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‘I Am Going to Kill You’: Death Note, White Powder Mailed to Manhattan DA Probing Trump

© AP Photo / Ted ShaffreyNew York State Court Officers stand in front of the entrance to the offices of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg at Manhattan criminal court in New York City on Monday, March 20, 2023.
New York State Court Officers stand in front of the entrance to the offices of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg at Manhattan criminal court in New York City on Monday, March 20, 2023. - Sputnik International, 1920, 24.03.2023
The recent discovery comes as the former American president warned of potential "death and destruction" in the event New York officials present an indictment over the hush-money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
The prosecutor leading the case against former US President Donald Trump has received a death threat in an envelope laced with white power, US media reports indicated on Friday.
The letter, addressed to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, reportedly said “ALVIN: I AM GOING TO KILL YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!” The envelope also contained a small amount of white powder.
According to a Friday statement by the DA’s office, the letter “was immediately contained and that the NYPD Emergency Service Unit and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection determined there was no dangerous substance.”
The white powder was likely an imitation of a series of incidents in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, in which letters laced with anthrax spores were mailed to several public figures, including journalists and federal lawmakers. Five people were killed and 17 others injured in the attacks, which have spawned a series of copycats.

The incident comes after Trump called on his supporters to “protest” his alleged pending indictment by Bragg, who has been building a case against Trump for hush-money payments made during his 2016 presidential election campaign.

Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) - Sputnik International, 1920, 24.03.2023
Trump Warns of 'Potential Death and Destruction’ if Indicted in Stormy Daniels Case
The news that Trump had, via his “fixer” lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter between the pair years earlier. Until now, Cohen has taken the blame for the payment, claiming he spent his own money and acted on Trump’s behalf without his knowledge.

While Trump’s lay supporters have not manifested into a movement to pressure Bragg, several senior Republican lawmakers have, sending a letter to Bragg earlier this week demanding information about his investigation. Bragg fired back, denouncing their requests as “an unlawful incursion into New York’s sovereignty,” as such communications are “confidential under state law.”

It’s not known if Bragg will file charges against Trump or what those charges might be. However, if handed down, officials are already preparing for the possibility of violence, having seen what Trump’s supporters were capable of doing in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol.

In that event, thousands of followers acting at Trump’s apparent behest fought past police and stormed and sacked the national legislature, temporarily dispersing Congress in an attempt to block certification of the 2020 presidential election results that Trump claimed were fraudulent. Their attempts failed, and Capitol Police and US National Guard troops cleared them from the building.

As a result, the New York Police Department have already begun making security preparations and are reportedly coordinating their response with the New York State Court Officers, the US Secret Service, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and the DA's office.
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