According to Mayor Adams, New York City is prepared for potential upheaval if and when former President Donald Trump is charged.
He reiterated the message he’s been giving since Trump claimed earlier this month that he anticipated being indicted: “We’re always ready,” on PIX11.
Adams continued, “The NYPD does a fantastic job just dealing with any situation in the city.
On March 18, Trump caused a stir by announcing that he would face charges the following Tuesday.
The day came and went without an indictment, but the city is still on edge since last week, anonymous bomb threats were made against local authorities.
The white powder was discovered in a package labeled “Alvin” on Friday, with a return address for “Donald Trump.”
The threat was later proven false, but it sent lower Manhattan courthouses into a frenzy.
The Daily News previously reported that the grand jury, considering whether to prosecute Trump, will convene on Monday.
It is generally accepted that Trump’s hush money agreement with porn star Stormy Daniels is the subject of legal action by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
The mayor replied, “I suppose DA Bragg will make the final decision. “Neither aye nor may have been heard. Simply put, we’re going to be prepared for anything.
According to a story published in The News, the NYPD has increased security for protests while monitoring social media for threats. The few demonstrations that have taken place so far have been peaceful.
Trump, who is running for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024, threatened “death and destruction” on Friday if he is charged.
Democrats strongly denounced his statement on his Truth Society website, which echoed his efforts to invalidate the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
On Sunday, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) reiterated the complaints and referred to Trump’s statement as “outrageous.”
On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Warner said that the man “clearly has a tiny moral compass, and if he spurs on greater violence, it would be another stain on his already-checkered reputation.”
The senator claimed, citing FBI briefings, that the federal government had not discovered any particular threats connected to the potential indictment.
They haven’t noticed any particular strains, although Warner noted that some right-wing websites now have more aggressive rhetoric.
The prosecutor was asked to appear voluntarily after the Republican-controlled House Judiciary Committee claimed last week that Bragg’s investigation was part of a political plot. Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made a claim.
The DA strongly criticized the statements and claimed the indictment would be legal, but GOP leaders continued their drumbeat over the weekend.
Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said on “State of the Union,” “We’re sick and tired of interference in federal elections.”
He continued, “I don’t think Bragg would be doing this if Donald Trump weren’t running for president.