DA leading Trump case says rhetoric won't intimidate office
March 20, 2023
NEW YORK - Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is standing firm against Donald Trump's increasingly hostile rhetoric, telling his staff that the office won't be intimidated or deterred as it nears a decision on charging the former president.
Bragg sent an internal memo late Saturday hours after Trump unleashed a three-part, all-caps social media post in which he said he could be arrested in the coming days, criticized the district attorney and encouraged his supporters to protest and ''TAKE OUR NATION BACK!''
Bragg, whose office has been calling witnesses to a grand jury investigating hush money paid on Trump's behalf during his 2016 campaign, did not mention the Republican by name, but made it clear that's who he was writing about. The memo came as law enforcement officials in New York City are making security preparations for the possibility Trump is charged and appears in court in Manhattan.