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As Trump prosecutions move forward, threats and concerns increase

By Michael S. Schmidt, Adam Goldman, Alan Feuer, Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush

25 Sep 2023 · 6 min read

informed Summary

  1. Threats against law enforcement authorities, judges and elected officials have increased as the prosecutions of former President Donald Trump have accelerated. This has led to concerns about potential violence during the 2024 election campaign.

At the federal courthouse in Washington, a woman called the chambers of the judge assigned to the election interference case against former President Donald Trump and said that if Trump were not reelected next year, “we are coming to kill you.”

At the Federal Bureau of Investigation, agents have reported concerns about harassment and threats being directed at their families amid intensifying anger among Trump supporters about what they consider to be the weaponization of the Justice Department. “Their children didn’t sign up for this,” a senior FBI supervisor recently testified to Congress.

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