(CNN) Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said in an email to staff Saturday that his office “will not tolerate our office’s attempts to intimidate or threaten the rule of law in New York.”
The email was sent after former President Donald Trump posted on social media that he expected to be arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation by New York prosecutors into Silence Money implicating adult film actress Stormy Daniels and called on her followers to protest such a move.
Bragg said his office is coordinating with the New York Police Department and the court “to ensure that any specific or credible threats against the office are fully investigated and that appropriate safeguards are in place so that we, 1,600 people, can have a safe work environment.” According to the first email obtained by POLITICO .
Manhattan Attorney General Danielle Felson, a spokeswoman, confirmed the contents of the email to CNN but offered no further comment.
The Attorney General added that his office “will continue to apply the law equally and fairly and will only speak when necessary,” as he said in all investigations.
CNN’s John Miller reported on Friday that meetings took place between municipal, state and federal law enforcement in New York City regarding security preparations for Trump’s potential indictment.
Trump’s attorney, Alina Heba, predicted “chaos” in New York if the indictment was filed.
“If there are (security) issues, that’s right,” Heba told CNN’s Paula Reed Sunday night. “If that’s what we do in this country, you better secure the building… People are going to go crazy.”
She said “no one wants anyone to get hurt” and that Trump supporters should be “peaceful” while exercising their First Amendment right to protest.
The National Security Council’s communications coordinator, John Kirby, said Sunday that the White House was monitoring the situation closely, but said he was not aware of any White House preparations for protests or protests.
Kirby told Fox News Sunday: “We’re watching the situation here that we can say we prefer that we support our activity in a direction of violence, and we certainly don’t appreciate what we saw on January 6th.” But we “when we re-watch this, we’ll be watching it, of course, of course.”
This story has been updated with additional information.