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As former President Donald Trump and his supporters decry what they call the political persecution of the former president by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, DA Alvin Bragg is claiming intimidation.
The DA’s office has been investigating Trump over payments to porn star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election. On Saturday, Trump posted on his Truth Social platform that he expects to be arrested Tuesday in connection with the probe and called for protests to “take our nation back.”
Bragg and his office have eschewed public comment, but the DA sent a message to his staff, according to Politico, which said it had seen a copy of the email.
The email said, “We do not tolerate attempts to intimidate our office or threaten the rule of law in New York.”
“Our law enforcement partners will ensure that any specific or credible threats against the office will be fully investigated and that the proper safeguards are in place so all 1,600 of us have a secure work environment,” he wrote, indicating he had been working with the New York Police Department and the state court system.
Bragg said that “as with all of our investigations, we will continue to apply the law evenly and fairly, and speak publicly only when appropriate.”
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