Donald Trump accused Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg of criminal ‘interference in a presidential election’ after he claimed over the weekend that he will be arrested on Tuesday.
Trump announced on his Truth Social media app on Saturday that he will be arrested this week in connection with Bragg’s investigation into hush-money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential election.
However, Trump said Bragg is the one who should be arrested for “breaking the law” by using “discredited testimony” from Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen to “interfere in a presidential election.”
“It is the District Attorney of Manhattan who is breaking the law by using the fake and fully discredited testimony (even by the [Southern District of New York]!) of a convicted liar, felon and jailbird, Michael Cohen, to incredibly persecute, prosecute, and indict a former president, and now leading (by far!) presidential candidate, for a crime that doesn’t exist,” Trump wrote. “Alvin Bragg should be held accountable for the crime of ‘interference in a presidential election.’”
It’s the latest attack Trump has launched on Bragg since the former president claimed he learned through “illegal leaks” from Bragg’s office that he will be arrested, and called on his supporters to protest.
Bragg reportedly told his staff in an email over the weekend that his office will “not tolerate attempts to intimidate our office or threaten the rule of law in New York,” according to Politico.
Bragg also said his office is coordinating with the New York City Police Department and the court to “ensure that any specific or credible threats against the office will be fully investigated and that the proper safeguards are in place so all 1,600 of us have a secure work environment.”