As the mainstream media focuses its 24/7 coverage on the arrest of a suspect in a series of bomb-like devices mailed to prominent Democrats, President Trump’s daughter-in-law is revealing what it was like to go through an attack that news networks spent far less time covering.
Last week, Daniel Frisiello of Beverly Massachusetts pleaded guilty to sending the estranged wife of Donald Trump Jr. multiple letters filled with white powder initially suspected to be deadly Anthrax, Fox News reported.
One of the threatening letters that Vanessa opened back in February sent white powder exploding all over her and included a note that read, “You are an awful, awful person. I am surprised that your father lets you speak on TV. You the family idiot, Eric, looks smart. This is the reason why people hate you, so you are getting what you deserve.”
The letter was addressed to her husband. Frisiello is also accused of sending threatening letters to Eric Trump and his wife, as well as several law enforcement officers, the Salem News reported.
The 25-year-old has been out of jail since March and was placed under house arrest.
In response to the arrest of package bomb suspect Cesar Altieri Sayoc, Vanessa opened up to Axios and revealed what went through her mind the moment she realized she’d been attacked.
“Let me start by applauding law enforcement for swiftly catching one of the alleged perpetrators behind these recent acts of terrorism. I hope that he and anyone else who had any involvement in these grotesque attacks are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
This is personal for me because I know firsthand what it is like to be targeted and terrorized by a coward with a vendetta. Back in February I opened an envelope intended for my husband Don, which covered my face, hands and clothing in white powder and left me terrified.
I was rushed to the hospital, evaluated and put on Cipro for the longest two weeks of my life, and while they worked to identify whether the white powder was deadly, I spent the entire time thinking about the horrifying possibility that I would never see my 5 beautiful children again.
It was a cowardly act against a mother. And even today, every time I open the mail, I feel the same fear in my heart as I did that day. These recent acts are the acts of a coward and nothing more than terrorism, pure and simple. No one, regardless of political party or ideology, should ever have to go through what I went through.”
A string of deadly Anthrax letter attacks just days after Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks put the entire nation on edge and resulted in five deaths and 17 injuries, according to the FBI. At least one of the letter declared death to America and Israel and used an Islamic slogan.
It was considered “the worst biological attacks in U.S. history.” The lead suspect in the case, a government biodefense researcher, committed suicide before the FBI could press charges against him, according to the New York Times. His guilt is still in doubt.