Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg says he won’t tolerate harassment tactics after Trump’s call for his supporters to protest his potential indictment
- Comes after Trump called on his supporters to protest the Manhattan DA
- News emerged that the ex-president could be charged this week in the case of a hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels
Donald Trump’s call for his supporters to protest his potential indictment this week has not deterred Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who said such intimidation tactics will not be tolerated.
Bragg released a memo assuring his office workers of their safety and claiming that law enforcement is on alert to investigate any threats. He did not name Trump, but said the threats were related to an “ongoing investigation by this agency.”
It comes after reports emerged that Trump could face charges as early as this week in the case involving a hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.
“Please know that your safety is our top priority,” Bragg said in the memo first reported by Politico.
“We will 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 harassment tactics will not be tolerated after Trump called for protests over his potential indictment
Followed the former president who claimed he will be arrested on Tuesday and called on his supporters to protest the possible indictment
Bragg’s office is working with the New York Police Department and the Office of Court Administration to prevent potential violence as law enforcement officials step up security around the New York County Supreme Court.
“Our law enforcement partners will ensure that any specific or credible threats against the office are fully investigated and appropriate precautions are taken so that all 1,600 of us have a safe working environment,” Bragg wrote.
Trump this weekend urged Americans to protest threats of criminal charges against him for payments made to Daniels while he was running for president.
Prosecutors from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office met Saturday to discuss how to handle the announcement of Trump’s indictment and arrest, which the former president says will take place on Tuesday.
Officials are also bracing for demonstrations that could turn violent after Trump issued a provocative call for Americans to “protest, protest, protest” as they rage online over the lawsuit.
The former president risked stirring up controversy with a post on his Truth Social platform in which he said “it’s time” and called on his supporters to organize demonstrations to “save America.”
Trump’s post, written in all caps, was posted 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 their alleged affair, which he denies ever having. have occurred.
Trump wrote, “WE JUST CANNOT ALLOW THIS ANYMORE. THEY ARE KILLING OUR NATION WHILE WE SIT BACK AND WATCH. WE MUST SAVE AMERICA!PROTEST, PROTEST, PROTEST!!!”
Bragg’s office appears to be finalizing its investigation and appears poised to file criminal charges against Trump in connection with a hush money payment to Daniels at the height of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen, who handled the payment to Daniels, has indicated that charges are likely soon.
Trump denies having a sexual relationship with Daniels (pictured with Trump) and his lawyer has called the $130,000 she was paid to keep her mouth shut an “awkward payment” that rich or famous people sometimes pay to have a distracting situation
Trump posted a post, written in all caps, calling on his supporters to protest just hours after saying he claimed he would be arrested on Tuesday