Right-wing attorney and ardent conspiracy theorist Larry Klayman appeared on Newsmax TV yesterday, where he shared his suspicions that Cesar Sayoc, who was arrested last week for sending multiple mail bombs to former president Barack Obama and other prominent Democrats, was probably a “patsy” who had been “paid off by the Democrats.”
“We need to look into this,” Klayman said. “I think he may have been put up to do this. I think he may have been paid off by the Democrats or people like that. The guy is not too smart. He’s a former stripper, he’s a former bodybuilder and wrestler—some people are smart who do that, but he doesn’t seem too bright—and he could have been manipulated and I think there needs to be more disclosure to the America people as to who this guy is.”
“Some people have theorized this guy was a patsy, that he was put up to this,” he added. “It certainly came at a very opportune time, going in to the midterm elections.”
Newsmax host John Cardillo, who was among those on the right who immediately asserted that the mailings were a false flag when reports about the bombs first broke, insisted that while he is “a guy who really despises conspiracy theories,” something about the official story just doesn’t add up.
“Here’s a guy who’s allegedly broke, he claims to be partially disabled, to an extent,” Cardillo said. “Living with his parents, kicked out of their home, reports that he’s then living in his van. Any way that you slice it, this cost a little bit of money to do, this took some know-how to do. It just seems … implausible to me that he’s the only suspect in the case.”