Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg says he will not tolerate intimidation tactics after Trump called on his supporters to protest his potential impeachment.
- It comes after Trump called on his supporters to protest the Manhattan district attorney
- News broke that the former president could be indicted this week in the case involving a secret money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Donald Trump’s call for his supporters to protest his potential impeachment this week does not deter Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who has said such intimidation tactics will not be tolerated.
Bragg released a memo reassuring his office staff about his safety and stating that law enforcement is on standby investigating any threats. He did not use Trump’s name, but mentioned that the threats were related to an “ongoing investigation by this office.”
It comes after reports emerged that Trump could be indicted as early as this week in the case involving a hush money payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels.
“Keep in mind that your safety is our top priority,” Bragg said at the note first reported by Politico.
“We do not tolerate attempts to intimidate our office or threaten the rule of law in New York,” he added.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said in a memo that intimidation tactics will not be tolerated after Trump called for protests over his potential impeachment.
He followed the former president by stating that he will be arrested on Tuesday and calling on his supporters to protest the possible indictment.
Bragg’s office is coordinating with the New York Police Department and the Office of Court Administration to prevent potential violence as law enforcement tightens security around the New York County Supreme Courthouse.
“Our law enforcement partners will ensure that any specific or credible threats against the office are fully investigated and that appropriate security measures are in place so that all 1,600 of us have a safe working environment,” he wrote. Bragg.
Trump urged Americans over the weekend to protest impending criminal charges against him for payments made to Daniels before he ran for president.
Prosecutors from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office met Saturday to discuss how to handle the announcement of the impeachment and arrest of Trump, which the former president said would happen Tuesday.
Officials are also bracing for demonstrations that could turn violent after Trump posted a provocative call for Americans to “protest, protest, protest” when he raged online about the online legal case.
The former president risked riots with a post on his Truth Social platform that read “it’s time” and called on his supporters to organize demonstrations to “save America.”
Trump’s post, written in all caps, came hours after he said he would be arrested Tuesday over claims he broke the law by paying porn star Daniels $130,000 to keep quiet about his alleged affair, which he denies has happened.
Trump wrote: ‘WE CANNOT ALLOW THIS ANYMORE. THEY ARE KILLING OUR NATION WHILE WE SIT AND WATCH. WE MUST SAVE AMERICA! PROTEST, PROTEST, PROTEST!!!’
Trump denies having a sexual relationship with Daniels (pictured with Trump) and his lawyer has called the $130,000 he was paid to keep quiet an “annoying payment” that rich or famous people sometimes pay to make a situation go away that distracts
Trump made a post, written in all caps, calling on his supporters to protest just hours after he said he would say he would be arrested on Tuesday.