Manhattan DA says his office will not tolerate “intimidation” after Trump posts

(CNN) Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said in an email to staffers Saturday that his office “will not tolerate attempts to intimidate our office or threaten the rule of law in New York.”

The email was sent after former President Donald Trump posted on social media that he expects to be arrested in connection with the New York City Attorney’s office’s ongoing investigation into a hush-money scheme involving adult film actress Stormy Daniels and his supporters asked to protest against such a step.

Bragg said his office is coordinating with the New York City Police Department and the court to “ensure that any specific or credible threats against the office are fully investigated and that the proper safeguards are put in place to ensure all 1,600 of us have a safe work environment.” , according to the email, which was first received by Politico.

Manhattan District Attorney spokeswoman Danielle Filson confirmed the contents of the email to CNN but declined to comment further.

The district attorney added that his office “will continue to apply the law equitably and fairly and will only speak publicly when appropriate,” as he said they do in all investigations.

CNN’s John Miller reported Friday that meetings between city, state and federal law enforcement agencies were taking place in New York City over security preparations for a possible indictment of Trump.

National Security Council communications coordinator John Kirby said Sunday the White House was closely monitoring the situation, but said he was not aware of any White House preparations for protests or major activity after Trump’s post.

“We’re always monitoring the situation here as best we can,” Kirby told Fox News on Sunday. Of course, if we look at it, we’ll be watching it closely.”

This story has been updated with additional information.


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