Manhattan DA warns of threats to investigators after Trump call to protest impending arrest
Manhattan district attorney warns his office of increased threat of violence and vows to protect law enforcement after Donald Trump encouraged his fans to take to the streets to protest what he says is his arrest Tuesday.
Alvin Bragg sent the private message to staff on Saturday, writing that his office would “not tolerate attempts by our office to intimidate or threaten the rule of law in New York.”
He continued: “Our law enforcement partners will ensure that any specific or credible threats against the office are thoroughly investigated and that the appropriate safeguards are in place so that the 1 600 of us all have a safe work environment.”
It was a statement that mirrored a similar warning the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security jointly issued last year, shortly after the September raid on the former president’s estate and compound in Mar- a-Lago. Mr. Trump has long characterized any effort to investigate him for criminal activity as a politicized effort to hamper his presidential ambitions, and rallies Republicans against the Justice Department for such past and present efforts.
The former president made a clear attempt to rekindle that anger at the Manhattan district attorney in an all-caps Truth Social post on Saturday announcing he expected to be arrested on Tuesday and urging his supporters to protest.
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