Terrorists Online Threats: The Growing Concern

Terrorists Online Threats: The Growing Concern

By Opsimathy

Online Threats and Violent Rhetoric on the Rise

Intelligence sources have reported a significant increase in threats and violent rhetoric from domestic violent extremists following former President Donald Trump’s announcement that he may face indictment. However, these sources have not yet identified any credible or direct threats to individuals or properties. Despite this, they continue to monitor for specific and credible threats.

Warnings of Violence and Calls for Civil War

Domestic violent extremists have taken to online platforms to issue warnings that prosecutors who take action against Trump will cross a red line and face greater violence than previous incidents. Disturbingly, there have also been several postings calling for a civil war.

Targets of Threats

The threats primarily target law enforcement, judges, and government officials in New York and other locations. These extremists perceive these individuals as participants in what they view as a politically motivated persecution of Trump.

Focusing on Alvin Bragg

Intelligence sources have observed online chatter specifically mentioning Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. However, there hasn’t been much evidence of mobilisation towards violence or protests at this stage. Nonetheless, law enforcement sources warn that the situation could change rapidly.

The Investigation into Campaign Finance Violations

The Manhattan district attorney has been investigating alleged campaign finance violations related to the “hush money” paid by Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to adult film star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign. Cohen has already served a federal prison sentence in connection with the payment. Trump vehemently denies any wrongdoing or involvement with Daniels.

Trump’s Arrest Rumours

Over the weekend, Trump posted on social media that he expects to be arrested soon, particularly if the grand jury decides to indict him. As of now, the Manhattan district attorney has not commented on this matter. Nonetheless, the New York Police Department and other federal, state, and local agencies are preparing security plans in and around the Manhattan criminal courthouse, where Trump is likely to appear if charges are filed.

Coordinating Security Plans

High-level law enforcement officials are meeting to coordinate security plans in anticipation of a possible Trump indictment. In addition to the NYPD, the Secret Service, responsible for protecting Trump, and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces are all involved in contingency planning.

Potential Protest Scenarios

Law enforcement agencies are considering various potential scenarios, such as caravans of protesters attempting to disrupt traffic in Manhattan by closing bridges, tunnels, or blocking streets. Authorities are preparing for such situations to ensure public safety.

Bragg’s Assurance to Staff

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg reassured his staff in an email over the weekend, emphasising that their safety is the top priority. He condemned attempts to intimidate his office or undermine the rule of law in New York and promised that any specific or credible threats against the office would be fully investigated. Bragg aims to provide a secure working environment for all the employees.

Security Measures in Washington, D.C.

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Police are expected to increase staffing on Tuesday and Wednesday. It is believed that Capitol Police plan to issue an emergency declaration ahead of any possible indictment. This declaration allows for mutual aid assistance from other departments and has been used prior to recent protests. While there is no specific intelligence currently being tracked, the department is taking proactive measures.

Remaining Vigilant in Washington, D.C.

The Metropolitan Police Department is not aware of any potential protests related to Trump in the capital. However, they will continue to monitor the situation and work alongside federal law enforcement partners to ensure the safety of residents and visitors. The public is encouraged to report any suspicious activities by adhering to the “see something, say something” principle.

Grand Jury Proceedings

The grand jury in New York continues to review the case against Trump and might vote on whether to indict him as early as this week.


As tensions rise and concerns surrounding domestic violent extremists become more apparent, it is essential for law enforcement agencies and officials to remain vigilant. The potential for violence and protests is high, particularly if Trump is indicted. By coordinating security plans and taking proactive measures, authorities aim to ensure the safety of individuals, maintain the rule of law, and mitigate the threat posed by online extremists.

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