Yet another threatening letter laced with a suspicious white powder ended up sparking extreme security concerns for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the prosecutor in charge of the case targeting former President Donald Trump with this historic indictment.
A number of sources explained to ABC News that this suspicious letter was found just after 3 p.m. this past Wednesday in the bottom floor mailroom located at 80 Centre Street in New York City.
The letter, which was stuck inside an envelope marked with Bragg’s name, used expletive-laden language to speak about the district attorney’s weight, a few sources stated to NBC News. These sources also claimed that the envelope contained a picture of both Bragg and Trump, along with an amount of suspicious white powder. Authorities were able to determine that the substance ended up being entirely non-hazardous.
The investigation into Trump being led by Bragg regarding alleged hush money payments paid during the 2016 election cycle which led to a grand jury pushing for an indictment near the end of last month. Trump has cemented his legacy as the first former U.S. president to face down criminal charges.
Trump paid a trip to Manhattan this past week and chose to plead not guilty to a staggering 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. As he is already a few months into a new campaign for the Oval Office, Trump is dealing with a tremendous amount of legal jeopardy from multiple different investigations that he claims are being carried out by prosecutors that are seemingly entirely politically motivated.
As part of a lawsuit filed by Bragg’s lawyers this past week in an attempt to block subpoenas from House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) aimed at the Trump probe, the complaint stated that Bragg has been issued a large number of death threats.
“In one instance, he received a package containing suspicious white powder with a note making a specific death threat against him,” stated the lawsuit. “Since Mr. Trump falsely predicted he would be arrested on March 18, 2023, in fact, the District Attorney’s Office has received more than 1,000 calls and emails from Mr. Trump’s supporters, many of which are threatening and racially charged. But rather than denounce efforts to vilify and denigrate the District Attorney and the grand jury process, House Republicans are participating in those efforts.”
The suit from Bragg also claimed that Trump “in particular has threatened New York officials with violent and racist vitriol.”