Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg speaks to attendees during the National Action Network National Convention on April 7, 2022 in New York.
Eduardo Munoz | reuters
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg sent an email to his staff Saturday assuring them that their safety is a “top priority,” as former President Donald Trump called on his supporters to protest his alleged impending impeachment.
“We do not tolerate attempts to bully our office or threaten the rule of law in New York,” Bragg said in a memo obtained by NBC News from a senior official in the Manhattan DA’s office.
Bragg’s office is investigating Trump’s connection to hush payments to porn star Stormy Daniels during his first presidential run in 2016. “Corrupt” DA’s office. He urged his supporters to protest on his behalf.
“Far and away the leading Republican candidate and former President of the United States will be arrested on Tuesday of next week,” Trump wrote on his social media site Truth Social on Saturday morning. “Resist, take back our country!”
A grand jury is hearing testimony related to the 2016 payoff in state criminal court in lower Manhattan, but there has been no public announcement about whether or when Trump will be indicted. Law enforcement agencies across New York are making security arrangements in case the former president faces criminal charges.
Bragg’s email did not directly reference Trump or his comments, but reassured employees that he was “committed to maintaining a safe work environment.” The email was first reported by Politico. Bragg said his office would continue to coordinate with officials from the New York Police Department and the Office of Court Administration.
“Our law enforcement partners will ensure that any specific or credible threat against the office is thoroughly investigated and appropriate security measures are put in place so that all 1,600 of us have a safe work environment,” Bragg wrote.
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