White powder sent to Manhattan prosecutor investigating Trump: reports
As Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office continued to conduct a criminal investigation against former President Donald Trump, they received a threatening letter Friday containing white powder, according to multiple media outlets.
The envelope and its contents came amid repeated attacks on Bragg by Trump, who on Thursday called the prosecutor an “animal.”
The letter, whose postmarks said it had been sent Tuesday from Orlando, Florida, was accompanied by a note that read: “ALVIN: I WILL KILL YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! ” NBC News reports.
The powder was discovered in the mailroom and found to be non-hazardous, according to The New York Times.
Manhattan prosecutors have reportedly presented evidence against Trump to a grand jury, which will decide whether the evidence is sufficient to prosecute the charges. Their decision could come as early as next week.
Bragg’s investigation stems from 2016 silent money payments made to adult actor Stormy Daniels, who claimed to have had an affair with Trump. His former attorney and repairman, Michael Cohen, admitted to paying Daniels off and serving time in prison for the way it was handled.
Trump posted a long screed on Truth Social early Friday, appearing to condemn Bragg, a “degenerate psychopath who really (sic) hates the United States!”
The former president also warned of “potential death and destruction” if charged.
His prediction last weekend that he would be arrested on Tuesday of course did not come true.
But the secret money investigation is just one of many legal troubles for Trump, who is campaigning for another presidential term.
Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into Trump’s handling of classified documents found at his home is also ongoing. This week, a federal judge denied Trump’s request for executive privilege and told several of his top aides they must testify before a grand jury as part of Smith’s investigation. Additionally, a Trump attorney, Evan Corcoran, appeared in court Friday to testify.
Charges could also still emerge from the Georgia investigation into Trump’s attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state.