“We will continue to apply the law evenly and fairly,” Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said in an email reportedly sent to his employees.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg offered a private retort to Donald Trump’s message Saturday urging supporters to protest his expected indictment, telling office employees in an email that “we do not tolerate attempts to intimidate our office or threaten the rule of law in New York,” according to a copy obtained by POLITICO.
“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,” Bragg wrote, adding that the office has been coordinating with the New York Police Department and Office of Court Administration, the administrative arm of the court system in New York.
On Saturday morning, the former president and 2024 GOP presidential candidate told supporters on his social media platform to “Protest, take our nation back!” citing “illegal leaks” about the investigation, which he said indicated he would be arrested Tuesday. Though a person familiar with the Trump operations said they were not actively organizing protests, Trump’s comments raised alarms about how his followers might be incited to act.
The email reportedly arrived after the former president, in an all-caps rant to his supporters, called for “PROTEST [to] TAKE OUR NATION BACK” in posts referencing the DA’s office.
The rant followed a report that law enforcement in New York are gearing up for the possibility of an indictment.
Several Republicans have since spoken out in support of Trump, including his former vice president, Mike Pence, who told reporters the idea of indicting a former president “is deeply troubling” to him.