Alvin Bragg, 49, who is poised to become the first prosecutor in American history to bring criminal charges against a former American President made history in 2021 to become the first ever Black person to become the New York District Attorney.
Bragg’s office has been pursuing an investigation into the former President’s alleged hush money settlement with an adult film star. According to media reports, the investigation is nearing an end, and the indictment is not far.
“Our law enforcement partners will 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,”
Alvin Bragg, Manhattan District Attorney
Allegedly the former president paid $130,000 as hush money to a former adult film star Stormy Daniels through his personal attorney Michael Cohen in 2016 when the President was in the middle of a charged Presidential bid. The purpose of the payment was to ensure that the adult film star keeps quiet about her affair with Trump.
A Harlem, New York native, Bragg is a graduate of Harvard Law School and has previously served as chief deputy attorney general and has worked on numerous high-profile cases. He has served as a member of the New York Urban League’s Board of Directors and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Brag started out as a civil rights lawyer for the firm Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason and Anello, from where he graduated to become the Chief of Litigation and investigations for the New York City Council.
Former President Trump has denied the allegations and claimed that he would be arrested on Tuesday. He called on his supporters to protest.“THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!” Trump wrote on his website Truth Social.
After being attacked by Trump, his supporters, and House Republicans, Bragg sent an email to his staff assuring them that their safety is his “top priority.”
“Our law enforcement partners will 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,” Bragg wrote.