Responding to former President Donald Trump calling for protests over his claims of an incoming arrest, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said his office will “not tolerate” intimidation. On Saturday, Trump posted a message to Truth Social stating that he expects to be arrested on Tuesday, and telling his supporters “PROTEST. TAKE OUR NATION BACK.”
D.A. Bragg said in an email to about 1,600 employees at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office that he is coordinating with the New York Police Department and Office of Court Administration in preparation of any security risks. Bragg wrote in an email shared by Politico reporter Erica Ogden on Twitter: “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.”
Trump expects to be arrested in relation to the ongoing Manhattan case over his alleged hush money paid to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during his 2016 presidential campaign. Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen — who allegedly executed the hush money payments to Daniels — had testified against the former president last week, and has testified and written in his tell-all book that Trump directed him to make payments to Daniels. Daniels herself met with the DA on Wednesday, answering questions about the case and agreeing to make herself available as a witness for further questioning if needed.
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