Manhattan D.A. says attempts to intimidate office won’t be tolerated after Trump’s call for protests
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg tried to reassure his staff in an internal message on Saturday that threats or intimidation against him would not be tolerated. The communication comes as his office moves forward in its investigation into former President Donald Trump, who has said he believes he will be arrested and subpoenaed on Tuesday. will Supporters protest.
“Please know that your safety is our top priority,” Bragg said in a memo to office staff obtained by NBC News from a senior official in the Manhattan DA’s office.
“We do not tolerate attempts to intimidate our office or threaten the rule of law in New York,” he added.
Letter, which was earlier. Politico reported.did not mention Trump by name, and referred only to “an ongoing investigation by this office.”
Trump is under investigation for silence in Bragg’s office. Meanwhile, adult video performer Stormy Daniels was paid. His first campaign for president.
In a post on his social media site, Truth Social, Trump made the reference. There are reports that he could face possible criminal charges. in the investigation and said he believed he would be arrested on Tuesday.
Trump, who is running for president again, urged followers to protest. “We have to save America! Protest, protest, protest!!!” He said the truth on social media.
Trump’s spokeswoman later said the Justice Department and the “DA’s office” had received no information other than “illegal leaks.”
Bragg’s email did not detail any potential threats to the office, but said law enforcement partners “will ensure that any specific or credible threats against the office are fully addressed.” will be investigated and that appropriate safeguards are in place.”
His office did not immediately respond to a request for comment over the weekend.
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NBC News reported Friday that law enforcement agencies are preparing for one. Possible impeachment of Trump As soon as next week.
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is a key witness in the case and testified before a grand jury this week. Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court in 2018 to a related federal charge Paying Daniels. He was. Sentenced to three years in federal prison. For this and other offences.
Cohen says the payment was made at Trump’s direction and was for the “primary purpose of influencing” the 2016 presidential election. Daniels has said the two had sex in 2006. Trump said the payment was for a non-disclosure agreement.
Trump said the payment was legal, and he reimbursed Cohen. Trump tweeted in 2018 that the money was “not from the campaign” and that the deal was “a private agreement between two parties, called a Non-Disclosure Agreement, or NDA.”
Trump has denied any wrongdoing and called the investigation a continuation of a “witch hunt” biased against him.