WASHINGTON – Daniel Frisiello, the man charged with sending envelopes with white powder to Donald Trump, Jr., donated to Democratic causes and expressed dislike of the president on social media.
Police arrestedFrisiello in Beverly, Massachusetts, Thursday in connection with sending five cryptic, threatening but evidently harmless letters to Trump and other figures, including a sitting Democratic senator and a Republican congressional candidate.
BREAKING: Daniel Frisiello, a 24-year-old man from Beverly, Mass, has been arrested for sending white powder in a letter to Donald Trump Jr.’s home. He’ll appear in US District Court in Worcester today. https://t.co/bEKSMoS4RX
All five envelopes also contained a mysterious white substance which reportedlysent Trump’s wife, Vanessa, to the hospital after she opened the letter.
You are an awful, awful person,” the note to Trump, postmarked Feb. 7, said. “I am surprised that your father lets you speak on TV. You make the family idiot, Eric [Trump], look smart. This is the reason why people hate you, so you are getting what you deserve. So shut the [expletive] UP!”
Frisiello made one donation of $75 to Act Blue in April 2016, earmarked for the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee, according to records from the Federal Election Commission. The filing indicates that Fisiello was unemployed at the time.
Frisiello followed a number of progressive causes on Facebook, and according to his public profile, he frequently shared posts critical to President Donald Trump and Republicans, including one meme shared Nov. 7, 2016, the day before the election, which compared Trump to Adolf Hitler. “Called it!” Frisiello commented over the image.
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