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City leaders condemn death threats against Manhattan DA over possible Trump indictment

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has received death threats over the hush money case against former President Donald Trump.

News 12 Staff

Mar 27, 2023, 4:30 PM

Updated 451 days ago


New York City Council members and congressional representatives spoke out to condemn a death threat delivered to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the investigator on the hush money case against former President Donald Trump.
Officials say Bragg has been the victim of racist attacks from the former president and his supporters for doing his job. On Friday, a package was found inside the DA’s office with a powdery substance inside and a letter threatening to kill Bragg.
As News 12 reported, the hush money investigation started before Bragg was elected as Manhattan's first Black DA.
Over the last few weeks, Trump and his supporters have used the internet to criticize the investigation and to attack Bragg specifically.
On Trump's media platform Truth Social, Trump said that any criminal charges against him would lead to "death and destruction," and he referred to Bragg as an animal.
Over a dozen New York leaders came to Bragg’s defense, saying he is treating the investigation fairly - as he would any other.
They worry that if the former president’s behavior goes unchecked, it sends the wrong message to those in power.
“We're here to push back as a community and say let the process continue. Let the process continue, and no one, absolutely no one, is above the law," says Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-13th District).
Espaillat went on to say that they do not want what happened on Jan. 6 to happen in New York City.

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