The president’s lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, wishes he could turn back time, but he can’t. President Trump’s attorney on the Russia case has threatened a stranger in a string of profanity laced emails Wednesday night.
The stranger is a retired public relations professional in the western United States who has asked not to be identified. He sent Kasowitz an email with the subject line: “Resign Now.” And Trump’s lawyer responded quickly with s series of angry messages sent between 9:30 pm and 10:00 pm Eastern time.
One of those messages read: “I’m on you now. You are f*cking with me now Let’s see who you are Watch your back, b*tch.”
In another email, Kasowitz wrote: “Call me. Don’t be afraid, you piece of sh*t. Stand up. If you don’t call, you’re just afraid.” And Kasowitz later wrote: “I already know where you live, I’m on you. You might as well call me. You will see me. I promise. Bro.”
The email exchange began after the man saw a story on the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC. It reported that Kasowitz is not seeking a security clearance even though the Russia case involves a significant amount of classified material. Some experts indicated that Kasowitz might have trouble getting the approval because of a history of alcohol abuse and what some have said is behavior that made them uncomfortable.
A spokesperson for Kasowitz disputed this information saying, “Marc Kasowitz has not struggled with alcoholism,” he wrote. “He has not come into the office intoxicated; attorneys have not had to go across the street to the restaurant during the workday to consult Kasowitz on work matters.”
The controversial email exchange began on Wednesday at 9:28 pm with this chain following:
The man was so disturbed by what was in the emails, that he forwarded them to the FBI so that there would be a written record of threats.
The office of Marc Kasowitz made this statement on Thursday afternoon: “Mr. Kasowitz, who is tied up with client matters, said he intends to apologize to the writer of the email referenced in today’s ProPublica story. While no excuse, the email came at the end of a very long day that at 10 p.m. was not yet over. ‘The person sending that email is entitled to his opinion, and I should not have responded in that inappropriate manner,’ Mr. Kasowitz said. ‘I intend to send him an email stating just that. This is one of those times where one wishes he could reverse the clock, but of course, I can’t.’”
Kasowitz can’t turn back time. Do you think he could be prosecuted for his threats?