Pike County, Pennsylvania, ambushing Corporal Bryon Dickson and Trooper Alex Douglass.

Corporal Dickson, 38, was fatally shot and Trooper Douglass, 31, critically  wounded.  Days later, Freins  vehicle  was found partially submerged in a nearby pond and allegedly contained evidence linking him to the shootings.

State arrest warrants were issued after Frein was charged with homicide, homicide of a law enforcement officer, and attempted murder. F

Frein is also  charged federally with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

He is considered armed and extremely dangerous.

#ANS2014

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