Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg He has reportedly warned employees not to give in to intimidation and threats in the wake of the former president. donald trump‘s Truth Social tirade that called for protests if he is arrested on Tuesday.
Bragg, in an email to his employees obtained by Politico and nbc newsHe referred to the “continued press attention and public comment” on an investigation by the office and reminded employees that their safety is a top priority.
The prosecutor’s message comes as his office investigates secret money payments to stormy daniels during Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Bragg did not refer to the former president by name in his email.
“We do not tolerate attempts to intimidate our office or threaten the rule of law in New York,” Bragg wrote. “Our law enforcement partners will ensure that any specific or credible threats against the office are fully investigated and that appropriate security measures are in place so that all 1,600 of us have a safe working environment.”
Bragg added that he is committed to maintaining a safe work environment for employees.
“In the meantime, as with all of our investigations, we will continue to apply the law uniformly and fairly, speaking publicly only when appropriate,” he wrote.
The Manhattan district attorney’s office did not immediately respond to a HuffPost request for comment.
The email reportedly came after the former president, in an all-caps tirade directed at his supporters, called for “PROTEST (to) TAKE BACK OUR NATION” in posts that referenced the prosecutor’s office.
The tirade followed a report that police in New York prepare for the possibility of prosecution.
various republicans they have since spoken in support of Trump, including his former vice president, mike pencewho told reporters that the idea of impeaching a former president “concerns him deeply.”
House Speaker kevin mccarthy (R-Calif.) also called Bragg “a radical district attorney” and claimed that he “lets violent criminals walk while he seeks political revenge” against the former president.