Reverend Al Sharpton invited faith leaders to the National Action Network House of Justice Headquarter Saturday for a prayer vigil for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
“We come to ask you to cover the District Attorney of Manhattan Alvin Bragg, cover his family give them extra protection,” Sharpton prayed after an envelope with a death threat and white powder was found in the mailroom of the Manhattan District Attorney offices.
The threat came on the same day the former President Donald Trump took to social media sharing a picture of himself holding a bat and looking at Bragg.
In another post, he said if criminal charges were brought against him, it would result in “potential death and destruction.”
“We’ve gone past inference now, to direct threats. We should not be surprised that someone sent an envelope with white powder threatening the life of the DA,” said Sharpton.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office says the NYPD Emergency Services Unit and New York City Department of Environmental Protection determined the powder sent to Bragg wasn’t dangerous.
The prosecutor is being targeted for investigating Trump’s involvement in an alleged payment made in 2016 to adult film actor Stormy Daniels by Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen to keep her quiet about an affair she had with Trump years earlier.
Tensions have been high since last weekend when Trump claimed on social media he was going to be arrested this past Tuesday.
However, an indictment from the grand jury did not come.
“We fought for the right to vote. We marched and went to jail for the right to vote. And after many years we have elected the first Black DA in the county of Manhattan and we do not want to see him having to do his job under threat,” said Sharpton.
The grand jury investigating the former president is expected to reconvene as early as Monday.