Suspect charged for pipe bomb mailings says Trump rallies became like a 'drug' for him

Suspect charged for pipe bomb mailings says Trump rallies became like a 'drug' for him
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Cesar Sayoc Jr., who pleaded guilty to charges related to mailing explosive devices to prominent Democrats, said this week that attending President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election Texans chairman apologizes for 'China virus' remark Biden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day MORE's rallies became like a "drug" for him before his arrest.

He made the comment in a letter to a federal judge, writing that the rallies "became like a new found drug," and thanking Trump for saving his life after he says he almost took his own life.

Sayoc also wrote in the letter that "politics is dirty, ruthless, deadly" and "sucks you in radical on both the right and left."

The letter, which details Sayoc's mental state and alleged use of steroids for over 40 years, has been posted in his case file. His lawyers plan to cite the details at his August sentencing hearing.

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He is accused of sending pipe bombs in the mail to Democrats who have been critical of Trump, including Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersAffordable housing is critical infrastructure — its funding doesn't show it Which proposals will survive in the Democrats' spending plan? House Democrats scramble to save housing as Biden eyes cuts MORE (D-Calif.), former President Obama, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day Business lobby calls for administration to 'pump the brakes' on vaccine mandate Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Afghanistan reckoning shows no signs of stopping MORE and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe real reason Biden is going to the COP26 climate summit Super PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 MORE as well as several other elected Democrats, former administration officials, celebrities and news organizations. None of the devices exploded, and no one was hurt. 

Sayoc, who was arrested in Florida last October, was charged with interstate transportation of an explosive, illegal mailing of explosives, threats against former presidents and certain other persons, threatening interstate communication, and assaulting federal officers. If convicted, Sayoc would face up to 48 years in prison.

He was previously arrested for theft, fraud, drug possession and making bomb threats in alleged incidents dating back to the 1990s.