NY DA Briggs Reacts To Trump Protest Chatter: Cannot ‘Intimidate’ Us

Manhattan District Attorney-elect Alvin Bragg, a former top deputy to New York's attorney general, speaks to supporters in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Democrat Alvin Bragg was elected Tuesday as Manhattan's first Black district attorney, a position that will give him oversight of prosecutions and ongoing investigations involving former President Donald Trump.(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
  • Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg gave a pep talk to his staffers hour after  former President Trump said Bragg’s team was set to arrest him this week on criminal charges over allleged hush money paid to former porn actress Stormy Daniels.
  • Trump has also said “Protest, protest, protest.”
  • Bragg reportedly sent an internal memo late Saturday after Trump’s three-part, all-caps social media post in which he also encouraged his supporters to “TAKE OUR NATION BACK!”
  • Bragg said in the memo – as law enforcement officials in New York City are making security preparations for the possibility Trump is charged and appears in court in Manhattan – “We do not tolerate attempts to intimidate our office or threaten the rule of law in New York.”
  • As of Sunday afternoon, there was already reportedly chatter about organizing protests.
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