Social media users trolled Manhattan DA c after he received a letter containing a death threat and white powder. Many said that the 49-year-old, investigating Donald Trump in the hush money case, is pulling a Jussie Smollett.
Actor Jussie Smollett allegedly faked a homophobic race attack – a beating – on himself. Two Nigerian brothers – Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundario – said that they were paid by former Empire star to attack him. The actor wanted to put the blame on white supremacists who called him the n-word and screamed ‘This is MAGA country’.
Now, Twitter users feel that Bragg is doing the same.
“did jussie smollett recently meet with alvin bragg?” a Twitter user asked.
“I see Alvin Bragg is getting coaching tips from Jussie Smollett,” another one tweeted.
“Bragg is trying a Jussie Smollett move,” a third one said.
The white powder was discovered in the mailroom at 80 Centre Street, where the Manhattan District Attorney has offices. The grand jury has been meeting there to hear evidence in the hush money case, according to a court official. The powder was determined to be non-hazardous, officials said.
The envelope was addressed to ‘Alvin’, ABC reported citing police sources.
“Alvin: I am going to kill you,” was written in the letter with 13 exclamation points, according to sources.
Bragg thanked his staff for their “strength and professionalism” in an email sent Friday. The email was obtained by ABC.
“I want to reiterate my message from Saturday: your safety is our top priority,” the email read.