>> FBI agents on Wednesday searched the home of Paul Rosenfeld, near New York City, where they allegedly found a 200 pound bomb. The 56-year-old is charged with making the bomb and planning to detonate it on the National Mall in Washington, DC on election day. Prosecutors say Rosenfeld planned to blow himself up to promote a political system called sortition.
A concept with roots in ancient Greece, in which government officials are randomly selected rather than elected. According to court documents, Rosenfeld told a Pennsylvania resident about his plan. That person then alerted the FBI. Authorities say Rosenfeld waved his Miranda Rights and admitted to the plan. He told agents he ordered large amounts of black powder online and then used some of it to build the massive bomb in his basement.
Rosenfeld faces up to 20 years in prison, if convicted.