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week in a federal court in Manhattan, the court's docket shows
Barack Obama, as well as CNN and the actor Robert DeNiro, the authorities said.
The court's docket entry states only that there is a plea scheduled for Thursday, but it does not indicate what charges Mr. Sayoc will plead guilty to. He was indicted on November 30 federal charges, including using a weapon of mass destruction and interstate transportation of an explosive.
Mr. Sayoc’s federal public defenders and the United States attorney's office in the Southern District of New York declined to comment on his expected plea on Friday.
Mr. Sayoc, 56, was arrested on Oct. 26 outside an auto-parts store near Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Where he appeared to be living in a white with covered images and slogans condemning liberals that are often found on fringe, right-wing social media accounts. One was an image of Mrs. Clinton under cross hairs
His social media feeds were an electronic version of his van. On Twitter and Facebook, he railed against Mr. Obama and Oprah Winfrey with misspelled racial epithets, and threatened forms Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. He also praised Mr. Trump and conservative causes
The arrest came after a fast-moving investigation and manhunt, as investigators tried to find the source of 16 pipe bombs sent through the mail. The authorities said they were able to pull Mr. Sayoc’s fingerprints from two bomb packages and found his DNA on components of the improvised bombs.
The indictment against Mr. Sayoc only charges him in connection with five devices that were sent to victims in Westchester County and Manhattan, which are both part of the Southern District of New York.
In addition to Mrs. Clinton and Mr. DeNiro, those packages were sent to John O. Brennan, forms C.I.A. director; James R. Clapper Jr., a former director of national intelligence; and George Soros, a billionaire Democratic donor.
Federal prosecutors have called Mr. Sayoc's actions "a domestic terrorist attack."
Mr. Sayoc's trial had been scheduled for July. Last case, one of his lawyers asked the judge, Jed S. Rakoff of the Federal District Court, for additional time to investigate the case whether determine, among other things, there was the possibility of a plea agreement.
It is possible that Mr. Sayoc’s plea could fall through.
Before his arrest, Mr. Sayoc held out as an entrepreneur and bodybuilder who promoted exotic dance shows in southern Florida. But he was also an angry, bankrupt loner who often lived out of his van, held far-right political views and was prone to racist and sexist tirades, according to court documents and people who knew him. plea by Mr. One of the major terrorist prosecutions pending in Manhattan was resolved. In another case, Judge Vernon S. Broderick on Tuesday granted a defense request for a six-month delay in the trial of Sayfullo Saipov, scheduling it for April 13, 2020.
Mr. Saipov was charged with using a pickup truck to kill eight people on a Manhattan bike path in 2017. He has pleaded not guilty, and if he is convicted, he could face the death penalty.