Manhattan DA Warns He Won't Tolerate Trump Intimidation

Attack and counterattack.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
19 March 2023 Sunday 10:24
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Manhattan DA Warns He Won't Tolerate Trump Intimidation

Attack and counterattack. Alvin Bragg, New York District Attorney for Manhattan, tried to reassure his team with an internal message in which he assured that any intimidation or threat against them will not be tolerated.

His communication, sent on Saturday, is due to the investigative actions of his office against Donald Trump, after the former president, without any evidence, proclaimed on his Truth Social network that he will be arrested on Tuesday for the bribery of an actress. porn so that he would supposedly keep quiet about the sexual relationship they had. As he already did after losing the elections, which ended with the assault on the Capitol in January 2021, this time he also repeatedly called for his bases to come out to protest.

"Please know that your security is our highest priority," Bragg wrote to his team in view of the closing ranks of far-right Republicans, for whom Trump is above the law and any accusation has only one motivation. policy.

In that communication, the chief prosecutor of Manhattan maintained that "we will not tolerate any attempt to intimidate our office or threaten the rule of law in New York."

The letter does not mention Trump by name and alludes only to "an ongoing prosecution investigation." The former president is implicated in a case connected to the payment of $130,000 to Stormy Daniels, during his 2016 election campaign. He has always denied that he had relations with the porn star and that it is another "witch hunt".

Michael Cohen, who was his lawyer and right-hand man, is the main witness for the prosecution. The lawyer, who served three years in prison for this matter, was in charge of making the payment to Daniels. She has also given a statement and would have confirmed the sexual relationship.

On Friday it was reported that the security forces are on alert for the possibility of riots due to possible criminal charges. It would be the first time that a former president of the United States has experienced something like this.

Faced with the supposed imminence, Trump pulled from his usual manual of action and anticipated something by announcing something without direct knowledge, as his lawyers later recognized. But that allowed him to raise the alert among his people, of whom he already knows what they are capable of.

Assuming the role of caudillo or autocrat in the purest style of nationalist populists, the already declared candidate for the presidency in November 2024 urged mobilization. “We have to save America. Protest, protest, protest." You don't have to save him, you have to save the country.