Tom Steyer helps Kevin Huy Nguyen, 18, fill out paperwork to register to vote at Cal State Fullerton. Steyer's advocacy group, NextGen America, is spending $33 million on youth voter outreach this year. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Second suspicious package addressed to Tom Steyer intercepted by FBI

A second suspicious package addressed to California billionaire Tom Steyer was intercepted Thursday night after one was recovered at a mail facility in Burlingame last week, FBI officials said today.

The packages have been linked to Cesar Sayoc, a Florida man who was arrested on Oct. 26 for allegedly mailing out explosive materials to former President Barack Obama, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the news network CNN and others.

The FBI wrote on Twitter late this morning that the package intercepted Thursday was “similar in appearance to the others” and was addressed to Steyer, a former hedge fund manager who has spearheaded a campaign calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

The other targets in the attempted mail bombings have also been critical of Trump.

Sayoc was in federal court today in Florida and agreed to be transferred to New York, where the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has charged him with five counts.

Sayoc faces charges of interstate transportation of an explosive, illegal mailing of explosives, threats against former presidents, threatening interstate communications and assaulting federal officers, prosecutors said.

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